Microsoft confirms Windows 7 release date to be October 22nd

According to cnet, Microsoft has officially confirmed that Windows 7's release date will be October 22nd, and will be available on both store shelves and new PC's.

Microsoft Senior Vice President Bill Veghte said that in order to meet this release date, development of Windows 7 will wrap up by the middle or end of next month.

Last month, Microsoft made the Windows 7 release candidate available for download. "The feedback from the release candidate has been good", says Bill Veghte.

It looks like OEM's are also ready to go as well. "We're locked and loaded for the launch. The quality of code is just absolutely stellar.", says Phil McKinney, CTO of HP's computer unit. Previously, Acer said that Windows 7 will be available on October 23rd, one day later than the confirmed release date.

We're still waiting for pricing details to be announced, which is expected later this month. Starting June 28th, users who buy a new PC with Windows Vista, will receive a free upgrade to Windows 7. Students may also be able to get Windows 7 at a discount or even for free.

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excalpius said,
No, they have 6 weeks or so. And yes, they are on it.

For the RTM that will ship yes. It's possible they will have patch's on release but.

For Vista it was an opt in promotion on the OEM's part. So I wouldn't assume you get a free upgrade and would check to make sure your being sold the PC under the condition that you will get it.

already set money aside for Wibdows 7 Ultimate in the bank for October 22nd. I'm expecting at least the same price as Vista I have set 10% over just in case.

I don't know why people don't just get a technet plus account it's much cheaper and you get loads of other stuff as well. Yeah ok the software is meat for evaluation purposes but it's the same retail product in the shop so you can use it just the same.

lee26 said,
I don't know why people don't just get a technet plus account it's much cheaper and you get loads of other stuff as well. Yeah ok the software is meat for evaluation purposes but it's the same retail product in the shop so you can use it just the same.


Using the software in a way that violate the EULA is piracy... Since people would prefer not to pay to become a pirate they usually do the right thing...

Wow, labeling people pirates when they purchase something. /wonders

I guess all those people who patched XP and Vista to use unsigned themes are pirates since modifying the OS is against the EULA??

iamwhoiam said,
Wow, labeling people pirates when they purchase something. /wonders

I guess all those people who patched XP and Vista to use unsigned themes are pirates since modifying the OS is against the EULA??


No, but people using evaluation software in a production environment are.

IDX - Internal Developer Client and Server build 7200 (most of you know it as RC2 but this is not correct) is true and available to close Microsoft partners. Will be available to a wider range of users on June 11.
RTM is expected to be finished at the end of July and available to partners at the beginning of August :)
That's the latest news according to WZor

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