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Bobby Johnson
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      06-29-2009

Your key is valid for multiple activations of both the Beta and/or RC.
If I remember correctly Microsoft said unlimited activations.


tsperling wrote:
> Yes, that is what happened. Got the 7100 burned and labeled now.
> Fortunately, I do have it all in fresh memory, but it's a long time
> since I was so disappointed. Now, the bigger issue may be that I
> actually used the RC Key to activate the Beta - what to do about that?
>
>
> Tony. . .
>
>
> "tsperling" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> Yeah - that is the upside of it. But I was downloading so much in
>> those days I may have both and just burned the wrong one?
>>
>> Gawd!
>>
>>
>> Tony. . .
>>
>>
>>
>> "Charlie Russel - MVP" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
>> message news:#DLMxsL#(E-Mail Removed)...
>>> Time to fire up the wireless again, Tony. You've got just about
>>> enough time. You might try here, though I'm sure there are other
>>> download sites:
>>> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/e.../dd353205.aspx
>>>
>>> --
>>> Charlie.
>>> http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
>>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
>>>
>>>
>>> "tsperling" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>> Ha, I shouldn't wonder, but I hope not, it took me 17hours to have
>>>> it trickle down the wireless!!!
>>>>
>>>> It is Build 7000
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Tony. . .
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Bobby Johnson" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
>>>> message news:O2a96ZL#(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>>> It sounds like you may have the Win 7 Beta instead of the Win 7 RC.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> tsperling wrote:
>>>>>> I activated yesterday and was greeted as having completed this.
>>>>>> Now, this morning, I was told that "This pre-release version will
>>>>>> expire in three days". I rummaged around a bit and clicked on
>>>>>> something and the activation gave me the O.K. again.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Now, a few hours later, the message is back saying it will expire
>>>>>> in three days. Is this a known issue that can be ignored?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Tony. . .
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>

 
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tsperling
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      06-29-2009

Ah - that is a relief, many thanks!

It's too hot to think here, so I'll just sit down and muster some energy for
a night I didn't know I bargained for.


Tony. . .



"Bobby Johnson" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:u#upahM#(E-Mail Removed)...
> Your key is valid for multiple activations of both the Beta and/or RC. If
> I remember correctly Microsoft said unlimited activations.
>
>
> tsperling wrote:
>> Yes, that is what happened. Got the 7100 burned and labeled now.
>> Fortunately, I do have it all in fresh memory, but it's a long time since
>> I was so disappointed. Now, the bigger issue may be that I actually used
>> the RC Key to activate the Beta - what to do about that?
>>
>>
>> Tony. . .
>>
>>
>> "tsperling" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>> Yeah - that is the upside of it. But I was downloading so much in those
>>> days I may have both and just burned the wrong one?
>>>
>>> Gawd!
>>>
>>>
>>> Tony. . .
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "Charlie Russel - MVP" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
>>> message news:#DLMxsL#(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>> Time to fire up the wireless again, Tony. You've got just about enough
>>>> time. You might try here, though I'm sure there are other download
>>>> sites: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/e.../dd353205.aspx
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Charlie.
>>>> http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
>>>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "tsperling" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>>> Ha, I shouldn't wonder, but I hope not, it took me 17hours to have it
>>>>> trickle down the wireless!!!
>>>>>
>>>>> It is Build 7000
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Tony. . .
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "Bobby Johnson" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>>>> news:O2a96ZL#(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>>>> It sounds like you may have the Win 7 Beta instead of the Win 7 RC.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> tsperling wrote:
>>>>>>> I activated yesterday and was greeted as having completed this. Now,
>>>>>>> this morning, I was told that "This pre-release version will expire
>>>>>>> in three days". I rummaged around a bit and clicked on something and
>>>>>>> the activation gave me the O.K. again.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Now, a few hours later, the message is back saying it will expire in
>>>>>>> three days. Is this a known issue that can be ignored?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Tony. . .
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>

 
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R. C. White
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      06-29-2009

Hi, Tony.

As they said, you need Win7 RC, Build 7100.

I just noticed that the System Properties screen now says simply "Windows 7
Ultimate" and the 2009 Copyright line. No mention of beta or Release
Candidate or anything like that.

Winver says "Version 6.1 (Build 7100)", and includes the line:
"Evaluation copy. Expires 3/1/2010 6:59 PM"
(I suppose that expiration time will vary with your time zone.)

