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Windows 7: When can we download windows 7?

16 Oct 2009   #1
Jacen

Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600 Build 7600
 
 
When can we download windows 7?

I know Windows 7 Launched Oct 22nd but wondered if anyone has been through a new software release with the Microsoft Store? I ask because I get off work around 11pm EST time on Wed and would like to download and install that night on my computers. I would assume it would be avail at midnight but with different time zones I just wonder how it would work out.

This is the first OS I have ever bought as a standalone, I always own some sort of OEM version with the computer I purchase, and I am just excited.

I would assume it would be available at midnight but wonder if they are going to slowly roll out accounts to avoid crashing the system.

Anyways, anyone have an answer?


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16 Oct 2009   #2
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

If Microsoft Store is going to sell online at the Online Store it would probably be at 00:001 Pacific Standard Time on Oct. 22. As to crashing their system; you'll just have to take a chance.
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16 Oct 2009   #3
gzt7d8

Windows 7 Professional (64bit)
 
 

I have to agree with Lee. It is highly unlikely that Microsoft would open the download option before the stores could sell the product.

I'm in the same boat as you, I purchased Win 7 with the download option.

Greg
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16 Oct 2009   #4
poin2

Windows7
 
 

I actually wouldn't expect it right at midnight, and yes I'd expect emails with download link and info to go out a bit staggered.

When long-awaited things have gone up places like Technet/MSDN before, I believe it's usually been morning in Redmond.

Anyway, if it's not up at midnight, I wouldn't stay up for it. Their bigger concern is going to be getting it out right with support staff available, etc., not getting it out the first second possible.
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16 Oct 2009   #5
Jacen

Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600 Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poin2 View Post
I actually wouldn't expect it right at midnight, and yes I'd expect emails with download link and info to go out a bit staggered.
Doesn't the download come straight from the Microsoft Store Website? I would assume there would not be a special link. I could be wrong though.
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