There was lot of confusion on when the Bi-hourly shutdown of Windows 7 Beta will begin. As it was announced earlier that it will begin on July 1st, 2009 and Windows 7 beta will Expire on August 1st, 2009. But recently many received an e-mail from Microsoft which reminded users of Windows 7 Beta to move to a “non-expired” copy of Windows such as the Windows 7 RC or Vista as bi-hourly shutdowns will begin June 1st, 2009 for Windows 7 Beta.
So, this bi-hourly shutdown date started all the confusion, whether its June 09 or July 09?
Now Microsoft has clarified this: Bi-hourly shutdowns for the Windows 7 Beta will begin July 1st, 2009
“We apologize for the confusion and inconvenience this may have caused.”
So the date in the mail sent was wrong. No confusions now, Bi-hourly shutdowns for the Windows 7 Beta will begin July 1st, 2009 . So if you are still on Windows 7 Beta , get Windows 7 RC now from here.
Also this Bi-hourly shutdown date is only for beta , not applicable to RC. To be more clear: “Beta expires on August 1, 2009, and bi-hourly shutdowns will begin July 1, 2009. The RC will expire June 1, 2010, and the bi-hourly shutdowns will begin on March 1, 2010”