Microsoft release Windows 7 application compatibility update

Following on from the Internet Explorer 8 update that Microsoft released for Windows 7 Beta a day ago, another update has been released targeting application compatibility.

Judging by these two updates released, Microsoft is progressing nicely, and the most recent update targets mainly games that did not run before hand, or had to be opened via compatibility-mode. Interestingly, Microsoft didn't state which applications were targeted in this update, but it is of no doubt that users will find out soon enough.

If you're currently having problems with gaming, or have had problems with it, in the Windows 7 Beta, install these updates and post in the comments to show which games now work, or still don't. As Ars Technica is reporting, this update have no affiliation what-so-ever with the Windows 7 test updates that have been released. You can choose to download the updates from the links below, or as usual, update using Windows Update.

Download: Windows 7 Beta (x86) Update
Download: Windows 7 Beta (x64) Update

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Also this is still a TEST update becuase the knowledge base doesnt state what it actually fixes. So b ythat I am thinking its an empty test update.

Doesn't matter , windows update clearly states 2 Recommended TEST updates and a couple more Important updates which is the IE8 update and this one.