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Windows 7: Windows 7 comes out October 22

05 Jun 2009   #41
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Anything you download prior to the October release will still shutdown every 2hrs. once the 3/1/2010 comes up anyways since each has it's own self destruct mechanism built into it. Or it will only work in a diminished capacity.
My guess is that the bi-hourly shutdowns for the 3/1/10 expiration would start around jan 1. As this is what the beta is doing.


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05 Jun 2009   #42
poin2

Windows7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Digger View Post
My guess is that the bi-hourly shutdowns for the 3/1/10 expiration would start around jan 1. As this is what the beta is doing.
The bi-hourly shutdowns begin March 1, and the software expires June 1. It's technically a 6/1/10 "expiration" with the "evaluation" ending 3/1/10.
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05 Jun 2009   #43
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

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The bi-hourly shutdowns begin March 1, and the software expires June 1. It's technically a 6/1/10 "expiration" with the "evaluation" ending 3/1/10.
I also understand it to be this way
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05 Jun 2009   #44
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Digger View Post
My guess is that the bi-hourly shutdowns for the 3/1/10 expiration would start around jan 1. As this is what the beta is doing.
I'm not going too worried too much about that since the retail version of 7 will already be on here before that comes up.
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09 Jun 2009   #45
grimreaper

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

That is awesome ...just hope their pricing will be "affordable" for the general consumer.
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09 Jun 2009   #46
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Most will likely go for an oem disk at newegg or some other vendor. For the few that will run both or upgrade a bit more often they'll pay the extra for the retail.

UPDATE! This just came in from The Windows Team Blog for the June announcement confirming the October 22nd general availability.

"The Date for General Availability (GA) of Windows 7 is…"

This is one of those posts where I’m truly excited to be writing. I get to tell you when Windows 7 will be on store shelves! According to input from customers and partners we’ve made a lot of progress with Windows 7.
Our milestone-to-milestone approach for Windows 7 is built on a great deal of feedback from customers and testers. This has been pivotal to the development of Windows 7.
I blogged a few weeks ago that it’s looking like we’ll have Windows 7 ready in time for the holidays.
Since then we’ve made enough progress to feel really good about announcing today that Windows 7 will be in stores beginning October 22nd.
I don’t know about you but I can’t wait to see Windows 7 sitting on store shelves!
Some people may not be able to wait for Windows 7 to arrive before having to order a new PC (like parents who are sending their sons or daughters off to school who need of a PC to take with them). Fortunately, there is no need to wait. Soon, customers will be able to take advantage of the Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program. This program enables participating retailers and OEMs to offer a special deal to upgrade to Windows 7 for customers purchasing a qualifying PC. I’ll be doing another blog post about this program with a date and more details when we get closer to availability.
Obviously, Release To Manufacturing (RTM) is an important milestone on the path to GA. We anticipate that we’ll be able to make the RTM code for Windows 7 available to our partners sometime in the 2nd half of July. We also expect to be able to make RTM code for Windows Server 2008 R2 available to our partners in this time frame as well."
http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/win...dows-7-is.aspx


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