Let’s hope the Microsoft download servers will get a good last night of sleep, because from tomorrow they will have a tough job to do: Present the Windows 7 RC (and Windows Server 2008 R2) download to the whole world! Let’s hope they’ll do a better job then they did with the release of the Windows 7 Public Beta!
It’s good to read that the Windows 7 RC download will be available from May 5th through July 2009!
And if you’re unable to get your key? I’m not sure if the how-to I published back in January will do the job this time, so why don’t get your key right now! You can get it at this Microsoft webpage.
The German online magazine WinFuture (translated to English) published an article in in which they say that the planned release date for the Windows 7 Release Candidate should be February 27th, so that’s just a week away!
And this time also MSDN and TechNet users will be the first to download the Windows 7 RC. Too bad I’m on a business trip abroad next week, but when I’m home (on Friday, 27th) I hope I’ll be able to download the RC!
I’m not sure if the date is entirely correct, but if they want to release Windows 7 before Christmas 2009 they should at least release the RC in the next few months!
Update : The build where WinFuture was talking is not going to be the RC build.
Update : This procedure did only work with the Windows 7 beta version!!! It DOESN’T work with the current version of Windows 7!
To receive a valid Windows 7 Beta/RC key just click here to visit the official Windows 7 Product Key page, or follow the instructions below.
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