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Goody. VIP Member

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#1 9 years ago
This is one of those posts where I’m 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 we’ve 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 it’s looking like we’ll have Windows 7 ready in time for the holidays. Since then we’ve made enough progress to feel really good about announcing today that Windows 7 will be in stores beginning October 22nd. I don’t know about you but I can’t 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. I’ll 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 we’ll 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.

So it looks like Windows 7 will hit the shelves on 22nd October :)

The Date for General Availability (GA) of Windows 7 is? - Windows 7 Team Blog - The Windows Blog




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#2 9 years ago

How about the availability for enterprise? Will companies be able to purchase Windows 7 before the official release date, or will they be shipped out on the 22nd as well?




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#3 9 years ago

All I know is what is in the blog article ;)

Release To Manufacturing (RTM) is an important milestone on the path to GA. We anticipate that we’ll be able to make the RTM code for Windows 7 available to our partners sometime in the 2nd half of July.



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#4 9 years ago

Isn't the release candidate still good until sometime mid-2010?




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#5 9 years ago

yep although in march you will get a warning followed by timed restarts / shut downs




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#6 9 years ago
yep although in march you will get a warning followed by timed restarts / shut downs

Yeah. No thanks. I'm planning to shift to a retail/enterprise version of Windows 7 around November/December, though.




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#7 9 years ago

I still haven't got around to downloading the release candidate (its open until July), but i'll most likely run that until March 2010 then go with a retail version.




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#8 9 years ago

Well being as I only have 32 bit hardware, can anyone tell me if the W7 RC 32 bit version is working OK before I bother DLing it? It's getting to where I can't even play some of the latest games or even Far Cry if I patch it due probably to ATI no longer driver supporting my GPU, so I might as well try something new.




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#9 9 years ago

It works perfectly fine. I can't compare between 32- and 64-bit versions because I don't have the 64-bit, but the 32-bit one works well.




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#10 9 years ago
>Omen<;4908114Well being as I only have 32 bit hardware, can anyone tell me if the W7 RC 32 bit version is working OK before I bother DLing it? It's getting to where I can't even play some of the latest games or even Far Cry if I patch it due probably to ATI no longer driver supporting my GPU, so I might as well try something new.

I've tried both 32-bit and 64-bit, both versions are extremely solid operating systems, and you shouldn't have any problems with drivers or anything if you already have vista on your PC. I would never go back to vista after trying W7, its that great. I've encountered no crashes so far after a whole month of use while with vista I got around 10-15 each month. It's very stable and smooth. You won't be dissapointed.