Windows 7 RTM available on TechNet!

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  1. sm0ke42o

    sm0ke42o New Member

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    For some reason I was not holding my breath that the RTM would be up today. I was pleasantly surprised when I got home and found that indeed it was there. I know the final build has been on torrent sites for weeks now but there is something about it being official that makes a huge difference to me. Anyway so there it is, RTM is up on TechNet and I assume MSDN as promised. :D

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  2. xgman

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    The downloading at technet is slow as heck right now.
     
  3. sm0ke42o

    sm0ke42o New Member

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    Yea my transfer is literally crawling. Averaging around 20-50 kb/s. At this rate I will be installing in 26 hours... :mad:
     
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    maybe it will pick back up when some finish, but I suspect as others join in it may get even worse. I'm amazed as usual that they don't see problem this ahead of time.
     
  5. jeradw

    jeradw Senior Member

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    We are getting it right now, but we can only d/l at 30KB/s.

    Technet must be getting hammered right now.
     
  6. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    Well any guesses about how long it will take to leak to torrent sites? The Levano key sure leaked fast.
    Joe
     
  7. loathe

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    I wish I had a TechNet sub. Are the servers still up and working?
     
  8. jeradw

    jeradw Senior Member

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    yup - they are working...just a little slow right now.
     
  9. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    Loathe
    I just saw a post that has slowed to a real crawl!
    Joe
     
  10. Mike

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    You got it!
     
  11. deeperthink

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    Very Common, lots of sites related to Windows 7 are down for several times
     
  12. Radenight

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    True, especially with a huge release like the Windows 7 RTM.. ;)
     
  13. sm0ke42o

    sm0ke42o New Member

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    Wow guys... I am about to blow your mind.

    1. Go to your technet downloads section. (where it lists everything out)
    2. Click on "Top downloads" at the top navigation toolbar
    3. There will be a list of downloads there. Click on the Windows 7 download of your choice
    4. You will be prompted to install a java plugin called Akamai Download Manager. Do so.
    5. Allow the popup if needed and enjoy much faster download speeds. I'm sitting at around 380 kb/s
    6. Cancel that crappy 50kb/s transfer :D

    :cool:
     
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    Radenight New Member

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    Sweet, thanks for the tip! :)
     
  15. gws

    gws New Member

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    Curious

    How much is a Technet Subscription ?

    I might just want to buy in

    gws
     
  16. Radenight

    Radenight New Member

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    Here are the prices.. How to Buy ;) It's well worth the money in my opinion.. :)
     
  17. gws

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    Thanks :)


    gws
     
  18. sm0ke42o

    sm0ke42o New Member

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    If you decide to get a subscription there are two promo codes that are known to be working right now.

    TMSAM04
    &
    TEYFY09

    Both get you $90 off a subscription, bringing the total to approx $270 after tax.
     
  19. sm0ke42o

    sm0ke42o New Member

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    Glad I could help :)
     
  20. xgman

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    Thanks and for some reason today the X86 and X64 Ultimate versions are greyed out in my OS/Win7.
     

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