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LAST DAY to download Windows 7 RC from MS!

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  • Started 5 years ago by ScottW
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ScottW
ScottW
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It is August 20th here in the US Central Time zone, the last day that you will be able to download the Windows 7 Release Candidate directly from Microsoft. License keys will still be available after today if you have the disc image to install with.

In my previous heads-up on this, I made a mistake in the time table. March is the cutoff date for RC license keys. Here is the updated table:

8/20/09 - Last day that Windows 7 RC will be available for download
10/22/09 - Windows 7 ships (General Availability or "GA")
3/01/10 - Windows 7 RC will begin shutting down every 2 hours; RC license keys no longer available
6/01/10 - Windows 7 RC expires

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ScottW
ScottW
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I just found out from Cnet News that the download will stop being available at 8 am US Pacific Time, which is about an hour from now.

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ColinAirlie
ColinAirlie
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HeeHee, mines just finished!

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ScottW
ScottW
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Col, you just made it under the wire! The page is now showing only that you can get a license key and no longer has the download option.

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ColinAirlie
ColinAirlie
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Yip, just made it, a bit like Chuck Norris. It downloaded in about an hour and a half.

I backed up my files last night, and installed it this morning before work. It only took about 40 mins for some reason. I haven't had a chance to have a gander round it yet, but I'm restoring all the files I had, so won't see till lunchtime anyway.

I did notice a fish, but that's all the time I had.

Col :)

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