It’s now July 1st, 2009, which means that the Windows 7 beta will officially stop functioning today. For those worried, the Win 7 Beta was the version released to testers several months ago, NOT the currently available Release Candidate version that users can download now.
The computers will start shutting down every two hours for the next couple of months until the Beta expires completely. If you’re still running the Beta version of Microsoft’s next operating system, be sure to get your data off of it. You can always <a href=http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/download.aspx>download</a> the Release Candidate from Microsoft; it doesn’t begin its bihourly shutdowns until March 1st of next year (with a June 1st expiration date).
If you’ve tasted Windows 7 for yourself and want to upgrade when it comes out on October 22nd, be sure to check out the <a href=http://www.microsoft.com/windows/buy/offers/pre-order.aspx>half-off pre-order pricing</a> for Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Professional; they’re only available for a limited time.