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Windows 7 RC coming to MSDN/Technet soon, public May 5

A page over at Microsoft Partners has been updated to show that Windows 7 RC will be publically released on May 5, and should be available for MSDN and Technet subscribers now. However, clicking through the download link will only get you the beta, right now.

This would seem to jive with an earlier leak on a Microsoft page saying that the RC would be available in May, but that was taken down soon after it was reported.

Well see how long this page stays updated with the Windows 7 RC information, or how long it'll take before RC does actually hit MSDN and Technet.

Updated: The page at Microsoft has been reverted back to information on the Windows 7 beta, and information on obtaining trial keys for partners. There is information going around multiple sites and our forums that Windows 7 RC has been sent to major OEMs. While the only way we can confirm this is a quote from Microsoft Online Concierge Chat, that said "Currently the Windows 7 RC has not been avaiable through the TechNet subscription yet, only the Microsoft OEM partners such as Dell, Siemens are taking part in the RC's this period of test." We take this to mean those OEMs have the bits right now, and that they'll be hitting the public Internet in the dates listed on the leaked website.

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