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Windows 7: Questions about the RTM

06 Aug 2009   #1
dba137

 
 
Questions about the RTM

Provided I obtained a legit copy of the RTM with a legit Technet subscription, would I be able to receive updates from Microsoft? The same ones that people who buy the copy in October get for their copies?

If I do get the RTM, is there any reason to install the consumer copy in October? Any reason at all? Or can I use the RTM forever?

Basically, are there ANY differences between the RTM and the public release? Any at all?


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06 Aug 2009   #2
Sassa

 
 

There shouldn't be any differences (for now).
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06 Aug 2009   #3
andych

Windows 7 RTM Ultimate - Activated (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dba137 View Post
Provided I obtained a legit copy of the RTM with a legit Technet subscription, would I be able to receive updates from Microsoft? The same ones that people who buy the copy in October get for their copies?

If I do get the RTM, is there any reason to install the consumer copy in October? Any reason at all? Or can I use the RTM forever?

Basically, are there ANY differences between the RTM and the public release? Any at all?
Technet is identical to retail....yes you will get updates (as long as you turn updates on) and no need to buy a retail version in October....
You are evaluating the Technet one according to the EULA though...aren't you.....
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06 Aug 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dba137 View Post
Provided I obtained a legit copy of the RTM with a legit Technet subscription, would I be able to receive updates from Microsoft? The same ones that people who buy the copy in October get for their copies?YES

If I do get the RTM, is there any reason to install the consumer copy in October? Any reason at all? Or can I use the RTM forever? no reason

Basically, are there ANY differences between the RTM and the public release? Any at all?
non as of now

DBA

Basically your iso is what is released to marketing/manufacturing, so when they press the dvd it will be identical. When the updates come out everyone will have to download them

Hope this helps

Ken
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06 Aug 2009   #5
The Blessed One

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dba137 View Post
Provided I obtained a legit copy of the RTM with a legit Technet subscription, would I be able to receive updates from Microsoft? The same ones that people who buy the copy in October get for their copies?

If I do get the RTM, is there any reason to install the consumer copy in October? Any reason at all? Or can I use the RTM forever?

Basically, are there ANY differences between the RTM and the public release? Any at all?
The only difference between the RTM and the public release is that you get a box and a manual. That's it!
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06 Aug 2009   #6
dba137

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andych View Post
Technet is identical to retail....yes you will get updates (as long as you turn updates on) and no need to buy a retail version in October....
You are evaluating the Technet one according to the EULA though...aren't you.....
Of course, of course.

I'll be getting the upgrade disc in October but I just want to get rid of Vista and can't wait for October. After using the RC I've gotten used to it. Well, I'm on to download off of technet.

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