Windows 7 RTM Download Dates…Windows 7 = NOT RTM YET!

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Today Brandon LeBlanc announced the RTM dates on which several ‘audiences’ will be able to download the RTM bits.

You read this correctly….I’m talking about the RTM BITS, NOT the RTM date which is (at this point) is still unknown.

Below you can read when you can download the RTM bits (just a small table):

Audience When can I download the bits? Download location
OEMS RTM Date + app. 2 days ?
Partners August 6th (English only) MS Connect & MSDN
IT Pro’s August 6th (English only) TechNet
Developers August 6th (English only) MSDN
Business Customers (Volume License + SA) August 6th (English only) Volume License Service Center (VLSC)
Partner Program Gold / Certified Members August 16th (English only) Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) Portal
Action Pack Subscribers August 23rd (English only) ?
Partners October 1st (All other languages) MS Connect & MSDN
IT Pro’s October 1st (All other languages) TechNet
Developers October 1st (All other languages) MSDN
Business Customers (Volume License + SA) August 7th + Couple of weeks
(All other languages)
Volume License Service Center (VLSC)
Partner Program Gold / Certified Members October 1st (All other languages) Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) Portal
Action Pack Subscribers October 1st (All other languages) ?
Consumers October 22nd (All languages) Online / Offline shops 🙂

For families : There will be a Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack available (in selected markets) which you can install on 3 different pc’s in your household.

Evaluation Version
Microsoft is also going to release an evaluation version of Windows 7 Professional for IT Professionals via the Microsoft Springboard Series shortly after RTM.