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BIG Breaking News: The Windows 7 RC wait is almost over..

BIG Breaking News: The Windows 7 RC wait is almost over..

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image “Huh?!”

Yep. Release Candidate 1 (and only, I’ve heard) will be available to TechNet and MSDN subscribers on April 30, 2009.

“Says who?  All I’ve heard is leaks and rumors of leaks.”

Says the Windows 7 team on the Windows 7 Team Blog

“Can I get it now?”

Do you have a TechNet Plus or MSDN subscription?


Then you should get one.  The Release Candidate is available only to TechNet Plus and MSDN subscribers. 

“When will it be available to everyone else?”

It will be available May 5, 2009 for the rest of the world.

REMEMBER: If you are running the Windows 7 Beta, there are some important things you NEED TO KNOW about the options you have for upgrading to RC.

  • Your Windows 7 learning portal is here . Start now, RC is out in May. Also, starting to decide how many

  • will there be an option to download a .vhd? or just .iso?

  • Ooo.. .vhd would be cool.  I honestly don't know, though.  I'll send the idea up the chain.

  • RCs = Release Candidates RTW = Released to Web “for some” means “for TechNet and MSDN subscribers” You

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