Windows 7 RC Download!

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Mirage, May 4, 2009.

  1. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    If you missed the Windows 7 Beta download, which was turned off quite a while ago, you can get the Release Candidate version starting tomorrow on Microsoft's website:

    Welcome to Windows 7

    Who has tried the beta so far? I haven't but I'll be getting the RC tomorrow to check out.

  2. dDave

    dDave Guardian of the Light V.I.P.

    I haven't tried the beta so far but I hear that they fixed control panel and right click properties instead of opening up that stupid and useless window.

    I also hear that they tried to make it take up a lot less resources, but we'll see what happens, I haven't personally tried, it, one of my friends got the beta version (I used it once, it feels nice)
  3. Nevyrmoore

    Nevyrmoore AKA Ass-Bandit

    I have got the beta version, but it's currently running in a VM. My processor limits me to using the x86 version, because I couldn't be arsed to set up a dual boot system on my crappy 40 GB drive.

    I may get hold of the RC, depends on if it would be x64 only, and if I feel like slapping my drive around to get it working.
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  4. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    Well I'm starting my download now. 3.05 gigs. Not that bad really. I couldn't get the download to work in Chrome or IE (go figure) so I had to use FireFox for it. :lol:
  5. Blueyes

    Blueyes Registered Member

    better be careful because according to gizmodo the RC1 version will start shutting down automatically every 2 hours a month before it expires

  6. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    I don't care about that. I'll likely just buy the real deal by the time that comes around so it won't be an issue.

    Worst case scenario, XP is still better and I'll just stick to that. I really hope I like 7 better than Xp though. I'm getting bugged by XP Pro lately and I could use a good 64 bit OS and don't feel like paying $150 for XP Pro 63 bit when 7 is so close.
    Last edited: May 5, 2009
  7. Nevyrmoore

    Nevyrmoore AKA Ass-Bandit

    This should really only apply to people who decide to completely overwrite their current OS. It shouldn't have any massive effect on those who dual boot, use a VM, or have a testing machine.


    Last edited: May 5, 2009
  8. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    So far this thing has been a nightmare to install. I'm trying to install it on a completely fresh PC build, never had any OS on it before and the stupid thing won't start up properly after the first stage of the install.


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