And the "watermark" in the lower right corner says:
Windows 7
Evaluation copy. Build 7100

Sorry you have to install it again, but I think you'll like this RC (no
relation <g>) much better than the beta build 7000. ;<)

RC

"tsperling" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Ha, I shouldn't wonder, but I hope not, it took me 17hours to have it
> trickle down the wireless!!!
>
> It is Build 7000
>
>
> Tony. . .
>
>
> "Bobby Johnson" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:O2a96ZL#(E-Mail Removed)...
>> It sounds like you may have the Win 7 Beta instead of the Win 7 RC.
>>
>>
>> tsperling wrote:
>>> I activated yesterday and was greeted as having completed this. Now,
>>> this morning, I was told that "This pre-release version will expire in
>>> three days". I rummaged around a bit and clicked on something and the
>>> activation gave me the O.K. again.
>>>
>>> Now, a few hours later, the message is back saying it will expire in
>>> three days. Is this a known issue that can be ignored?
>>>
>>>
>>> Tony. . .
>>>
>>>
>>>

 
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tsperling
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      06-29-2009

It is strange - yesterday was so rewarding, and then - (Wham!)

No, it's my own careful design, you might say, and I expect much less
trouble and a really clean installation. It's just far too hot right now,
but I'll fix it. Somewhere deep inside (very deep) I am already feeling
nearly good about it.


Tony. . .



"R. C. White" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:#yghvuM#(E-Mail Removed)...
> Hi, Tony.
>
> As they said, you need Win7 RC, Build 7100.
>
> I just noticed that the System Properties screen now says simply "Windows
> 7 Ultimate" and the 2009 Copyright line. No mention of beta or Release
> Candidate or anything like that.
>
> Winver says "Version 6.1 (Build 7100)", and includes the line:
> "Evaluation copy. Expires 3/1/2010 6:59 PM"
> (I suppose that expiration time will vary with your time zone.)
>
> And the "watermark" in the lower right corner says:
> Windows 7
> Evaluation copy. Build 7100
>
> Sorry you have to install it again, but I think you'll like this RC (no
> relation <g>) much better than the beta build 7000. ;<)
>
> RC
>
> "tsperling" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> Ha, I shouldn't wonder, but I hope not, it took me 17hours to have it
>> trickle down the wireless!!!
>>
>> It is Build 7000
>>
>>
>> Tony. . .
>>
>>
>> "Bobby Johnson" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:O2a96ZL#(E-Mail Removed)...
>>> It sounds like you may have the Win 7 Beta instead of the Win 7 RC.
>>>
>>>
>>> tsperling wrote:
>>>> I activated yesterday and was greeted as having completed this. Now,
>>>> this morning, I was told that "This pre-release version will expire in
>>>> three days". I rummaged around a bit and clicked on something and the
>>>> activation gave me the O.K. again.
>>>>
>>>> Now, a few hours later, the message is back saying it will expire in
>>>> three days. Is this a known issue that can be ignored?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Tony. . .
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>

 
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Carlos
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      06-29-2009

Tony,
If you don't want to lose all that time that took you to configure and
install things the way you like, you can always launch 7100 installation as
an upgrade.
Boot 7000, insert the 7100 DVD, and choose upgrade.
Carlos

"tsperling" wrote:

