3 Things You Should Know Before Downloading Windows 7 RC Build

Almost everyone is ready to download free Windows 7 RC build which is going to release to public within few hours. Microsoft has announced that the public release of Windows 7 RC build would happen on 5th May i.e. today.

If you have decided to download the RC build and planning to use it, we request you to read following important things which you should know before downloading it:

1. No Download Limit This Time

When Microsoft released Windows 7 Beta build 7000 to public, it was available for a limited period of time. But this time there would be no download limit. You'll have approx. 3 months time to download the RC build. The free public access to Windows 7 RC will end in July 2009.

2. System Requirements

Make sure your system meets the minimum requirements to install Windows 7 RC before you waste your valuable bandwidth in downloading it. Following are the minimum requirements:


  • 1GHz or faster processor
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 16 GB of available disk space
  • DirectX 9 graphics device with Windows Display Driver Model 1.0 or higher driver


  • 1GHz or faster processor
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 20 GB of available disk space
  • DirectX 9 graphics device with Windows Display Driver Model 1.0 or higher driver

3. Upgrade from Windows 7 Beta to RC is Blocked

Microsoft doesn't allow you to upgrade your system from Windows 7 Beta to RC build because its always advisable to do a clean install of a new test build. But if you don't want to do a fresh installation, you can follow steps given in following tutorial to upgrade from Beta to RC build:

How to Upgrade from Windows 7 Beta to RC Build?

That's all. At last we just want to say, go ahead and install Windows 7 on your system if it supports. Windows 7 is a rock solid OS from Microsoft and you can use it as your primary OS without any problem.

You can get more information about Windows 7 RC build at following link:

Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) Build Information

Also if you want to know what's new in this RC build, don't forget to watch following video:

What's New in Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC)

You can find lots of tutorials and interesting information about Windows 7 in our special "Windows 7" section.

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