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    Cool Windows 7 Beta Expire > Upgrade Option?

    Do you think upon expiry of Windows 7 Beta, beta users will be given the option of upgrading
    to a full license, or will they get the 'thank you for participating - OS now unusable' message?

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    Default Re: Windows 7 Beta Expire > Upgrade Option?

    Typically it's 'thank you for participating - OS now unusable'.
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    Default Re: Windows 7 Beta Expire > Upgrade Option?

    That is not the case. There is an upgrade path to the RC1 Which is due for release shortly and hopefully from there Umm I dont know. But I do know that when the RC1 Upgrade is out and done the expiry will be I think April 1 2010 or something so Yeah. I love windows 7
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    Quote Originally Posted by NimrodAUS View Post
    That is not the case. There is an upgrade path to the RC1 Which is due for release shortly and hopefully from there Umm I dont know. But I do know that when the RC1 Upgrade is out and done the expiry will be I think April 1 2010 or something so Yeah. I love windows 7
    I heard the RC1 expires in June 2010, but still, that's a time bombed OS. That's exactly what I said it was, "thank you for participating, OS now unusable". Once you hit that date, if you haven't gone out and bought it, your screwed if it's your only running OS. I think beta testers should be given one free license.
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    Default Re: Windows 7 Beta Expire > Upgrade Option?

    It would be fairly unwise to run a Beta OS as your Sole OS now Wouldnt it??
    I bloody Agree, Beta Testers should be giving free Licences. Ive reported so much stuff with windows 7 and giving a lot of feedback to hopefully improve things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NimrodAUS View Post
    It would be fairly unwise to run a Beta OS as your Sole OS now Wouldnt it??
    I bloody Agree, Beta Testers should be giving free Licences. Ive reported so much stuff with windows 7 and giving a lot of feedback to hopefully improve things.
    You'd be surprised I think how many people ditched their Vista or XP install for the Win7 beta. I choose to multiboot with it instead though, just in case :p
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    Default Re: Windows 7 Beta Expire > Upgrade Option?

    Ibeta test for MS for many years and there will be no free Windows 7 except for those who buy Vista after July 09, thats it. If you buy a new computer with Vista preinstalled after July 09 Windows 7 will be a free upgrade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alan1476 View Post
    Ibeta test for MS for many years and there will be no free Windows 7 except for those who buy Vista after July 09, thats it. If you buy a new computer with Vista preinstalled after July 09 Windows 7 will be a free upgrade.
    Yeah, I think we got that. Ibeta test 4 many years 2 ;)
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    Default Re: Windows 7 Beta Expire > Upgrade Option?

    Quote Originally Posted by moshpit View Post
    You'd be surprised I think how many people ditched their Vista or XP install for the Win7 beta. I choose to multiboot with it instead though, just in case :p
    Yeah I know what your saying, windows 7 is truly great. Im Currently Multibooting Windows 7 64Bit, Windows Vista Ultimate 64Bit & 32 Bit and Windows XP32bit in the search for the perfect gaming OS that doesnt have NVIDIA Driver crashes. However, I am nearly at the conclusion that My Stock 8800GT is dying. Cause all the OS stuff up. Only a couple more days till my HD4850 arrives.

    Quote Originally Posted by alan1476 View Post
    Ibeta test for MS for many years and there will be no free Windows 7 except for those who buy Vista after July 09, thats it. If you buy a new computer with Vista preinstalled after July 09 Windows 7 will be a free upgrade.
    I was only joking about free windows 7, but morally I think M$ should give people with vista windows 7 for free because Vista is so poor. Is this fact that after July 09 u will get a free upgrade? This would be great because Im due for a new Work Laptop about then.
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    Default Re: Windows 7 Beta Expire > Upgrade Option?

    Quote Originally Posted by NimrodAUS View Post
    Yeah I know what your saying, windows 7 is truly great. Im Currently Multibooting Windows 7 64Bit, Windows Vista Ultimate 64Bit & 32 Bit and Windows XP32bit in the search for the perfect gaming OS that doesnt have NVIDIA Driver crashes. However, I am nearly at the conclusion that My Stock 8800GT is dying. Cause all the OS stuff up. Only a couple more days till my HD4850 arrives.

    I was only joking about free windows 7, but morally I think M$ should give people with vista windows 7 for free because Vista is so poor. Is this fact that after July 09 u will get a free upgrade? This would be great because Im due for a new Work Laptop about then.
    Yes it is fact. If you buy a preinstalled version of Vista after July 09 you will get a free upgrade to Windows 7 when it is released.


    For everyone wanting a free upgrade to Windows 7, Microsoft finally has an answer. Unfortunately, it probably isn't the answer you wanted to hear.

    Starting on July 1, 2009 any new systems purchased will be eligible for the no-charge update. In addition to purchasing the PC after that date, there are three more rules:

    End users must purchase a new PC that is pre-installed with an eligible Windows Vista OS. Retail boxed Vista versions likely won't qualify.

    Your computer must have a valid Windows Vista COA attached.

    The only Windows Vista® versions eligible for the program are Home Premium, Business, and Ultimate. Vista basic users are out of luck.

    Oh yeah, there's one more little detail that may be important:
    Participation in the program is optional, so it's ultimately up to the OEM that builds your system to allow the upgrade. In all fairness, this has been the case with every other Windows upgrade -- and almost all vendors participate.
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