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Windows 7: All You Need to Know About RTM...


15 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64
 
 
All You Need to Know About RTM...

I am sure you all are fed up with some of the rumors floating around and who, what, when, how RTM will affect. Here it is, directly from the Windows Blog. No real new information, but a good resource for everyone who may have questions.

Update on Windows 7 RTM - Windows 7 Team Blog - The Windows Blog

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15 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (RTM)
 
 

I can't wait for this link to be posted 200 more times......
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15 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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Once Windows 7 is complete, how do I get it?
The answer depends on who you are:
  • MSDN & TechNet Subscribers: Subscribers will be able to download the final version of Windows 7 a few weeks after we announce RTM.
  • Volume License (VL) Customers: Customers with Software Assurance for Windows will be able to download the final version of Windows 7 Enterprise a few weeks after we announce RTM. As announced today by Bill Veghte during his WPC09 keynote, customers without Software Assurance will be able to purchase Windows 7 through Volume Licensing on September 1st.
  • Consumers, Enthusiasts, & Beta Testers (Everyone else): The retail version of Windows 7 will be available in stores October 22nd. If you pre-ordered Windows 7, it should be delivered sometime around the October 22nd timeframe (depends on the retailer). You can pre-order Windows 7 today through many online retailers like the Microsoft Store.
  • On New PCs: OEMs are expected to start shipping new PCs with Windows 7 pre-installed on them around October 22nd.
He forgot to add torrent to the list.
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15 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm still struggling to see what all of the excitement is about the RTM. My assumption is that once somebody gets the RTM and they figure out a way to hack it so that it can be activated...then they have the final version that everybody else would be paying for. Does that about sum up the reason for all the clammering and frantic posting and searching?

If that is the case, I guess the excitement is just lost on me as I have a legal copy of Vista with a free Windows 7 upgrade for my windows computer and I use Linux on my other computers (and that's always free..so piracy not required).
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15 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MaliciousOne View Post
I can't wait for this link to be posted 200 more times......

I'm sorry, was it posted before?
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15 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I'm still struggling to see what all of the excitement is about the RTM. My assumption is that once somebody gets the RTM and they figure out a way to hack it so that it can be activated...then they have the final version that everybody else would be paying for. Does that about sum up the reason for all the clammering and frantic posting and searching?
I am excited about RTM because it means I can then run the final copy that I will pay for on my machines. It has nothing to do with hack/slash/crack. It's the beginning of the end of RC for me. Officially.
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15 Jul 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 7echno7im View Post
I am excited about RTM because it means I can then run the final copy that I will pay for on my machines. It has nothing to do with hack/slash/crack. It's the beginning of the end of RC for me. Officially.
But why the excitement and the need to get it right now, why not just wait until it's easily obtainable after official release? Are people having issues with the freely available and safely downloadable RC1 release that Microsoft is providing? I've been using that since it came out and it's been completely stable and functional for me.
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15 Jul 2009   #8

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
But why the excitement and the need to get it right now, why not just wait until it's easily obtainable after official release? Are people having issues with the freely available and safely downloadable RC1 release that Microsoft is providing? I've been using that since it came out and it's been completely stable and functional for me.
I am referring to an official release. I will get it when it becomes available on MSDN/TechNet. I was just pointing out a link where people can get info about the RTM, and some of the questions answered... and not rumors or torrents.
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15 Jul 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 7echno7im View Post
I am referring to an official release. I will get it when it becomes available on MSDN/TechNet.
Alright, I gotcha. Sorry, I just lumped you in with the majority of those here who are not MSDN/TechNet members and aren't looking for their releases in official channels.
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15 Jul 2009   #10

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
But why the excitement and the need to get it right now, why not just wait until it's easily obtainable after official release? Are people having issues with the freely available and safely downloadable RC1 release that Microsoft is providing? I've been using that since it came out and it's been completely stable and functional for me.

I second that! Not only are they having anxiety attacks regarding getting the latest leak, they are arguing with and insulting each other over which version will be the REAL RTM!

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