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#1 greengiant912

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 01:05 PM

In just a few days Windows 7 RC will expire.


My question is can I downgrade it back to vista w/out a reformat? hehe :P

I guess I should of thought about this before even installing Windows 7 but I was dumb lol...


I just want to try to avoid a reformat for a few more weeks...

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 01:12 PM

Maybe there is, but that'd be illegal, so we won't bother with that eh ;)

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 01:13 PM

Windows 7 Beta was just a waste didn't even seem better than Vista to me, hope that the full release is much better.

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 01:38 PM

The Beta expires on August 1, 2009, and bi-hourly shutdowns will begin July 1, 2009. The 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 OS and reinstall all your programs and data.


beta yes. RC no.

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 02:34 PM

beta yes. RC no.

phew, I knew I read that somewhere. Now to pimp the pride of running build 7201 (RC2) on all my machines :D

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 03:33 PM

In just a few days Windows 7 RC will expire.


My question is can I downgrade it back to vista w/out a reformat? hehe :P

I guess I should of thought about this before even installing Windows 7 but I was dumb lol...


I just want to try to avoid a reformat for a few more weeks...

whats stopping you from burning the rc iso complete with a legitimate key and utilizing that as your main os until w7 hits the market?
this deal is very good and totally unlike microsoft so perhaps you can take advantage of it
http://promotions.ne.....e/362x130.jpg
i already ordered my professional version for the folding rig so i'll have a legal copy after the expiration of the rc ... B:)

kwik edit...btw the w7 rc i'm using now is very nice so i hope the retail version works as well...lol :lol:
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Posted 29 June 2009 - 03:58 PM

whats stopping you from burning the rc iso complete with a legitimate key and utilizing that as your main os until w7 hits the market?
this deal is very good and totally unlike microsoft so perhaps you can take advantage of it
http://promotions.ne.....e/362x130.jpg
i already ordered my proffesional version for the folding rig so i'll have a legal copy after the expiration of the rc ... B:)

kwik edit...btw the w7 rc i'm using now is very nice so i hope the retail version works as well...lol :lol:



My key is supposed to be legit, I got my copy threw my MSDN AA program, and it is the RC 1 Candidate build 7000, however yesterday I started getting a message popping up on my computer saying it would expire in a few days...

im downloading 7100 direct from MS right now...

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 04:18 PM

My key is supposed to be legit, I got my copy threw my MSDN AA program, and it is the RC 1 Candidate build 7000, however yesterday I started getting a message popping up on my computer saying it would expire in a few days...

im downloading 7100 direct from MS right now...


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Posted 30 June 2009 - 07:58 PM

My key is supposed to be legit, I got my copy threw my MSDN AA program

Beta and RC keys are available... also x86 keys work for x64

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 08:40 PM

My beta key works in Build 7201 (which I believe to be the RC2) so I think I'm in the green.

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 04:24 AM

all the beta and RC keys are the same...

I am using Build 7232 right now....
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Posted 01 July 2009 - 10:10 PM

Greengiant912,

Windows 7 RC is build 7100 not 7000. Build 700 is beta. Also, be sure that when you install Windows 7 RC Build 7100 that you use a product key for that build and not the beta build key.

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