Windows 7 Beta shutdowns begin today

By Justin
Jul 1, 2009
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  1. With Windows 7’s release looming on the horizon, Microsoft is busier than ever paving the way for it to arrive. Part of that is cleaning up loose ends with beta testers, hoping to get them spring for a license or at the very least upgrade to an RC release. For those who haven\'t bothered to update from the beta, Microsoft will be “encouraging” them through forced expiration of their copies.

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  2. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TechSpot Maniac Posts: 892   +52

    Adobe has been doing this for years.
  3. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    At least this time, Microsoft made it very clear what was going to happen... and did it in writing as well as online.
  4. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,511   +308

    It was clear from the beginning I agree, that said, now I'm forced to make a clean install of RC1 in one of my laptops that was running the beta. I won't go back to Vista or XP at this point.
  5. My Beta told me it was going to start shutting down in two hours. I clicked the date box and changed the date back one day. The next hour it told me it would expire in one day.
  6. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,318   +117

    "My Beta told me it was going to start shutting down in two hours. I clicked the date box and changed the date back one day. The next hour it told me it would expire in one day."
    Lolpwnt, too bad, I would end up missing everything.
    So will the same thing happen to the RC in about a year?
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