Windows 7 RTM makes it to TechNet Subscriber Downloads

win7 logo Ladies and Gentlemen – start your download engines.

Like most of the “geek” world of technical enthusiasts and professionals who have been waiting with baited breath for the official RTM ISO files to be available – I have been watching the Subscriber Download site most of the day in the background and hitting refresh periodically. Well – the wait is over.

(alternate “top downloads” link for faster download of ISO only)



I’ve got it up and running on a couple of boxes (grabbed an internal ISO last week) and I can say that I’m quite impressed.

While you are waiting for the download to complete – some things to think about:

  • You can install without a key and have it run for 30 days. Great for a lab environment.

  • there are plenty of resources you should check out – notably the Canadian SpringBoard site.

  • There is an “upgrade advisor” tool to see if your hardware and applications have any known issues (get it here).

  • Check out the great video series on XP to Windows 7 migration my friends Adam Carter and the gang from have created.

  • If you have a Beta or RC version installed now – you are going to want to use migwiz.exe to save your data/settings and do a clean install.

  • Looking for some great technical training on Windows 7? Check out to register for the client track at a city near you.

Share your experiences and thoughts on Windows 7 here on the blog, Drop me an email for inclusion in a future post or blog / tweet / facebook it yourself. Use the #cdnwin7 tag to stay connected with other Canadian experiences with Windows 7.

Happy Downloading!


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Comments (3)

  1. Sean Kearney says:

    I got a taste of RTM this morning!


    Not making this up.  I really find it FASTER!

    And in just a few weeks…. 2008 R2!  LIVE MIGRATION!  DIRECT ACCESS!  


    And followed up in a month after by Techdays_CA 2009 for dessert!

  2. Kris Geronazzo says:

    I wwas wondering if I was qualified to have a copy of W7. I have been involved in all of your Beta’s and the RC since the very first,have also enjoyed it very much.

  3. Rodney Buike says:

    Kris if you were on the Windows 7 Beta through Connect.Microsoft.Com you can now download Windows 7 RTM.


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