Windows 7 RC shutsdown every 2 hours before expiration [WTF]

This happens to be our first Windows 7 post. We kept restraint and avoided reporting how “cool” Win7 looks/is, but we couldn’t resist sharing what Win7 RC has in store.


So Windows 7 RC starts to shutdown every two hours after the “doomsday”. And it even alerts the user starting two weeks before this feature kicks in.

Watch the calendar. The RC will expire on June 1, 2010. Starting on March 1, 2010, your PC will begin shutting down every two hours. Windows will notify you two weeks before the bi-hourly shutdowns start. To avoid interruption, you’ll need to install a non-expired version of Windows before March 1, 2010. You’ll also need to install the programs and data that you want to use. (Learn more about installing Windows.)

We could also not resist sharing the comment by bosskev on Gizmodo.

So, it will shut down every couple of hours? How is this different from any current release of Windows?

We at woikr believe this may not totally convince a normal user to get a “non-expired” Windows version, instead a default wallpaper of Steve “Crazy” Balmer would.

There you go – don’t curse us for destroying your appetite.


[Via Microsoft & Gizmodo]

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4 Responses to this post

  1. Someone who hates Mi says:

    Damm, i tried to install Seven RC, but when does the "final restart", shows a colorfull bar with a shiny ball and my computer started to restart infinitily… Now, i'm using linux. Windows sucks.

  2. NANA says:

    Mine shuts down every two hours I've tried to walk around the registry to disable , but it does not work.Is is in the source code? How can we crack this issue of microfuck. Any ideas?email it to me @ thedoyene@gmail,com.Peace.

  3. Someone who hates Mi says:

    It's very strange my new computer came with Windows 7 RC already installed and then the terrorism started. The activation messages, reminders and then the worst, the automatic shut downs every two hours :(. I've read that it expires on June 1st 2010, but mine already alerts me that it has expired and needs activation. I'm gonna get XP and for all of you who are in the same situation, I suggest you do the same.

  4. Ravi says:

    I see some really freaking comments on Win7, but my experience has been great with it so far, frankly. The only hiccup I see is the occasional BSOD for no reason. Come on guys, its just a RC!

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