Windows 7 RC Finally Here?

Microsoft’s Partner Readiness site just made the announcement that Windows 7 RC is now available for download from Microsoft.  If you have a TechNet Plus or MSDN subscription, it now available.  This probably means that the rumors of a May 5 or 11th release of RC are more and more likely now. 

Some of the changes made between Beta and RC include:

  • Minor tweaks to how the Jump Lists and Thumbnails work.
  • Windows Explorer – changed the address bar so the Parent folder is always visible so it can be clicked on.
  • Something minor, but a nuisance is the New Folder button wasn’t always available.  So it was a guess where it would pop up.  Now it is there all the time.
  • Microsoft is working with more manufacturers to have more devices to be used with the Device Stage.
  • The Safely Remove feature is not renamed aptly “Eject”.  This is still available from the Notification area.  This will work for media drives to eject a CD/DVD or your USB device.
  • Reduction in Page File size as well as system partition size.

Microsoft’s Engineer Windows 7 team blog does a great job talking about all of the updates that happened in RC.

So get your engines ready and let’s see what we can do with this version of already great OS.


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