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If you are a TechNet Plus or an MSDN subscriber, you can now download the Release Candidate (RC) for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.
There are different files for each client architecture (x64, x86) and server architecture (x64, ia64). Additional files include the language packs for each one, plus the WAIK (Windows Automated Installation Kit), Windows SDK (Software Development Kit) and WDK (Windows Driver Kit).
See a list of files and sizes in the table below:
Subscribers can download from their usual web sites. If you're not a subscriber, learn how to become one at:
Public downloads are expected in a few days. Keep an eye on:
The Release Candidates (RCs) for Microsofts upcoming Windows Client Operating System, Windows 7, and