Windows 7 Release Candidate Expected For April Release

The first and only release candidate of Windows 7 is expected to be released in April 2009 according to a news post on which are citing Microsoft sources. The OEM of Windows 7 is aiming for an autumn release while the final retail release is expected to be available at the beginning of the Christmas season.

The latest known official builds of windows 7 are build 7015 and 7016 that have been created on 4.1.2009 and 12.1.2009. Build strings for those releases are 7015.fbl_multimedia_media.090104-1750 and 7016.0.090105-1500.

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7 Responses to Windows 7 Release Candidate Expected For April Release

  1. William January 16, 2009 at 11:30 pm #

    By OEM release, does that mean that we will be able to order PCs with Windows 7 on them in Autumm?

    • Eternity January 17, 2009 at 1:02 am #

      according to microsoft, if you buy a pc after july 2009, you’ll get a free upgrade to windows 7, so generally no.

  2. ashwin7 January 17, 2009 at 9:52 am #

    Thats a good news to hear really!, lets expect an early release as well christmas is too far i guess.

    xxx – ashwin7

  3. sau January 17, 2009 at 5:05 pm #

    لا ابوكم لا ابو من جمعكم المنتخب خسران وانتم تتكلمون بويندز الفقر

  4. Fahim Ilyas January 17, 2009 at 5:35 pm #

    I am looking forward to it.

  5. MSisBest January 17, 2009 at 9:03 pm #

    yay, i’m upgrading my touchsmart asap.

  6. jason January 18, 2009 at 9:06 am #

    how reliable is the source of the story ? anyone thought of that ?

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