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Windows 7: The "Official" RC download for Technet/MSDN

30 Apr 2009   #191
Adamd

Windows 7 7100 build
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XGUNTHERC View Post
so everything is all good on the RC. and its the same as the 7100 build.

awesome. when my new drive comes tomorrow. I'll give it a try and see what I think of it.
Well I can already tell you that you will like it!!!


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30 Apr 2009   #192
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 xan K View Post
winver.exe is showing an expiration date of: 3/1/2010, so that's no year long on my book.
what's up there?
The official expiration date like I had suspected from seeing in the 7077s is still 6/1/2010. That was seen on the download page plus a few other places earlier when going over a few items available for the subscribers. I wouldn't worry about running into that one since the time was apparently extended from what they must have originally intended later to be pushed back to the 6/1 date.
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01 May 2009   #193
kpo6969

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
The official expiration date like I had suspected from seeing in the 7077s is still 6/1/2010. That was seen on the download page plus a few other places earlier when going over a few items available for the subscribers. I wouldn't worry about running into that one since the time was apparently extended from what they must have originally intended later to be pushed back to the 6/1 date.
Springboard Series - The Resource for Windows Desktop IT Professionals : Windows 7 RC is available for TechNet and MSDN subscribers to download

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Some things to be aware of with the Windows 7 Release Candidate:

Please plan ahead for Windows 7 Beta and Windows 7 RC expiration dates. To avoid interruption, you’ll need to rebuild your test machine using a genuine version of Windows 7 before the software expires. Windows will remind you when the expiration process is beginning; two weeks after this notification your PC will begin shutting down every two hours.

Windows 7 Beta expires on August 1, 2009, and bi-hourly shutdowns will begin July 1, 2009.
Windows 7 RC will expire June 1, 2010, and the bi-hourly shutdowns will begin on March 1, 2010.

In both cases, you’ll need to rebuild your test PC to replace the operating system and reinstall all your programs and data.
Since Windows 7 RC is not the final release, your PC will gather and send information to Microsoft engineers to help them check the fixes and changes made based on testing of Windows 7 Beta.
Windows 7 RC requires that you do a clean install. Before installing Windows 7 RC, please read the Release Notes and Things to Know for important information.*
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01 May 2009   #194
Night Hawk

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

As far as installation you may or may not have seen this as well.



https://partner.microsoft.com/global...tions/40084742
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01 May 2009   #195
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi all
Do the Beta keys still work or are there a set of new one's.

I'm (finally) happy with my current build of 7100 so don't know if I'll even bother with the "public one".

Running Windows update yesterday it updated automatically OFFICE 2007 to SP2 so looks like it will be as good as "official downlod".

Cheers
jimbo
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01 May 2009   #196
Night Hawk

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

There will be far more keys seen with the RC since they want more people involved in testing it. Someone with a paid sunscription can tell you the actual number which will be quite a bit larger! Make sure to run some scans over the drive if you have a chance to plug it into another machine or boot off of another hard drive if you have one. Some clever bugs have been well hidden in some of the leaks.
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01 May 2009   #197
kpo6969

 
 

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There will be far more keys seen with the RC since they want more people involved in testing it.
Windows 7 RC Date Spied for May Release - Tom's Hardware

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“The RC release will be available at least through June 2009 and we're not limiting the number of product keys, so you have plenty of time.”
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01 May 2009   #198
Night Hawk

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

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01 May 2009   #199
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
There will be far more keys seen with the RC since they want more people involved in testing it. Someone with a paid sunscription can tell you the actual number which will be quite a bit larger! Make sure to run some scans over the drive if you have a chance to plug it into another machine or boot off of another hard drive if you have one. Some clever bugs have been well hidden in some of the leaks.
maybe I'll download when it is available for public download and do a bit for bit comparison of the two iso's.

I doubt that any typical hacker could hide his / her work so well that both the hashes (CRC32, MD5, SHA1) AND the bit comparisons would agree 100% with the "Official download".

If they are THAT good I'm sure they would be working on "more productive and profitable" activities not necessarily legal either.

It's just that I've got my main machine running so nicely I really don't want to "undo and untangle" it all again.

Cheers
jimbo
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01 May 2009   #200
Night Hawk

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

Some of what I've seen on this can be set to do things you wouldn't notice in the background like keystroke logging, tracking IE history, seeing sudden shutdowns without any known hardware or software issues, and the list goes on. You won't find this type of software on any search while several security sites will have some detailed descriptions about malware creation tools.

The best thing is simply going for the public release and play it safe rather then find something later! Once you go to install the genuine article make sure you nuke the present primaries to insure nothing is there to infect the clean installs for those.

Here I have anything needed already backed up on a totally separate storage drive as well as removable where I can actually zero out the other drives to see new primaries. I started that before the 7000 builds were first available plus will be removing XP out of the equation as well as needing a fresh yearly install of Vista anyways.
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