Windows 7 launch meet up and give-away, New York Oct 22

Neowin is planning on joining a very special Windows 7 party in New York next week on October 22, Windows 7 launch day.

Together with some of the top Windows and Microsoft bloggers and writers we will be participating in a meet up and give-away. There will be goodies, 7 different draught beers and of course copies of Windows 7.

The following guests will be attending and if you are in New York next Thursday October 22, you're welcome to attend too:

We are holding the meet up at 5:30pm in the Antarctica Bar, 287 Hudson St, NY. If you're in New York for the launch or you've just finished work for the day pop in and say hello and get a chance to win a copy of Windows 7. There will be some Windows trivia questions fired at people so remember to swat up on the history of Microsoft Windows. See you there!

When: Thursday October 22, 5:30 PM
Where: Antarctica Bar, NY

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I'm sure it would be any persons dream (one who is tech savvy) would love to meet Tom, Paul, Ina, Mary Jo, Raf, Steven and Ed. Would go, but don't have the funds to fly to New York.

Pics would be nice.

It's probably early enough that they won't have anyone checking ID at the door, just the bartender, so as long as you're not drinking you should be good.

I might show up, though I finish work at 4:00 (upper east side) so I may be gone before it starts at 5:30!

Yes, cuz they were definitely thinking about you! ;-)

Just be sure to hop out early; the place will be packed in no time with layed off IT staffers.

Unfortunately I'm busy and can't justify a round trip on the Bolt Bus just for a free copy. Already got my Ultimate Signature Edition for agreeing to throw a super-nerd party. Getting another from the "New Efficiency" event on November 9th. Luckily the party pack has the 64bit disc so I will already have the media and just need the key from the launch event. That covers desktop/media center and laptop. I will only need to buy one $99 copy of Home Premium for the machine I'm building for my little brother. I don't mind spending the Benjamin since I'm already getting two copies for free. Not a bad deal.

Aww, why can't something like this be hosted in Kent? So I might have half a chance of being able to attend...

I'm a little annoyed with Microsoft right now... went to the developer conference in Portland yesterday. When I showed up they were like "oh, the Windows 7 track you signed up for is full, you'll have to do the Server 2008 instead"... which wasn't too bad I guess, but the presenter sucked and they didn't have the AC on so the room was HOT.

Then, to top it off, they were giving out copies of Windows 7 Ultimate... great! except that they only gave out the 32-bit version, so 95% of the people that attended this thing (enthusiasts and power users with more than 3GB of RAM) will still have to go out and buy their own copy of 64-bit.

vaximily said,
Then, to top it off, they were giving out copies of Windows 7 Ultimate... great! except that they only gave out the 32-bit version, so 95% of the people that attended this thing (enthusiasts and power users with more than 3GB of RAM) will still have to go out and buy their own copy of 64-bit.

Not necessarily... you can request a 64-bit DVD from Microsoft for less than $10 or simply find the 64-bit ISO file on your favorite torrent site. The only thing that matters is the key, and I'm assuming that came with your free 32-bit version. That same key will work with 64-bit.

I was annoyed at that little fact as well. I wanted to load it on my desktop but then more than half the much needed memory would go to waste. Instead I loaded it on my laptop, and kept my preorder for Windows 7 Professional intact for my desktop. Boxed retail sets are supposed to have both 32-bit and 64-bit discs, correct?

dbam987 said,
I was annoyed at that little fact as well. I wanted to load it on my desktop but then more than half the much needed memory would go to waste. Instead I loaded it on my laptop, and kept my preorder for Windows 7 Professional intact for my desktop. Boxed retail sets are supposed to have both 32-bit and 64-bit discs, correct?

Yes, same here... I did the pre-order on Pro and it should have both discs.

I will look into the option of ordering the 64-bit from MS... thanks for the tip guys.

powerade01 said,
I want that version although I only have a 64 bit processor :(

Relex there aint any version more then 64bit

vaximily said,
I'm a little annoyed with Microsoft right now... went to the developer conference in Portland yesterday. When I showed up they were like "oh, the Windows 7 track you signed up for is full, you'll have to do the Server 2008 instead"... which wasn't too bad I guess, but the presenter sucked and they didn't have the AC on so the room was HOT.

Then, to top it off, they were giving out copies of Windows 7 Ultimate... great! except that they only gave out the 32-bit version, so 95% of the people that attended this thing (enthusiasts and power users with more than 3GB of RAM) will still have to go out and buy their own copy of 64-bit.


Your off. Most Enthusiasts and power users will be members of technet and have access to the retail versions of the 64bit cd.