I was wondering, since there will be a several month gap between the end date of the beta and the release of the final win/7, how does this work? forgive my ignorance, this is the first beta i've ever used. Will I be able to access the files I have saved in my folders after the end date, or will the OS become unusable? I have a habit of not keeping up with the calander (which would suck if I had to appear in court) lol, but I'd hate to have anything important on my pc and find out that i should have backed them up earlier. I do have XP (my main OS) and win/7 on the same drive, so in worse case scenario I should be able to access win/7 files from my XP OS, shouldn't I? Thanks for any info on how beta works.