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Microsoft begs Windows 7 testers to start from scratch

Discussion in 'News' started by wagnerk, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. wagnerk
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    Microsoft begs Windows 7 testers to start from scratch

    Microsoft is imploring millions of Windows 7 beta testers to perform a clean install of the forthcoming Release Candidate, rather than upgrade from the beta.

    The company claims its telemetry shows that millions of people are running Windows 7 full time. However, it's asking those customers to go through the pain of a clean installation because it wants to test the real-world upgrade experience.

    "The RC is about getting breadth coverage to validate the product in real-world scenarios," the company claims on the Engineering Windows 7 blog. "As a result, we want to encourage you to revert to a Vista image and upgrade or to do a clean install, rather than upgrade the existing Beta."

    Read the rest of the article here.

    Looks like I'm going to have to do this on my personal laptop :rolleyes: Oh well, at least it runs alot better than when it had Vista on it :)

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    1. Gav
      Damn. I didn't know you could upgrade from one beta to another. I just re-formatted back to XP because I was having some problems with 7. Had I know, I'd have just upgraded to the latest beta!

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