Reminder: Last day to download Windows 7 RC in two days

Two days from now Microsoft will remove the Windows 7 Release Candidate from their website. If you want to test out Windows 7 for free, then you will need to download this before the 20th August, 2009.

Windows 7 users who are currently on the release candidate will not have to worry until March 1, 2010 and June 1, 2010 when bi-hourly shutdowns and license expiration's will begin.

Alternatively, if you want to get your hands on the final release now, Windows 7 RTM is now available to Technet Plus and MSDN subscribers. You can also get a copy of Windows 7 through your institute using MSDNAA, or, if you participated in the private beta, you will receive a free copy of Windows 7 Ultimate.

Windows 7 is due for general availability on the 22nd October, 2009.

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Sweet, just checked my MSDNAA and I am now downloading my W7 Professional. Oddly though MS said it would be available on the 18th so I held of checking since they said that until the 18th.....logged in today and it was actually available for me since the 14th. :(

Oh well, off to reinstall again (probably last reinstall for awhile).

I wouldn't recommend downloading the RC at this stage of the game, given that its gone RTM. There won't be any more updates for the RC, so if a major bug is found, the RC users won't see an update to fix it.

I myself opted for the boxed copy...which I qualified for (got the confirm email about 3 hrs ago...it was the first come, first basis deal....)

DigitalDude said,
Yeah I can get the final version off of my college's MSDNAA because I am an IT major.

Why would you tell us this like we care? :S I can get final version when it comes out in stores or buy technet. Interested much? :P

Wow, aren't you late...lol... the RTM (with confirmed hash) was already available weeks before it appeared on Technet or MSDN... yawn