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Windows 7: Windows 7 Free for a year.

01 May 2009   #31
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Free for a year...? I think it's a little too much. I would have said "Free until the final release". Then, people would want to buy the retail because they loved the RC! But for a whole year... people will just stay with the RC until the expiration comes........


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01 May 2009   #32
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Well I fully intend to buy ultimate on release day.
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01 May 2009   #33
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

I'd love to but know it wont be possible, but I keep coming here and trying to find out all I can about it.

Good job I like and have no problems with Vista
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01 May 2009   #34
winrar

Seven 7100 - Mac Osx for iPC - Xp too - of course!!
 
 

Hi all, im intento to buy Windows Seven, because im thinking that marketing play on Microsoft is really good. Just i hope that price $ be very accessive for all peaple around the World. For the realy good job of a MS team, i'll buy and enjoy it at Maximum!!! Best Regards...sorry my bad english...rsrsrsrs!!!
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01 May 2009   #35
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi all
can someone post any differences between "Official RC" and the DECENT Torrent one's we D/L'ed last week. Such as Hashes, watermarks etc etc.

Cheers
jimbo
Yes this looks like one. The Official RC is valid until June 2010

Pooch


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01 May 2009   #36
nechan

win7.7100x64
 
 

where are they getting the June date from?
winver shows the expiration date with 2. march 2010 or are they adding the 120 days you can get with rearm?
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02 May 2009   #37
bodmas

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 bits
 
 

the max date for evaluation period is upto 1st June 2010. you can see it by typing slmgr.vbs -dlv at "Run.." command or at search box. this is as under:



as you can see there is 3 rearm count is left on that. if rearm is availed then you will again extend the evaluation period for 30 days over 1st March 2010 and 3 rearm means 3 x 30 = 90 days, that means on first rearm extension you will get 1st April 2010, on 2nd rearm-till 1st May 2010 and on 3rd rearm you will get an evaluation expiry date on 1st June 2010.

rearm tool : slmgr.vbs -rearm
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02 May 2009   #38
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bodmas View Post
the max date for evaluation period is upto 1st June 2010.
Yep now I understand Just hope I don't need the extra

Thanks

Pooch
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03 May 2009   #39
nechan

win7.7100x64
 
 

thanks bodmas, but how do you think this statement will affect the RC?

Quote:
Shutdown Schedule for Windows 7 Beta and Windows 7 RC
To avoid interruption, it’s recommended that you and your customers rebuild test machines by using a valid Windows operating system before Windows 7 Beta and Windows 7 RC expire. Windows will automatically notify you that the expiration process is about to begin. Two weeks later, your PC will shut down every two hours. For Windows 7 Beta, the bihourly shutdowns will begin July 1, 2009. The software will expire August 1, 2009. For Windows 7 RC, the bihourly shutdowns will begin March 1, 2010. The software will expire June 1, 2010.
https://partner.microsoft.com/US/40084742
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03 May 2009   #40
bodmas

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nechan View Post
thanks bodmas, but how do you think this statement will affect the RC?


https://partner.microsoft.com/US/40084742
yes, that is the same thing. after 1st March 2010 the notification/shut down will start. to make your RC copy work without this disturbance please use the rearm tool (slmgr.vbs -rearm) on 1st March to gain 30 days extension and you can repeat this action for 2 more counts at the interval of 30 days to finally reach 1st June 2010.

But dear, I am dead sure that you will never use this rearm tool as your machine must have a final release/RTM copy of win7 much before the expiry date of this RC copy.

have a nice day.
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