Windows 7 RTM Availability

Brandon LeBlanc – the writer behind The Windows Team Blog has just posted more details on the availability of Windows 7 RTM bits:

  • Microsoft Connect, MSDN and TechNet subscribers will be able to get their hands on Windows 7 RTM on 6th August.
  • Microsoft Partner Program Gold/Certified Members will get it on August 16th.
  • Microsoft Action Pack Subscribers on 23rd August.
  • For Business Customers with access to Volume License Service Center (VLSC) will get their hands on the final bits on 7th August.
  • Retail Customers on 22nd October.

Microsoft is yet to publicly announce the final RTM Build of Windows 7. The fact that they didn’t call the latest leaked Windows 7 Build 7600.16385.090713-1255 as fake or not the final RTM makes me wonder whether Build 7600.16385.090713-1255 is indeed the final Build which Microsoft has already signed-off? Windows 7 Build 7600.16384 was previously quickly brushed off as not RTM when it was leaked on 12th July.