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    Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
    « Reply #15 on: May 26, 2009, 09:36:19 AM »
    That's why it seems everyone is starting to hate MS more now as far as their products, they have software for almost every use from Anti-Virus(Retarded Windows Defender), MS Office, etc etc...

    If they didn't make software for every single application then you would think that Windows wouldn't have as much security issues.
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    Thats why Bill Gates created the Windows NT Family.

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    Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
    « Reply #16 on: May 26, 2009, 12:42:40 PM »
    July 1st the BETA for Win7 will start timing out 2 hours a day....August 1st it takes a full dump.

    in march 2010, RC will follow suit LOL  :)

    Now M$ is saying that they'll ditch their windows live onecare paid software and fish out a free antivirus solution by next year  :o

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    Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
    « Reply #17 on: May 26, 2009, 01:14:34 PM »
    Au' Contraire...

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    There is another expiration date you need to keep in mind: Windows 7 RC will expire on 6/1/2010, and you’ll need to either upgrade to the final release of Windows 7 or a prior version of Windows before then. (We‘ll send you another reminder as this date approaches.)

    Thanks again for your interest in Windows 7 and for your help in finishing this product!

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    Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
    « Reply #18 on: May 26, 2009, 01:16:03 PM »
    Au' Contraire...

    From Microsoft to my inbox.

    windows will expire on 6/1/2010. But the 2 hr mandated reboot start 3/1/2010

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    Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
    « Reply #19 on: May 26, 2009, 01:57:41 PM »
    Nope...the Date mentioned is when it starts the 2 hour timeouts...
    It expires a month later on August 1 2010.
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    Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
    « Reply #20 on: May 26, 2009, 03:54:31 PM »
    Nope...the Date mentioned is when it starts the 2 hour timeouts...
    It expires a month later on August 1 2010.

    I think you're mixing it up. August 2009 is for the beta of windows 7, what i listed is for the windows 7 RC.


    Don't argue with the microsoft guys, just check out what they say here: http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/Windows-7/download.aspx

    March 1st is the date on which the 2 hr rebooting will start in effect

    June !st is when the RC expires so you either use it in restricted mod or you get yourself another non expiring o.s. working

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    Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
    « Reply #21 on: May 26, 2009, 03:56:28 PM »
    Well i'm just going by what they sent me as a TechNet Beta tester...

    Perhaps those releases are different than the Public ones...
    « Last Edit: May 26, 2009, 04:19:53 PM by patio »
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    Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
    « Reply #22 on: May 26, 2009, 04:30:41 PM »
    Well i'm just going by what they sent me as a TechNet Beta tester...

    Perhaps those releases are different than the Public ones...

    so you think i should get the win 7 RTM when it comes out (microsoft said it would be a good holiday gift this year for the pc inclined)? I got win vista 32 bit home premium on my pc right now.

    Win 7 RC that I tried was on a friend's laptop when I borrowed it to send a quick email when I was at his apartment.
    « Last Edit: May 26, 2009, 07:26:42 PM by 2x3i5x »

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    Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
    « Reply #23 on: May 26, 2009, 04:35:00 PM »
    I've been running Win7 for about 4 to 5 months now...i'd have to say they may just have gotten it right this time....
    However as far as purchasing it i won't be the first in line. I usually wait at least 6 months to buy a newly released OS.
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      Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
      « Reply #24 on: May 26, 2009, 05:16:48 PM »
      I usually wait longer then that.  However there is something called pc decrapifer.
      Windows 7 RC Tester.  Working on it.  Your monitor says etchasketch on the side!

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      Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
      « Reply #25 on: May 26, 2009, 08:08:15 PM »
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      However there is something called pc decrapifer.

      That's definitely relevant.
      I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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      Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
      « Reply #26 on: May 26, 2009, 08:09:39 PM »
      That's definitely relevant.

      a trash bin instead of an operating system?  ???

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      Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
      « Reply #27 on: May 26, 2009, 08:53:14 PM »
      An official version of Windows from MS does not install any extraneous crud so i don't have an idea why that App would be suggested...

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        Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
        « Reply #28 on: May 27, 2009, 04:12:13 AM »
        cause it removes the junk other peope have put on it.  I know when we got my sisters gaming vista laptop it had alot of stuff that she would never use.  Anti-virus and stuff like that.
        Windows 7 RC Tester.  Working on it.  Your monitor says etchasketch on the side!

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        Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
        « Reply #29 on: May 27, 2009, 06:26:27 AM »
        cause it removes the junk other peope have put on it.  I know when we got my sisters gaming vista laptop it had alot of stuff that she would never use.  Anti-virus and stuff like that.

        Not from Microsoft once again...re-read the thread.
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