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Windows 7 Release Candidate Now Available From Microsoft
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Windows 7New to the Windows 7 RC are advancements such as Remote Media Streaming, Windows XP Mode (beta) and the upcoming beta of the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor.

Friday, May 01, 2009:  Microsoft Corp. has announced the availability of the Release Candidate (RC) of the Windows 7 operating system. The Windows 7 RC indicates the operating system is entering the final phases of development and is ready for partners to develop new applications, device drivers and services, and ready for IT pros to evaluate Windows 7 and examine how it will operate in their environment.

“Listening to our partners and customers has been fundamental to the development of Windows 7,” said Bill Veghte, senior vice president, Windows business, Microsoft. “We heard them and worked hard to deliver the highest quality Release Candidate in the history of Windows. We have more partner support than we’ve ever had for an RC and are pleased to say that the Windows 7 RC has hit the quality and compatibility bar for enterprises to start putting it through its paces and testing in earnest.”

With Windows 7, customers will have access to the broadest array of software and hardware options the industry has to offer, and Microsoft is committed to delivering tools and support that enhance software compatibility as well as ease deployment and migration concerns for businesses and consumers alike, the company claims. Customers also will benefit from the industry and partner support of Windows 7.

More than 10,000 companies have signed up to have access to tools and resources needed to prepare their products and services to take full advantage of the innovations in Windows 7, says Microsoft.

New to the Windows 7 RC are advancements such as Remote Media Streaming, Windows XP Mode (beta) and the upcoming beta of the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor.

In addition, a number of enhancements were made to existing features based on feedback from beta testers, including the following: refined navigation, Internet Explorer 8 and Windows Touch.

InPrivate browsing in Internet Explorer 8 prevents browsing history, temporary Internet files, form data, cookies, and usernames and passwords from being retained by the browser. With Windows 7, you can start an InPrivate session straight from the JumpList. You can also open a new tab from the JumpList.

Controlling the computer by touching a touch-enabled screen or monitor is a core Windows 7 user experience. Improvements in the RC include several Windows Touch updates, including the ability to drag, drop and select items with touch, even inside websites that scroll both horizontally and vertically.

With the RC, Microsoft is also providing guidance on the minimum system requirements for Windows 7, showing that Windows 7 will work on an array of hardware than any other release of Windows at launch: 1GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor; 1 GB of RAM (32-bit)/2 GB of RAM (64-bit); 16 GB of available disk space (32-bit)/20 GB (64-bit); and DirectX 9 graphics device with Windows Display Driver Model 1.0 or higher driver.

The Windows 7 RC is now available for download to MSDN and TechNet subscribers at

For those who are interested in previewing Windows 7 and experiencing the new features firsthand but are not TechNet or MSDN subscribers, the Windows 7 RC will be publicly available on 5 May 2009 on the Microsoft Download Center (

For customers who want to take advantage of Windows XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC, there will also be a download available on the site.

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