Difference Between Win 7 RC and Win 7 Home Premium

Madhav February 20, 2010
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In case the Windows 7 Home Premium OS provided with my notebook becomes corrupt, can I use the Windows 7 RC DVD to do a fresh install on the notebook with the key provided with the notebook.

  1. Jack Cola
    February 22, 2010 at 2:59 am

    First of all, your netbook should come with a recover CD, or an option during boot to start the recovery process that will format your netbook to Factory Default. Ie What it was like when you first received it. So you shouldn't need another CD that was not provided to do a fresh install.

    Secondly, Microsoft recently sent out this email.

    "Starting on March 1, 2010 your PC will begin shutting down every two hours. Your work will not be saved during the shutdown.

    The Windows 7 RC will fully expire on June 1, 2010. Your PC running the Windows 7 RC will continue shutting down every two hours and your files won’t be saved during shutdown. In addition, your wallpaper will change to a solid black background with a persistent message on your desktop. You’ll also get periodic notifications that Windows isn’t genuine. That means your PC may no longer be able to obtain optional updates or downloads requiring genuine Windows validation."

  2. Ron
    February 20, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    No, the RC will expire and begin to restart every 2 hours. Also, the RC is not the final product. It is close to the finished product but is still not quite there.