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We can now install Windows 7 Release Candidate, I just can't find information about when it will expire, or can I run it forever?

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The RC will expire on June 1, 2010 as stated on the Microsoft web site.

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Remember that it will shut down every two hours from March 1, 2010 as well (IIRC). –  Lucas Jones Aug 9 '09 at 23:14
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You can also find this info by going to the address bar or Start, and enter "winver".

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My build expires on Feb 3. Thanks, I thought I was safe until March. –  ripper234 Dec 18 '09 at 13:24
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We can now install Windows 7 Release Candidate

Windows 7 was actually officially released July 21. If you have an MSDN subscription, you can download it now otherwise official shipping media should be available starting October 22. If you haven't already installed the RC, you are probably better off waiting until you get a copy of the release and install that.

information about when it will expire, or can I run it forever?

The RC will expire June 1, 2010, and the bi-hourly shutdowns will begin on March 1, 2010. In either case, you'll wantto rebuild your test PC to replace the OS and reinstall all your programs and data.

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