Windows 7 RTM Available Weeks Before October 22 The official public release Microsoft confirmed that it would make Windows 7 RTM available to customers weeks before the official public release. The Redmond-based company is aiming for October 22, 2009 as the deadline when the next iteration of the Windows client hits the shelves and be offered by OEMs preinstalled on new computers. However, by that time, select customers would have already deployed and started using the gold edition of Windows 7. It is the case of Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, which, according to the software giant, will soon roll out Windows 7 PCs for the hotelsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Link@Sheraton. The announcement that Windows 7 RTM will be available to Sheraton guests weeks ahead of October 22 came at the HITEC conference in Anaheim, California on June 23.