Hey, those are my speciality after all. You'll have to forgive me. I just recovered from being clusterf**cked by the almost impossibly inept RC. Some of the nerd rage is still burning bright. The beta had me looking forward to 7. Now I'd be lucky if half my computer was able to work with it. Not to mention the other problems they've added in there. Bah!
What changed? I honestly didn't notice anything really. :)
Anyway, having a life is overrated.
First thing I noticed was the complete lack of options provided during installation. Sure, that's great if you have the mental capacity of a farmyard animal. But the rest of us don't always want to install using the default options. Especially when it comes to OS.
Secondly, the dual boot menu had gone. Which is probably a by-product of the lack of options during install. Win 7 beta created that automatically. RC removed it. Maybe being able to dual boot was too much competition for their XP compatibility mode - which carries an extra £100 on the £70 price tag of Home...
It also buggered up the drive letters. My secondary drive is now C. The DVD is F. And like a church rave, there is no E to be found anywhere.
Finally - now this is where I pretty much gave up right away - it chose not to recognise my secondary hard drive. Which is now the C. Even though it's also NTFS. Even though beta had no problems recognising it.
Why? Who knows? There wasn't any means to recover it so, given that I had all the programs and security install files on there waiting, I had to give up on that bloody horrible mess. Especially considering that it doesn't ship with an internet browser in the EU.
The only problem I had with the beta was that my sound card drivers didn't work with it. Which was fair enough. Especially given that on board sound worked fine.