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Microsoft sends out Correction e-mails regarding Win7 Expiry

Just got this in my mail today.

Special Beta Edition — Correction

Because you signed up to test the Windows 7 Beta, we recently sent you mail about the expiration dates for the Beta and Release Candidate. Unfortunately, we made a mistake.

We said the Beta would start shutting down every two hours on June 1, 2009. The correct date is July 1, 2009.

The rest of the dates in the mail were correct. Here’s a quick summary:
Version:

Starts shutting down every two hours:

Expires:
Beta

July 1, 2009

August 1, 2009
Release Candidate

March 1, 2010

June 1, 2010

We apologize for the error and any confusion it may have caused.

Thanks again for helping us test Windows 7.

You are receiving this important message about Windows 7 because you downloaded the Beta or RC from either TechNet, MSDN or the Windows web site.

 

Windows 7 Beta [Pre-RC] Expiration Date Notice.

IMPORTANT REMINDER ABOUT BETA EXPIRATION DATE

Thanks again for your help in testing the Windows 7 Beta.

We’re sending this mail to remind you that Windows 7 Release candidate is available and to make sure you plan ahead for when the Beta expires on August 1, 2009. On June 1, 2009, the PC you’re using to test the Beta will begin shutting down every two hours. Windows will send you a notice a couple of weeks in advance, and that’d be the ideal time to rebuild your test PC with a non-expired version of Windows, such as the RC or Windows Vista. This will be a clean installation, so be ready to reinstall your programs and data.

IMPORTANT: If you are running Windows 7 Beta you’ll need to back up your data (preferably on an external device) and then do a clean install of the Windows 7 Release Candidate. After installing Windows 7, you will need to reinstall applications and restore your files. If you need help with the installation process, please see the Installation Instructions.

If you have questions or need help installing the RC, you can get help with your Windows 7 questions at http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/category/w7itpro/

There’s another expiration date you need to keep in mind: Windows 7 RC will expire on June 1, 2010, and you’ll need to either upgrade to the final release of Windows 7 or a prior version of Windows before then. (We‘ll send you another reminder as this date approaches.)

Thanks again for your interest in Windows 7 and for your help in finishing this product!

 

Latest Windows 7 Builds [7077-7087,7105-7113]

6.1.7077.0.winmain_win7rc.090404-1255
6.1.7078.0.winmain_win7rc.090406-1758
6.1.7079.0.winmain_win7rc.090407-1902
6.1.7080.0.winmain_win7rc.090408-1900
6.1.7081.0.winmain_win7rc.090409-1900
6.1.7082.0.winmain_win7rc.090410-1901
6.1.7083.0.winmain_win7rc.090413-1900
6.1.7084.0.winmain_win7rc.090414-1900
6.1.7085.0.winmain_win7rc.090415-1900
6.1.7086.0.winmain_win7rc.090416-1900
6.1.7087.0.winmain_win7rc.090417-19xx

6.1.7105.0.winmain.090404-1235
6.1.7106.0.winmain.090408-1623
6.1.7107.0.winmain.090409-1840
6.1.7108.0.winmain.090410-1755
6.1.7109.0.winmain.090413-1552
6.1.7110.0.winmain.090414-1906
6.1.7111.0.winmain.090415-1920
6.1.7112.0.winmain.090416-1820
6.1.7113.0.winmain.090417-18xx

 

Windows 7 Build 7077 Verification Info

Found this info on a russian forum..

Filename: 7077.0.090404-1255_x86fre_client_en-us_Retail_Ultimate-GRC1CULFRER_EN_DVD.iso
CRC: BFE066D4
MD5: BDCB388DAFFAD32D6264144C05B29700
SHA1: 6B4D676257C57607B951A101C7B2C559CD7A5730

I’ll confirm it further later with screenshots and a crc check of my own.

7077-upg1

UPDATE:

Yup, real 😛

# MD5 checksums generated by MD5summer (http://www.md5summer.org)
# Generated 4/8/2009 7:41:57 PM

bdcb388daffad32d6264144c05b29700 *7077.0.090404-1255_x86fre_client_en-us_Retail_Ultimate-GRC1CULFRER_EN_DVD.iso
And activated

7077-act