Many of you have been coming to the Windows 7 IT Pro launch events around the country. At the event you have been getting a free, not-for-resale version of Windows 7 Ultimate. I strongly suggest before you install Windows 7, especially if its an older machine, run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to make get a report on any potential driver or application problems. I’ve had a few emails where people have installed Windows 7 only to find the video driver for a really old card is not available.
Remember, if you have an old machine, the hardware vendor may have made the decision not to write a Windows 7 driver.