> Ah - that is a relief, many thanks!
>
> It's too hot to think here, so I'll just sit down and muster some energy for
> a night I didn't know I bargained for.
>
>
> Tony. . .
>
>
>
> "Bobby Johnson" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:u#upahM#(E-Mail Removed)...
> > Your key is valid for multiple activations of both the Beta and/or RC. If
> > I remember correctly Microsoft said unlimited activations.
> >
> >
> > tsperling wrote:
> >> Yes, that is what happened. Got the 7100 burned and labeled now.
> >> Fortunately, I do have it all in fresh memory, but it's a long time since
> >> I was so disappointed. Now, the bigger issue may be that I actually used
> >> the RC Key to activate the Beta - what to do about that?
> >>
> >>
> >> Tony. . .
> >>
> >>
> >> "tsperling" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> >> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >>> Yeah - that is the upside of it. But I was downloading so much in those
> >>> days I may have both and just burned the wrong one?
> >>>
> >>> Gawd!
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Tony. . .
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> "Charlie Russel - MVP" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
> >>> message news:#DLMxsL#(E-Mail Removed)...
> >>>> Time to fire up the wireless again, Tony. You've got just about enough
> >>>> time. You might try here, though I'm sure there are other download
> >>>> sites: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/e.../dd353205.aspx
> >>>>
> >>>> --
> >>>> Charlie.
> >>>> http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
> >>>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> "tsperling" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> >>>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >>>>> Ha, I shouldn't wonder, but I hope not, it took me 17hours to have it
> >>>>> trickle down the wireless!!!
> >>>>>
> >>>>> It is Build 7000
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Tony. . .
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> "Bobby Johnson" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> >>>>> news:O2a96ZL#(E-Mail Removed)...
> >>>>>> It sounds like you may have the Win 7 Beta instead of the Win 7 RC.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> tsperling wrote:
> >>>>>>> I activated yesterday and was greeted as having completed this. Now,
> >>>>>>> this morning, I was told that "This pre-release version will expire
> >>>>>>> in three days". I rummaged around a bit and clicked on something and
> >>>>>>> the activation gave me the O.K. again.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Now, a few hours later, the message is back saying it will expire in
> >>>>>>> three days. Is this a known issue that can be ignored?
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Tony. . .
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>

 
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tsperling
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      06-29-2009

Thanks, yes I did think about that - there isn't much risk in trying since I
can always go back and do it right later if I think so. On the other hand
there it would be a benefit not losing a few days hard work.


Tony. . .


"Carlos" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Tony,
> If you don't want to lose all that time that took you to configure and
> install things the way you like, you can always launch 7100 installation
> as
> an upgrade.
> Boot 7000, insert the 7100 DVD, and choose upgrade.
> Carlos
>
> "tsperling" wrote:
>
>> Ah - that is a relief, many thanks!
>>
>> It's too hot to think here, so I'll just sit down and muster some energy
>> for
>> a night I didn't know I bargained for.
>>
>>
>> Tony. . .
>>
>>
>>
>> "Bobby Johnson" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:u#upahM#(E-Mail Removed)...
>> > Your key is valid for multiple activations of both the Beta and/or RC.
>> > If
>> > I remember correctly Microsoft said unlimited activations.
>> >
>> >
>> > tsperling wrote:
>> >> Yes, that is what happened. Got the 7100 burned and labeled now.
>> >> Fortunately, I do have it all in fresh memory, but it's a long time
>> >> since
>> >> I was so disappointed. Now, the bigger issue may be that I actually
>> >> used
>> >> the RC Key to activate the Beta - what to do about that?
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Tony. . .
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "tsperling" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> >> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> >>> Yeah - that is the upside of it. But I was downloading so much in
>> >>> those
>> >>> days I may have both and just burned the wrong one?
>> >>>
>> >>> Gawd!
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>> Tony. . .
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>> "Charlie Russel - MVP" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
>> >>> message news:#DLMxsL#(E-Mail Removed)...
>> >>>> Time to fire up the wireless again, Tony. You've got just about
>> >>>> enough
>> >>>> time. You might try here, though I'm sure there are other download
>> >>>> sites: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/e.../dd353205.aspx
>> >>>>
>> >>>> --
>> >>>> Charlie.
>> >>>> http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
>> >>>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
>> >>>>
>> >>>>
>> >>>> "tsperling" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> >>>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> >>>>> Ha, I shouldn't wonder, but I hope not, it took me 17hours to have
>> >>>>> it
>> >>>>> trickle down the wireless!!!
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> It is Build 7000
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> Tony. . .
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> "Bobby Johnson" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
>> >>>>> message
>> >>>>> news:O2a96ZL#(E-Mail Removed)...
>> >>>>>> It sounds like you may have the Win 7 Beta instead of the Win 7
>> >>>>>> RC.
>> >>>>>>
>> >>>>>>
>> >>>>>> tsperling wrote:
>> >>>>>>> I activated yesterday and was greeted as having completed this.
>> >>>>>>> Now,
>> >>>>>>> this morning, I was told that "This pre-release version will
>> >>>>>>> expire
>> >>>>>>> in three days". I rummaged around a bit and clicked on something
>> >>>>>>> and
>> >>>>>>> the activation gave me the O.K. again.
>> >>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>> Now, a few hours later, the message is back saying it will expire
>> >>>>>>> in
>> >>>>>>> three days. Is this a known issue that can be ignored?
>> >>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>> Tony. . .
>> >>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>
>> >>>>

