Windows 7 Pre-Release About to Expire

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  1. Divided Sky

    Divided Sky New Member

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    Expires in 14 days :noes:
    Whats the best course of action? Download the newest copy of windows 7 from what/waffles? Will it work to just install over this one?
     
  2. calips0

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    id like to know as well
     
  3. Divided Sky

    Divided Sky New Member

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    not sure if its helpful or not, but this is the :noes: message
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  4. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    buy it?
     
  5. s2k

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    shouldve bought it when it was 30 bucks (for students)
     
  6. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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  7. Chris

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    you need to buy it, and it is strongly reccomended that you do a reformat-reinstall, since pieces of the code may have changed from the RC to the RTM

    Actually it wont even allow you to upgrade the RC to the RTM but there are ways around it, if you dont mind risking your OS
     
  8. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    what happens if you just set your bios clock back and do a fresh reinstall/reimage?
    if it was a reimage, i imagine you could get more time

    what about that activation trick that allows you to suppress it a few times?

    or just buy it and be done with it
     
  9. Bugalu

    Bugalu OT Supporter

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    i bought pro, 68 for student hookup.

    figure it was worth it to be legal and everything
     
  10. Divided Sky

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    can i just reinstall without reformatting
     
  11. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    for that price, it's not even worth the hassle trying to find a hacked copy that's probably full of exploits anyway
     
  12. s2k

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    looks like they raised the price, it was $30
     
  13. DAN513

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    I think it phones home to check the date.
     
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    Since that was a major problem with Vista.
     
  15. calips0

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    hmm reps if anyone can find something for students cheaper than 68

    edit: haha forgot their arent reps on this site...so PROPS!!!
     
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  16. Bugalu

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    yea it used to be home for 29.95 or something. i slacked on that offer so i had to buy pro. :mamoru:
    68 is pretty damn cheap for a legit version.
     
  17. s2k

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    ultimatesteal.com had pro for $30, which is where i got mine, now its $64, still not a bad price
     
  18. Bugalu

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    yea thats what i did
     
  19. Graham

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    Fucking :werd:

    The only way to trust your data 100%, is to start with a legit copy of the os.
     

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