Windows 7 Release Candidate: RC ready for download
Microsoft has published the Release Candidate of Windows 7. 32 Bit and 64 Bit version as well as several languages are available.
Windows 7 Release Candidate: RC ready for download (picture: Microsoft Campus Redmond)
The Windows 7 Release Candidate (Build 7100) was available to MSDN and Technet subscribers for some days already. Today the RC has been released to the public. Currently not all localized download websites are available yet, but you can download the Windows 7 Release Candidate in the English, German, Japanese, French and Spanish language version already - a Windows Live ID is required. Furthermore the RC is available as a 32 Bit as well as a 64 Bit version.
Windows 7 Release Candidate: System Requirements
• CPU: 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor • RAM: 1 GB RAM (32-bit) / 2 GB RAM (64-bit) • Hard drive: 16 GB available disk space (32-bit) / 20 GB (64-bit) • Graphics card: DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
The Windows 7 Release Candidate will expire on June 1, 2010 and from March 1, 2010 the system will shut down every two hours to remind the users to install a valid version of Windows 7.