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xmojo1
30-04-2009, 12:15 AM
I intend to download the Windows 7 beta RC which will be released for public download on May 6, having missed out on the previous Windows 7 beta release earlier this year.

My question is, was the previous beta release version the equivalent of "Windows 7 Ultimate" in that every feature in the beta was available for testing and nothing was disabled. BTW, what was the file size of the previous beta release?

stu161204
30-04-2009, 12:28 AM
My question is, was the previous beta release version the equivalent of "Windows 7 Ultimate" in that every feature in the beta was available for testing and nothing was disabled.

Everything is fully working & I have yet to come access any thing that has been disabled….


BTW, what was the file size of the previous beta release?

2.43 GB for 32bit
3.15 GB for 64bit

But I am thinking the RC, could bit a bit bigger.

wainuitech
30-04-2009, 09:54 AM
MS goofed tyhe other day and put on the Technet site the download for W7 RC labeled 7100.Part of which said


The Windows 7 Release Candidate will be at least available through June 2009 with no product key limitation.
Windows 7 RC will expire on June 1, 2010.
Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the Windows 7 RC will be available for download in the five languages English, German, Japanese, French, and Spanish

According to many places Offically the RC 7100 will be available to Technet and MSDN subscribers on 30th April USA time - and available to the public on the 5th May.

Just checked my own Technet subscription and its not there yet, so maybe tomorrow when its the 30th in USA.

As for the size of the download:
Name: 7100.0.090421-1700_x86fre_client_en-us_Retail_Ultimate-GRC1CULFRER_EN_DVD.iso
Size: 2.35GB
MD5 Hash: 8867C13330F56A93944BCD46DCD73590

&

Name: 7100.0.090421-1700_x64fre_client_en-us_Retail_Ultimate-GRC1CULFRER_EN_DVD.iso
Size: 3.04GB
MD5 Hash: 98341AF35655137966E382C4FEAA282D

There are some so called leaked version floating around the torrent sites, but many have also reported they are either fakes, OR there are a few that have a Trojan as Reported Here (http://windows7news.com/2009/04/28/leaked-windows-7-rc-build-7100-may-contain-a-trojan/).

autechre
30-04-2009, 10:05 AM
My question is, was the previous beta release version the equivalent of "Windows 7 Ultimate" in that every feature in the beta was available for testing and nothing was disabled.

Yes, it installs the Ultimate version by default. You can enable the other versions but it's not worth the hassle unless you're bored. The beta keys will work with the RC & it expires May next year (I think).

I grabbed the "leaked" RC on Saturday. No trojans and it's not fake. I guess some people grab the first link they see & get some infected build.

So far i've had no problems and is running fine in a VM. Only annoyances so far is that I don't have full access to all the folders in my profile folder by default (eg. Local Settings, Send To, App Data etc.). I need to play some more to figure out where everything is kept & what tools are available to clean up temp files and so on.

Blam
30-04-2009, 10:16 AM
You may have to take ownership of the folders.

Add the Take Ownership command ti the context menu, wokrs great:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/add-take-ownership-to-explorer-right-click-menu-in-vista/

Blam

SolMiester
30-04-2009, 11:01 AM
Wow, I like the virtual XP mode in Win 7 for software assurance customers....!!

Blam
30-04-2009, 11:09 AM
The processor needs virtualisation support and at least 2gb of RAM is needed, but most cpus support virtualisation anyways.

Sounds like a good idea

Blam

SolMiester
30-04-2009, 11:23 AM
Not sure if it is virtualisation as we know it now. It's a compatibility mode for programs that wont run in Vista\Win7 like versions of Quickbooks prior to 07\08

somebody
30-04-2009, 12:01 PM
Not sure if it is virtualisation as we know it now. It's a compatibility mode for programs that wont run in Vista\Win7 like versions of Quickbooks prior to 07\08

It is virtualisation - it's running XP inside the new verison of Virtual PC, but with "seamless" integration into Windows 7. See: http://www.withinwindows.com/2009/04/24/secret-no-more-revealing-windows-xp-mode-for-windows-7/

Blam
30-04-2009, 01:03 PM
It is virtualisation - it's running XP inside the new verison of Virtual PC, but with "seamless" integration into Windows 7. See: http://www.withinwindows.com/2009/04/24/secret-no-more-revealing-windows-xp-mode-for-windows-7/

+1 thats what I've read.

Just WinXP in VirtualPC but "integrated" into Windows 7. Even requires its own AV etc

SolMiester
30-04-2009, 05:57 PM
Well, I havent got it yet so not sure......I read it as different http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2009/Apr09/04-28Win7QA.mspx

because we run the virtual pc app 1st, this is slightly different....

autechre
01-05-2009, 09:39 AM
You may have to take ownership of the folders.

Add the Take Ownership command ti the context menu, wokrs great:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/add-take-ownership-to-explorer-right-click-menu-in-vista/

Thanks, I did manage to figure out where some of the profile folders are actually hiding - like Send To.
Not sure if it's the same in Vista, but user profiles in 7 are completely different to those in XP and has a lot of shortcuts to the actual folders. I'm guessing it's to keep compatibility for older programs.

linw
02-05-2009, 03:55 PM
Yep, us vista-ites have already got our head around the old compatibility deadend folders!

linw
02-05-2009, 03:59 PM
Well, May 5th isn't far away. Pretty sure I will be giving it a go but I will be trying an install over Vista.

If we load the Ultimate ver, guess there won't be a problem 'down grading' when we load the release ver?

Pourhommenz
02-05-2009, 04:05 PM
I have been using the x86 of the RC for over a week now and think it is awesome. I have not come across any problems at all. Loading times are awesome, no compt. problems. Only strange thing is that Firefox doesn't act they way it did in Vista as it does in Windows 7, the txt screws around alot and doesn't adjust itself correctly. Don't know why ....

Only other annoying thing is the new taskbar layout they have used, can be hard to drag and drop files compared to prev. versions of windows.

linw
04-05-2009, 02:25 PM
According to the MS email received today, the rtm version can't be installed over the rc version which answers one of my questions above.

sammo450
04-05-2009, 03:15 PM
Is there anyone in Nelson who could get me a copy of the RC when it is released? I haven't got broadband.....