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May 28, 2009 5:44:18 PM

I just built a new system with Vista 64. Should i download the new Windows 7 ? I have it on my laptop and really like it. I have heard that the RC build 7100 trial comes to end June 1st, if so what happens then ?

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May 28, 2009 9:09:54 PM

Run the RC until it runs out, then buy the full version of Windows 7

When the RC comes near its expiry it will start with bi-hourly shutdowns (i.e. every two hours it will be unusable for 2 hours). Eventually it will be completely unusable at which point you will need to install a full OS
May 28, 2009 10:51:12 PM

I think the W7 trial ends June 1, 2010.
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May 28, 2009 10:59:20 PM

Good. I thought it was this June. Thank you
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May 28, 2009 11:06:50 PM

The beta release expires july 1.2009.
The release candidate will still run until well after the official release is out.
The official release will require a clean new install, not a repair or upgrade install. If you are ok with that, and it's trial status, then get the release candidate.