What happens after the RC expires?
To avoid any interruptions, you’ll need to rebuild your test machine using a valid version of Windows before the software expires and reinstall all your programs and data. (Learn more about installing Windows.
Is there any future Windows 7 RC2 release?
As per the Windows 7 Team Blog, Microsoft has no plans for RC2. Next is release to manufacturing (RTM) and retail editions.
Does my Current system configuration support loading Windows 7?
Windows 7 works with 1GHz processor (32- or 64-bit), 1GB of main memory, 16GB of available disk space, Support for DX9 graphics with 128MB of memory (for the Aero interface), A DVD-R/W driv . Most the systems now have this configuration.
Can I upgrade from the beta release to the RC, or from RC to Final?
When you install the final version of Windows 7, you’ll need to do a clean installation. So plan on backing up your data then reinstalling your applications and restoring your data. NOTE: Sure there is a workaround to upgrade RC, but its strongly recommended you do a clean install unless you want a broken system.
Where can I get and Install other Windows 7 versions on maybe netbook?
Read my earlier post Unlock Extra Editions from Windows 7 Ultimate RC
Can I upgrade from Windows 7 Beta to Windows 7 RC?
Though its not recommended. If you wish read How to upgrade from Windows 7 Beta to Windows RC
I still have some programs that require XP; Does Windows 7 support them?
Windows 7 has Windows XP Mode that lets use many older Windows XP productivity programs. Learn more and download.
Can I install from a USB drive?
Yes. Read the instructions from here.
Will I get a free copy of Windows 7 once it’s released for volunteering to test the Windows 7 RC?
Where can I get the legal product key for Windows 7 RC?
Go to this Win7 site , and Select 32bit or 64bit and Download and that would give you the key.
Where Can I get the direct links to download Windows 7 RC 32bit and 64bit?
Direct Download links to paste in browser. Replace hxxp with http.
- hxxp://wb.dlservice.microsoft.com/dl/download/release/windows7/4/0/c/40c1e714-7910-4b38-9b5e-67fa522e6a44/7100.0.090421-1700_x86fre_client_en-us_retail_ultimate-grc1culfrer_en_dvd.iso – (32bit)
- hxxp://wb.dlservice.microsoft.com/dl/download/release/windows7/e/b/5/eb58e76e-17fa-409b-855f-11fbe84d1c93/7100.0.090421-1700_x64fre_client_en-us_retail_ultimate-grc1culxfrer_en_dvd.iso – (64bit)
URLS for pasting in Download managers