Over the weekend, some of you may have received an email from us reminding you that “the Windows 7 Beta expires on August 1st, 2009. In that email, we ask that if you are still on the Windows 7 Beta that you should consider moving to a “non-expired” copy of Windows such as the Windows 7 RC or Windows Vista because bi-hourly shutdowns will begin June 1st”.
The Windows 7 Beta does expire on August 1st, 2009; unfortunately the date for when bi-hourly shutdowns will begin for the Windows 7 Beta was incorrect: Bi-hourly shutdowns for the Windows 7 Beta will begin July 1st, 2009 as stated in the Windows 7 RC FAQ.
We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.
In the meantime, if you’re still on the Windows 7 Beta, you should consider installing the Windows 7 RC in its place. You can register to download the Windows 7 RC here.