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15-07-2009, 01:27 PM
If you're thinking of buying it you should pre-order it now,




Expect those prices to double after 9th of August which is when the offer ends

15-07-2009, 01:53 PM
Hopes MSDNAA will cover it for me.

15-07-2009, 02:00 PM
Not sure that it will, you can always use the evaluation copy until next year and save your pennies :p

15-07-2009, 02:07 PM
Question isn't if it will (I see no reason for not putting 7 on MSDNAA). Question is: when they'll do that? :P

15-07-2009, 04:22 PM
I've preordered it on TPB.

16-07-2009, 03:40 PM
I'd suggest you pre-order it VERY quickly, prices are going up to normal

16-07-2009, 07:31 PM
I'll be getting my official copy legitimately in a few weeks time

From the Microsoft blog:

As previously stated, we expect Windows 7 to RTM in the 2nd half of July.

Once Windows 7 is complete, how do I get it?
The answer depends on who you are:
MSDN & TechNet Subscribers: Subscribers will be able to download the final version of Windows 7 a few weeks after we announce RTM.
Volume License (VL) Customers: As announced today by Bill Veghte during his WPC09 keynote, Windows 7 will be available to Volume License customers on September 1st.
Consumers, Enthusiasts, & Beta Testers (Everyone else): The retail version of Windows 7 will be available in stores October 22nd. If you pre-ordered Windows 7, it should be delivered sometime around the October 22nd timeframe (depends on the retailer). You can pre-order Windows 7 today through many online retailers like the Microsoft Store.
On New PCs: OEMs are expected to start shipping new PCs with Windows 7 pre-installed on them around October 22nd.
Can I continue to use the Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) until I receive the RTM version?
Yes, you can continue to use the RC until it expires on June 1st, 2010 (expiration starts March 1, 2010 – this is when the reboots start – final expiration on June 1). Please note that “in-place” (or direct) upgrades from the Windows 7 RC to RTM will not be supported. You will be required to do a Custom installation (aka “clean install”).
I am a TechNet or MSDN subscriber. Will I get a product key?
MSDN and TechNet subscribers, as well as Volume License customers will have access to product keys (PIDs) when Windows 7 is made available to them. Product keys for Windows 7 RTM will be different than the product keys used for Windows 7 Beta and the release candidate. Windows 7 Beta or RC product keys *will not* work with Windows 7 RTM.
I am using one of the so-called “leaked” builds of Windows 7, how will I know if it is the real deal?
As always, beware of what you download. There are many bogus copies of Windows 7 floating around the Internet. More often than not, they contain a rather nice malware payload. And don’t believe everything you read on the Internet. When Windows 7 hits RTM, it will be announced here. Until that happens, any builds you are likely to see on the web are either not the final bits or are laced with malicious code.
How do I get a 64-bit copy of Windows 7?
The Upgrade and Full packaged retail product of Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, and Windows 7 Ultimate will come with both 32-bit and 64-bit DVDs. With Windows Vista, the 64-bit version was only available with Windows Vista Ultimate. Due to the incredible adoption of 64-bit today and customer feedback, we decided to change this for Windows 7. Now all copies of Windows 7 in developed markets will ship with both 32-bit and 64-bit DVDs.
I want to emphasize that delivering Windows 7 at the highest quality possible is the biggest criteria we have for hitting RTM. Our top focus is a super high quality release of Windows first and foremost.

so early august us MSDN/Technet subscribers can get it legit, sept 1st for all Volume Licences.


17-07-2009, 04:09 AM
Everyone should be using Mac OS X.

(Bring the flame, nao.)

17-07-2009, 10:44 AM
No thanks I like right click, or something

17-07-2009, 10:53 PM
No thanks I like right click, or something

I can right click on mac os X?

17-07-2009, 11:13 PM
I can right click on mac os X?

I don't know, can you?

Statements phrased as questions fail.

18-07-2009, 04:18 PM

600/400 copies of pro/home


22-07-2009, 08:19 AM
Anyone else using the Win7 evaluation? How are you finding it? and got any neat tips and tricks?

22-07-2009, 09:07 AM
It's fine I suppose. Haven't used Vista earlier too much, so can't compare with that one (other than installation time - around 20-25minutes all, compared to more than hour needed for Vista).

22-07-2009, 09:36 AM
An hour for vista? I reinstalled vista 2times this weekend (first time I fucked it up :P something to do with 4x 1TB raid 5, MBR and GPT partition.)

Anyway, both installations took around 30minutes give or take.

22-07-2009, 10:44 AM
An hour for vista? I reinstalled vista 2times this weekend (first time I fucked it up :P something to do with 4x 1TB raid 5, MBR and GPT partition.)

Anyway, both installations took around 30minutes give or take.
Tried it two times (both last week), on C2D 7200, 4GB RAM, GF9600 (gfx shouldn't matter that much), GB-EP35-DS3 mobo, typical SATA HDD. From start to the moment when you can install all needed drivers. Vista Installer waited 2-3 times at the beginning for quite long, even before starting installation. Had no such thing with 7. Yea, 7 got almost all drivers included already but on the other side XP was fast to install too - and it needs drivers, just like Vista. Maybe it was just my config or my bad luck with Vista, dunno.

22-07-2009, 03:27 PM
I wouldn't even go near my vista install disk now unless something serious happens, Win7 just shits all over it

23-07-2009, 07:59 PM
10minutes, installing windows XP on my macbook, beat that ;-)
(Real install, no virtual machine mumbo jumbo)