If you’re still running the Windows 7 Beta, today it will start shutting down every two hours, which is Microsoft’s way of reminding you to install their Windows 7 Release Candidate—at least until March 1, 2010, when your PC starts the bi-hourly shutdowns once more. In the meantime, check out how much 7 will cost when it drops on October 22.
Beginning this week, Microsoft is going to start pushing out updates for Windows 7 RC — but if you’re already running the release candidate, don’t get all excited about potential new features and bug fixes.
You might have heard that the Windows 7 Release Candidate would be usable through June 2010—quite the nice free trial. But it starts asking for an upgrade, and automatically rebooting, in March 2010.
Whether you want to set up a dual-boot system, you’re ready to migrate all the way to Windows 7 RC from XP, or something in between, here’s what you need to know.
The official Windows 7 Release Candidate is now available for all users through Microsoft’s Customer Preview program.
A quick pointer for anyone who’s playing with an “unofficial” copy of the Windows 7 Release Candidate ahead of this week’s official public rollout: it doesn’t yet include the Compatability View feature in IE8.