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Five test updates for Windows 7 beta testers on February 24
Emil Protalinski

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Microsoft has sent a quick e-mail to its MVPs (Most Valuable Professionals) regarding five test updates that it will be sending out on February 24, 2009 to everyone that is currently testing Windows 7 build 7000. The goal is verify how well Windows Update can deliver and manage the updating of Windows 7 in certain scenarios. ActiveWin has snagged the full e-mail, an excerpt from which is worth quoting:

The updates will be clearly described as a test update in Windows Update, and they will not install automatically. The updates will be offered interactively. This means that users will be notified of available updates, but they won’t install automatically. Users will need to go to the Windows Update control panel, select the updates, and manually start installation. These updates will simply replace system files with the same version of the file currently on the system, and will not deliver new features or fixes.

Testers are getting restless as they've only received build 7000 so far from Microsoft, so I'd like to reassure them that a new build is on its way in the coming weeks. The latest build that I've heard of is 7046, and others are claiming that 7041 was compiled just a week ago. No one has yet been able to confirm whether or not the 704x builds are indeed part of the RC1 branch, but we'll keep you posted.

The public Release Candidate is expected to arrive sometime in April, though Microsoft Connect testers, as well as MSDN and TechNet subscribers, will likely get a build before then.
http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/new...ebruary-24.ars
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Intel Core i7 4770K ASRock Z87M Extreme4 eVGA GTX 680 2GB 12GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x 60GB SSD 1x 500GB, 1x 640GB, 1x 1TB Asus something or other Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Acer H236HLbid (23" 1920x1080) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VE198 (19". 1440x900) Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Seasonic X650 Antec P180 Mini White 
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Logitech G500 
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