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Windows 7: Benifit from RTM to Retail

16 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
Benifit from RTM to Retail

Would I benifit from upgrading from the RTM to Retail version of Windows 7. I heard there were a lot of driver updates between the 2 versions.

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16 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7

In this case RTM is the same as Retail.
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16 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64

Are you thinking "RC" to retail? If so, the RC will expire in a month or two. RTM and "retail" are the same thing as far as I know.
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16 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)

To be totally clear, RTM is not a version of Windows 7. RTM is an acronym for "Release To Manufacturing," meaning that a product is complete and can be published and released to stores. Therefore, when Microsoft determined that Windows 7 had reached the RTM stage of development, the product was sent to stores and other distribution channels.
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16 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64

It is RTM and i am sure of that. Build 6.1.7600.16385.

Now i know that RTM means release to manufacture, but what i heard was that in the proccess, microsoft released updates before the actual shipment to the public.
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17 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

RTM is the same as retail. Any driver updates and such would be available from Windows update.
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