Early Windows 7 RC Doesn't Support Compatibility View

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.

A note on Microsoft's IE blog points out that the feature — designed to ensure sites render as expected — isn't working everywhere:

People who downloaded Win7 RC "early" may be running without a Compatibilty View list because the list for the Win7 RC is still working its way through the deployment system. Depending on the sites you visit, you may or may not notice its absence. It will be available soon.

You should also remember that you can't upgrade directly from the Windows 7 beta without a minor hack.


    Windows update just pushed update for KB969497 IE8 Compatibility View List for Windows 7 RC and KB970858 update for IE8 for for Win 7 RC

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