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Microsoft to charge Europeans double for Windows 7

European customers will pay up to twice as much for Windows 7 compared to U.S. users, even though the new operating system will ship without a browser in Europe, according to Microsoft.

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Microsoft to launch Windows 7 Upgrade Option website on 26th June

Neowin has learnt that on June 26th Microsoft will be launching a new website Windows7UpgradeOption. What will be provided on Friday is unknown but we may finally find out pricing options for Windows 7 upgrades or it could possibly show […]

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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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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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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 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 […]