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Windows 7: Official Windows 7 RC Available Right Now!

05 May 2009   #221
kernelmode

Windows 7/ Windows XP pro
 
 

hey um i am downloading the rc, but i am wondering. I have the beta, can I reinstall rc over the beta so i don't have to install all programs again? Like on the same partion?


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05 May 2009   #222
AreoX

Windows 7 (build7000) 32-bit
 
 

Gah! I just got the BETA 7k, now I have to back up all my files AGAIN!? RAWR!

....can't I just update...?
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05 May 2009   #223
GatoSoft

@Home/Work: Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64
 
 

Good to see that now is available an spanish language version of the build, so I haven't to go looking for language packages for my friend's computers anymore.
Let's give to Microsoft's gift some try...
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05 May 2009   #224
MUff1N

Windows« 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AreoX View Post
Gah! I just got the BETA 7k, now I have to back up all my files AGAIN!? RAWR!

....can't I just update...?
Here's the info you requested!


Microsoft recommends users to do a clean install rather than upgrading from Windows 7 Beta (or any other builds) to Windows 7 RC build. It is not possible to upgrade your Windows 7 Beta to RC unless you bypass the check for the pre-release upgrade. Even though this is not recommended by Microsoft, below are the steps to bypass this check (from the E7 blog):
  • Download the ISO as you did previously and burn the ISO to a DVD
  • Copy the whole image to a storage location you wish to run the upgrade from (a bootable flash drive or a directory on any partition on the machine running the pre-release build)
  • Browse to the sources directory
  • Open the file cversion.ini in a text editor like Notepad
  • Modify the MinClient build number to a value lower than the down-level build. For example, change 7100 to 7000
  • Save the file in place with the same name
  • Run setup like you would normally from this modified copy of the image and the version check will be bypassed

(atleast this confirms the new 7100 milestone)

So, make sure you backup your machine or use Windows Easy Transfer to move your accounts, settings, files etc., and then install Windows 7 RC.
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05 May 2009   #225
drazenn

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by willgimmence View Post
I found pausing the download, then resuming got it rolling again.
Aren't you downloading it with Microsoft's download helper,as everybody else,no matter which browser?
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05 May 2009   #226
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Can someone post the direct links for the French RC? :\
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05 May 2009   #227
drazenn

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
Can someone post the direct links for the French RC? :\
just choose x86 or x64,pick the language,and "go"

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win.../download.aspx
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05 May 2009   #228
LePoilu

Vista H.P. SP1 x32 Seven RC x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
Can someone post the direct links for the French RC? :\

Downloaded via this link:
Windows┬ 7 Release Candidate

Choose your language and enjoy
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05 May 2009   #229
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Thanks for posting the direct-MS links. I was genuinely astounded how quickly it downloaded. Expected the servers to be swamped today.
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05 May 2009   #230
GatoSoft

@Home/Work: Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64
 
 

I've downloaded x64 edition last night at home and I was forced to use the download helper made in Java. Today, I got into Microsoft site to download the x86 & x64 editions at work and the download helper just dissapears. Now, I'm using FlashGet to download at full-speed.
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