No date shows. From all appearances it looks like final copy except for the
build number. If you search for Launch Tour you'll see several threads that
attest to this. There doesn't seem to be an expiration date.
My copy initially did a couple of updates too. However, when Jan 30th rolled
around there were many posts indicating that there were another 9 important
updates released. People with non-beta copies were seeing the updates, those
with RC1, RC2 and RTM copies were not.
Since I ordered and installed the OEM copy, I can verify that number of
updates. My work computer which still has a copy of the Launch beta still can
not see the updates. There are also other minor differences between the two
copies (icons are nicer, sounds are different, the system seems to be more
robust - to mention a few things).
I can understand not running right out since your copy apparently works
fine, but I would worry as time goes on about what
fixes/patches/vunrabilities I was leaving myself open to too.
"Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:
> Type "winver" ENTER
> Is there a date on that page?
> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
> "Flagreen" <Flagreen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >I have Vista Ultimate build 5840 which I recieved at the launch Tour event
> > along with a product key. When I run winver it does not show an expiration
> > date on this installation. So will I be able to use this indefinitely?