This is copied from a tech letter from technet and is supposed to be upgrade from various op sys to win 7 rtm, not upgradeing from win 7 rtm. some material evidently got copied by mistake and inserted here. You do know you can't upgrade beyond the RTM?
Stil begs the question why would you want to upgrade from RTM.
If you by a PC with RTM installed that for you is the final release and to buy a retail copy of the final release would be a waste of money.
This is an upgrade scenario from one of the previous editions. No one said anything about upgradeing win 7 rtm you already have installed. Read the information again. Do you see anything about upgrading from win 7 rtm?
It is the final version unless they (Microsoft) find a bug of some sort in the system between now and October 22nd. The final RTM is to be released to the manufacturers and distributors Oct. 22,2009. All the techies have been testing and putting it through some pretty tough situations for quiet a while and I think they have been able to download the final version from Microsoft. I tested the RC, but found too many of my programs/games wouldn't work right so I uninstalled it and reinstalled the original OS (Vista Home Premium). I have Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade preordered. I would have gone for the clean install but I don't have any junk on it yet to cause any problems. If you can preorder, (I think you only have a few days to do so). Saves quiet a bit of dough! You can preorder from Microsoft, Best Buy, Newegg, etc...
kyle, seems like I read the computers will start shutting down in either June or July of 2010. I read this in one of the bulletins from technet but can't find it for some reason. Maybe Radeknight can give you more info. He seems to be up on this stuff pretty good.
I'm glad somebody remembered the dates for that. I thought it was June or July. I'll be glad to see the new Win 7 get up and running. I ran into several bugs I couldn't work out (Incompatible programs) so I just uninstalled the RC and reinstalled my original OS, and went with the pre-order Win 7 Ultimate.
The info I have states the RTM version of win 7 WAS released for downloads to the techies in August and WILL be available to manfacturers/distributorsOCT 22, 2009. That's all I have. I've pre-ordered my Win 7 OS, and it's supposed to be available OCTOBER 22, 2009. ...