The Windows 7 Release Candidate is now available to the public. Visit this page for more details and a download location !
We’re on our way to Windows 7, and the RC is a great opportunity for IT professionals like you to take Windows 7 and begin testing it in your real environment. You get to see what’s coming, and we get to see if our changes and fixes from the Beta testing are working correctly. We want to encourage you to install and actively test the RC code. This will help us ensure Windows 7 is the best possible release, and help you get ready for Windows 7 deployment.
Here’s what you need to know:
This is pre-release software, so please read the following to get an idea of the risks and key things you need to know before you try the RC.
Here’s what you need to have:
Internet access (to download Windows 7 RC and get updates)
A PC with these minimum recommended specifications: - 1 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor or higher - 1 GB of system memory or more - 16 GB of available disk space - Support for DirectX 9 graphics with 128 MB memory (to enable the Aero theme) - DVD-R/W Drive Please note these specifications could change. And, some product features of Windows 7, such as the ability to watch and record live TV or navigation through the use of "touch," may require advanced or additional hardware.
Get the download
The 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows 7 RC are available in five languages: English, German, Japanese, French, and Spanish. (Note: The RC version will not be available in Hindi or Arabic.) Just choose the version that fits the system you'll be using and pick your language to register for and download the RC.