Windows 7 to launch October 22; RTM next month | Ed Bott’s Microsoft Report | ZDNet.com

Windows 7 to launch October 22; RTM next month | Ed Bott’s Microsoft Report | ZDNet.com.

A Microsoft spokesperson just confirmed for me the news I first read a few minutes ago in a story by Ina Fried of CNET News.

The official date on which Windows 7 will be available for general purchase is October 22, 2009. The RTM code will be delivered to partners at the end of July.

In addition, Microsoft has confirmed its plans to make an upgrade option available for PC makers to offer customers who purchase a new PC with Windows Vista between the beginning of the “Tech Guarantee” period and the general-availability date.

I’ll update this post with additional details as they become available.

Ed Bott

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