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Microsoft confirms Windows 7 Box art designs

Microsoft approached the packaging for Windows 7 the same way we approached the product – by listening to what our customers told us they wanted: make it a simple clean design, easy to open, and reduce waste. Customers told us […]

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Windows 7 RC program closes August 15th

If you are still on the Windows 7 Beta you may want to move to the Windows 7 RC fast. Starting July 1st, the Beta will start to reboot every 2 hrs and expire Aug 1st.

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Windows 7 RTM sign off set for July 13?

Wzor is claiming that the final sign off is set for July 13th. According to a translation, this is the final roadmap for Windows 7:

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Microsoft to offer Windows 7 Internet Pack to EU customers.

Microsoft will offer European customers an “Internet Pack” that includes IE8 when they buy a retail copy of Windows 7, which will be sold sans browser.  There will be a Windows 7 Internet Pack available to consumers who buy the […]

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What can Windows 7 run on?

What can Windows 7 run on? “I asked if you’d had a chance to run the Beta or Release Candidate version on one of your older machines yet – and I received a welcome deluge of emails from people who […]

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Windows 7 on a Pentium II.

Forum member hackerman1 has done something extraordinary. He has got his Windows 7 to run on a P2 with 266MHz CPU, 96MB RAM & 4Mb graphic card !

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Springboard Series Blog – Now part of The Windows Blog!

The Springboard Series Blog will now be part of The Windows Blog! By partnering with The Windows Blog, Microsoft is taking one more step towards creating that one stop shop for key information on Windows through blogging at one location. 

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Windows 7 Software Logo Toolkit Now Publically Available

Microsoft is pleased to announce the public availability of the Beta release for the Windows 7 Software Logo Toolkit.  The toolkit allows ISVs to submit and receive the “Compatible with Windows 7” logo for their products. Improvements, including self-test for […]

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What will Windows 7 cost ?

Forum member whs, has posted the proposed pricing for Windows 7, which he received from the Florida Computer Club. While not official, some information has leaked about editions that will be available for individual sale in the US.

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Windows 7 General Availability date set at 22nd Oct 2009.

During a keynote address at Computex 2009 in Taipei, Microsoft’s OEM Division Corporate Vice President Steve Guggenheimer revealed that the company is confident with the progress made with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, and that as a result, […]

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Confirmed: Windows 7 to Hit This Holiday Season!

Bill Veghte, Senior Vice President of the Windows Business at Microsoft, stated: “Microsoft is committed to ensuring that IT professionals and developers continue to have the platform and technologies to drive maximum value and business results. Getting the most out […]

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Windows 7 Box Designs.

CentrumXP.pl a ‘leading Polish website’ about Microsoft products and technology, have published shots of the Windows 7 retail packaging. Adam Stepien, editor-in-chief of CentrumXP.pl, wrote to us and mentioned that they have received it from Microsoft. 

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Genuine Advantage makes way for Windows Activation Technologies.

With Windows 7, Microsoft is making some subtle changes to the ways it tries to thwart piracy. It has changed the name of its anti piracy technology, from Windows Genuine Advantage to Windows Activation Technologies, since the Windows Genuine name […]

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The Story behind the Windows 7 RC wallpapers.

The Windows 7 RC wallpapers have evoked a strong response. While some have liked it, others have not. Windows is for the whole world; and with this in mind, Microsoft to recognize the global audience of Windows by seeking out […]

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Windows Vista SP2 RTM release announced.

Microsoft has announced the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) of Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. It includes all updates that have been delivered since SP1, as well as support for new types of hardware and […]

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Windows 7 Learning Portal Launched.

Built on the foundation of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista, Windows 7 is the desktop operating system you need as an IT professional to enhance your organization’s desktop environment. Windows 7 provides greater security and manageability for remote and […]

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Talking About Windows With Microsoft

Talking About Windows is a new website that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Windows 7 from the Microsoft engineers who helped build product as well as showcasing real IT Professionals talking candidly about their implementations and experiences […]

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Windows Vista SP2 to be released in May (?)

This Microsoft article indicates that Windows Vista SP2 may indeed be on its way, and one could expect it in early May 2009. It talks of some WU Vista SP2 Prerequisites.

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Windows 7 to have a Windows XP mode.

Microsoft plans to release a new feature called Windows XP Mode for users of its business versions of Windows 7 that will include a fully licensed copy of Windows XP SP3 running in a virtual machine.

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Enjoy Windows 7 Snacks in Silverlight Snack Player.

Learning Snacks are short, interactive presentations about popular topics created by Microsoft Learning experts. Each Snack is delivered by using Microsoft Silverlight technology and includes various media, such as animations and recorded demos.

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Check application compatibility issues before deploying Windows 7.

The Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) version 5.5 contains the necessary tools and documentation to evaluate and mitigate application compatibility issues before deploying Windows 7, Windows Vista®, a Windows Update, or a new version of Windows® Internet Explorer® in your […]