 
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Charlie Russel - MVP
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      06-29-2009

Or you can use this opportunity to run Windows Easy Transfer (WET). It
doesn't take all that long (no longer than an in place upgrade which is a
good deal slower than a fresh install). And you'll have a "clean" system
when you're done. Just make sure you run WET from the 7100 DVD, not the beta
version. They made changes in the structure of things (and what is saved)
since the beta, and it can cause restore failures if you're saving with one
version and trying to restore with a different one.

--
Charlie.
http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel


"tsperling" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Thanks, yes I did think about that - there isn't much risk in trying since
> I can always go back and do it right later if I think so. On the other
> hand there it would be a benefit not losing a few days hard work.
>
>
> Tony. . .
>
>
> "Carlos" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> Tony,
>> If you don't want to lose all that time that took you to configure and
>> install things the way you like, you can always launch 7100 installation
>> as
>> an upgrade.
>> Boot 7000, insert the 7100 DVD, and choose upgrade.
>> Carlos
>>
>> "tsperling" wrote:
>>
>>> Ah - that is a relief, many thanks!
>>>
>>> It's too hot to think here, so I'll just sit down and muster some energy
>>> for
>>> a night I didn't know I bargained for.
>>>
>>>
>>> Tony. . .
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "Bobby Johnson" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>> news:u#upahM#(E-Mail Removed)...
>>> > Your key is valid for multiple activations of both the Beta and/or RC.
>>> > If
>>> > I remember correctly Microsoft said unlimited activations.
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > tsperling wrote:
>>> >> Yes, that is what happened. Got the 7100 burned and labeled now.
>>> >> Fortunately, I do have it all in fresh memory, but it's a long time
>>> >> since
>>> >> I was so disappointed. Now, the bigger issue may be that I actually
>>> >> used
>>> >> the RC Key to activate the Beta - what to do about that?
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >> Tony. . .
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >> "tsperling" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>> >> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>> >>> Yeah - that is the upside of it. But I was downloading so much in
>>> >>> those
>>> >>> days I may have both and just burned the wrong one?
>>> >>>
>>> >>> Gawd!
>>> >>>
>>> >>>
>>> >>> Tony. . .
>>> >>>
>>> >>>
>>> >>>
>>> >>> "Charlie Russel - MVP" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
>>> >>> message news:#DLMxsL#(E-Mail Removed)...
>>> >>>> Time to fire up the wireless again, Tony. You've got just about
>>> >>>> enough
>>> >>>> time. You might try here, though I'm sure there are other download
>>> >>>> sites: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/e.../dd353205.aspx
>>> >>>>
>>> >>>> --
>>> >>>> Charlie.
>>> >>>> http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
>>> >>>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
>>> >>>>
>>> >>>>
>>> >>>> "tsperling" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>> >>>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>> >>>>> Ha, I shouldn't wonder, but I hope not, it took me 17hours to have
>>> >>>>> it
>>> >>>>> trickle down the wireless!!!
>>> >>>>>
>>> >>>>> It is Build 7000
>>> >>>>>
>>> >>>>>
>>> >>>>> Tony. . .
>>> >>>>>
>>> >>>>>
>>> >>>>> "Bobby Johnson" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
>>> >>>>> message
>>> >>>>> news:O2a96ZL#(E-Mail Removed)...
>>> >>>>>> It sounds like you may have the Win 7 Beta instead of the Win 7
>>> >>>>>> RC.
>>> >>>>>>
>>> >>>>>>
>>> >>>>>> tsperling wrote:
>>> >>>>>>> I activated yesterday and was greeted as having completed this.
>>> >>>>>>> Now,
>>> >>>>>>> this morning, I was told that "This pre-release version will
>>> >>>>>>> expire
>>> >>>>>>> in three days". I rummaged around a bit and clicked on something
>>> >>>>>>> and
>>> >>>>>>> the activation gave me the O.K. again.
>>> >>>>>>>
>>> >>>>>>> Now, a few hours later, the message is back saying it will
>>> >>>>>>> expire in
>>> >>>>>>> three days. Is this a known issue that can be ignored?
>>> >>>>>>>
>>> >>>>>>>
>>> >>>>>>> Tony. . .
>>> >>>>>>>
>>> >>>>>>>
>>> >>>>>>>
>>> >>>>


