For users of Windows 7 Beta Build 7000 or Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta officially released by Microsoft, and yet having application compatibility issue when running favorite programs, Microsoft has released an update or hotfix for Windows 7 Client Beta and Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta, which addresses, resolves and fixes issues caused by non-compatible applications for Windows 7 Beta and Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta operating system.

The application compatibility updates cause several types of behavior in Windows 7 Beta. The following are the three most common behaviors, as described in Knowledge Base Article KB967062:

  • Hard Block: The update puts a hard block on the application. A hard block prevents an application that is incompatible with Windows 7 Beta from running on the operating system.
  • Soft Block: The update puts a soft block on the application. A soft block provides notification when an application that is incompatible with Windows 7 Beta starts to run.
  • Update: The update improves the application’s functionality in Windows 7 Beta.

Download Update for Windows 7 Client Beta for x86-based Systems (KB967062): Windows6.1-KB967062-x86-Beta.msu

Download Update for Windows 7 Client Beta for x64-based Systems (KB967062): Windows6.1-KB967062-x64-Beta.msu

Download Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta for Itanium-based Systems (KB967062): Windows6.1-KB967062-ia64-Beta.msu

Download Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta for x64-based Systems (KB967062): Windows6.1-KB967062-x64-Beta.msu

After you install KB967062 update, you may have to restart your computer.

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