Originally Posted by betterdan
Why not do like I said and install Win 7 by upgrading from the Win 7 RC then make a backup image of your hard drive using the built in disc image tool in Win 7 in case you need to do a reinstall?
Is this thing on? Can anyone see this?
If hardware is changed then you need to reactivate windows. After next June (I believe) the RC keys will expire and Win7 will no longer activate.
But like I said (and someone else did as well, they said it first), I think that an activated version of Windows 7 will be sufficient to perform a clean install with the Upgrade version. So this is only a problem for new hard drives...