RC1 expires June 1 of 2007, at which point you will either need to upgrade
to the full release version or format and go back to XP. No further updates
to RC1 will occur, though you may still be able to get Windows Defender
updates for a time. Also, if you installed Ultimate, as most did, you likely
will have to use that same version for the upgrade to release. For other
versions, a format/clean install will likely be necessary.
Best of Luck,
Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
"astro999" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Does anyone know when Vista RC 1 stops working, and I'll either have to
> the real OS off the shelve or reformat and go back to XP?
> There has to be a time line when it will no longer work.And now that its
> been sent to RTM will any update be available to the RC 1 until it
> expires.Reason I am asking is maybe I should Go back to XP now if it no
> longer will have anything new updates for us using Vista Rc 1.
> Thank you