Windows 7 'fake updates' are on the way

10 phony fixes will automatically install as part of a test of the Windows Update system

Microsoft plans to test Windows 7's update mechanism by feeding users of the just-issued Release Candidate as many as 10 fake updates in the coming week, according to a ComputerWorld report.

It will be the second time that Microsoft has released phony updates for Windows 7; in February, the software giant tested the beta by delivering five bogus patches. Users running Windows 7 RC, which publicly debuted late on May 4, will be offered the mock updates beginning May 12.

To read the full ComputerWorld report, click here.

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