Vista betas, RCs can't install patches
Microsoft confirmed that users still running pre-release copies of Windows Vista do not receive security updates via Windows Update, including the critical patches for IE7 that were released Tuesday.
The no-updates policy had already been spelled out to users who installed the beta and two RC last year, said Microsoft. A company spokeswoman pointed to an August entry on the Vista security team's blog that said updates for the beta would cease when RC1 appeared, and updates for RC1 (and the follow-on RC2) would stop once the final code was sent to manufacturing.
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