Windows 7 RC downloads will end today

Microsoft will turn off the download spigot for Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) on Thursday around 11 a.m. ET, the company confirmed on Tuesday.The company has been sending out e-mails to users who

Published on: August 20th, 2009 Gregg Keizer and Martin Heller

Use this free tool to check if your PC is ready for Windows 7

Microsoft has released the beta version of its Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, a free utility that tells you if your PC is ready to run Windows 7. It scans your computer, checking internal

Published on: May 12th, 2009 Jeff Bertolucci

Windows 7 only slightly faster than Vista

Improving performance is one of Microsoft's design goals with Windows 7, and many early reviewers (including ours) have said that the new OS seems peppier than Vista. But tests of the Windows 7

Published on: May 8th, 2009 Nick Mediati