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.
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.