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Windows 7: Windows 7 comes out October 22

02 Jun 2009   #11

The Date for General Availability (GA) of Windows 7 is

This is one of those posts where Im truly excited to be writing. I get to tell you when Windows 7 will be on store shelves! According to input from customers and partners weve made a lot of progress with Windows 7.

Our milestone-to-milestone approach for Windows 7 is built on a great deal of feedback from customers and testers. This has been pivotal to the development of Windows 7.

I blogged a few weeks ago that its looking like well have Windows 7 ready in time for the holidays.

Since then weve made enough progress to feel really good about announcing today that Windows 7 will be in stores beginning October 22nd.

I dont know about you but I cant wait to see Windows 7 sitting on store shelves!

Some people may not be able to wait for Windows 7 to arrive before having to order a new PC (like parents who are sending their sons or daughters off to school who need of a PC to take with them). Fortunately, there is no need to wait. Soon, customers will be able to take advantage of the Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program. This program enables participating retailers and OEMs to offer a special deal to upgrade to Windows 7 for customers purchasing a qualifying PC. Ill be doing another blog post about this program with a date and more details when we get closer to availability.

Obviously, Release To Manufacturing (RTM) is an important milestone on the path to GA. We anticipate that well be able to make the RTM code for Windows 7 available to our partners sometime in the 2nd half of July. We also expect to be able to make RTM code for Windows Server 2008 R2 available to our partners in this time frame as well.


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02 Jun 2009   #12

Windows 7 Professional x64

Good news, I can start planning my build around that date. My B-day is the first part of September. I think I will get myself a nice present!
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02 Jun 2009   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

wow, it went from a year, to 8 months, to 4 months. MS devs must be doing speed or something. they striped the time of release down by 60% in 2 weeks.
still no price though? hm, i think i'd pay for it anyway (in bandwidth haha, j/k)
dont think i'd go over the $250 mark, though.
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02 Jun 2009   #14

vista ultimate , windows 7 RC x86 & x64 (7100)

Will this be a wordwide release date or is it starting off in America and rolling out from there .
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02 Jun 2009   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Well, that is good news Although my top price will be around $150.00CAD for the upgrade version. I may be out of line on that price, but GNU/Linux always beckons with the siren call of Freedom!
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02 Jun 2009   #16


Do you think they'll stick by the June 1, 2010 release candidate end date? Surely they won't cut it short since it's releasing quicker than expected.
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02 Jun 2009   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1

i won't be paying more than $AU250 for it. I'm gonna get an open licence for work and should be able to use it on my laptop as well
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02 Jun 2009   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate X64

Damn I want it too, but not willing to give out to much cash for it, it is much better then VISTA.
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02 Jun 2009   #19

XP/win7 x86 build 7127

kinda old news

this explained when it was to rear its head, a month ago

Windows 7 : Available October 23

given that this was happening... i really had/have no hope of it waiting out longer in my hopes of making sure its worthy of release. MS is again painting themselves in a corner imo. Of course, i have to hope for the best, and hope they have a darn good coffee maker.
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02 Jun 2009   #20


If its even $500, hey I'll pay $500. After all, I wasn't stupid enough to buy Vista , so I've saved
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