Windows 7 7100 RC Out Now - RTM 7600 leaked, Final Oct 22

Jan 29, 2009
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Who is testing this sucker out? It's just fricking amazing, though it does crash, but its a BETA, and the best BETA I have ever tested..
 

splax23

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Jan 27, 2009
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my bro is right now i messed around with it and really liked it. When i finish building my computer I will load that most likely.
 
Jan 29, 2009
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my bro is right now i messed around with it and really liked it. When i finish building my computer I will load that most likely.

I have a problem on my laptop, whenever I close my lid, I lose my background, it just goes black.... and then I can't get it back without restarting, but it happens only when I close my lid, its very annoying..
 
Jan 28, 2009
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Hmm. Where's Windows 7 manufactured? The only reason why I ask, is if it was made in Mexico ........ Hmm. You're cousins' works fine, and the "white man" is having problems. Hmmmm ........ ;)
 
My friend is Japanese lol, nah bugs are bound to happen and Darth most official testing for Windows is done in India and the quality work doesn't always come from that part of the globe. M$ is just cheap and that's why they outsource there so we are the ones to suffer for their lack of experience.
 
Jan 29, 2009
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Microsoft has indicated in their blog that the next release of Windows 7 will not be a Beta 2 but a release candidate, indicating that they're pretty close and they want people to start testing the release, especially because all the features are done. All the folks running the Beta are actively contributing to fixing it. Theyre getting performance telemetry, application compatibility data, usage information, and details on device requirements among other areas. This data is very structured and very actionable. They have very high-bandwidth relationships with partners and good tools to help each other to deliver a great experience. One thing you might be seeing is that hardware and software vendors might be trying out updated drivers / software enhanced for Windows 7 - at least that is what they hope for.

For example, many of the anti-virus vendors already have released compatibility packs or updates that are automatically applied to your running installation. You might notice, for example, that many GPU chipsets are being recognized and Windows 7 downloads the updated WDDM 1.1 drivers. While the Windows Vista drivers work as expected, the new 1.1 drivers provide enhanced performance and a reduced memory footprint, which can make a big difference on 1GB shared memory machines. You might insert a device and receive a recently updated version of a driver as I did for a Logitech QuickCam. Another example some of you might have seen is that the Beta requires a an updated version of Skype software currently in testing. When you go to install the old version you get an error message and then the problem and solutions user interface kicks in and you are redirected to the Beta site. This type of error handling is deployed in real time as we learn more and as the ecosystem builds out support. It is only because of our partnerships across the ecosystem that such efforts are possible, even during the Beta.

Every day Microsoft is researching issues, resolving them, and making sure those resolutions did not cause regressions (in performance, behavior, compatibility, or reliability). The path to Release Candidate is all about getting the product to a known and shippable state both from an internal and external (Beta usage and partner ecosystem readiness) standpoint.

Microsoft will then provide the Release Candidate as a refresh for the Beta. They expect, based on their experience with the Beta, a broad set of folks to be pretty interested in trying it out.

With the RC, this process of feedback based on telemetry then repeats itself. However at this milestone they will be very selective about what changes they make between the Release Candidate and the final product, and very clear in communicating them. Microsoft will act on the most critical issues. The point of the Release Candidate is to make sure everyone is ready for the release and that there is time between the Release Candidate and their release to PC makers and manufacturing to validate all the work that has gone on since the pre-Beta. Again, they expect very few changes to the code.

The obvious question is that we know the Pre-Beta was October 28, 2008, and the Beta was January 7th, so when is the Release Candidate and RTM? The answer is forthcoming. Our guess would be within two months. However, its anyone's guess at this point.
 
Jan 28, 2009
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Virginia
My friend is Japanese lol, nah bugs are bound to happen and Darth most official testing for Windows is done in India and the quality work doesn't always come from that part of the globe. M$ is just cheap and that's why they outsource there so we are the ones to suffer for their lack of experience.

:joy: I saw an opening, and just took it. ROTFLMAO!!!! :D
 

splax23

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Jan 27, 2009
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I was messing around on my bros PS3 tonight and it links his PS3 and PC through windows 7 and he can play his music and videos that are on his PC, on his PS3. This was through wireless internet. I thought that was awesome
 
Jan 29, 2009
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I'm waiting for the RC, I also don't want to backup everything and switch OS's, as windows 7 is my main OS now, I've dropped XP.