Windows 7 Pre-Release Builds – Important Info

As RTM for Windows 7 grows closer (no official public word on the date yet though), you need to be aware of the following if you’re running one of the pre-release builds of Windows 7

Still on the Windows 7 Beta (like me)? You need to move to the RC and fast. Starting July 1st, the Beta will start to reboot every 2 hrs and expire Aug 1st.

Want to download the RC? . The RC download program closes August 15th. After that, you won’t be able to get the download, but you can still install the RC and get a key if you need one. (To get a key, just go to the Downloads page and follow the instructions.)

If you’re using the Windows 7 Release Candidate, we hope you like what you see. Let us know -- go to and tell us what you think. You’ll be able to give feedback on various aspects of the operating system.

Thanks, and see you on the other side of repaving my Win7 Beta Laptop.


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