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windows 7 beta - ends in august?


mehtdosa11

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i read that the beta version will 'expire' in august 09.
does that mean we can then buy it, which means it's coming out then!
or will we have to suffer a black screen until the official version is released?
or maybe something else...any ideas anyone?
p.s. i'm impressed with W7 [coming up from XP]

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anskyber

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almost certainly.

There will be other versions , for example a RC (release candidate) before it is finally available.

The best guess is late 2009 but could be early 2010.

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crosstrainer

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The MS rumour is that they would like to release 7 in time for (festive word omitted). Things have a habit of being pushed back, depending on how the BETA performs (must say, it;s better than the Vista BETA by a mile)

You will not, however be able to buy it in August, although you never know, Microsoft might extend the BETA testing period if they feel it's required.

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mehtdosa11

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thanks guys, lets hope microsoft will maybe let us upgrade to the next version until the official release.

dell inspiron 1501;amd turion 1.6 x64/4gb ram/ 250gb hd/w7 beta [32bit]

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Zeppelyn

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I dont think August is that far off myself, this thing is done and dusted feature wise and just a few bugs to iron out. My personal bet is a late September release.

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Forum Editor

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so there will be another trial version of Windows7 for you to download before the current beta licence expires.

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Forum Editor

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which Microsoft will call 'a refresh'.

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Dipso

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So will this version be RC1 as mentioned click here

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Forum Editor

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Yes, it will.

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Dipso

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Thankyou.

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T0SH

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I have just now checked my version 6.1 Build 7000 of Win7 expires 01/07/2009 at 23:59

(info available from, Run, msconfig, tools tab, About Windows)

Cheers HC

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