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Get your hands on Windows 7 yet? 

Posted By:  Adam Bomb 
Publish Date: 9/1/2009


There are lots of ways to get your hands on the final bits for Windows 7:

       
  • Through a Software Assurance Volume License agreement
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  • Through MSDN and TechNet subscriptions
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  • Through Software Assurance agreements allowing the download of Windows 7 RTM via the Volume Licensing Download Center.160;160;

If none of these options work for you, our friends at Springboard are making a 90-day eval version available for download.
A few things to be aware of before you download the Evaluation code from the Springboard Series site on TechNet:

  • A limited number of licenses are available, so the download will only be available while supplies last.
  • Following the 90 day evaluation period, IT Pros who wish to continue to use Windows 7 Enterprise will be required to purchase and perform a clean installation of Windows 7, including drivers and applications.
  • Windows 7 Enterprise Edition 90-Day Trial is the final Released-to-Manufacturing (RTM) version of Windows 7 Enterprise Edition. This is the same software that is available to Volume Licensing (VL) through Software Assurance (SA) and is feature-complete.
  • Windows 7 Enterprise 90-Day Trial is available in English, Spanish, French, German, and Japanese in both 32 and 64 bit versions.
  • Activation of Windows 7 Enterprise 90-Day Trial is required within 10 days after installation, or the product will shut down every hour. 160;Windows 7 Enterprise 90-Day Trial is valid for 90 days after installation. After expiration, your computer will shut down every hour.

If you wish to continue to use Windows 7 Enterprise please note that you will be required to purchase and perform a clean installation of Windows 7, including drivers and applications. Please keep this in mind; Windows 7 Enterprise is not available through retail channels.

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