locked
Windows 7 RC1 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I hear RC1 will be out in a week. Will we beta users be autiomatically updated or do we need to download the RC1?
    Tuesday, April 28, 2009 1:03 AM

Answers

  • Hi pletz

    The RC build will be publicly available on May 5th.

    The process for obtaining this will be the same as the beta build.

    The ISO file will need to be downloaded, burned as a bootable image and installed. The supported installs will as an upgrade to Vista or a clean install.

    Hope this helps.

    Thank You for testing Windows 7 Beta

    Ronnie Vernon MVP
    Tuesday, April 28, 2009 1:14 AM
  • There is no automatic update, if you want RC1 then you will have to download it from the same site as you downloaded build 7000
    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;
    Tuesday, April 28, 2009 8:11 PM
    Answerer

All replies

  • Hi pletz

    The RC build will be publicly available on May 5th.

    The process for obtaining this will be the same as the beta build.

    The ISO file will need to be downloaded, burned as a bootable image and installed. The supported installs will as an upgrade to Vista or a clean install.

    Hope this helps.

    Thank You for testing Windows 7 Beta

    Ronnie Vernon MVP
    Tuesday, April 28, 2009 1:14 AM
  • You will need to download and install it yourself.

    Tuesday, April 28, 2009 1:15 AM
  • There is no automatic update, if you want RC1 then you will have to download it from the same site as you downloaded build 7000
    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;
    Tuesday, April 28, 2009 8:11 PM
    Answerer
  • Thanks for the update I have being waiting for the RC1 after enjoying 7000 Beta.
    Which I have being using as my mian install now for since it was installed.
    Looking forwards to setting up a better install this time with Sata raid.
    Anyhow thanks for the info.
    Wednesday, April 29, 2009 10:26 AM
  • Thanks for the update I have being waiting for the RC1 after enjoying 7000 Beta.
    Which I have being using as my mian install now for since it was installed.
    Looking forwards to setting up a better install this time with Sata raid.
    Anyhow thanks for the info.

    Hi

    Glad you have been enjoying the beta.

    Keep an eye out here for more information on the Release Candidate.

    Thank You for testing Windows 7 Beta

    Ronnie Vernon MVP
    Wednesday, April 29, 2009 10:30 AM
  • Looking forwards to setting up a better install this time with Sata raid.
    Anyhow thanks for the info.
    I assume you are looking forward to a fast install with sata raid 0? That's the configuration I use. Also, if you want to see an amazingly fast install you should install from a bootable USB thumb drive.

    Here's a how-to link to the Microsoft Technet article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd535816.aspx
    Wednesday, April 29, 2009 2:12 PM
  • Well I'd like to try and install using a thumb drive. I followed the guide and the thumb drive is rdy once I get RC downloaded but I'm not sure how one gets the system to boot from it. I'm using an Asus P6T Deluxe V2 MB and when I look in the bios for boot order I have 3 options. Floppy, CD/DVD/HD so not sure what I need to do once I copy the files over to the thumb drive so I can boot from it.
    Thursday, April 30, 2009 2:25 AM
  • I'm not familiar with that MB but you may not see that option unless you boot with the thumbdrive already plugged in. During boot you should see an option to change the boot order (esc or F8 or something else). Slap that on the way up and select the thumbdrive.
    Thursday, April 30, 2009 3:53 AM
  • Well I'd like to try and install using a thumb drive. I followed the guide and the thumb drive is rdy once I get RC downloaded but I'm not sure how one gets the system to boot from it. I'm using an Asus P6T Deluxe V2 MB and when I look in the bios for boot order I have 3 options. Floppy, CD/DVD/HD so not sure what I need to do once I copy the files over to the thumb drive so I can boot from it.

    Hmm, I am not sure that the P6T has the option to boot from a USB device. Make sure that all of your USB device settings, in the bios, are enabled. There should be an option also in your "boot order" that allows for "boot from other device." Make sure that is enabled as well.
    Thursday, April 30, 2009 5:01 AM
  • Hi,

    I thought that the RC would be available today for MCP's but I can't find it anywhere on a Microsoft/MCP site.

    Where can I get it from ?

    Regards,

    BigBonhomme
    Thursday, April 30, 2009 5:25 AM
  • Actually... It's still the 29th here in the Pacific Time Zone... And will be for about 90 mins from the time this gets posted. We actually have no set time, as yet, for exactly what time the release will happen. Patience...
    Thursday, April 30, 2009 5:36 AM
  • Hi,

    I thought that the RC would be available today for MCP's but I can't find it anywhere on a Microsoft/MCP site.

    Where can I get it from ?

    Regards,

    BigBonhomme
    Hi

    The only place that I'm aware of it being available on the 30th is on the Technet or MSDN Subscriber downloads.

    See the following website for the official announcement.

    Windows 7 Release Candidate Update - Windows 7 Team Blog

    Regards,

    Thank You for testing Windows 7 Beta


    Ronnie Vernon MVP
    Thursday, April 30, 2009 5:39 AM
  • Today is April 30th, but nothing on TechNet (yet) ...

    Thursday, April 30, 2009 7:01 AM
  • Does a little bit :) *hits the refresh button*
    Thursday, April 30, 2009 8:32 AM
  • Does a little bit :) *hits the refresh button*

    Nothing for me either :( Redmond is so far away from Spain...
    W7 Beta running on an AMD Semprom 3200+ (1800Mhz) with 2 Gbs of RAM and a built-in Nvidia 6100 VGA, and mate, it runs like a charm! And now on my VAIO FE31M Laptop.
    Thursday, April 30, 2009 9:43 AM