Windows 7 RC expiration date

I’ve been running Windows 7 since last June after downloading the release candidate and it’s been going well. Since then on the plus side Microsoft released the Security Essentials anti-viris product so no need for Norton, MacAfee, etc but on the down side the “release candidate” I’m using will expire soon. This is disapointing as I’m not to keen on forking over $299 for Win7 Professional. I have a XP Pro license but it’s not installed on anything so I’m hoping I can use the Win7 Pro upgrade with the XP Pro license from that CD. If so it will save me a $100. JOY !!!

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  1. No luck that I can find using a CD to validate a previous license, OS must be installed. So after contemplating buying a copy of Win7 or a new machine I went with a machine. After looking at HP, Dell and Lenovo I went with a Lenovo ThinkCentre A58-7522 SFF from Hopefully it was the right choice, we’ll see.

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