从我的收件箱中可以看出，很多人都下载并安装并使用了Windows 7 Build 6956。但是无论你怎么努力，都无法更新到最近微软发布的有关IE的紧急安装更新。
虽然是Beta版本，但这并不意味着微软就此放着不管了。事实上，雷德蒙软件巨头已经发布了一些针对Windows 7 beta的安全更新。同时，他们也透露将继续通过Microsoft Update和Windows Upate发布一系列更新。即使是在这样一个阶段，微软还是建议Windows 7 Beta用户打开自动更新以获取最新补丁和功能。
其实这就是从非官方渠道获得软件的弊端。你们下载的Windows 7是个随机的“当天版本”，只是在Windows 7正式版发布前众多测试版的其中之一。任何可以获得该版本的人都可以轻松拿到更新的版本，而这个版本，才能正常更新到IE安全补丁。因此，微软安全团队并没有为泄露版本发放任何更新，就像当初没有为6952和6961发布补丁一样。因此，如果你正在Windows 7 Build 6956上用IE8浏览网站，那么很有可能你将会受到攻击。
某微软自动更新团队成员透露，“我们将会通过Microsoft Update和Windows Upate发布一些针对Windows 7 Beta的驱动，因此我们强烈建议大家打开自动更新以获取良好的用户体验。”
Judging by my inbox, lots of you downloaded a bootleg copy of Windows 7 build 6956 from BitTorrent, and now you have it running. But no matter how hard you try, you can’t update its built-in copy of Internet Explorer 8 with this week’s extremely critical out-of-band security update, which Microsoft turned around in record time.
That’s the downside of running software from unauthorized channels. You see, the build zipping around the BitTorrent tubes right now is a random “daily build,” one of many that was produced during the run-up to the upcoming beta release of Windows 7. Anyone who would have had authorized access to that build (Microsoft employees, OEM partners, a tiny corps of trusted beta testers) already has authorized access to more recent builds (including, rumors say, the final beta release itself) that can be updated with a supported version of this crucial IE8 patch. So, logically enough, Microsoft’s security team doesn’t release an update for that leaked version, just as it didn’t release an update for build 6952 or build 6961. As a result, you’re vulnerable if you visit a compromised website using the unpatched version of IE8.
Just because Windows 7 Build 7000 is a Beta release doesn't mean that Microsoft is not tending to its software. The Redmond company has already released security patches designed to resolve Critical vulnerabilities in the operating system, and has revealed that it will also offer updates for the operating system via Windows Update and Microsoft Update. Even at this stage in the development of Windows 7, the software giant is advising Beta testers to keep their copies of the operating system updated, in order to get the best out of what the next version of what Windows has to offer....