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

01 May 2009   #221
hata28

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RTM Build 7600
 
 

Check this out......Windows 7 will be pre loaded on PC in Oct. 09....so the RTM will be available.

http://www.engadget.com/2009/04/30/a...-on-z5600-aio/


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01 May 2009   #222
MDJDCarter

Windows 7, Vista, XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by weh View Post
I've just discovered something strange: 3 different people who got product keys at 3 different times, each logged into their own MS "live" accounts, got IDENTICAL product keys for both Win.7.x86 and Win.7.x64 -- how strange is that ???
I tried the Product Keys pages multiple times and found that there were 5 keys for x86 and 5 keys for x64. Everyone is given one of these keys, they do not get a new one each time.
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01 May 2009   #223
dkh2

Windows 7 Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
One question I have is about the option on the bottom of the systems page

Start/Control Panel/System Change Product Key then you open that and it has a 25 digit (I gather) space to enter a new key
Does that mean we can change it to a BRAND new key that wasn't issued
for the beta's but for the RC instead ?
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01 May 2009   #224
wguimb

 

The keys are interchangeable (within architecture) and will work on build 7000 through to 7100. Public keys can be used by millions of users. However, the final RTM most likely will have new keys.

Private keys provided to TechNet, authorized partners, internal and MSDN can be used by paid subscribers on any of the builds (up to 10 systems each key) and they will get new ones for the RTM release if still subscribed when it is released.
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01 May 2009   #225
dkh2

Windows 7 Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dkh2 View Post
One question I have is about the option on the bottom of the systems page

Start/Control Panel/System Change Product Key then you open that and it has a 25 digit (I gather) space to enter a new key
Does that mean we can change it to a BRAND new key that wasn't issued
for the beta's but for the RC instead ?
I forgot to add
Does that mean we can change it to a BRAND new key that wasn't issued
for the beta's but for the RC instead
"and have the the expiration date changed to June 2010? "
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01 May 2009   #226
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote:
"and have the the expiration date changed to June 2010? "
the expiration date will be the same no matter what key you use
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01 May 2009   #227
weh

Win.7.Ult.x64
 
 
product keys for Win.7.7000 through .7100, x86 & x64

As best I can determine, Microsoft cheated. There are a very limited collection of product keys -- so far, I've only found 5 for Win.7.x86 and 5 for Win.7.x64 -- that work in all versions currently available. And, rather than an algorithm to determine genuine product keys, there appears to be a simple look-up table with the all 5 keys listed.

It looks like MS has simply given out the same 10 keys -- 5 for each platform -- millions of times. I've expanded my informal survey to 23 people and still have only the 10 product keys.

If I'm correct, you product key has nothing to do with anything other than to keep the appearance of a standard installation. The actual key validation routine will probably show up when Win.7 is RTM.
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01 May 2009   #228
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
What's the point of the NEW keys if the old one's still work.

I found Windows update gave me Office 2007 SP2 on W7 build 7100 x-64 (from a torrent but authentic one with correct hashes).

Date expiry as per Microsoft statement - can't remember the link anymore.

2 week warnings from March 2010
Finally expires June 2010.

Cheers
jimbo
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01 May 2009   #229
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Maybe its just a fresh batch for those who didnt get any from the beta in time.
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01 May 2009   #230
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote:
Maybe its just a fresh batch for those who didnt get any from the beta in time.
with a live ID you could get keys anytime you wanted
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