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How to get Feedback Tool on Windows 7 RC..?

Posted by hilbertv on May 28, 2009

                Windows 7 Feedback Tool is a Pre-release only tool and the launch UI for the Feedback tool could not be found in Windows 7 RC as in Betas. But still the tool is in Windows 7 RC and you can report bugs..!

               You will not be able to find the Feedback Tool in start menu but rather it could be started by entering the following in Command prompt.

                                   rundll32.exe FeedbackTool.dll,ShowWizard

                   Please do remember that the above is case sensitive. To be productive enough you can create a shortcut as follows:

                                1. Right click on the desktop and select New, Shortcut.

                                2. Enter “rundll32.exe FeedbackTool.dll,ShowWizard” (less the Quotes) in ‘Enter the Location of the Item’ field.

                                3. Click Next, and provide shortcut name as “Send Feedback”.

                                4. Click Finish, and it is done.

                 As Microsoft Claims Windows 7 RC as a stronger build you are limited to report bugs only on the following grounds,

                                  * Issues that Prevent installation or Upgrade.

                                  * Any issues that involve data loss or corruption.

                                  * Security issues.

                                  * Regression from Windows Vista SP1 or Windows 7 Beta (Things worked before but not in RC)

                                 * Any application or device issues that prevent you form using Windows 7 as your primary OS.

                                 * Reproducible Crashes or hangs (issues that you cannot reproduce will be captured by CEIP Telemetry).

                     Be sure that you have activated you copy of Windows 7 RC prior to using Feedback tool.



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BSoD issue in Windows 7 RC – Not a Problem..!

Posted by hilbertv on May 17, 2009

                        When Windows 7 RC was released a hot topic that hit the Windows 7 discussion forums most was the BSoD issue. BSoD (Blue Screen of Death) as people know is the Blue screen which occurs during some critical issue and shuts down the computer with force.                                                                                   

                    Lot of people experienced this issue while trying to install Windows 7 RC. I would like to make it clear that this issue is not in Windows 7 RC Ultimate, which Microsoft claims as the Official Release Candidate. BSoD happens only in the Windows 7 RC Checked/Debug version. Lot of people misunderstood and installed the later one.

                    However the reason for the BSoD here (as suspected by analyzing the Dump BSoDfiles) is a corrupt driver file which crashes during the boot time. It could be confirmed by various ways, as everything goes well till the drivers get loaded.

                    A week later, I came across various posts saying that the BSoD issue is solved in Build 7127, but dear friends it is to be noted that a lot of Windows 7 supporting sites claim that build 7127 is leaked and is not officially released till date.


                  There no need of using a leaked version as the official Windows 7 RC Ultimate is flawless and comfortable.


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Windows 7 RC Released..!

Posted by hilbertv on May 6, 2009

             Hey..! Its a happy news for all… Windows 7 RC was released for public now..!

          Windows 7 RC was available for download from 30th of April, 2009 for the MSDN and TechNet subscribers but now it is available for the public from 5th of May, 2009. You can download it from here.

          However as all Release candidates Windows 7 will also expire and it is good to plan ahead to rebuild your test machines.

The Check points are,


Expiry Date

Start of Bi-hourly Shutdown

Windows 7 Beta

August 1, 2009

July 1, 2009

Windows 7 RC

June 1, 2010

March 1, 2010


             Windows 7 RC is a much more stable version than Windows 7 Beta and indeed it the right kind of OS, I was waiting for..!

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