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Important Reminder Regarding Expiration of the Windows 7 RC

Source: The Windows Blog - http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windows7/archive/2010/02/01/

On February 15th, people still running the Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) will receive a notification reminding them that starting March 1st, 2010, their PC will begin experiencing bi-hourly shutdowns. These shutdowns will continue through June 1st, 2010.

On June 1st, 2010, a non-genuine experience is triggered where your wallpaper is removed and “This copy of Windows is not genuine” will be displayed in the lower right corner above the taskbar. This means your PC will no longer be able to obtain optional updates or downloads that require genuine Windows validation.

To avoid any data loss, I suggest making plans to move to a released version of Windows 7 before the automatic shutdowns start. During these shutdowns, your work will not be saved.”

In short – Please upgrade to RTM version before Feb 15 to avoid nagging.


Windows 7 Available in India from today - 22/10/2009

Windows 7, touted as the best Operating System ever from Microsoft (yes, that's us :)) is available in India from Today with the Laptop Manufacturers (OEMs).

Go Get your copy. :D

For newsmakers:

Windows 7 pre-sales have exceeded Harry Potter 7th book sales in AMAZON in UK! now beat that, which is quite impressive since Amazon's known for selling books and not software! :D
It also covered up all the pre-sales of Windows Vista in just 8 hours of its availability in pre-sales period.
Sources say it already has 1% of the World's OS market (inclusive of Beta1/RC/RTM available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers and yes few pirates).

I am on Windows 7. Are You?


Win 7 - IE 8 Bug fix


Few updates are now available for Internet Explorer 8 running under Windows 7 RC1 of which I was facing since long time.

- You receive an error message in Internet Explorer 8 on a computer that is running Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC): “A webpage is not responding”

You can either use the built-in Windows Update or manually download then install KB970858 for Windows 7 RC1 Build 7100.



Awaiting Windows 7 RC

Well, I am all set to dump the Windows Vista Business (which I had purchased along with my laptop :( ). I have made a list of Programs (will post the list later) that I need to install once I get hands on Win7 RC. Hopefully all of them work…

The D-Date is 30th April for MSDN/TechNet Subscribers… and for it will be available for Public download on 5th May (as of now).

Update 1 (30 April, 09 : 2240 hrs IST) : Got the link ! Started to download... yippie..
Update 2 (1 May, 09 : 0020 hrs IST) : Got the ISO. Burning it now..., taking a back up of my HDD, need to burn Dell Recovery disk too !
Update 3 (last few hours till 1 May, 09 : 0800 hrs IST) : Backup took 3.5 hours :( .I was quite tired and slept after starting the installation at around 0430 hrs). Cant comment on the installation time, since wasnt awake. When i woke at 0800 hrs, couple of Next clicks and there I am with Windows 7 RC. Fully loaded. No need to set up Internet, it found by itself. Pretty fast I must say. I dint have time to play around with it. Dozed off again just to wake up 2 hrs later scampering for Office :p.