Wednesday, July 1st 2009

Reminder: Microsoft Windows 7 Beta Automatic Two-Hour Shutdowns Begin Today

Microsoft reminds you all that as of today systems running the Beta release of its Windows 7 operating system - launched back in January this year - will begin to automatically shut down every two hours. This is a precaution used by Microsoft to remind testers that their beta copy of Windows 7 will expire on August 1st, so they need to switch to an alternative ligitimate operating system as soon as possible. Users may upgrade to the newer Windows 7 Release Candidate, but this will temporarily stop the bi-hour shut downs. Windows 7 RC will also eventually expire. RC users will face bi-hourly shutdowns beginning on March 1st 2010, and will be prompted to install the already officially released by that time version of Windows 7. Following that, the RC will expire on June 1st, 2010.Source: Engadget
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57 Comments on Reminder: Microsoft Windows 7 Beta Automatic Two-Hour Shutdowns Begin Today

#1
Mussels
Moderprator
and thats why i updated to 7127 two days ago :)

Thanks for the news however, i'm sure some people have no idea why their PC is turning off.
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#2
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
Waits patiently for the complaints :p
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#3
jmcslob
Wow June 1 of 2010 That's after my next upgrade hmm....
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#4
Dippyskoodlez
Remember, this is the BETA not RC. RC starts @ build 7100 IIRC.
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#5
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: Mussels
and thats why i updated to 7127 two days ago :)

Thanks for the news however, i'm sure some people have no idea why their PC is turning off.
awww & i just got 7100 working......
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#6
Kitkat
by: DrPepper
Waits patiently for the complaints :p
yeah i know huh "RABLE ROBLE RABLE ROBLE RABLE!" :roll:

by: Mussels
and thats why i updated to 7127 two days ago :)

Thanks for the news however, i'm sure some people have no idea why their PC is turning off.
yep and they wont remember reading about it month 1/2 ago. ok 6 times but they were drunk 2 of those time and it was late ok geeze, and YES they made postit stickers all over there monitor "INSTALL RC YOU LAZY B@STARD!" and "WHY ARE U DOING THIS MAKE TIME AND INSTALL IT U ALREADY BURNED THE CD MAN!!!" but if anyones to blame im SURE its ms *crosses arms* yeahhhhh :)
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#7
Mussels
Moderprator
by: FreedomEclipse
awww & i just got 7100 working......
its 7099 (no build of this number exists) and lower that expire. 7100 and up expire mach next year.
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#8
Weer
But I have 7077!

I don't want to un-install it. Anyone know a crack to this? I'm waiting until the 4th of July to re-install Vista SP2.

What do they gain from destroying the beta? People should be able to choose between beta and RC.
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#9
Assassin48
by: Weer
But I have 7077!

I don't want to un-install it. Anyone know a crack to this? I'm waiting until the 4th of July to re-install Vista SP2.

What do they gain from destroying the beta? People should be able to choose between beta and RC.
just upgrade to the newest version

you might be able to just upgrade it over the old, or just make a partition and install the new version on that then copy your files over then delete it and remove the old partition
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#10
Weer
by: Assassin48
just upgrade to the newest version

you might be able to just upgrade it over the old, or just make a partition and install the new version on that then copy your files over then delete it and remove the old partition
I'm too lazy to do anything that isn't illegal.
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#11
pbmaster
by: Weer
But I have 7077!

I don't want to un-install it. Anyone know a crack to this? I'm waiting until the 4th of July to re-install Vista SP2.

What do they gain from destroying the beta? People should be able to choose between beta and RC.
Don't complain, it's still free. Just get off your bum and install the new one.
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#12
Weer
by: pbmaster
Don't complain, it's still free. Just get off your bum and install the new one.
No! There is nothing new in RC that I don't have in 7077. I know because I saw no change between 7000, 7068 and 7077.

And no, because it doesn't support Bluetooth. I don't know if it does for you, but it doesn't for me and I need Skype to work and that doesn't work without my Bluetooth headset since my PG48 is too large.

ARGH! See what you've done Microsoft?! Stupid reason-less rules! They have no reason to stop the beta.

