ANNOUNCEMENT: Test for Windows 7 Beta Starts 2/24/2009 RRS feed

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  •  A special test for the Microsoft Update component in the Windows 7 Beta will be conducted, starting tomorrow February 24, 2009.

    Here is the official announcement.

    Upcoming updates for Windows 7 testing

    Hi all,


    Starting on February 24th we will be offering some test updates to Windows 7 Beta (build 7000) computers. We do typically verify update scenarios during a Beta, and releasing these test updates will help ensure that when we need to release real updates, the process will run smoothly. There will be at most five updates. These updates test the Windows 7 servicing infrastructure. They will not deliver any new features or fixes.


    The updates will be offered interactively. This means that users will be notified of available updates, but they won’t install automatically. Users will need to go to the Windows Update control panel and manually start installation. They will also be clearly titled as a test update. If you don’t want to install the updates then you can right click on each update and select “Hide update” to prevent it from being shown in the list of available updates.


    MU Team


    Upcoming updates for Windows 7 testing

    Thank You for testing Windows 7 Beta

    Ronnie Vernon MVP
    Monday, February 23, 2009 11:20 PM

All replies

  • Sorry, wrong topic I think.
    Tuesday, February 24, 2009 11:53 AM
  • Windows Update showed 2 of the Test Updates this evening on my pc (Windows 7 x64) and they both installed without any drama.
    Wednesday, February 25, 2009 2:29 AM
  • Worked also fine for me. I only had to start install manualy. (didn't have my machine running at 3 o'clock......)
    Wednesday, February 25, 2009 8:56 PM
  • I have a Quick Question people. How do I opt to send information back to microsoft while using Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7100? I am currently using it on my Dell Demension 2400 and inspite of the antique hardware, it runs pretty smooth. Is information sent back to Microsoft automatically or do I need to find a program to help make Window 7 better? Thanks to you Microsoft for allowing me to help test this , what looks to be very promising , Operating System.
    Friday, May 22, 2009 5:46 AM
  • i hadn't any problems with installing w7 rc. everything works fine (with some post install driver updates). i was install w7 32-bit on my dell latitude d830 portable (intel T7500 2,2ghz 1gb ram, vga nvidia quadro nvs135m-128mb). after installing i was update vga driver (vista32 driver version 179.24), dell touchpad (vista32 driver oem dell,audio driver (vista32 driver oem sigmatel and (not necessary) chipset driver (vista32 driver oem intel before update evrything works good (except touchpad can't scroll, vga size 4mb and unknown modem - nothing crucial) after this few updates everything works perfect. my first experiences are excellent. faster than vista and easier for use, handle, maintain and accommodate. all compliments for integrated video/audio codecs. about programs that i use and suggest: MS Office2007 - working fine adobe cs3 - working fine (all parts) ahead nero 8 - working fine corel draw x3 - working fine winzip 9.0 - working fine winrar 3.4 - working fine oracle 11g - working fine (database and developing tools) eset nod32 v4 - working fine and for the end i have some suggestions about installation - back button (or option) can be usefull (i haven't see it).
    Friday, May 22, 2009 6:48 AM