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Windows 7: RTM vs Retail

05 Jul 2009   #1
Burgurne

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 retail
 
 
RTM vs Retail

Maybe a silly question, but will RTM build and Retail build be the same build?


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05 Jul 2009   #2
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Burgurne View Post
Maybe a silly question, but will RTM build and Retail build be the same build?
Yes indeed....The retail version is just a boxed version of the RTM
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05 Jul 2009   #3
7echno7im

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64
 
 

RTM is bound to the system though, retail is not. For OEM system builders.
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05 Jul 2009   #4
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

RTM will have Manufacturer programs and drivers pre-installed, retail is just the OS, and anything included with windows.
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05 Jul 2009   #5
7echno7im

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
RTM will have Manufacturer programs and drivers pre-installed, retail is just the OS, and anything included with windows.

The RTM itself will be a golden untouched build that will match retail. OEMs then bundle their craptastic apps and drivers and create their system image. The RTM itself will not contain anything different than the retails.
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05 Jul 2009   #6
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the explanation i missed lol, bad wording on my behalf. :S sorry.
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05 Jul 2009   #7
7echno7im

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
Thanks for the explanation i missed lol, bad wording on my behalf. :S sorry.

It's all good. I am sure someone will come up with better wording than mine
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05 Jul 2009   #8
Sammy

vista x64
 
 

Yeah RTM = Retail
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05 Jul 2009   #9
7echno7im

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sammy View Post
Yeah RTM = Retail

From as build standpoint. But not from a licensing standpoint.
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05 Jul 2009   #10
Sammy

vista x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 7echno7im View Post
From as build standpoint. But not from a licensing standpoint.
we are not talking about licensing from OP. posted below

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Burgurne View Post
Maybe a silly question, but will RTM build and Retail build be the same build?
Also you are wrong, RTM = Retail and you agree with me on that,

So each version on windows 7 will have its own version of licensing both will be the same when it Released to manufacturing (RTM) = the master cd goes to cd press = the samething you buy off the stores shelf of legal download from MS Technet etc.
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