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Windows 7: Windows 7 RTM to be released October 3rd

21 Jul 2009   #11
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by loldfield View Post
Note the date on the article in the link from the OP was February 2009

(Just noted the date of the post)
That happens a few times! loldfield Welcome to the Se7enforums just the same!

The official date since has been confirmed for the 10/22/2009 release with the RTMs going out to MSDN and Technet Plus subscribers a little sooner in download form.


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21 Jul 2009   #12
ExNavy11

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

If the RTM version is finished, why such a long delay until public release? If its finished, its finished, I dont understand why keep off the shelves for two more months.
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21 Jul 2009   #13
Snufffed

 

Rumors are the Official RTM Releases are available. to very special places.
so almost any discussion about is 100% not allowed.

RELeased only as BREAKING NEWS.
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21 Jul 2009   #14
DJG

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ExNavy11 View Post
If the RTM version is finished, why such a long delay until public release? If its finished, its finished, I dont understand why keep off the shelves for two more months.
Because creating all the stuff you can put on the shelf and place it through the various different distribution channels takes time. A lot of details can't get done until after the RTM is selected. Creating the many flavors of the ISO image is one. It's an arduous process of which selecting the code set to be used is just the beginning.
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21 Jul 2009   #15
poin2

Windows7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ExNavy11 View Post
If the RTM version is finished, why such a long delay until public release? If its finished, its finished, I dont understand why keep off the shelves for two more months.
OEM's need to get it. They tweak things a bit to make their own "recovery disks" and add their own custom software. They also need time to test the final version and start installing it on computers.

Software and hardware developers need a chance to ensure compatibility and test themselves. Things like antivirus makers in particular can't really get things solid until they have the final version.

It takes time to get discs printed and packaged and shipped to retailers. That's why RTM is "release to manufacturing." They have to get things manufactured.

And they can get in a mess if they don't do everything more or less at once with an official release date. Three months actually isn't that long a period of time to handle everything with the above and get discs shipped around the world and ready for distribution on the same date, and to let OEM's get everything they need ready, too.
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21 Jul 2009   #16
bodmas

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 bits
 
 

this date is only true for non english version of rtm. English version of rtm is gonna be available from August 6 on Technet and MSDN.
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21 Jul 2009   #17
akramh

Windows 7 7264x64(main), 7260x86(secendary), XP SP3 Triple Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Romulinx2 View Post
I totally agree. As I found out recently "Netgear" would not release a beta for Win 7? They are going to wait. This is a good example of how slow the hardware manufacturers are!
None is slower than creative labs! once they were the leaders of multi-media, now they refuse to make drivers for vista and windows 7 how lazy.. I won't buy their products in the future for sure!
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22 Jul 2009   #18
Night Hawk

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by akramh View Post
None is slower than creative labs! once they were the leaders of multi-media, now they refuse to make drivers for vista and windows 7 how lazy.. I won't buy their products in the future for sure!
Are you "way off base" on that one! They were the first to have Windows 7 beta drivers onhand while support sites for boards, video cards, and other places were finally seeing Vista updates!

Anyone need a 64bit driver update for an Audigy 4 series or X-Fi series card? Creative Worldwide Support


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22 Jul 2009   #19
bhuulo

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by loldfield View Post
Note the date on the article in the link from the OP was February 2009

(Just noted the date of the post)
Welcome to the Forums
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22 Jul 2009   #20
new

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

If the RTM version is installed will it be a simple matter to just change the key when the retail version is released in October or will a format and reinstallation be required?
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