Windows Activation issue.

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by tsperling, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. tsperling

    tsperling Guest

    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. . .
     
    tsperling, Jun 29, 2009
    #1
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  2. 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. . .
    >
    >
    >
     
    Bobby Johnson, Jun 29, 2009
    #2
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  3. tsperling

    tsperling Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    news:O2a96ZL#...
    > 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. . .
    >>
    >>
    >>
     
    tsperling, Jun 29, 2009
    #3
  4. Yes, that is the beta, NOT the RC. You need the RC, because that beta
    version will definitely expire on July1.

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


    "tsperling" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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" <> wrote in message
    > news:O2a96ZL#...
    >> 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. . .
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
     
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jun 29, 2009
    #4
  5. 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/evalcenter/dd353205.aspx

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


    "tsperling" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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" <> wrote in message
    > news:O2a96ZL#...
    >> 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. . .
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
     
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jun 29, 2009
    #5
  6. Bobby Johnson, Jun 29, 2009
    #6
  7. tsperling

    tsperling Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    news:#DLMxsL#...
    > 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/evalcenter/dd353205.aspx
    >
    > --
    > Charlie.
    > http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
    > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
    >
    >
    > "tsperling" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> 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" <> wrote in message
    >> news:O2a96ZL#...
    >>> 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. . .
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>

    >
     
    tsperling, Jun 29, 2009
    #7
  8. You should be burning
    7100.0.090421-1700_x64fre_client_en-us_retail_ultimate-grc1culxfrer_en_dvd.iso

    It will be available for download until August 15. Keys will still be
    obtainable after then.



    On 29/06/2009 14:27, tsperling wrote:
    > 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. . .
     
    Dominic Payer, Jun 29, 2009
    #8
  9. tsperling

    tsperling Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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" <> wrote in message
    > news:#DLMxsL#...
    >> 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/evalcenter/dd353205.aspx
    >>
    >> --
    >> Charlie.
    >> http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
    >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
    >>
    >>
    >> "tsperling" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> 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" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:O2a96ZL#...
    >>>> 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. . .
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>

    >>
     
    tsperling, Jun 29, 2009
    #9
  10. Beta and RC keys are valid for several hardware activations. Officially
    I believe it is 3 activations. In practice I think it is much more and
    you can register for another key if you want or need one.


    On 29/06/2009 15:28, 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" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> 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" <> wrote in
    >> message news:#DLMxsL#...
    >>> 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/evalcenter/dd353205.aspx
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Charlie.
    >>> http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
    >>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "tsperling" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:...
    >>>> 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" <> wrote in
    >>>> message news:O2a96ZL#...
    >>>>> 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. . .
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>
     
    Dominic Payer, Jun 29, 2009
    #10
  11. 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" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> 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" <> wrote in
    >> message news:#DLMxsL#...
    >>> 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/evalcenter/dd353205.aspx
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Charlie.
    >>> http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
    >>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "tsperling" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:...
    >>>> 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" <> wrote in
    >>>> message news:O2a96ZL#...
    >>>>> 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. . .
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>
     
    Bobby Johnson, Jun 29, 2009
    #11
  12. tsperling

    tsperling Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    news:u#upahM#...
    > 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" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> 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" <> wrote in
    >>> message news:#DLMxsL#...
    >>>> 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/evalcenter/dd353205.aspx
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> Charlie.
    >>>> http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
    >>>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "tsperling" <> wrote in message
    >>>> news:...
    >>>>> 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" <> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:O2a96ZL#...
    >>>>>> 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. . .
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>
     
    tsperling, Jun 29, 2009
    #12
  13. tsperling

    R. C. White Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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" <> wrote in message
    > news:O2a96ZL#...
    >> 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. . .
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
     
    R. C. White, Jun 29, 2009
    #13
  14. tsperling

    tsperling Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    news:#yghvuM#...
    > 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" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> 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" <> wrote in message
    >> news:O2a96ZL#...
    >>> 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. . .
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
     
    tsperling, Jun 29, 2009
    #14
  15. tsperling

    Carlos Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    > news:u#upahM#...
    > > 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" <> wrote in message
    > >> news:...
    > >>> 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" <> wrote in
    > >>> message news:#DLMxsL#...
    > >>>> 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/evalcenter/dd353205.aspx
    > >>>>
    > >>>> --
    > >>>> Charlie.
    > >>>> http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
    > >>>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
    > >>>>
    > >>>>
    > >>>> "tsperling" <> wrote in message
    > >>>> news:...
    > >>>>> 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" <> wrote in message
    > >>>>> news:O2a96ZL#...
    > >>>>>> 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. . .
    > >>>>>>>
    > >>>>>>>
    > >>>>>>>
    > >>>>
     