Fine. Fine! It'll shut off every two hours, and I'll turn it back on!
Heck, that's basically what's been happening anyway thanks to crappy nVidia drivers ever since I built the damn thing :shadedshu
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#13
mdm-adph
by: Weer
But I have 7077!

I don't want to un-install it. Anyone know a crack to this? I'm waiting until the 4th of July to re-install Vista SP2.

What do they gain from destroying the beta? People should be able to choose between beta and RC.
There is nothing you can do -- the Beta of Win7 wasn't ever meant to be upgraded (MS confirmed this) or used for that long, honestly. You're probably better off not using it.
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#14
Weer
by: mdm-adph
There is nothing you can do -- the Beta of Win7 wasn't ever meant to be upgraded (MS confirmed this) or used for that long, honestly. You're probably better off not using it.
But it was cool, for a while. The taskbar is bigger and not black. But the icons are annoying. I mean, I have the screen size (4960 horizontal pixels), so why not just go back to Vista? I think I will. Already have the SP2 DVD burned.
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#15
Mussels
Moderprator
no more talk of piracy/cracking.

Bluetooth works fine in 7100 and 7127 in my testing. me and my housemate have used at least 5 bluetooth devices between us, without issue. (except one dodgy logitech headset, but it was always screwy)
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#16
Weer
by: Mussels
no more talk of piracy/cracking.

Bluetooth works fine in 7100 and 7127 in my testing. me and my housemate have used at least 5 bluetooth devices between us, without issue. (except one dodgy logitech headset, but it was always screwy)
You're making it hard for me now. Once I go SP2 I won't go back until 7 launches. Damn it, maybe I should just TRY RC. Damn you, Mussy. ;)
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#17
Dippyskoodlez
by: Weer
You're making it hard for me now. Once I go SP2 I won't go back until 7 launches. Damn it, maybe I should just TRY RC. Damn you, Mussy. ;)
RC = release candidate for a reason.

It's not intended for computers that need to actually be operating properly.

Sounds like you shouldn't be "testing" things, if you "need" them to work. :roll:
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#18
Weer
by: Dippyskoodlez
RC = release candidate for a reason.

It's not intended for computers that need to actually be operating properly.

Sounds like you shouldn't be "testing" things, if you "need" them to work. :roll:
I know, I know. But I'm afraid that going back to Vista is going to be like going back to XP from Vista. It was terrible. The functionality.. blah. Not that Seven makes it better.. just easier.
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#19
thesilph
nobody else tried to stay with pre-rc builds?

I am using build 7057 and still no shutdowns for 6 hours, and a friend with the same build for 4 hours and no shutdowns too.

maybe microsoft just wanted people to shove off pre-RC builds?

anyway, until this computer here starts shutting down I won't believe Microsoft was telling the truth
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#20
Weer
by: thesilph
nobody else tried to stay with pre-rc builds?

I am using build 7057 and still no shutdowns for 6 hours, and a friend with the same build for 4 hours and no shutdowns too.

maybe microsoft just wanted people to shove off pre-RC builds?

anyway, until this computer here starts shutting down I won't believe Microsoft was telling the truth
I'm with you, brother.

We'll stare directly at Microsoft and hold each other hand with might.
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#21
A Cheese Danish
Thank goodness I switched to the 7100 build when it was first launched. Course, when I first read the title, I thought they were going to start it for ALL builds,
and I was about to be really upset. But no, it is just for builds under 7100. Woo! I'm safe.
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#22
freaksavior
To infinity ... and beyond!
whoa, this scared me.
i loaded win 7 on my moms laptop and i was afraid it would keep shutting it down lol
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#23
thesilph
by: freaksavior
whoa, this scared me.
i loaded win 7 on my moms laptop and i was afraid it would keep shutting it down lol
you too? join me and weer on this and battle on our side
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#24
Weer
by: freaksavior
whoa, this scared me.
i loaded win 7 on my moms laptop and i was afraid it would keep shutting it down lol
Oh shit, and my sister's computer is loaded with 32-bit 7077!

What will we do against Microsoft and their children-hating ways?!
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#25
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Weer

What will we do against Microsoft and their children-hating ways?!
pay attention next time? i bet march next year there will be a very similar thread, when people complain the RC expires and they have to pay for an OS...
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