Windows 7 Beta and Windows 7 RC Expiration Dates

To some of my colleagues, workmates and to some community people that for some reason are still on RC and Beta. Basically they have demo’s already there, some over dued POC and just no time to re-install. Guys these will expire soon so mark your dates, its going to be soon!

Copy Pasting from the support site: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971767

 

 

Windows 7 RC expiration

Effective February 15, 2010, the expiration notification process begins:
  • Windows 7 RC users receive an expiration notification in the task bar one time per day.
  • Windows 7 RC users are presented with the Notification Wizard one time every four hours and then one time every hour.

Effective March 1, 2010, Windows 7 RC enters the next phase of expiration:

  • Expiration notifications in the task bar continue.
  • Computers that are running Windows 7 RC restart every two hours.
    Important When the computer restarts, your work will not be saved.

Effective June 1, 2010, Windows 7 RC expires:

  • Windows starts to a black desktop.
  • Windows 7 RC users are presented with a Windows Activation screen. The screen states that the Windows that you are running is not genuine.
  • Computers that are running Windows 7 RC restart every two hours.

Windows 7 Beta expiration

Effective June 17, 2009, the expiration notification process begins:

  • Windows 7 Beta users receive an expiration notification in the task bar one time per day.
  • Windows 7 Beta users are presented with the Notification Wizard one time every four hours and then one time every hour.

Effective July 1, 2009, Windows 7 Beta enters the next phase of expiration:

  • Expiration notifications in the task bar continue.
  • Computers that are running Windows 7 Beta restart every two hours.

Effective August 1, 2009, Windows 7 Beta expires:

  • Windows starts to a black desktop
  • Windows 7 Beta users are presented with a Windows Activation Expired dialog box during logon and then again every hour.
  • Computers that are running Windows 7 Beta restart every two hours
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johndelizo

I'm John and in the daytime I am the Chief Technology Officer of VFTS.NET - a consulting firm that specializes on development and deployment of business solutions created with .NET framework on Windows platform and Windows infrastructure projects. I am a core member of the Philippine Windows Users Group, a contributor at the Microsoft Philippines Community forums and I regularly conduct technical sessions as well as other Microsoft technology events. I am a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in the Cloud and Datacenter Management Technical Expertise but away from any keyboard I spend hours reading books, travel, explore, and being busy with my dog named Floppy.

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