Hail ! Microsoft Windows 7 – Official Release


Vast ! Yes , Gospel about good Internet world …. It is on 3rd day after Microsoft announces its official release pack for Windows 7 . Previously I was using Windows 7 build 7100 Ultimate edition . Now 7600 full and final OEM pack come in its way .I am not too familiar about the lingo in Microsoft world like … OEM , Beta , RC , RTM,Final Retail etc .But being a fond of typically testing any new versions of OS as and when come hence googling around if I could get any copy for 7600 build version (AFAIK , this one is full RTM release) ! Strange … So big the Open world ! Couple of pirated versions are flowing around for desktop home users with lots of lingo’s not known .Yes , definitely all those are at torrent , share , direct access vault,warez etc . I am not giving the link due to obvious reason of litigation .Bit confusing at first shot which one to download !!! But need to familiarize with the terminology to strap thorugh correct and latest one….

Caution !  It has been encouraged by Microsoft to purchase a genuine copy rather using a pirated version because pirating is exploiting the softwares and it is an identity theft  . Indeed !

After couple of experiment gather below info which could be helpful for someone and lemme put in gist :

Microsoft official Windows 7  launched on October 22nd , 2009 .

Windows 7 RC ( Release Candidate ) is the current officially available version although a lot of internal builds have leaked after that. Windows 7 RC is still available for download from Microsoft.

RTM stands for Release to Manufacturers. RTM means that the code for Windows will be finalized and partners will receive it and start preparations to launch new PCs. The version of a software product that is given to manufacturers to bundle into future versions of their hardware products. RTM versions are typically released to manufacturers before they are released to the general public so that the manufacturers can work out any bugs the software may encounter with hardware devices. The release of an RTM version does not necessarily mean that the creators have worked out all the problems with the software; there still may be more versions of the product before it is released to the general public.Windows 7 will hit RTM this August 2009 .

OEMs will receive Windows 7 RTM software images beginning approximately 2 days after official RTM release, as a little time is required to release and distribute these images. After that the Multilingual copy of OEM is build .

OEM stands for “original equipment manufacturer” and OEM software is a phrase that refers to software that is sold to computer builders and hardware manufacturers (OEMs) in large quantities, for the purpose of bundling with computer hardware. The third-party software that comes with your digital camera, graphics tablet, printer or scanner is an example of OEM software.The end-user license agreement (EULA) for fully functional OEM software may state that it is not allowed to be sold without the accompanying hardware.

The AIO copy is All in one copy where Windows 7 Home, Professional , Ultimate all editions ISO image will be available .(both pre-compiled for 32bit-x86 and for 64 bit i.e x64 hardware configurations ) .

Latest RTM build is : Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7600.20510 .However couple of RTM come with build 7600.16385 and it could be upgraded tp 20510 after applying the online patch available from Microsoft .Both of these are known to be Ultimate Retail(Final) x86 and x64 version which is actual sold copy from Microsoft .

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM product that is meant to be pre-installed by the OEM on new PCs to be shipped later this year(2009) .

Windows 7 E will ship in Europe without a browser due to EU legalities. A browser will be provided by the PC manufacturer on a CD or DVD or pre-installed by them on the PC.

Windows 7 N is similar to E but it doesn’t include Windows Media Player – again due to EU legalities.

Hardware requirements for Windows 7?
1 GHz processor (32- or 64-bit)
1 GB of RAM (32-bit); 2 GB of RAM (64-bit)
16 GB of available disk space (32-bit); 20 GB of available disk space (64-bit)
DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

It’s enough info right ? Now lets jump into it and grab the new features ! Thanks to Microsoft ….. and Enjoy your Windows 7 ! Cheers ..

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