Removing the "Windows 7, Evaluation Copy" Notice

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by BigCol, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. BigCol

    BigCol MDL Member

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    Is there anyway of removing the "Windows 7, Evaluation Copy" Notice, which sits bottom right of the desktop (version 7100). Thanks in advance guys. BTW, when is Windows 7 going to be officially released???
     
  2. luke

    luke MDL Senior Member

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    download plus patch 1.0.2 thats what i uses and windows 7's ETA is around the fall of the year or just after.
     
  3. PrEzi

    PrEzi MDL Addicted

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    ...and use the search feature - it has been already discussed.
    RTM speculations varies between august and october for oem's (then we can expect a leak there) official release for the end user should take place around 4Q 2009.
     
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  4. luke

    luke MDL Senior Member

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    * RC (7100) May 2009
    * RC2 (7200) August 2009
    * RTM (7300) September - October 2009
    * Public Release January 2010
     
  5. BigCol

    BigCol MDL Member

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    Thanks. Sometimes, you just need a push in the right direction. Thanks. I think Windows 7 looks ok and hopefully it will be better than vista. I still have xp running on my old machine and I still prefer it to vista and windows 7. Still early days.
     
  6. PrEzi

    PrEzi MDL Addicted

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    luke.... there WON'T be any RC2 - stop copy-pasting and spreading FUD.
     
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  7. BigCol

    BigCol MDL Member

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    FUD? whats that??
     
  8. PrEzi

    PrEzi MDL Addicted

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    Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt
     
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    #10 PrEzi, Apr 27, 2009
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2009
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  10. laurits

    laurits MDL Novice

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    Interesting stuff for a complete newbie, and an old fart too! But I'm trying to grasp wht's going on here...

    Would one of u wizkids pls tell me:

    1. Will this version of W 7 function AFTER june 2010 (I think thats the date mentioned...)

    2. Is this what the Patcher, and other various tools are for?

    3. Am I amongst pirates, uhuuu??!!!!

    Thanks, and I'll keep learning, hopefully...
     
  11. BigCol

    BigCol MDL Member

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    #12 BigCol, Apr 28, 2009
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    I think someone will bring out some kind of fix for this, if this is the case. Im still wondering if its ok to use Half-open limit fix? Anyone?
     
  12. stuclark

    stuclark MDL Novice

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    To clear up more FUD that *some* websites like to spread...

    Windows 7 is WinNT 6.1 - that's the kernel version now and that's what the kernel version will be on release!

    It's the same story through the last 3 windows client builds. Microsoft change the major kernel version every other release...

    Windows 2000 = NT 5.0
    Windows XP = NT 5.1
    Windows Vista = NT 6.0
    Windows 7 = NT 6.1
    Windows ??? = NT 7.0
     
  13. Myrrh

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    1. The RTM version will be out long before then, and activation tools will be available. Why would you want to still use a release candidate build after that anyway?

    2. yes, though what's the point (see answer 1)

    3. Arrr, matey! Swab the deck 'n' shiver me timbers! :)
     
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  14. PrEzi

    PrEzi MDL Addicted

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    Just to add my two cents - there will be (I'm nearly 99.99999% sure) some boot-loaders like for vista, just with the changed SLIC ident inside.
    So you would basically only need to install the boot loader (or a better way - mod your BIOS), an updated certificate (will come with the first batch from some OEM installs) and an OEM key (will come from OEM's too).

    AD.1 - maybe some users are lazy :) The OS install is like 20 minutes, but when I'm thinking about a huuuuuuge list of appz and tweaks that I must do after each install ... Then I would be the happiest person if I just could stick to the 100% stable build 7100 :D
     
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  15. Myrrh

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    me too, when you put it this way. However, on my main machine I started with Vista x64, then SP1, upgraded to 7000, interim builds along the way, now running 7100. There were 2 or 3 things I had to uninstall at some point for compatibility issues, but I'll keep on chugging with this one and attempt to upgrade it to RTM, before giving up and reinstalling all my crap.
     
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  16. PrEzi

    PrEzi MDL Addicted

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    Well I won't try to upgrade. Have mixed experience with it.
    It will mostly work for the end user, but for a geek it's simply a 'faux pas' ;)
    I would rather spend my whole weekend on installing and tweaking to have consciousness, that I did it clean from scratch and pulled the most performance I could get, and the registry is not cluttered.

    That won't mean I won't be getting on the RTM-bandwagon.
    I did follow a similar upgrade-way to yours - Dual booted Vista SP2 Pre-RC with Win7 build (I don't remember it correctly but it was one of the pre-700 builds).
    Then it was Vista pre-RC SP2 + Win7 b7000; Vista pre-RC SP2 + Win7 b7048 (Vista stopped to be used as my main OS then);
    Now - Win7 b7100
    Probably will stick to it till RTM. Then will perform a fresh install.
     
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  17. dvader

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    i tried the universal remover on 7100 and i still have the watermark
    Anyone get something to work?
     
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