Shutdown Schedule for Windows 7 Beta and Windows 7 RC

Monday, August 10, 2009

Windows 7 RTM (Release to Manufacturing) became available to systems builders and MSDN and TechNet Plus subscribers on August 6, 2009.

You can continue to download Windows 7 RC through August 15, 2009. To avoid interruption, you should rebuild test machines by using a valid Windows operating system before Windows 7 Beta and Windows 7 RC expire. Windows will automatically notify you that the expiration process is about to begin. Two weeks later, your PC will shut down every two hours.

  • For Windows 7 Beta, the bi-hourly shutdowns will begin July 1, 2009. The software will expire August 1, 2009.
  • For Windows 7 RC, the bi-hourly shutdowns will begin March 1, 2010. The software will expire June 1, 2010.