• Ed Bott’s Windows 7 Release Candidate FAQ

    Thinking about installing the Windows 7 Release Candidate?

    The official version will be widely available on May 5. I’ll post the download link here as soon as it’s available.

    The most important thing to remember about the RC: when you decide to switch to the “real” Windows 7 (or on March 1, 2010, whichever comes later), you should plan on wiping out your hard drive and starting all over. Yes, you can use Windows Easy Transfer to take your data off the hard drive before you upgrade. But, no, Windows Easy Transfer doesn’t transfer everything – most notably, you’ll have to re-install all of your programs.

    Before you consider downloading and installing the RC, take a look at Ed Bott’s extensive FAQ about the Release Candidate.