Windows 7 RC Download will end August 20, 2009

The download link for Windows 7 RC (Release Candidate) would be unavailable post August 20, 2009.  If one has a physical media (DVD, downloaded bits), they can still install post this date but the download option would not be available.

Windows 7 RTM would be available before end of this year and it should also be available in stores etc., by then.  This post is just to create awareness that if you would like to install and play with Windows 7 RC, do it right away before the download becomes unavailable.

The Windows 7 Download page and product key page is http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/download.aspx

The Windows 7 Forum is http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/category/w7itpro/

Let me now share my experience with Windows 7.  It is purely unbiased and is a what is what, I have experienced with Windows 7 RC over the past few months.

I have been running my production machine on Windows 7 RC and haven't had a single crash, failure so far.  I leave the machine on over night, for long hours and its battery consumption is optimal.  Compatibility with applications and drivers has never been an issue.  Whatever works on Vista, works here.

The Start-up and Shut Down duration has significantly improved compared to Windows Vista (Ask me why and I will explain).  Visual Studio 2008, 2010, all the various CTPs I play with have all worked without having to install a separate version tailored to Windows 7. 

Over the last 10 years, this has been the most stable operating system I have used (believe me, I have used various OSes including non Microsoft ones') at the RC level.

So, if you are still unable to believe, try it for yourself and you will see the difference.

Cheers !!!

Print | posted on Friday, July 17, 2009 2:17 AM

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Very interesting, i will try it.
Thanks for sharing and cheers.
Left by rotem on Jul 17, 2009 10:48 AM

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I just installed it this week and would have to agree. It's amazing so far.
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Left by sunil yadav on Jul 20, 2009 4:39 AM

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"The Start-up and Shut Down duration has significantly improved compared to Windows Vista (Ask me why and I will explain)." Hi. Great post, and I'm planning to give 7 a try now. Can you explain the "why" that you mentioned? Thanks for your time.
Left by Doug on Jul 20, 2009 5:55 PM

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It is a perfect OS for our generation.
so Robust and so beautiful :) .

I'm lucky to try it early !!
Left by Ramaprasanna on Jul 21, 2009 3:13 PM

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Left by imran on Jul 23, 2009 5:07 AM

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please if you have a free version Windows 7 so tell me .i want inastall Free version for cheking his compersion with windows vista and windows Xp.thanks
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hey tell me how can i get free version of windows-7
Left by suryakant on Aug 04, 2009 12:21 AM

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lots of fun
Left by hemant on Aug 04, 2009 5:46 AM

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So many people have downloaded it though, has really helped them out with their developments, a bit like acer laptops have helped me develop software over the years! LOL!
Left by used macbooks on Aug 04, 2009 5:50 AM

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Windows 7 RC is a work in progress, users may encounter technical difficulties. Hence, the users should not install the RC on their primary production machine.There are some serious issues you might face while using Windows 7 RC. Some of these were also occurred with Windows Vista
when it was first introduced like video cards not playing,some software compatibility etc.
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have this windows in my home - best ever !!
Left by fotografia ślubna Bielsko on Feb 01, 2010 4:06 AM

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Hi there,

I switched to Windows 7 beta a couple of weeks ago.
So far I am not impressed.
I like very much the ability to shift the location of the different icons in the taskbar.
But other than that I do not see a lot of major improvements.
What are the main advantages you think Windows 7 bring to the table?

I might have missed some...
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Not very long ago i installed WinXP on a usb stick after some heavy tweaking, and is running fine. And faster then on the internal SSD drive.

I know, not supported nor recommended. But the technology is advanceing, and therefore a possible option. The are getting bigger and faster.

Would it be possible for Win7 to install it on a memory stick? If not, a future option?

It is not the same as a SSD drive, but still Solid State.
Left by huntsville web design on Mar 04, 2010 1:58 PM

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I was a decently big fan of Windows 7 until I watched my sister work and mess around on her Linux. I tell you what, she NEVER has the kind of problems that I do... almost makes me want to give it a try.
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I have used (believe me, I have used various OSes including non Microsoft ones') at the RC level.
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