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):

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

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.