 
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Carlos
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      06-29-2009

Charlie,
I only recommended the "on top" (i.e.: upgrade) thing because this is still
RC and in a few months Tony will be surely installing a fresh RTM copy as
soon as he falls in love with Windows 7.
Otherwise, fresh is always better than on top.
Carlos

"Charlie Russel - MVP" wrote:

> Or you can use this opportunity to run Windows Easy Transfer (WET). It
> doesn't take all that long (no longer than an in place upgrade which is a
> good deal slower than a fresh install). And you'll have a "clean" system
> when you're done. Just make sure you run WET from the 7100 DVD, not the beta
> version. They made changes in the structure of things (and what is saved)
> since the beta, and it can cause restore failures if you're saving with one
> version and trying to restore with a different one.
>
> --
> Charlie.
> http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
>
>
> "tsperling" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > Thanks, yes I did think about that - there isn't much risk in trying since
> > I can always go back and do it right later if I think so. On the other
> > hand there it would be a benefit not losing a few days hard work.
> >
> >
> > Tony. . .
> >
> >
> > "Carlos" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >> Tony,
> >> If you don't want to lose all that time that took you to configure and
> >> install things the way you like, you can always launch 7100 installation
> >> as
> >> an upgrade.
> >> Boot 7000, insert the 7100 DVD, and choose upgrade.
> >> Carlos
> >>
> >> "tsperling" wrote:
> >>
> >>> Ah - that is a relief, many thanks!
> >>>
> >>> It's too hot to think here, so I'll just sit down and muster some energy
> >>> for
> >>> a night I didn't know I bargained for.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Tony. . .
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> "Bobby Johnson" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> >>> news:u#upahM#(E-Mail Removed)...
> >>> > Your key is valid for multiple activations of both the Beta and/or RC.
> >>> > If
> >>> > I remember correctly Microsoft said unlimited activations.
> >>> >
> >>> >
> >>> > tsperling wrote:
> >>> >> Yes, that is what happened. Got the 7100 burned and labeled now.
> >>> >> Fortunately, I do have it all in fresh memory, but it's a long time
> >>> >> since
> >>> >> I was so disappointed. Now, the bigger issue may be that I actually
> >>> >> used
> >>> >> the RC Key to activate the Beta - what to do about that?
> >>> >>
> >>> >>
> >>> >> Tony. . .
> >>> >>
> >>> >>
> >>> >> "tsperling" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> >>> >> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >>> >>> Yeah - that is the upside of it. But I was downloading so much in
> >>> >>> those
> >>> >>> days I may have both and just burned the wrong one?
> >>> >>>
> >>> >>> Gawd!
> >>> >>>
> >>> >>>
> >>> >>> Tony. . .
> >>> >>>
> >>> >>>
> >>> >>>
> >>> >>> "Charlie Russel - MVP" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
> >>> >>> message news:#DLMxsL#(E-Mail Removed)...
> >>> >>>> Time to fire up the wireless again, Tony. You've got just about
> >>> >>>> enough
> >>> >>>> time. You might try here, though I'm sure there are other download
> >>> >>>> sites: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/e.../dd353205.aspx
> >>> >>>>
> >>> >>>> --
> >>> >>>> Charlie.
> >>> >>>> http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
> >>> >>>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
> >>> >>>>
> >>> >>>>
> >>> >>>> "tsperling" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> >>> >>>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >>> >>>>> Ha, I shouldn't wonder, but I hope not, it took me 17hours to have
> >>> >>>>> it
> >>> >>>>> trickle down the wireless!!!
> >>> >>>>>
> >>> >>>>> It is Build 7000
> >>> >>>>>
> >>> >>>>>
> >>> >>>>> Tony. . .
> >>> >>>>>
> >>> >>>>>
> >>> >>>>> "Bobby Johnson" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
> >>> >>>>> message
> >>> >>>>> news:O2a96ZL#(E-Mail Removed)...
> >>> >>>>>> It sounds like you may have the Win 7 Beta instead of the Win 7
> >>> >>>>>> RC.
> >>> >>>>>>
> >>> >>>>>>
> >>> >>>>>> tsperling wrote:
> >>> >>>>>>> I activated yesterday and was greeted as having completed this.
> >>> >>>>>>> Now,
> >>> >>>>>>> this morning, I was told that "This pre-release version will
> >>> >>>>>>> expire
> >>> >>>>>>> in three days". I rummaged around a bit and clicked on something
> >>> >>>>>>> and
> >>> >>>>>>> the activation gave me the O.K. again.
> >>> >>>>>>>
> >>> >>>>>>> Now, a few hours later, the message is back saying it will
> >>> >>>>>>> expire in
> >>> >>>>>>> three days. Is this a known issue that can be ignored?
> >>> >>>>>>>
> >>> >>>>>>>
> >>> >>>>>>> Tony. . .
> >>> >>>>>>>
> >>> >>>>>>>
> >>> >>>>>>>
> >>> >>>>

