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Windows 7: Win 7 RTM and Server 2008 R2 Availability

31 Jul 2009   #1
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 
Win 7 RTM and Server 2008 R2 Availability

Received this in my e-mail today from Technet. It gives the breakdown for the availability of Windows 7 RTM.

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 have reached the RTM milestone. If you’re still testing the RC build, you’ll be able to switch over to the RTM build during the second half of August, 2009. For Windows Server 2008 R2, you can get the low-down on system requirements and installation guidelines and IT pro testing guidelines; and for the updated reviewers guide and other technical content be sure to visit the Windows Server 2008 R2 Resources page.

For those evaluating Windows Server 2008 R2 for the first time, check out the Resources page for content on R2’s key new features, including Hyper-V with Live Migration, the new File Classification Infrastructure, the updates to IIS 7.5 and the new “better together” features you can access by combining Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows 7. And for developers looking to see what R2 has to offer, make sure to visit MSDN’s Windows Server Resource page, sporting several new additions in time for RTM. Finally, starting October 1 you’ll be able to find even more readiness and technical content at an upcoming Windows Server 2008 R2 - Windows 7 - Exchange 2010 Virtual Launch Experience site.

When Will Windows 7 RTM Be Available?
According to this Windows Team Blog posting, Volume License (VL) customers with an existing Software Assurance (SA) license will be able to download Windows 7 RTM in English starting August 7, 2009 via the Volume License Service Center (VLSC). The rest of the languages for Windows 7 RTM should be available within a couple of weeks following the English release. For IT professionals who are not part of the VL program, if you have a TechNet subscription, you will be able to download Windows 7 RTM in English on August 6, 2009, and the remaining languages by October 1, 2009. Evaluation versions of Windows 7 Professional for IT professionals will be made available via the Springboard Series shortly after RTM.

Windows 7 Upgrade Paths
For a quick view of the supported and unsupported upgrade paths for Windows 7 SKUs, download the Windows 7 Upgrade Paths document that outlines possible upgrade scenarios from older versions of Windows. For a Web version of this document, see Windows 7 Upgrade Paths in the Windows Client TechCenter Library.



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02 Aug 2009   #2
greenmatter

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
Received this in my e-mail today from Technet. It gives the breakdown for the availability of Windows 7 RTM.

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 have reached the RTM milestone. If you’re still testing the RC build, you’ll be able to switch over to the RTM build during the second half of August, 2009. For Windows Server 2008 R2, you can get the low-down on system requirements and installation guidelines and IT pro testing guidelines; and for the updated reviewers guide and other technical content be sure to visit the Windows Server 2008 R2 Resources page.

For those evaluating Windows Server 2008 R2 for the first time, check out the Resources page for content on R2’s key new features, including Hyper-V with Live Migration, the new File Classification Infrastructure, the updates to IIS 7.5 and the new “better together” features you can access by combining Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows 7. And for developers looking to see what R2 has to offer, make sure to visit MSDN’s Windows Server Resource page, sporting several new additions in time for RTM. Finally, starting October 1 you’ll be able to find even more readiness and technical content at an upcoming Windows Server 2008 R2 - Windows 7 - Exchange 2010 Virtual Launch Experience site.

When Will Windows 7 RTM Be Available?
According to this Windows Team Blog posting, Volume License (VL) customers with an existing Software Assurance (SA) license will be able to download Windows 7 RTM in English starting August 7, 2009 via the Volume License Service Center (VLSC). The rest of the languages for Windows 7 RTM should be available within a couple of weeks following the English release. For IT professionals who are not part of the VL program, if you have a TechNet subscription, you will be able to download Windows 7 RTM in English on August 6, 2009, and the remaining languages by October 1, 2009. Evaluation versions of Windows 7 Professional for IT professionals will be made available via the Springboard Series shortly after RTM.

Windows 7 Upgrade Paths
For a quick view of the supported and unsupported upgrade paths for Windows 7 SKUs, download the Windows 7 Upgrade Paths document that outlines possible upgrade scenarios from older versions of Windows. For a Web version of this document, see Windows 7 Upgrade Paths in the Windows Client TechCenter Library.
Thanks for posting this//
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02 Aug 2009   #3
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Here's an interesting post, linked to by the above:

Technet (An official Microsoft site and Forum...)

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pjmac35
Any replies in simple terms please!

I have downloaded Windows 7 RTM. I have two hard disks on my computer; Disk 1 With drives C,D, and E (Win XP on C) and Disk 2 with drives F,G, and H.

Drives F and H are almost empty at present. Is it really just as simple as burning s CD and installing Win 7 to one of the empty drives?

Regards and thanks in advance
Pat Macguire
Courteous reply:

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Carey FrischMVP, Moderator


Sorry, but since the official Windows 7 RTM is not yet available from an authorized Microsoft web site, this forum cannot address inquires based on a download from an unauthorized web site. Please see: Windows 7 Unofficial Builds Carey Frisch
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03 Aug 2009   #4
X360

Vista 64 sp2
 
 

what time will the iso's for windows 7 go up on technet on thursady 06.08.09 will it be like gmt time or american ?
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03 Aug 2009   #5
Reckon

Windows Vista Ultimate x64 - W7 Beta Build 7000
 
 

Guess will be in the PDT timezone.
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03 Aug 2009   #6
X360

Vista 64 sp2
 
 

so around like 9am PDT ? does anyone remember when vista went up ?
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