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  • well I've been testing, and using win 7 and working on some other stuff all betas. Since subscribing to Technet and MSDN,I have not recieved an upgrade to the latest builds of Win 7. Am I missing something here?
    Wednesday, March 18, 2009 1:21 PM

Answers

  • Hi Rankinx

    Thanks for posting.

    I mentioned before that this beta was structured differently.

    The focus is still on Beta 1.

    All of the bugs, requested feature changes, new feature requests, and any other issues that are reported for this version (7000) will be the focus until every one of these that can be fixed is resolved. There are interim builds being used for internal testing, but these builds are not being released for general testing to avoid repetitive, duplicate bug reporting for issues that are not yet addressed.

    For a more complete description of this process, see the following thread.


    Windows 7 Unauthorized Versions
     

    See the following 2 articles for the list of just some of the specific changes that have been made in the upcoming Release Candidate.

    Some changes since Beta for the RC

    A few more changes from Beta to RC


    Thank You for testing Windows 7 Beta

    Ronnie Vernon MVP
    • Proposed as answer by thebigdintx Wednesday, March 18, 2009 9:30 PM
    • Marked as answer by Ronnie VernonMVP Thursday, March 19, 2009 3:23 AM
    Wednesday, March 18, 2009 7:12 PM

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  • Hi Rankinx

    Microsoft is using a new structure for this beta as opposed to previous betas.

    The next version of Windows 7 beta will be the Release Candidate. There has been no announcements about when this version will be available.

    You can read more complete information about what is being planned on the following official website.

    Engineering Windows 7: Our Next Engineering Milestone


    Hope this helps.


    Thank You for testing Windows 7 Beta

    Ronnie Vernon MVP
    Wednesday, March 18, 2009 4:07 PM
  • By subscribing, do you mean that you are now a paying TechNet or MSDN subscriber?  If so, then you go directly to their downloads section and download pretty much anything you want.  If you just signed up using your Live account, that is not the same as being a paying subscriber.
    Wednesday, March 18, 2009 4:32 PM
  • DarienHawk67,

    Maybe I'm missing something here too. The only version of Windows 7 currently available (to me anyway) on MSDN is build 7000. I can't find any later builds than this.
    John Barnett MVP: Windows XP Associate Expert: Windows Desktop Experience: Web: http://www.winuser.co.uk Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org
    Wednesday, March 18, 2009 4:44 PM
    Answerer
  • with all the new features added in later builds, I think its only ethical that those of us who are registered to test, find the flaws, give the feedback, have the opportunity to atleast decide if they want to tryout these newer or added fixes.MS is moving in the right direction overall, but the fan-base that has builtup around Win 7 has truly grown, heck even my 6yrs old daughter is loving it and refuse to use her XP machine.
    Wednesday, March 18, 2009 4:51 PM
  • Hi Rankinx

    Thanks for posting.

    I mentioned before that this beta was structured differently.

    The focus is still on Beta 1.

    All of the bugs, requested feature changes, new feature requests, and any other issues that are reported for this version (7000) will be the focus until every one of these that can be fixed is resolved. There are interim builds being used for internal testing, but these builds are not being released for general testing to avoid repetitive, duplicate bug reporting for issues that are not yet addressed.

    For a more complete description of this process, see the following thread.


    Windows 7 Unauthorized Versions
     

    See the following 2 articles for the list of just some of the specific changes that have been made in the upcoming Release Candidate.

    Some changes since Beta for the RC

    A few more changes from Beta to RC


    Thank You for testing Windows 7 Beta

    Ronnie Vernon MVP
    • Proposed as answer by thebigdintx Wednesday, March 18, 2009 9:30 PM
    • Marked as answer by Ronnie VernonMVP Thursday, March 19, 2009 3:23 AM
    Wednesday, March 18, 2009 7:12 PM
  • this reply has answered my question, thank you Ronnie. all of my softwares are working with W7 quite well including my Blender, and the games i play when im bored, love the chess titans. not to sound disgruntled but was just wondering why there were other builds, and users not suscribed to the test program were getting newer builds? seems odd but you have straightened it out in your explanation.
    Wednesday, March 18, 2009 10:01 PM
  • Hi Rankinx

    I'm glad this helped.

    Enjoy.


    Thank You for testing Windows 7 Beta

    Ronnie Vernon MVP
    Thursday, March 19, 2009 3:22 AM