Windows 7 RTM is available to download for Technet and MSDN subscriber. The initial MSDN launch will involve the English version only, and the second phase of downloads will include the French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese client bits of Windows 7. Second phase is scheduled on October 1st for both MSDN and TechNet customers. MSDN and TechNet subscribers, as well as Volume License customers will have access to product keys (PIDs) when Windows 7 is made available to them. Product keys for Windows 7 RTM will be different than the product keys used for Windows 7 Beta and the release candidate.
- TechNet subscribers (English only, downloadable via Microsoft Connect or TechNet Downloads)
- MSDN subscribers (English only, downloadable via Microsoft Connect or MSDN)
- Independent software vendors/Independent hardware vendors (English only via Microsoft Connect or MSDN)
For customers Windows 7 is on its way to manufacturers, and will be available on October 22. If you pre-ordered Windows 7, it should be delivered sometime around the October 22nd. You can pre-order Windows 7 today through many online retailers like the Microsoft Store.