Hello, early adopter—your eyes might've glazed over during the Windows 7 launch because you've been on that train for months now. This is for you: how to upgrade that Windows 7 release candidate to a final version, easy.
Windows 7's about ready to come out of the oven, and now everybody can shove their hands in the warm OS pie. And really, you should. Here's everything you need to know to dive in.
Windows 7 RC1 doesn't expire until June 1, but we found a catch, and it's a pretty horrible one. Starting March 1, it'll shut down every two hours.
A hot official copy of Windows 7 RC1 is on our desktop and we're poking around. But here are the three best new new things in Windows 7 Build 7100. This crazy background? Baked in.
According to some testers in Microsoft-centric forums, Windows 7 Build 7048 has been declared Release Candidate 1 ahead of the planned April 2009 launch date. For those racing through the torrent sites, it's build 6.1.7048.winmain_win7rc1.090211-1625.