>
>

 
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tsperling
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      06-29-2009

True, only you need two machines, don't you? And a way to connect between
them - or where do you store it all in between? These are hard times and I
do not have the room any longer to manage several PC's at once. On top of
that it isn't really a lot of work, most things I could just Zip and
transfer myself, the hard work consisted mostly of doing the preparations
which may not be so overwhelming with the newer version anyway?

I don't know Charlie, it's an opportunity, but I confess I am tempted to
have a go at just slipping it in for now - and then, the RC2 should be
almost round the corner, when I'll be forced to decide again.

But I am of two minds, or more.


Tony. . .




"Charlie Russel - MVP" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:uPuCshN#(E-Mail Removed)...
> Or you can use this opportunity to run Windows Easy Transfer (WET). It
> doesn't take all that long (no longer than an in place upgrade which is a
> good deal slower than a fresh install). And you'll have a "clean" system
> when you're done. Just make sure you run WET from the 7100 DVD, not the
> beta version. They made changes in the structure of things (and what is
> saved) since the beta, and it can cause restore failures if you're saving
> with one version and trying to restore with a different one.
>
> --
> Charlie.
> http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
>
>
> "tsperling" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> Thanks, yes I did think about that - there isn't much risk in trying
>> since I can always go back and do it right later if I think so. On the
>> other hand there it would be a benefit not losing a few days hard work.
>>
>>
>> Tony. . .
>>
>>
>> "Carlos" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>> Tony,
>>> If you don't want to lose all that time that took you to configure and
>>> install things the way you like, you can always launch 7100 installation
>>> as
>>> an upgrade.
>>> Boot 7000, insert the 7100 DVD, and choose upgrade.
>>> Carlos
>>>
>>> "tsperling" wrote:
>>>
>>>> Ah - that is a relief, many thanks!
>>>>
>>>> It's too hot to think here, so I'll just sit down and muster some
>>>> energy for
>>>> a night I didn't know I bargained for.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Tony. . .
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Bobby Johnson" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>>> news:u#upahM#(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>> > Your key is valid for multiple activations of both the Beta and/or
>>>> > RC. If
>>>> > I remember correctly Microsoft said unlimited activations.
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> > tsperling wrote:
>>>> >> Yes, that is what happened. Got the 7100 burned and labeled now.
>>>> >> Fortunately, I do have it all in fresh memory, but it's a long time
>>>> >> since
>>>> >> I was so disappointed. Now, the bigger issue may be that I actually
>>>> >> used
>>>> >> the RC Key to activate the Beta - what to do about that?
>>>> >>
>>>> >>
>>>> >> Tony. . .
>>>> >>
>>>> >>
>>>> >> "tsperling" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>>> >> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>> >>> Yeah - that is the upside of it. But I was downloading so much in
>>>> >>> those
>>>> >>> days I may have both and just burned the wrong one?
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>> Gawd!
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>> Tony. . .
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>> "Charlie Russel - MVP" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
>>>> >>> message news:#DLMxsL#(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>> >>>> Time to fire up the wireless again, Tony. You've got just about
>>>> >>>> enough
>>>> >>>> time. You might try here, though I'm sure there are other download
>>>> >>>> sites: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/e.../dd353205.aspx
>>>> >>>>
>>>> >>>> --
>>>> >>>> Charlie.
>>>> >>>> http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
>>>> >>>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
>>>> >>>>
>>>> >>>>
>>>> >>>> "tsperling" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>>> >>>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>> >>>>> Ha, I shouldn't wonder, but I hope not, it took me 17hours to
>>>> >>>>> have it
>>>> >>>>> trickle down the wireless!!!
>>>> >>>>>
>>>> >>>>> It is Build 7000
>>>> >>>>>
>>>> >>>>>
>>>> >>>>> Tony. . .
>>>> >>>>>
>>>> >>>>>
>>>> >>>>> "Bobby Johnson" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
>>>> >>>>> message
>>>> >>>>> news:O2a96ZL#(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>> >>>>>> It sounds like you may have the Win 7 Beta instead of the Win 7
>>>> >>>>>> RC.
>>>> >>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>> tsperling wrote:
>>>> >>>>>>> I activated yesterday and was greeted as having completed this.
>>>> >>>>>>> Now,
>>>> >>>>>>> this morning, I was told that "This pre-release version will
>>>> >>>>>>> expire
>>>> >>>>>>> in three days". I rummaged around a bit and clicked on
>>>> >>>>>>> something and
>>>> >>>>>>> the activation gave me the O.K. again.
>>>> >>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>> Now, a few hours later, the message is back saying it will
>>>> >>>>>>> expire in
>>>> >>>>>>> three days. Is this a known issue that can be ignored?
>>>> >>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>> Tony. . .
>>>> >>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>>>>
>>>> >>>>

