The Windows 7 Beta and RC1 versions have now expired. I did not want the Windows actions of 2-hourly shutdowns for a month before finally being unable to access my data.
Very nasty, Microsoft.
I have now dropped Windows 7 completely, as I’m sure others will too — refusing the extortionate $400 pricetag.
My OS of choice is now Fedora (a totally modern, free 64-bit Linux OS). It has pleasant surprises at every turn, like displaying the local weather when hovering over the time display —