Windows 7 RTM possible... this week? Could be...

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  1. fibroptikl

    fibroptikl [H]ardness Supreme

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    I just read on Wikipedia it is set for July.

    I'll believe it when I see it.
     
  2. heatlesssun

    heatlesssun [H]ard as it Gets

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    We're only 4 months out from public release so the RTM will be pretty HAVE to be done in the next 4 weeks no matter what.

    This is really down to the wire time for Windows 7 folks.
     
  3. staknhalo

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    No, it will be signed off by the 19th for sure. Remember when they said it wasn't gonna be out till 2010? The only thing that sucks is that if the RTM does leak early, I'll have to keep reformatting/rearming (and then eventually reformatting) as there will be no way to get legit keys for 4 months :(
     
  4. Version_3

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    When it goes RTM, is it then available on Technet or is there a delay?
     
  5. staknhalo

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    There will be a delay. It won't go up on MSDN/TechNet untill it is very close to being released in retail channels if not at the same time as the retail release. I can't recall for Vista RTM, but look at SP1 and SP2. The RTMs leaked long before they were legitimately available on MSDN ect.
     
  6. bigdogchris

    bigdogchris [H]ard as it Gets

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    I'm "as tired" of the speculation about what version is RTM as Microsoft is "as tired' of the leaks.
     
  7. YeOldeStonecat

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    LOL.

    Well..it keeps the kids off of the streets with skin pale as a mushroom...cuz they're home formatting/reinstalling their computers AGAIN due to some latest leak.
     
  8. heatlesssun

    heatlesssun [H]ard as it Gets

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    Not much of one I would think. Vista RTM came out on MSDN/TechNet around November 15, 2006 which was a full two months before retail release so I would expect to see 7 RTM on MSDN/TechNet sometime towards the end of August.
     
  9. staknhalo

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    I could see that. I do however also see it leaking around the end of June or start of July.
     
  10. heatlesssun

    heatlesssun [H]ard as it Gets

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    It probably will leak before too long but I'm not going to worry about any more Windows 7 leaks. The next Windows 7 install will be with the official RTM.
     
  11. Ehren8879

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    Most source I've read say the final RTM should be built by the end of the week
     
  12. Joe Average

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    That's assuming Microsoft isn't the one responsible for the leaks in the first place... <hint, hint> :D
     
  13. omega-x

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    i liked the beta. but the RC is just a less stable version of vista with some glitz.

    they better fix everything up tight before RTM. (given how good the beta was i have some faith)
     
  14. staknhalo

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    From what I know it will be BUILT this week, but not signed off 'til the 26th. So we could get the build that will be RTM this week, but it wont be labeled RTM until the 26th. We have seen this stuff before with leaks of service packs ect.
     
  15. shawnoen

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    Once the RTM is released and leaked, if you install it, it will still require your evaluation key, correct?

    If so, theres really no point as that would also expire at some point and require a reformat with a retail copy?

    I've been running Windows 7 7201 on my main home PC (new i7 build) and love it but haven't went ahead and installed all my programs since I know that once the retail is release I'll have to buy it and reformat again....
     
  16. Imaulle

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    all of the leaks have originated from Redmond, Washington.... nuff said!
     
  17. Sean

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    So far I am happy with it, but again I reformat and re-install all the time, I have it down to an art form almost. Just installed W7 this evening and I am so far impressed. Let's just keep our eyes open, let Microsoft and OEM's get the drivers working, and compatability smoothed out, and test test test test and hopefully fox news doesn't report that Windows 7 is utter crap or Microsoft might go postal.

    ;)
     
  18. Joe Average

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    RTM = the real deal, the final finished product (or as finished as they think it needs to be), what will be on OEM machines come October 22nd or slightly before and also what's going to be in the boxes on store shelves, so no, your beta/RC keys will no longer be of any use to you.
     
  19. LstOfTheBrunnenG

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    Will rearming still work on Win7?

    I'd be happy to rearm until the moment I could purchase a legit key...
     
  20. staknhalo

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    I believe so. The only problem is, anytime you have a program or update that needs to validate your windows install, you're screwed. So some people won't be able to do some things with 7 for months :/
     
  21. LstOfTheBrunnenG

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    Hmm.

    That wasn't an issue for me for the first 30 days of my Win7 RC install.

    :shrug:
     
  22. Imaulle

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    there will be a 'fix' for this 5 minutes before the RTM leaks
     
  23. staknhalo

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    Fixed :p

    A fix insinuates legit.
     
  24. oMek

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    from what i read, msdn/technet will get RTM on the 26th of this month
     
  25. xxEIEIOxx

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    Everyone will want to know where you read this...
     
  26. oMek

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    just a quote from another forum. i dont have technet anymore so i cant verify
     
  27. darkpaw

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    I find it highly unlikely it will be on Technet/MSDN before October. The only reason Vista was released in November is because that was the same time it was released to Corporate sales.
     
  28. Archmage

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    He typed the word as: 'fix.' - We are to infer that this is a hack.

    You typed, 'hack.' - What are we to infer from this? - That there is something that differentiates this hack from another?

    I'd have to say that this is a 'fix' or a hack, but not a 'hack.'

    * Did that make any sense? Wutever... inconsequential :)
     
  29. Joe Average

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    RTM builds never appear on TechNet or even MSDN before it goes into general availability, at least not in the past. I don't think Microsoft wants the actual RTM code so readily available (and having it on TechNet or MSDN would just mean it's everywhere an hour later and we all know it, even faster than a leak would spread), so... TechNet or MSDN come November maybe... but this month, or even July or August or September?

    Ain't happening...
     
  30. liberalelephant

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    What all do you get with a TechNet subscription and how much does it cost?
     
  31. firas

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    i'm pretty sure this was designed by a 10 years old boy! i HATE it :(
     
  32. Joe Average

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    http://technet.microsoft.com

    $349 a year, but you can find discount coupons either for $299 or less, or a percentage off the full price (usually 10-15%), and sometimes Microsoft gets generous and offers up subscriptions for $99.

    But, you get access to every piece of software they produce, basically, with "lifetime" keys (up to 10 per product, if required). The issue is that you're supposed to be using the products you acquire through TechNet only for personal education and learning, or specifically related tasks in the I.T. field - it's not supposed to be a way to get 10 keys for Vista or Windows 7 or Office 2007 and give 'em out to friends, family, etc.

    It gets abused like mad, of course, but you could do a lot worse with ~$350 as a computer enthusiast, by far. It's worth every cent if you're serious about Windows...
     
  33. Greggy_D

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    Vista was RTM on 11/8/2006.
    Vista appeared on Technet/MSDN 11/16/2006. (8 days after RTM)
    Vista was released to businesses on 11/30/2006.
    Vista was released to the public on 1/30/2007.

    If 7 follows this trend I'd say you are very, very wrong.

    My thoughts.....if 7 RTMs in June we'll see it released on Technet/MSDN in July.
     
  34. Snowknight26

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    Up to 7263 and only one day left. Hopefully there'll only be one or two more builds till the final RTM built.
     
  35. TorxT3D

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    keep an eye on

    wzor.info
    win7.in
     
  36. Jon55

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    Interesting. I hope you're right.
     
  37. Unknown-One

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    Sounds good to me!

    You're confusing the work 'hack' with the word 'crack'; don't worry, it's an all-too-common mistake.

    A 'hack' is legit, a 'crack' is not.