>

 
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Supposedly the RC will not upgrade the Beta unless you change a value in
cversion.ini which means you have to extract the files from DVD and then
rebuild a bootable DVD for the installation.

http://www.blogsdna.com/3083/how-to-...build-7100.htm
http://www.zimbio.com/Windows+7/arti...000+Build+7100

Or, if you extract the files and edit the cversion.ini you can put the
files on a USB stick and load from there.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/m.../dd535816.aspx


Carlos wrote:
> Tony,
> If you don't want to lose all that time that took you to configure and
> install things the way you like, you can always launch 7100 installation as
> an upgrade.
> Boot 7000, insert the 7100 DVD, and choose upgrade.
> Carlos
>
> "tsperling" wrote:
>
>> Ah - that is a relief, many thanks!
>>
>> It's too hot to think here, so I'll just sit down and muster some energy for
>> a night I didn't know I bargained for.
>>
>>
>> Tony. . .
>>
>>
>>
>> "Bobby Johnson" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:u#upahM#(E-Mail Removed)...
>>> Your key is valid for multiple activations of both the Beta and/or RC. If
>>> I remember correctly Microsoft said unlimited activations.
>>>
>>>
>>> tsperling wrote:
>>>> Yes, that is what happened. Got the 7100 burned and labeled now.
>>>> Fortunately, I do have it all in fresh memory, but it's a long time since
>>>> I was so disappointed. Now, the bigger issue may be that I actually used
>>>> the RC Key to activate the Beta - what to do about that?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Tony. . .
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "tsperling" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>>> Yeah - that is the upside of it. But I was downloading so much in those
>>>>> days I may have both and just burned the wrong one?
>>>>>
>>>>> Gawd!
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Tony. . .
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "Charlie Russel - MVP" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
>>>>> message news:#DLMxsL#(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>>>> Time to fire up the wireless again, Tony. You've got just about enough
>>>>>> time. You might try here, though I'm sure there are other download
>>>>>> sites: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/e.../dd353205.aspx
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Charlie.
>>>>>> http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
>>>>>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "tsperling" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>>>>> Ha, I shouldn't wonder, but I hope not, it took me 17hours to have it
>>>>>>> trickle down the wireless!!!
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> It is Build 7000
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Tony. . .
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> "Bobby Johnson" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>>>>>> news:O2a96ZL#(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>>>>>> It sounds like you may have the Win 7 Beta instead of the Win 7 RC.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> tsperling wrote:
>>>>>>>>> I activated yesterday and was greeted as having completed this. Now,
>>>>>>>>> this morning, I was told that "This pre-release version will expire
>>>>>>>>> in three days". I rummaged around a bit and clicked on something and
>>>>>>>>> the activation gave me the O.K. again.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Now, a few hours later, the message is back saying it will expire in
>>>>>>>>> three days. Is this a known issue that can be ignored?
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Tony. . .
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>

 
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