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 PostPost subject: Does 6801 have a 2-hour timebomb?        Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:22 pm 
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Well, I'm thinking about actually using this on my computer (Don't start flaming :)), Does it still have the 2-hour timebomb though?


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I don't think so, but don't quote me on that. I had to leave the computer I installed it on and won't be able to go back to it until after 11PM tonight. I suspect, though, a 30 day timebomb. There will probably be a workaround before then.


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Like all the builds of Windows 7, it probably will do. :)

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:29 pm 
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It doesn't have a 2hour time bomb aslong as you stay within the 30day trial period.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:33 pm 
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Alexsis wrote:
It doesn't have a 2hour time bomb aslong as you stay within the 30day trial period.


Ahh, Well, I normally reformat every week or so, so it don't really matter :P


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Leon wrote:
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It doesn't have a 2hour time bomb aslong as you stay within the 30day trial period.


Ahh, Well, I normally reformat every week or so, so it don't really matter :P

Vista and XP serials are only good for 10 activations. How do you manage formatting every week? Did you keep disk images of your first installations, or are these reinstallations of an illegal variety?


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Hey guy's, to add an extra 30 days (You can use this 3 times only) upon the final day (Day 29 - Recommended), open command line and type...

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slmgr -rearm


Technically, you can use the OS for a total of 120 days depending on whether you add a functional serial or tweak the vbs script.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:53 pm 
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olivergringold wrote:
Leon wrote:
Alexsis wrote:
It doesn't have a 2hour time bomb aslong as you stay within the 30day trial period.


Ahh, Well, I normally reformat every week or so, so it don't really matter :P

Vista and XP serials are only good for 10 activations. How do you manage formatting every week? Did you keep disk images of your first installations, or are these reinstallations of an illegal variety?


My computer came with Vista pre-installed, so I have the OEM SLIP table or whatever its called :P (legally, it came with my computer)


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:07 pm 
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olivergringold wrote:
Leon wrote:
Alexsis wrote:
It doesn't have a 2hour time bomb aslong as you stay within the 30day trial period.


Ahh, Well, I normally reformat every week or so, so it don't really matter :P

Vista and XP serials are only good for 10 activations. How do you manage formatting every week? Did you keep disk images of your first installations, or are these reinstallations of an illegal variety?


Plus, when you reinstall every week you don't need to activate - you've got the 30 day grace period :)


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:21 pm 
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alterbridge86 wrote:
olivergringold wrote:
Leon wrote:
Alexsis wrote:
It doesn't have a 2hour time bomb aslong as you stay within the 30day trial period.


Ahh, Well, I normally reformat every week or so, so it don't really matter :P

Vista and XP serials are only good for 10 activations. How do you manage formatting every week? Did you keep disk images of your first installations, or are these reinstallations of an illegal variety?


Plus, when you reinstall every week you don't need to activate - you've got the 30 day grace period :)


Yay! I get to reinstall all my apps, sort through my documents, set up my different projects _and_ restore backups of gamesaves. Whoopie, please let me do it a couple of times per month. <obviousSarcasm>

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:21 pm 
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livelonger87 wrote:
Hey guy's, to add an extra 30 days (You can use this 3 times only) upon the final day (Day 29 - Recommended), open command line and type...

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slmgr -rearm


Technically, you can use the OS for a total of 120 days depending on whether you add a functional serial or tweak the vbs script.

Saved. Thank you, sir. That should last until the public beta.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:58 pm 
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well i used the ultimate serial provided here and it says that i use an evaluation copy which expires on "7/2/2009 12:59 PM" ...

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:33 pm 
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livelonger87 wrote:
Hey guy's, to add an extra 30 days (You can use this 3 times only) upon the final day (Day 29 - Recommended), open command line and type...

Code:
slmgr -rearm


Technically, you can use the OS for a total of 120 days depending on whether you add a functional serial or tweak the vbs script.

Thanks. I set it up in Task Scheduler to run in 29 days so I won't forget.


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livelonger87 wrote:
Hey guy's, to add an extra 30 days (You can use this 3 times only) upon the final day (Day 29 - Recommended), open command line and type...

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slmgr -rearm


Technically, you can use the OS for a total of 120 days depending on whether you add a functional serial or tweak the vbs script.

Does the SkipRearm registry value still work to allow more than three re-arms? Not that anyone should be considering running this alpha preview as a real OS but it might come in useful if anyone does decide they want to.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:44 pm 
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Windows 7 Build 6801 will run into 2 hour time bomb after the beta period expire even if Windows 7 is activated.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:34 am 
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livelonger87 wrote:
Hey guy's, to add an extra 30 days (You can use this 3 times only) upon the final day (Day 29 - Recommended), open command line and type...

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slmgr -rearm


Technically, you can use the OS for a total of 120 days depending on whether you add a functional serial or tweak the vbs script.


Thank you, this should help :)


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:06 am 
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I haven't experienced a two hour bomb, I am using a Vista serial on it though.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 1:30 pm 
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i've heard u can use vista beta 2 cd-key on windows 7 and its work, might wanna try that


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i've heard u can use vista beta 2 cd-key on windows 7 and its work, might wanna try that

Yes, the Vista CD Key works on Win7 and, no, there is no 2 hour time bomb I have encountered.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 5:53 am 
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I haven't encountered the time bomb...using the ultimate serial and I set the BIOS date to 2015...

However, i'm using the winlogon patch workaround as well, could that have done something to prevent the timebomb? I was under the impression it only disabled the Activation Notification...


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:16 am 
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Currently, this build does not have the two-hour time bomb.


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