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Windows 7: Time to upgrade from Windows 7 Release Candidate

16 Feb 2010   #21
pwa767jock

windows 7 ultimate 64 evaluation copy build 7600
 
 
Quick question

Currently I'm running the evaluation copy build 7600. Some say that's the RTM but I believe I do have to replace with an actual RTM.

My question is do I do a custom (clean) install or can I actually upgrade from 7600?


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16 Feb 2010   #22
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think you may only need to change the key.

A clean install would be a good idea though.
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16 Feb 2010   #23
pwa767jock

windows 7 ultimate 64 evaluation copy build 7600
 
 

Thanks Zen, do I call MS to request a new key or just buy an upgrade version? Sorry if the question seems silly just not that well versed in how this works.

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16 Feb 2010   #24
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Hi, Read the first post, all the information you need is in there.
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17 Feb 2010   #25
BSkiLLs

Win-7HP, VistaHP, XP
 
 

Yuppers. I was just coming here to post this as well.
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26 Feb 2010   #26
z3r010

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post


Itís time to upgrade from the Windows 7 Release Candidate


While most people who tested Windows 7 have now moved to the final version, some are still running the Release Candidate. If you havenít moved yet, itís time to replace the RC.

Starting on March 1, 2010 your PC will begin shutting down every two hours. Your work will not be saved during the shutdown.

The Windows 7 RC will fully expire on June 1, 2010. Your PC running the Windows 7 RC will continue shutting down every two hours and your files wonít be saved during shutdown. In addition, your wallpaper will change to a solid black background with a persistent message on your desktop. Youíll also get periodic notifications that Windows isnít genuine. That means your PC may no longer be able to obtain optional updates or downloads requiring genuine Windows validation.

To avoid interruption, please reinstall a prior version of Windows or move to Windows 7. In either case, youíll need to do a custom (clean) install to replace the RC. As with any clean installation, youíll need to back up your data then reinstall your applications and restore the data. For more details about replacing the RC, see the Knowledge Base article KB 971767.
Just a reminder for the folks still on RC.
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