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Old 06-29-2009, 02:59 PM   #1
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OK. So my mom has been using the original Beta (not the RC) for a long time now. But in the past week, it has been giving daily warnings that tomorrow the Beta will expire. Should I install the RC on her computer or just ignore these warnings? I need to know soon because it says it expires tomorrow. Thanks for any help.
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:03 PM   #2
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You need to install the RC if you want to continue to use Windows 7. You will get random crashes and your key will become invalid and it will be shut off once the beta time is up.
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Old 06-29-2009, 06:48 PM   #3
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Beta expires this year, RC expires June 2010.
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Old 06-29-2009, 07:10 PM   #4
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Default Re: Windows 7 Beta question.

Well, if you ignore those warnings, her computer will reboot every two hours and then finally fail to boot.

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"Starting July 1, the Beta will start to reboot every 2 hours and expire Aug 1st,"
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:55 PM   #5
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Yep, it will just become inoperable, you better backup any important info and format and install the RC.
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