Windows® 7 Release Candidate Upgrade
What are the benefits of upgrading from Windows 7 Release Candidate?
Before the public release of Windows 7, Microsoft launched Windows 7 Release Candidate for the people to test the new operating system. However, after the final launch of Windows 7 users can easily replace the Windows 7 Release Candidate with final version. There are many benefits of upgrading from Windows 7 Release Candidate.
The following points will provide a better understanding of Windows 7 Release Candidate:
- Benefits of upgrading to Windows 7
- Tips to resolve issue while upgrading
- Tips to resolve endless reboots
Benefits of upgrading to Windows 7
Windows 7 Release Candidate users are facing issues while using it. The system turns off after every 2hours without saving the applications. The systems background would change to an apparent black background after every two hours with message coming up on the screen about an upgrade. The updates and notification would never be send on the release candidate and the there must be custom installation of the operating system. Moreover, the Windows 7 Release Candidate restricts the user from connecting to Internet. Some software application or antivirus programs do not work with Windows 7 Release Candidate. The printers or video cards may not work and the user files get corrupt. Thus, all these technical difficulties can be worked around by upgrading to Windows 7 from Windows 7 Release Candidate
Tips to resolve issue while upgrading
While upgrading from Windows 7 Release Candidate to Windows 7 an error would come “you cannot upgrade to this pre-release version of Windows 7”. To resolve this issue Windows 7 DVD file must be edited. To do that copy all the files and folders from DVD to the hard disk. Open “sources folder” and “cversion.ini” file. The file would have “Minclient=7233.0”, change it to less than the value and save it. Afterwards follow the installation instructions. When you reach the compatibility screen, remove the programs which have compatibility difficulties.
Tips to resolve endless reboots
It is a common error while upgrading from Windows 7 Release Candidate to Windows 7, when the system boots repeatedly in a loop. To resolve the issue it is important to select the previous platform version and put in the installation CD. Exit the installation setup and Go to start, all programs, and accessories, run as administrator and in the command prompt type in \boot\Bootsect.exe /NT60 All. It resets the boot parameter.
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