Time is running out if you are contemplating an upgrade but would like to test drive Windows 7 first. The Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) is an ideal way to test the operating system in a non-critical environment. However, downloads will end on August 20, 2009.
Full details are available at TechNet in Windows 7 Release Candidate.
There is a wealth of information available on Windows 7. For starters, see the list below.
- If you are a Windows XP users, the activation process will be new to you. A brief demonistration is available in Activating Windows 7.
- TechNet Magazine has a compilation of tips for Windows 7 at Windows 7 beta 1 Tips.
- For more in-dept information, Talking About Windows provides a behind-the-scenes look at the next generation of Windows. It is a video blog with contributions provided by Microsoft engineers who helped build Windows 7.
- Should you need assistance, Microsoft Answers is a great source to get help. The Getting Ready for Windows 7 Forum is dedicated to help you learn about Windows 7, and get help with installation and upgrade of the Release Candidate.
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