Windows 7 Users Asked To Return To Vista

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In a surprising move, Microsoft is asking people who’ve downloaded and used the Windows 7 beta to go back to using Vista. The reason, evidently, is that the vast majority of people who will buy and install the new OS will be upgrading from Vista. So, in order to obtain more accurate feedback, people will be asked to install the release candidate of Windows 7 when it’s available.

In a posting yesterday on the Engineering Windows 7 blog, developers said:

"We’re just trying to be deterministic and engineer the product for the real world."

"As an extended member of the development team and a participant in the Beta program that has helped us so much, we want to ask that you experience real-world setup and provide us real-world telemetry."

It’s believed the release candidate could arrive as early as next month, according to Vnunet.

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