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Windows 7: RTM vs Retail

09 Jul 2009   #41
7echno7im

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sammy View Post
Oh you mean Academic License, they have just 2 for Vista, Maybe the same for Windows 7.

http://www.microsoft.com/education/l...entselect.aspx
Office too. When I was in college we got 2 Office licenses as well from one key.


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05 Aug 2009   #42
teriusj

Windows 7
 
 

RTM is the master image sent to a distribution facility to actually make the product for Best Buy and other stores. And the image goes to other computer companies to make OEM versions. Other companies use it to design programs for the upcoming operating system.
Just like Cash Money Records use Universal Records to distribute their music. Tha Carter III has a master ISO image sent to Universal to make copies to go to Best Buy and other stores.
Do yall get it now?
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05 Aug 2009   #43
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by teriusj View Post
Do yall get it now?

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you ... my day wouldn't have been complete without your instruction....
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05 Aug 2009   #44
smarteyeball

 
 

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Do yall get it now?
Yep. It's the nice clean OS before it gets bloated with manufacturer 'add-on's ' that end-users invariably blame on the OS itself for it's sluggishness
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05 Aug 2009   #45
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Release to Manufacturing, Release to Market, Release the Mother....whatever it's called, I get my key from Technet tomorrow...wooohooo
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18 Aug 2009   #46
NoDoze

Windows 7
 
 

Got my links!

Thanks!
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18 Aug 2009   #47
Lanthus20

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

basically the RTM is a version that goes to the manufacturers who plan to make their computers with 7 pre installed, so they can do all that annoying branding and stuff. It's the exact same as retail when it goes to them.

EDIT: actually I probably didn't need to post this.. lots of other responses.
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25 Oct 2009   #48
Jazzy79

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

thank u for this spread this break what RTM vs Retail means
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25 Oct 2009   #49
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lanthus20 View Post
basically the RTM is a version that goes to the manufacturers who plan to make their computers with 7 pre installed, so they can do all that annoying branding and stuff. It's the exact same as retail when it goes to them.

EDIT: actually I probably didn't need to post this.. lots of other responses.
Actually, it means Release To Manufacturing, which also includes the manufacturing of the retail discs themselves, not just a release of the code to PC makers.
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