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Microsoft Reveals End Date For Win7RC Downloads

Microsoft’s Stephen L. Rose penned a blog post earlier this week and reminded folks still using the Windows 7 Beta release that their days were numbered when it comes to downloading the RC.

Starting next Wednesday, July 1, the Beta will start to reboot every two hours and expire one month later, on August 1.

Don’t worry, users can still install the RC and get a key if they need one, post August 15. Just hit up the download page and follow the instructions. The Release Candidate is set to expire on June 1 of next year.

  • antemon
    wait, I thought the reboot thing was going to take effect NEXT YEAR!
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  • sn4re
    antemonwait, I thought the reboot thing was going to take effect NEXT YEAR!
    next year for the RC, next week for the beta.
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  • Yes, for the RC not the beta.
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  • perpetual98
    Is the MS download still an older version? Wait, I just checked. It's still 7100. Are there "official" versions of 7200 (or 7260 or whatever they're up to) that are available without having to torrent them?
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  • B-Unit
    Probably for members of TechNet etc. The general public is stuck with 7100.
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  • Wayoffbase
    B-UnitProbably for members of TechNet etc. The general public is stuck with 7100.Technet subscribers are also only getting the official 7100 release, which works fine for me. I'll still be able to download the retail version as soon as it's released.
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  • dingumf
    Simply format hdd and reinstall. Also no connect internet.
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  • akoegle
    Title should read Windows 7 Beta, Not RC.
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  • trkorecky
    akoegleTitle should read Windows 7 Beta, Not RC.
    It should, if it were talking about Windows 7 Beta. It's talking about RC, and how that will no longer be available for download after August 15th. Tom's just stuck the tidbit about the Beta expiring so people snag the RC before the time is up.
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  • oldscotch
    trkoreckyIt should, if it were talking about Windows 7 Beta. It's talking about RC, and how that will no longer be available for download after August 15th. Tom's just stuck the tidbit about the Beta expiring so people snag the RC before the time is up.
    Yes, but then it says "Don’t worry, users can still install the RC and get a key if they need one, post August 15. Just hit up the download page and follow the instructions. The Release Candidate is set to expire on June 1 of next year"

    So is the RC available for download after Aug 15 or no? Title says one thing, article says another.

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