Noob question: does Microsoft Update RC1 to reflect retail edition?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Daniel Polwarth, May 14, 2009.

  1. Daniel Polwarth

    Daniel Polwarth New Member

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    I'm pretty good with Windows, but I've never tried running a Beta version or RC version before, and I have a question. It's probably a dumb question, but I haven't seen a topic address it so I'm just going to go ahead and ask.

    Microsoft updates the release candidate regularly, but as it updates, does it alter the OS to reflect the final retail version more? Or does it simply fix bugs in Win7 RC but make no further interface or other changes?

    In other words, as we get closer to the retail release, will Win7 RC change transform into that retail version. or will it simply be stuck in time as it was on the day of its initial release with just a bug fix here or there? I'm aware that the RC candidate is just a work in progress, but I'm just curious to know as the OS gets more polished, does Win7 RC1 reflect that polish?

    Thanks guys,

    Daniel
     
  2. Ahmed Alzayani

    Ahmed Alzayani New Member

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    The RC will not auto update to the final version, Updates in the RC will stop when the RTM is released.
     
  3. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    No, this is impossible

    After the RTM (release to manufacturers), it will be a completely finished version with a new name, I suppose and you'll have to buy it.
     
  4. Radenight

    Radenight New Member

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    I agree with both the previous posts.. ;)

    @ Reghakr

    Do you supposed they'll actually change the name? I was thinking about that the other night actually.. On one hand I could see it simply because it's something Microsoft has done frequently in the past.. but on the other hand I could see Windows 7 sticking.. it just kinda rolls off the tongue.. much better than say.. Windows Vista.. ;) hahaha
     
  5. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Well if those box shots were correct, then I guess they might not be renaming it

    I actually Like Windows 7, gotta used to that name i guess;)

    We could always have whoosh name it:D
     

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