Windows 7 RC available NOW!

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Windows 7 RC available NOW!

Post by nightwheel » Mon May 04, 2009 11:20 pm

Come and get it folks: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/window ... nload.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Windows 7 RC is good till June 1st of 2010. (And yes, I said 2010)
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Re: Windows 7 RC available NOW!

Post by bicostp » Mon May 04, 2009 11:37 pm

Aw, you have to sign in. :(

Someone will post deep links (and hopefully RC keys*) on a tech blog soon enough.

*Yes this is probably OK. Microsoft only gave out a couple different keys for the beta, anyway, and they said there's no limit this time.

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Post by eagle5953 » Mon May 04, 2009 11:40 pm

I have an account, but I can't get much farther - too many people trying to download, perhaps?

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Re: Windows 7 RC available NOW!

Post by nightwheel » Mon May 04, 2009 11:53 pm

bicostp wrote:Aw, you have to sign in. :(

Someone will post deep links (and hopefully RC keys*) on a tech blog soon enough.

*Yes this is probably OK. Microsoft only gave out a couple different keys for the beta, anyway, and they said there's no limit this time.
Bic, if you can get a copy of Windows 7 RC 64-bit.

I got a key I'm saving just for you.

I ended up getting another key after I had a problem with getting the download to work with IE7 (64-bit). And had to switch over to Regular IE7 and copy and pasted the link I was on from the other version of IE7. And got the download started before it linked me back to the product key page.
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Re: Windows 7 RC available NOW!

Post by Triton » Mon May 04, 2009 11:55 pm

been using beta 7000 since it came out, downloading RC1 as of this posting!
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Re: Windows 7 RC available NOW!

Post by eagle5953 » Mon May 04, 2009 11:59 pm

Triton wrote:downloading RC1 as of this posting!
I'm blaming you for clogging up the intertubes!

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Re: Windows 7 RC available NOW!

Post by nightwheel » Tue May 05, 2009 12:03 am

eagle5953 wrote:
Triton wrote:downloading RC1 as of this posting!
I'm blaming you for clogging up the intertubes!
Just as guilty as Triton. And I'm downloading the 64-bit version which is a larger sized iso that the 32-bit version
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Re: Windows 7 RC available NOW!

Post by lifeisbetterwithketchup » Tue May 05, 2009 12:04 am

Downloadimizing (64-bit).
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Post by eagle5953 » Tue May 05, 2009 12:05 am

OK, I'm getting somewhere now - just waiting for the e-mail. You two are forgiven. :lol:

Edit: Woo! We're cruisin' now!

Edit 2: Download complete.

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Re: Windows 7 RC available NOW!

Post by DK » Tue May 05, 2009 2:25 am

I've been using it for over a week on My dell mini 9. Absolutley love it, even better than xp. Just seems quicker and looks a lot nicer.
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Re: Windows 7 RC available NOW!

Post by bicostp » Tue May 05, 2009 7:26 am

Eh, signed up. Downloading now. Gonna start with the 32 bit version so I can try running a chopped-up vLite version of it on my old 600 mhz P3 laptop. :lol:

EDIT: DOH! I don't have enough free space on any of my hard drives to save the .iso! D:
*Frantically deletes stuff*

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Re: Windows 7 RC available NOW!

Post by XCVG » Tue May 05, 2009 8:56 am

I'd try it, but I really don't want to screw up my computer. Or have to reinstall everything that probably won't work anyway. How big is the ISO, because my interweb connection sucks.

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Re: Windows 7 RC available NOW!

Post by eagle5953 » Tue May 05, 2009 9:06 am

2.3 gigs for the 32 bit, I think. I'm not at home to check.

What you should do is this: act as if you are going to download it so that you can get a valid unique product key (it displays as soon as it starts to download). Then, cancel the download and get one of the nice people on the forums here to burn you a DVD of the iso and mail it to you.

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Re: Windows 7 RC available NOW!

Post by bicostp » Tue May 05, 2009 9:38 am

If you have a spare hard drive kicking around (at least 20 gigs), you should be able to swap that in.

Or, you can run it under a virtual machine with Virtual PC or some other tool.

EDIT: 200 MB to go! :D Then it's time to play The Waiting Game again, downloading the 64 bit version.

Drive space isn't a problem anymore; just got a 1 TB external Western Digital drive for $60 at Best Buy (after price-matching Wal-Mart and using some raffle prize gift cards, of course). :lol:

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Re: Windows 7 RC available NOW!

Post by thehackerinside » Tue May 05, 2009 10:55 am

3 hours 30 minutes, I don't wanna wait that long! :lol:

Gives me time to backup and backup again and then make sure the backups backed up right.
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