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  • Question

  • Hey!When start 01 March,all Windows 7 are working every 2 hours?Why?!Why?!!!!
    Thursday, February 18, 2010 8:16 AM

Answers

  • Assuming you mean that the RC will begin shutting down every 2 hours, that's by design.  The retail version will continue to work just fine.

    You agreed to use beta software that was going to expire.  For that you got to use it for free.  Did you think you'd be able to use it for free forever?  If so, I have some swamp land I'd like to sell you...

    Microsoft reminds you in a not so subtle way in the last 3 months before complete expiration that you will need to buy the software to continue to use it.  If they did not do this people would wait until it actually expired and would complain bitterly that it suddenly stopped working and they lost all their files.

    -Noel

    • Proposed as answer by Noel Carboni Friday, February 19, 2010 5:27 AM
    • Marked as answer by Sean Zhu - Tuesday, February 23, 2010 2:31 AM
    Friday, February 19, 2010 5:12 AM
  • For your reference, please refer these articles regarding Windows 7 Beta and RC

    Description of Windows 7 Beta and Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) expiration dates and functionality
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971767

    What should I do if I'm running the Release Candidate (RC) version of Windows 7?
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/release-candidate-Windows-7


    Sean Zhu - MSFT
    • Marked as answer by Sean Zhu - Tuesday, February 23, 2010 2:33 AM
    Tuesday, February 23, 2010 2:33 AM

All replies

  • Assuming you mean that the RC will begin shutting down every 2 hours, that's by design.  The retail version will continue to work just fine.

    You agreed to use beta software that was going to expire.  For that you got to use it for free.  Did you think you'd be able to use it for free forever?  If so, I have some swamp land I'd like to sell you...

    Microsoft reminds you in a not so subtle way in the last 3 months before complete expiration that you will need to buy the software to continue to use it.  If they did not do this people would wait until it actually expired and would complain bitterly that it suddenly stopped working and they lost all their files.

    -Noel

    • Proposed as answer by Noel Carboni Friday, February 19, 2010 5:27 AM
    • Marked as answer by Sean Zhu - Tuesday, February 23, 2010 2:31 AM
    Friday, February 19, 2010 5:12 AM
  • For your reference, please refer these articles regarding Windows 7 Beta and RC

    Description of Windows 7 Beta and Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) expiration dates and functionality
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971767

    What should I do if I'm running the Release Candidate (RC) version of Windows 7?
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/release-candidate-Windows-7


    Sean Zhu - MSFT
    • Marked as answer by Sean Zhu - Tuesday, February 23, 2010 2:33 AM
    Tuesday, February 23, 2010 2:33 AM