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Windows 7 Licensing-ish Question

Post by Sovereign » Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:00 pm

So I have my (legit) beta keys (one for 32, one for 64). I plan on purchasing Windows 7 as soon as it comes out (barring some Vista-esque show-stopping epic fail). If I start running Windows 7 exclusively (which I know is a risk in and of itself) is there a possibility I may end up with an expired beta/RC but be unable to install a final code release because it is not yet available even though the time-bombs in the beta/RC have expired?
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Re: Windows 7 Licensing-ish Question

Post by dicecca112 » Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:19 pm

Unknown, since there is no release date yet, we will not know until we get one.
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Re: Windows 7 Licensing-ish Question

Post by skier » Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:01 pm

what i DO know is that when the beta expires you have to install 7 or an older OS from scratch, you can't "upgrade" from the 7 beta
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Re: Windows 7 Licensing-ish Question

Post by stopthekilling77 » Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:37 pm

Don't bank on a beta release of anything. Just experiment a bit, maybe in a VM (I am). Betas are just betas anyway, just a taste. Stick with whichever OS you're using now and wait for the official release. Patience, grasshoppa ;)
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