Some of us are happily running Windows 7 RC now, which is provided to the public for free in exchange of testing feedback. Now, it’s time for testing.
Starting May 12, Microsoft will begin testing the automatic update functionality of Windows 7 by rolling out ‘sterile’ updates that will do nothing to alter the operating system.
“We need to verify the update infrastructure to ensure that when we need to release real updates, the process will run smoothly. There will be at most 10 updates, and as before, they will not deliver any new features or fixes,” read an update on TechNet.
Most of the updates will be automatic, but some will require specific user action to install.
“One of the updates will test a new update notification feature that provides detailed information about available updates that need to be installed manually. Windows 7 RC users will be prompted to install this update and provided more information about this feature –it will not install automatically,” the post continued.
So for those of you now running Windows 7 RC, has it been a smooth experience?