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Old 09-29-09, 02:32 AM   #25
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Worked perfectly. Just used the key included in the little jacket they gave me on the disc with the sha1sum matching the numbers you gave me. The key was accepted and activated without any problems whatsoever.

BTW if anybody wants an easy way to verify sha1sums in windows (you do this so that you know that the file you downloaded is 100% authentic and completely unmodified regardless of what shady torrent site you may have downloaded it from) get a neat little tool called HashTab at beeblebrox.org.
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Old 09-29-09, 02:53 AM   #26
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yap, great little tool, have fun with 7
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Old 09-29-09, 06:22 PM   #27
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FYI, the Detroit, MI conference date is Wednesday Oct 7th.

This is the one I'll be at. Only about 4.2 Mi from where I live. :P

To those who already went to their local conference - did you stay for the entire thing? Do they give out Win 7 copies throughout the day or just at specific times?

Does everyone get a copy, or do they run out after awhile?
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Old 09-29-09, 10:08 PM   #28
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To those who already went to their local conference - did you stay for the entire thing? Do they give out Win 7 copies throughout the day or just at specific times?
There were like 3 different sessions, and after the second one was over (not sure if it was earlier) they started giving them out to people who were leaving.

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Does everyone get a copy, or do they run out after awhile?
Don't know, I left like 15 minutes before the third session was over. If I were to guess though they would have plenty of copies on hand. The thing they give you is a little jacket that has the disc and a key in it, so I don't imagine it being too hard for them to have enough on hand for everybody.
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