Windows Vista, as everyone is reporting, is fast approaching its release candidate. Until now, every Windows Vista build that I installed was done on a clean, reformatted machine - not an upgrade over Windows XP SP2. With the pre-RC1 build, Microsoft is requesting that we test the upgrade scenario.
It should be an interesting test and great indication of how ready Vista is to be released. The system that I have available for testing is a Sony Vaio SZ140P laptop that has a lot of custom hardware that has yet to work on the previous Windows Vista builds. Let's see how this pre-RC1 build holds up to the upgrade test.
Before I can begin, I need to spend a ton of time re-imaging my machine back to Win XP and burning the Windows Vista DVD image - joy.