Windows 7 RC Download

Windows 7 Release Candidate looks like it has been released a few hours early.  I actually made it to the download page already and am currently downloading the 32bit version, if you get an Access Denied page, or the Java client fails, turn off java and try again.  Microsoft also informed me that you will not be limited the the number of times you can download the RC and get keys to activate it.  Check out some other important info MS included in the email.

Quote – Windows 7 Release Candidate Announcement

Thank you very much for your help in testing the Windows 7 Beta. Your feedback is invaluable in helping make Windows 7 a high quality operating system. With your help, we have reached the next major milestone on the journey to Windows 7: the Release Candidate (RC).

On April 30th, the RC became available to MSDN subscribers and TechNet Plus subscribers.
On Tuesday, May 5 (PST), the RC will be available to everyone via our Customer Preview Program. As with the Beta, the Windows 7 RC Customer Preview Program is a broad public program that offers the RC free to anyone who wants to download it. It will be available at least through June 30, 2009, with no limits on the number of downloads or product keys available.

Microsoft suggests that you do a clean install instead of upgrading to help them fix bugs present in the Release Candidate.  Here is the Windows 7 RC Install Instructions page with all sorts of helpful links to get you started.

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