    Carlos, Jun 29, 2009
    #15
  16. tsperling

    tsperling Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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" <> wrote in message
    >> news:u#upahM#...
    >> > 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" <> wrote in message
    >> >> news:...
    >> >>> 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" <> wrote in
    >> >>> message news:#DLMxsL#...
    >> >>>> 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/evalcenter/dd353205.aspx
    >> >>>>
    >> >>>> --
    >> >>>> Charlie.
    >> >>>> http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
    >> >>>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
    >> >>>>
    >> >>>>
    >> >>>> "tsperling" <> wrote in message
    >> >>>> news:...
    >> >>>>> 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" <> wrote in
    >> >>>>> message
    >> >>>>> news:O2a96ZL#...
    >> >>>>>> 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. . .
    >> >>>>>>>
    >> >>>>>>>
    >> >>>>>>>
    >> >>>>
     
    tsperling, Jun 29, 2009
    #16
  17. 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" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> 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" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:u#upahM#...
    >>> > 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" <> wrote in message
    >>> >> news:...
    >>> >>> 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" <> wrote in
    >>> >>> message news:#DLMxsL#...
    >>> >>>> 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/evalcenter/dd353205.aspx
    >>> >>>>
    >>> >>>> --
    >>> >>>> Charlie.
    >>> >>>> http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
    >>> >>>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
    >>> >>>>
    >>> >>>>
    >>> >>>> "tsperling" <> wrote in message
    >>> >>>> news:...
    >>> >>>>> 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" <> wrote in
    >>> >>>>> message
    >>> >>>>> news:O2a96ZL#...
    >>> >>>>>> 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. . .
    >>> >>>>>>>
    >>> >>>>>>>
    >>> >>>>>>>
    >>> >>>>
     
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jun 29, 2009
    #17
  18. tsperling

    Carlos Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > 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" <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > >> 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" <> wrote in message
    > >>> news:u#upahM#...
    > >>> > 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" <> wrote in message
    > >>> >> news:...
    > >>> >>> 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" <> wrote in
    > >>> >>> message news:#DLMxsL#...
    > >>> >>>> 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/evalcenter/dd353205.aspx
    > >>> >>>>
    > >>> >>>> --
    > >>> >>>> Charlie.
    > >>> >>>> http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
    > >>> >>>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
    > >>> >>>>
    > >>> >>>>
    > >>> >>>> "tsperling" <> wrote in message
    > >>> >>>> news:...
    > >>> >>>>> 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" <> wrote in
    > >>> >>>>> message
    > >>> >>>>> news:O2a96ZL#...
    > >>> >>>>>> 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. . .
    > >>> >>>>>>>
    > >>> >>>>>>>
    > >>> >>>>>>>
    > >>> >>>>

    >
    >
     
    Carlos, Jun 29, 2009
    #18
  19. tsperling

    tsperling Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    news:uPuCshN#...
    > 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" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> 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" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> 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" <> wrote in message
    >>>> news:u#upahM#...
    >>>> > 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" <> wrote in message
    >>>> >> news:...
    >>>> >>> 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" <> wrote in
    >>>> >>> message news:#DLMxsL#...
    >>>> >>>> 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/evalcenter/dd353205.aspx
    >>>> >>>>
    >>>> >>>> --
    >>>> >>>> Charlie.
    >>>> >>>> http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
    >>>> >>>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
    >>>> >>>>
    >>>> >>>>
    >>>> >>>> "tsperling" <> wrote in message
    >>>> >>>> news:...
    >>>> >>>>> 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" <> wrote in
    >>>> >>>>> message
    >>>> >>>>> news:O2a96ZL#...
    >>>> >>>>>> 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. . .
    >>>> >>>>>>>
    >>>> >>>>>>>
    >>>> >>>>>>>
    >>>> >>>>

    >
     
    tsperling, Jun 29, 2009
    #19
  20. 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-upgrade-windows-7-beta-build-7000-to-windows-7-rc-build-7100.htm
    http://www.zimbio.com/Windows 7/articles/211/Upgrading Windows 7 Build 7000 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/magazine/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" <> wrote in message
    >> news:u#upahM#...
    >>> 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" <> wrote in message
    >>>> news:...
    >>>>> 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" <> wrote in
    >>>>> message news:#DLMxsL#...
    >>>>>> 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/evalcenter/dd353205.aspx
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> --
    >>>>>> Charlie.
    >>>>>> http://msmvps.com/blogs/xperts64
    >>>>>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/charlie.russel
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> "tsperling" <> wrote in message
    >>>>>> news:...
    >>>>>>> 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" <> wrote in message
    >>>>>>> news:O2a96ZL#...
    >>>>>>>> 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. . .
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>
    >>>>>>>>>
     
    Bobby Johnson, Jun 29, 2009
    #20
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