New windows 7 information.

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  1. Kyle Porter

    Kyle Porter Veteran Moderator Senior Member

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    The following was posted on neowin.net

    Named as an RC escrow build it's likely that 7077.0.090404-1255 is the RC that will be modified to 7100 and distributed widely in May. Microsoft confirmed the 7100 path yesterday on its Engineering Windows 7 blog by advising users to modify the MinClient build number from 7100 to 7000 in order to enable beta to RC upgrades.

    It is now expected that Microsoft will name 7100 as the RC build and builds 7105 onwards will be the ongoing development branched towards RTM. The existence of build 7105 was confirmed on Monday meaning Microsoft will have skipped (or reserved) builds 7001, 7002, 7003 and 7004 similar to the "skip" from 6956 to 7000 and then the reserved 7001 and 7002 builds for the beta to RC period.

    Microsoft appear to be on target for the May public RC release but may still deliver the RC internally and to partners for April 10th as we confirmed in February.

    - Internal RC build as soon as Friday!
     
  2. Frank

    Frank Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Nice to hear
    I'm still waiting for my new HDD, which should I receive by the end of April. So May is a good time for RC for me :) Then I have enough space to test it out.

    And hopefully more people give Win 7 RC a try then so that we can actively discuss the new features.
     
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    craigt Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I just got a new 320GB for Windows 7 in an attempt to start clean.
    I was worried when I read there would be no upgrade path from the Beta, but it turns out that's only the case for those using unofficial builds. Apparently 7000 -> RC -> Final should be fine.
     
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    leaftye Old timer Super Moderator

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    I'm glad to hear it looks like it'll still be released soon. I don't want to get my hopes too high though. I'll try to be happy as long as it's released within the next two years.
     
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    CalebSchmerge Woof

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    I am excited for the RC, but I hope its not till may, I know I will spend too much time playing with it, and between now and May 8th I have 7 tests, a major paper, and other quizzes/lab practicals to do.
     
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    craigt Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Apparently I was mistaken. All Beta -> RC paths will be blocked. Even with a potential workaround it's not a good idea. I'm planning a clean install.

    They also suggest downgrading to Vista, then upgrading to the Win 7 RC. I can't imagine that's appealing to too many folks.
     
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