These release notes address late-breaking issues and information about this beta release of the Windows® 7 operating system that are less critical than those reported in Release Notes: Important Issues in this Beta Release of Windows 7 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=139383). Unless otherwise specified, these notes apply to all editions and installation options of Windows 7.
When the computer sound is idle for some time, you may occasionally hear a click as a result of the audio driver being suspended or unsuspended to conserve battery power.
No action is required.
These issues affect operating systems in bidirectional languages, such as Arabic or Hebrew.
If you are using the Calculator application at a higher screen resolution (for example, at a DPI scale of 125%), the user interface may be truncated.
To avoid this, use the Calculator application at a DPI scale of 100%.
The user interface may also appear to be blocked by a black rectangle when you change modes or open or close various tools.
To correct this, minimize the Calculator application and then restore it.
If you share a directory that is outside your profile directory (c:\users\<username>) and then attempt to make a subdirectory of the shared directory private (by selecting the Share with no one access level), this may result is less restrictive permissions on the parent directory.
Avoid making private any subdirectories that are in shared folders outside your profile directory.
If you do any of the following in a standard user account that has Guest Mode turned on, subsequent logins to the account will fail:
In addition, Windows® Media Center will stop responding if you attempt to run it from an account in Guest Mode.
There is no workaround for either issue at this time other than to log on with an account that as administrative privileges and turn off Guest Mode for the user account. If Windows Media Center stops responding, use Task Manager to stop the Windows Media Center process.
If you use an infrared receiver to relay TV remote signals to your computer, the computer may fail to resume from sleep.
To avoid this, disconnect the infrared receiver. If this has already occurred, restart the computer.
If your hardware supports multitouch input, check with the manufacturer of the device for updated drivers before using these features.
For HP devices, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=139385.
For Dell devices, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=139386.
If you have set the network profile to Home and then upgrade to this beta release, the network profile may not fully migrate the setting, preventing you from joining or creating a HomeGroup.
To fix this, open the Network and Sharing Center, click home network, and then select Home Network.
If you use the Advanced Sharing Control Panel to change the public folder sharing options, the settings will not actually take effect.
To share a public folder, create a HomeGroup, which will share the public folder to the HomeGroup by default. Alternately, you can open Windows Explorer, right-click the public folder, and point to Share With, which will open the Advanced Sharing tab where you can create a new share for the folder and set appropriate access permissions.
If you install a TWAIN driver for a scanner, you may receive error messages indicating that the scanner is not installed.
To avoid this, install a Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) driver for the scanner instead.
Protected TV content requires a graphics processor that supports AES encryption.
There is no workaround at this time.
If you install Windows Live Mesh, the Windows Aero® experience stops working. If you must use the desktop with the Aero experience, uninstall Windows Live Mesh.
If you use an Xbox to listen to AC3 content in a Windows Media Center extender session over an SPDIF or HDMI connection, there may be periodic glitches in the audio.
There is no workaround at this time other than to use an analog connection or change the Xbox audio output to Stereo.
The method of calculating the Windows Experience Index (WEI) has been updated to reflect newer hardware. The potential maximum value is higher (7.9). Also new tests, such as for disk latency, may result in lower scores for some systems.
No action is required, although firmware updates may be available for your devices which could improve the WEI value.
This issue affects the 64-bit editions of Windows 7.
The contents of Windows Live Mail (.eml) and newsgroup (.nws) messages are not indexed and cannot be searched from the Start menu, the Windows Explorer search box, or the Windows Live Mail application. The issue affects .eml and .nws content exported from other applications as well.
To avoid this issue, either search for message fields such as Subject, From, To, and Date Received or manually register the search filter.
XPS documents that are digitally signed using the Windows .NET Framework or Windows Vista® XPS Viewer and include invisible accessibility elements will appear to have “Broken” signatures when checked with the Windows 7 XPS Viewer.
To avoid this when you digitally sign an XPS document created using the Save as XPS feature of Microsoft Office 2007, save the document without accessibility elements.
After you have upgraded a system to this beta release, the Zune software will not recognize the Zune.
To correct this, start the Zune software with administrative privileges.
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