If you’re running the release version of Windows 7 now, thank you, and you can move right along… nothing to see here.
Now, for those of you that downloaded the Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) or perhaps got a copy of it at an event last year…
So to avoid all this frustration and continue to enjoy your obviously superb Windows 7 experience, please reinstall a prior version of Windows (what?! no, you don’t want to do that!) or move to a released version of Windows 7.
You’ll need to do a custom (clean) install to replace the RC, and as with any clean installation, you’ll need to back up your data then reinstall your applications and restore the data. For more details about replacing the RC, see the Knowledge Base article KB 971767. For more information about other Windows 7 stuff, visit the Window 7 Forum.