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windows 7 shuts of after 60 min ??

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by mark krawczuk, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. mark krawczuk

    mark krawczuk Flightless Bird

    hi, are there any copies of windows 7 , beta etc... that will cause a pc
    to automatically turn off after 60 min ?

    i have a friend , that got a " pc expert " to look at her computer and he
    told her it wasnr a " proper " windows 7 i.e beta version ."


    thanks,
    mark
     
  2. Marjorie Klivans

    Marjorie Klivans Flightless Bird

    "mark krawczuk" <krawczuk@adam.com.au> wrote in message
    news:xsKdnWciJoJ44enRnZ2dnUVZ_o6dnZ2d@adnap.net.au...
    > hi, are there any copies of windows 7 , beta etc... that will cause a pc
    > to automatically turn off after 60 min ?


    NO

    >
    > i have a friend , that got a " pc expert " to look at her computer and
    > he told her it wasnr a " proper " windows 7 i.e beta version ."


    Sounds like that PC expert is a complete douche bag. Kick him to the curb.


    >
    >
    > thanks,
    > mark
    >
     
  3. Gil

    Gil Flightless Bird

    mark krawczuk wrote:
    > hi, are there any copies of windows 7 , beta etc... that will cause a pc
    > to automatically turn off after 60 min ?
    >
    > i have a friend , that got a " pc expert " to look at her computer and he
    > told her it wasnr a " proper " windows 7 i.e beta version ."
    >
    >
    > thanks,
    > mark
    >
    >


    Yup! The beta version was set to start shutting down hourly last year. I
    don't recall the exact date. This was well advertised by MS so that
    those testing it would purchase and install the retail version when it
    was released or revert back to their original os. By the way, the beta
    version is not readily upgradeable to any of the retail versions. A
    fresh install is required.
     
  4. Bruce Chambers

    Bruce Chambers Flightless Bird

    mark krawczuk wrote:
    > hi, are there any copies of windows 7 , beta etc... that will cause a pc
    > to automatically turn off after 60 min ?
    >
    > i have a friend , that got a " pc expert " to look at her computer and he
    > told her it wasnr a " proper " windows 7 i.e beta version ."
    >
    >
    > thanks,
    > mark
    >
    >



    Yes, the public Windows 7 Release Candidate was designed to expire on
    June 1st, and to start shutting down every two hours, beginning on March
    1st.


    It's time to upgrade from the Windows 7 Release Candidate
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/get/release-candidate.aspx


    Your friend needs to purchase and install a legitimate license for
    Windows 7, or any other OS of her choice.
     
  5. GlowingBlueMist

    GlowingBlueMist Flightless Bird

    On 8/24/2010 9:17 PM, mark krawczuk wrote:
    > hi, are there any copies of windows 7 , beta etc... that will cause a pc
    > to automatically turn off after 60 min ?
    >
    > i have a friend , that got a " pc expert " to look at her computer and he
    > told her it wasnr a " proper " windows 7 i.e beta version ."
    >
    >
    > thanks,
    > mark
    >
    >

    As others have mentioned the beta versions may do what your describe but
    most of them are set for a two hour shutdown from what I've read.

    There is another way for the computer itself to shutdown based on
    settings in the BIOS, if her motherboard has the options.

    Some motherboards can be told to power off based on a timer. One easy
    way to check this with out having to go through all the BIOS settings is
    to boot one of the free Live Linux boot cd/DVD's. Then just leave the
    system up for an hour or two and see what happens. If the system still
    shutdowns then it's time to dig into the BIOS, if not then it may be a
    bogus Windows 7 or a real weird power saver setting shutting down the
    system. You can download a live Linux CD image at:
    http://www.livecdlist.com/

    If her system does not have a CD/DVD drive then Puppy Linux can be
    installed on a USB drive using the UNetbootin program. It can be found
    at: http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
    and is freeware.

    I would suggest using Puppy Linux due to it's small size making
    downloading it faster than most. Burn it to a CD and then boot it. If
    you do not use the Install icon (totally optional) nothing gets touched
    on the computer's hard drive.
     
  6. Gordon

    Gordon Flightless Bird

    On 25/08/2010 03:42, Marjorie Klivans wrote:
    >
    >
    > "mark krawczuk" <krawczuk@adam.com.au> wrote in message
    > news:xsKdnWciJoJ44enRnZ2dnUVZ_o6dnZ2d@adnap.net.au...
    >> hi, are there any copies of windows 7 , beta etc... that will cause a
    >> pc to automatically turn off after 60 min ?

    >
    > NO
    >
    >>
    >> i have a friend , that got a " pc expert " to look at her computer and
    >> he told her it wasnr a " proper " windows 7 i.e beta version ."

    >
    > Sounds like that PC expert is a complete douche bag. Kick him to the curb.
    >


    Not at all. If it IS a beta copy, then it DOES stop functioning every so
    often - this started on every beta copy still in use after the Beta
    expired...
     
  7. Martin L

    Martin L Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 25 Aug 2010 11:47:24 +0930, mark krawczuk wrote:

    > hi, are there any copies of windows 7 , beta etc... that will cause a
    > pc to automatically turn off after 60 min ?
    >
    > i have a friend , that got a " pc expert " to look at her computer and
    > he told her it wasnr a " proper " windows 7 i.e beta version ."
    >
    >
    > thanks,
    > mark


    Yes, the beta version does that. To determine which version she has type
    "winver" in the search box on the start menu. (without the quotes)
    If the box shows a version number lower that version 6.1.7600, it's a
    beta and she'll have to buy a new windows license.
     
  8. DJT

    DJT Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 25 Aug 2010 14:47:46 +0100, Gordon <gordonbparker@yahoo.com>
    wrote:

    >On 25/08/2010 03:42, Marjorie Klivans wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >> "mark krawczuk" <krawczuk@adam.com.au> wrote in message
    >> news:xsKdnWciJoJ44enRnZ2dnUVZ_o6dnZ2d@adnap.net.au...
    >>> hi, are there any copies of windows 7 , beta etc... that will cause a
    >>> pc to automatically turn off after 60 min ?

    >>
    >> NO
    >>
    >>>
    >>> i have a friend , that got a " pc expert " to look at her computer and
    >>> he told her it wasnr a " proper " windows 7 i.e beta version ."

    >>
    >> Sounds like that PC expert is a complete douche bag. Kick him to the curb.
    >>

    >
    >Not at all. If it IS a beta copy, then it DOES stop functioning every so
    >often - this started on every beta copy still in use after the Beta
    >expired...



    If it is Windows 7 RC (Release Candidate) it should be closing down
    regularly. I thought it was every 2 hours not 1

    DJT
     
  9. Stan Brown

    Stan Brown Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 25 Aug 2010 11:47:24 +0930, mark krawczuk wrote:
    >
    > hi, are there any copies of windows 7 , beta etc... that will cause a pc
    > to automatically turn off after 60 min ?


    Do you mean after 60 minutes of idle time, or after 60 minutes while
    someone is working? The power options can be set to shut down the
    computer after a given length of idle time.


    --
    Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
    http://OakRoadSystems.com
    Shikata ga nai...
     

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