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Default Windows 7 Available to MS Technet Subscribers Tomorrow - 08-05-2009, 12:32 PM

Tomorrow, August 6, marks the release of Windows 7 to Microsoft Technet Subscribers. If you're not a subscriber you can get hold of Windows 7 in stores from October 22, 2009. For those of you who are thinking of subscribing just for this, (I certainly did) be sure to Google for a promotion code, I managed to get 25% off with no trouble at all.

I am going to take this opportunity to install Windows 7 Ultimate on all of my Dell Minis, I hope to see the biggest improvement in my Mini 12, which has always seemed the most sluggish of my Mini collection (which consists of a 9, 10, and 12). As there is no special netbook version, it makes sense to go the whole hog and install the Ultimate version, especially if disk space isn't an issue. Although I'm sure some people may want the most stripped down version possible.

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Default 08-05-2009, 12:45 PM

Nice!

Yes by all means install it on your Minis.
At this point I wouldn't want to have anything else on my Mini 9.


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Default 08-05-2009, 12:56 PM

Go figure.. And I just started installing RC on my laptop..


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Default 08-05-2009, 03:22 PM

Yep, after almost a year experimenting with Windows 7, I'll be getting the real deal tomorrow. And I just got my Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview Invitation so I'll be busy installing on Minis and lappys and desktops alike.....


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Default 08-05-2009, 10:24 PM

Wouldn't it be more cost-effective to replace the stock hard disks than to pay $99 for Technet?

I guess you could do both.
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Default 08-06-2009, 02:13 AM

Running RC 7100 right now. It runs circles around XP. I preordered three copies when MS had a the 50% off deal running a few weeks back. I will have to wait until Oct, but the RC goes through June and seems to be very very stable so I am in no rush to install the final version. This OS was definately designed to run better on netbooks with SSDs. I recommend it to everyone. I upgradeded to a 32gb Super Talent 2nd gen, but RC Ultimate only uses a total of 10gb including system space. I know others have reported getting it down to 4gb.


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Default 08-06-2009, 02:42 AM

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Wouldn't it be more cost-effective to replace the stock hard disks than to pay $99 for Technet?

I guess you could do both.
Where are you finding $99 for TechNet? It was $349 for a year when I checked earlier!
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Default 08-06-2009, 11:35 AM

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Tomorrow, August 6, marks the release of Windows 7 to Microsoft Technet Subscribers.
All I am seeing in Technet is the RC. What gives?
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Default 08-06-2009, 12:38 PM

Rumor is that it will be up around 10:00am Redmond time.


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All of the full versions are available for MSDN folks now as well...

Windows 7 Debugging Symbols (x86) - (English)
Includes: Debugging Symbols; 08-04-2009
323.15 (MB)

Windows 7 Debugging Symbols Checked Build (x86) - (English)
Includes: Debugging Symbols; 08-04-2009
288.37 (MB)

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Debugging Symbols (x64) - (English)
Includes: Debugging Symbols; 08-04-2009
285.85 (MB)

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Debugging Symbols Checked Build (x64) - (English)
Includes: Debugging Symbols; 08-04-2009
259.68 (MB)

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) - DVD (English)
Includes: Ultimate; 08-04-2009
3,075.30 (MB)

Windows 7 Ultimate (x86) - DVD (English)
Includes: Ultimate; 08-04-2009
2,385.99 (MB)

Windows 7 Starter (x86) - DVD (English)
Includes: Starter; 08-04-2009
2,385.99 (MB)

Windows 7 Professional (x64) - DVD (English)
Includes: Professional; 08-04-2009
3,075.30 (MB)

Windows 7 Professional (x86) - DVD (English)
Includes: Professional; 08-04-2009
2,385.99 (MB)

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) - DVD (English)
Includes: Home Premium; 08-04-2009
3,075.30 (MB)

Windows 7 Home Premium (x86) - DVD (English)
Includes: Home Premium; 08-04-2009
2,385.99 (MB)

Windows 7 Home Basic (x86) - DVD (English)
Includes: Home Basic; 08-04-2009
2,385.99 (MB)

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64) - DVD (English)
Includes: Enterprise; 08-04-2009
2,976.62 (MB)

Windows 7 Enterprise (x86) - DVD (English)
Includes: Enterprise; 08-04-2009
2,289.20 (MB)

Windows Software Development Kit for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64) - DVD (English)
Includes: SDK; 08-03-2009
1,482.02 (MB)

Windows Software Development Kit for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (ia64) - DVD (English)
Includes: SDK; 08-03-2009
1,483.62 (MB)

Windows Software Development Kit for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (x86) - DVD (English)
Includes: SDK; 08-03-2009
1,480.59 (MB)

Windows Driver Kit for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (x86, x64, ia64) - DVD (English)
Includes: WDK; 08-03-2009
610.21 (MB)

Windows Automated Installation Kit for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (x86, x64, ia64) - DVD (English)
Includes: WAIK; 08-03-2009
1,706.64 (MB)
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