Windows 7 RC Free Download Starts Today – May 5th

May 5, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Microsoft is bidding everyone a happy Cinco de May, with the opportunity to download Windows 7 release candidate now available to the general public. Microsoft will collect feedback on the Windows 7 release candidate over the next few months, fixing small issues. Last week, the company began offering Windows 7 RC to professional users who belong to its TechNet and MSDN communities.

Windows 7 RC contains most of the features that will be included in the final version of the OS, and it’s been tested for compatibility with hardware and software from most major vendors through a months-long beta program. Still, Microsoft is not offering technical support for the Windows 7 release candidate, and has warned not to use prerelease software for critical tasks or in business production environments. Users should be familiar with installing an operating system from scratch, formatting a hard drive and backing up data, among other skills, Microsoft advised.

Windows 7 RC will function until June 1, 2010. After that, users will need to upgrade to a full, paid version of the operating system.


Comments

3 Responses to “Windows 7 RC Free Download Starts Today – May 5th”

  1. webster on May 6th, 2009 2:44 am

    looks cool

  2. iness on May 7th, 2009 2:09 pm

    nice program

  3. Shem on May 22nd, 2009 7:59 am

    Great performance at Microsoft , thanks

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