Finally the Windows 7 Release Candidate is generally available and if you live in Australia then head on over to www.microsoft.com.au/windows7 and download a copy which will be available at least through June.
Ok in my household the Windows Media Center is sacrosanct only to be tampered with by the fearless or in my case the reckless. So as soon as I got my grubby hands on the Release Candidate I naturally wanted to install it on to the family Media Center. Now in fairness, I did do a Vista System image backup on the "working" system and I'd recommend you do the same to avoid any family reprisal and simply roll the system back if your experience is not so great!!
So as per my previous posting "Oh Yeah Finally built a Vista Media Centre with PAF" with exactly the system reference as outlined in that posting I set to work installing Windows 7 RC 64 bit Ultimate Edition. I updated to version 9.4 of the graphics driver (as of May 5th, 2009, cose the out of box driver is crap) for the integrated ATI Radeon HD3200-based graphics chipset and downloaded and installed the latest 64 bit driver for the DigitalNow TinyTwin Dual Digital USB Tuner. The I fired up the Media Center and set to work scanning for TV stations and setting preferences as I like them.
Stuff I really liked!!
Stuff I don't like.
Go on, give it a whirl, you'll love it and well ya know you going to anyways, just wait till they've all gone to bed;)
Tomorrow I'll write up my experiences with Windows 7 Release Candidate and my ASUS Eee PC 1000H, basically it just worked, too easy, all drivers in the box only needed to install the latest ASUS APCI Driver and Super Hybrid Engine utility and was good to go.