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Author:  Casey_boy [ Sun Nov 02, 2008 2:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Question on Windows 7 Expiration date

Right, I've downloaded and activated (woo) Win 7 ver 6801 - lovely :)

But just a quick question. My about windows tells me that this version expires on 01/07/2009 at 23:59 fair enough. BUT the licence agreement says it expires 01/08/2009.

So which one? I thought licence agreements were legally binding, thus MS would have to make it 01/08/2009.

I've attached the screenshot, but have a look for yourselves.

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Casey

EDIT: Woo 1000th topic in this forum!

Author:  Namronia [ Sun Nov 02, 2008 2:27 pm ]
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well, the winver thing hangs together with installation time afaik, but after first of august 09, you cant install it anymore, at least i guess so :P

Author:  saeedsaf [ Sun Nov 02, 2008 2:50 pm ]
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mine expires on 2nd of FEB

Author:  QuiescentWonder [ Sun Nov 02, 2008 4:57 pm ]
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That's strange...

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Author:  squidward_ [ Sun Nov 02, 2008 5:58 pm ]
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I bet you have just edited out the expiration date by drawing a white box over it right?

Author:  marius-m [ Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:56 pm ]
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mine expires on 02.07.2009 00:59
:?

Author:  Kenneth [ Sun Nov 02, 2008 7:49 pm ]
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07/01/2009 17:59
MM/DD/YYYY, HH:MM

Author:  zamadatix [ Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:04 pm ]
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marius-m wrote:
mine expires on 02.07.2009 00:59
:?


and? they will have public betas bye then...

Author:  MiztaInsane [ Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:11 pm ]
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mine dont have a date

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Author:  Luckie [ Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:13 pm ]
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you must run winver.exe to see the expiration date

Author:  squidward_ [ Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:15 pm ]
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Yes, and he has run Winver.exe hasn't he?

Author:  XDude [ Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:23 pm ]
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Shouldn't everyone has the same expiry date? In July 2009.

@Luckie, maybe your signiture should Vista SP2 :P
I felt like saying it, don't take it as I don't like it.

Author:  Luckie [ Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:25 pm ]
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squidward_ wrote:
Yes, and he has run Winver.exe hasn't he?


no, he only klicks on the "?"->Info to get the infos about his windows.

@Xdude

yeah, I should update my signature very soon :D

Author:  QuiescentWonder [ Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:31 pm ]
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I bet you have just edited out the expiration date by drawing a white box over it right?


You're brilliant, you caught me.

Maybe it's because I didn't get to that dialog by running WINVER. I figured it would be the same either way.

7/1/2009 here.

Author:  squidward_ [ Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:48 pm ]
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Well, I was thinking it would be extremely unlikely that you know someone from inside of Microsoft that could give you info on how to crack the timebomb or you knowing yourself how to.

Author:  Casey_boy [ Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:37 pm ]
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So do we think then that the trial dae depends upon when we install, because I'm guessing most of you (like I) installed the day or day after it was leaked. But then the licence agreement gives the final possible day?

Still if it weren't for the facts that i) I wasn't really entitled to this and ii) there will be public releases anyway I'd be a bit annoyed at the discrepancy.

Author:  seika [ Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:32 pm ]
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why doesnt someone figure out how to get rid of this timebomb? it annoys me I want to use this as a primary os if and only if it didnt expire.

Author:  zamadatix [ Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:33 pm ]
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seika wrote:
why doesnt someone figure out how to get rid of this timebomb? it annoys me I want to use this as a primary os if and only if it didnt expire.


just activate it and it will last until beta 1 comes out and you can just use that one.

Author:  Casey_boy [ Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:10 pm ]
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seika wrote:
why doesnt someone figure out how to get rid of this timebomb? it annoys me I want to use this as a primary os if and only if it didnt expire.


why don't you do it yourself?!

A beta OS should not be used as a primary OS - it's illegal and also there may be bugs in it which comes as a part of beta (or even pre-beta in this case) testing.

Author:  seika [ Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:18 pm ]
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yeah but the only company who puts a timebomb in everything beta os or office is MS.

because I dont have those skills to do it myself.

Author:  hounsell [ Mon Nov 03, 2008 7:44 pm ]
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seika wrote:
because I dont have those skills to do it myself.


Then what gives you the right to complain about others not doing it?

Author:  seika [ Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:31 pm ]
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someone on this forum may have more skills such as those...

the timebomb is integrated in the kernel so if we wanted to get rid of it then hacking the kernel would be required.

Author:  IsaacD [ Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:54 pm ]
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And why would we want to remove the timebomb in this build anyways? It's fine until July next year, and we will have many more builds to test with way before that date even comes along.

I see it pretty much pointless when we will have more feature complete builds being sent out soon enough before July 2009.

Author:  seika [ Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:44 pm ]
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yeah but its better to hack the timebomb might be an workaround to the rc builds of 7 and the last leaked builds.

Author:  viper [ Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:07 am ]
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@ CP the "slmgr -xpr" on mine says:

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