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Update Windows 7 RTM is Today

Full release is still on October 22nd

By Sean Kalinich from Jul 22, 2009 @ 10:19 CDT

Origianlly it looked like the 6th was the date for the RTM. However it turns out that Microsoft released the code today. Below are the dates of availability for different sources...

Microsoft has let slip the actual date for the release of the Windows 7 RTM. This confirms the comment that the 7600 build that many called the RTM was not the final build.

As it stands now the RTM will hit MSDN and Technet by August 6th Its English form and October 1st for all other languages. This coincides with the running rumor that Windows 7 will be out around October 22nd.

VL (Volume License) customers with Software Assurance will be able to get the RTM starting on the 7th of August while VL customers without SA will have to wait until the 1st of September.

OEMs will receive the first images around the 8th of August.

Microsoft is now saying that OEMs and System integrators need to get the final version and finish up their testing as this will be the final form before full retail release.

Windows 7 RTM is August 6th

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