Tag Archives | Windows 7 Beta

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Downloads

Yesterday Robert broke the news that the official beta of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 has been released by Microsoft. His article contained the relevant information about the upcoming service…

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Office 2010 Beta Bigger Than Windows 7 Beta

Today Office 2010 finally went on sale for the general public and along with that Microsoft decided to release the download figures it had for its Beta test. According to…

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Don’t Forget – Windows 7 RC Begins To Shutdown In 1 Month

Part of Windows 7 success was undoubtedly related to the extensive pre-release program that Microsoft had in operation prior to the official release of the RTM on the 22nd October…

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Steve Ballmer Wants All New PCs To Ship With Windows 7

On Monday I attended a small Windows 7 Launch event in London attended by around 100 people, which featured a 45 minute or so session with Steve Ballmer. It was a…

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Microsoft Security Essentials Final On The Way

Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) is an anti-malware product that works via the cloud, a successor to OneCare, and contains quite a bit of promise. The beta versions had a strong…

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Windows Live Essentials Updated

For those users running Windows Live Essentials, the software suite offered by Microsoft, Wave 3 has been updated once again, and this time, Movie Maker is finally gold (out of…

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Windows 7 Ultimate released to Beta testers on Connect

Microsoft has now released final RTM builds of 32 and 64 bit Windows 7 to technical beta-testers, with them each getting a free copy of Windows 7 Ultimate.  This is exclusively for…

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Tech-testers ‘almost’ have their copy of Windows 7 Ultimate

In a message entitled Information on getting your Windows 7 RTM ”Thank you” copy, Microsoft today released details to people who had been invited onto the technical-beta programme for Windows 7 of how…

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Tech testers WILL get a copy of Windows 7 [UPDATED]

In what can only be described as a u-turn, Microsoft today announced on the Windows team blog that technical beta testers WILL get a copy of Windows 7 after all, putting…

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Intel Drivers for Windows 7 Released

Unfortunately for most Intel users, when it came down to obtaining drivers for Windows 7, some users were left in the dirt with no support and no mention of support…

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CONFIRMED – Windows 7 RTM, Server 2008, and Office 2010 Beta Leaked

The previously rumored leak has been confirmed. Wzor has placed the download links to the Windows 7 RTM on their home page, and it definitely the real deal. The build…

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Did Microsoft listen to beta testers after Vista?

As the beta for Windows 7 draws to a close there are questions over whether it was a ‘good’ beta process or not.  I’ve been a technical tester for Microsoft…

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Windows 7 Beta Ends Today! How To Upgrade to Windows 7 RC

Announcement: 50% discount on Windows 7 Pre-Orders for a limited amount of time. A gentle reminder to readers who may still be running the Windows 7 Beta that it will…

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What Should Windows 7′s Advertising Campaign Be?

Until recently I remember seeing a fair amount of Windows Vista advertising. Think the Mojave experiment. Now it seems Microsoft has scaled it back by a large amount. They are now just advertising…

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Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0 Beta Released

Earlier, I made a post in which I described the upcoming Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) and explained what all of the hype was about. Now, the Redmond company has released…

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Microsoft correct erroneous beta expiration date

Last week Microsoft sent emails to people who had downloaded the 7000 beta build of Windows 7 telling them that it would expire on the 1st June 2009. Today they…

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Microsoft Is Sending Out Beta Expiration Date Emails

Microsoft is sending out emails to users who have downloaded the Windows 7 Beta from the official download site. The emails contain information about the expiration date of the Windows…

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Upgrading From Windows 7 RC To Final

Thousands of users are already testing the release candidate of Windows 7. Many make use of virtualization techniques or dual / triple boot systems to be able to test the…

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