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Windows 7: When will you get Windows 7 RTM?

11 Aug 2009   #51
john3347

Windows 7 RC 7260
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ExNavy11 View Post
If RTM is basically the finished version, is there a reason why they are waiting until October for Official release? I mean if its done, its done. Why a long delay?

This time span between RTM and GA gives Microsoft time to stamp, package and deliver the millions of copies that have to be on the store shelves on Oct 22. It gives computer manufacturers time to load the OS on a few million (or maybe several hundred thousand) new computers and get them packaged and delivered to the stores in time for Oct 22 launch. All this has to take place between RTM and GA so everything will be "generally available"on the general availability date.

The OS is "final" by RTM and developers and a few other "special" categories are offered the software at RTM time by download rather than waiting for GA.

And now you know the rest of the story! (Guess I am supposed to give Paul Harvey credit for this quote)


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14 Aug 2009   #52
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

In my case there isn't any rush. when the dust settles and the dl's get back to normal I will have a go at it.

Ken
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14 Aug 2009   #53
Fisherking

Windows 7600 x64 Ultimate Activated & 100% Genuine
 
 

Got it.
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14 Aug 2009   #54
JackStoreySH

Win7
 
 

so does the rtms off of technet have an expiry?
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14 Aug 2009   #55
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JackStoreySH View Post
so does the rtms off of technet have an expiry?
nope...however you are meant to uninstall it once your subscription ends
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14 Aug 2009   #56
JackStoreySH

Win7
 
 

so its the leaked rtm with a slight different code signoff and no expiry - SOME1 GIVE ME A FREE SUB NOW!!!
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14 Aug 2009   #57
JackStoreySH

Win7
 
 

-CRY- https://om2.one.microsoft.com/offer/technet_emea.aspx

DEAD FREE SUB meant to be open till sep 31st
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14 Aug 2009   #58
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JackStoreySH View Post
so its the leaked rtm with a slight different code signoff and no expiry - SOME1 GIVE ME A FREE SUB NOW!!!
the leaked build is the rtm
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14 Aug 2009   #59
JackStoreySH

Win7
 
 

so how do i remove the expiry then?
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14 Aug 2009   #60
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JackStoreySH View Post
so how do i remove the expiry then?
get a technet sub or wait til oct 22 and buy it
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