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Windows 7 RTM Available to all MSDN Subscribers
Windows 7 RTM Available to all MSDN Subscribers on August 6
On August 6th, the first public release of Windows 7 will be to MSDN Subscribers, which is over two months ahead of the general availability date of October 22nd for retail and OEM customers. To support the variety of languages and builds, 893 different images are being released to MSDN Subscriber Downloads in three waves through August 21st.
We expect that this release will break all MSDN download traffic records, which is why groups from across the company have gone through tremendous effort to ensure its success. This has included but is not limited to: load and performance testing on the MSDN Web site, adding significant capacity to the product key servers, performance testing on the product key servers, capacity planning for the download servers and network, and more.
Additional Information & Resources
893 different images are being released to MSDN Subscriber Downloads in 3 waves:
· Wave 1 (August 6th):E Versionso All Windows 7 Client (x86 and x64) Retail and VL Editions – English only· Wave 2 (August 14th):
· The E versions of Windows 7 do not include Internet Explorer.N Versions
· The N versions of Windows 7 do not include Internet Explorer or Windows Media® Player and related technologies, such as Windows Media Center, or Windows DVD Maker.Windows 7 Release Candidate Time Bomb Information
· For customers who continue to use the Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) release, license expiration messages will begin on Feb 14, 2010 and it will time-bomb (shutdown every 2 hours) starting March 1, 2010.Media Delivery for MSDN Subscribers
· For Subscribers who receive media, the media for Windows 7 will be included in the November shipment.Supportability Notes
· To reduce potential impacts on the Product Key system during the anticipated high traffic immediately following launch, Microsoft has pre-claimed a single product key on behalf of active subscribers who claimed a Windows 7 Beta or RC key. The product key notes will state, “If you retrieved a key for the Windows 7 Beta or RC, a Windows 7 key has been provided for your convenience.”
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|01 Aug 2009||#4|
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Actually you should end up seeing two different build numbers one being for the 32bit 7 while the second is for the 64bit off from each other by one digit at the end. The "16385" part generally ends up seeing the "386" while the rest is up in the air until the official download is available.
We're getting close to the "real thing" now!
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