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Windows 7 Launching October 22



Microsoft conformed that Windows 7 will start selling on October 22, which just happens to be my wife’s birthday. I don’t think she’d appreciate a gift-wrapped copy of Windows 7, but a lot of people probably have Windows 7 on their shopping lists.

In an interview with a CNET reporter, HP CTO Phil McKinney said the quality of the code is stellar. Microsoft also confirmed that copies of Windows 7 will be offered for free or at a discount to those who buy machines with Windows Vista close to the launch of the new OS.



  1. Darren

    06/02/2009 at 1:24 pm

    October 22nd is my birthday too! (I’d appreciate a gift-wrapped copy of Windows 7 ;))

    I wouldn’t buy a Vista machine to get 7 at 1/2 price, I would wait for the release and buy a 7 machine. Useless promotion.

    Anyways, Windows 7 RC is free until next year… :)

  2. GoodThings2Life

    06/02/2009 at 1:54 pm

    It’s a bit late for my October 4th birthday but I would appreciate a gift-wrapped copy too!

  3. GoodThings2Life

    06/02/2009 at 1:56 pm


    The promotion is great for the back-to-school shoppers.

  4. Jim

    06/02/2009 at 4:40 pm

    Will vista computer be cheaper right before release? If so it might be worth it, because if someone like me can handle installing windows 7 RC on a computer—well anyone can. So how about my question: are there usually cheaper prices on old operating system machines as the new ones come out? Or did the vista/xp happenings change all that?

  5. Xavier Lanier

    06/02/2009 at 6:25 pm

    Jim- this is going to be tough to predict. The manufacturers will probably have some inventory they’re going to need to clear out, but I don’t expect to see Dell, HP, Lenovo, etc. offering significantly cheaper Vista machines
    along side Windows 7 ones.

    There will be significant holiday discounts as always that will probably negate discounts on Vista computers.

  6. Jolyn

    06/02/2009 at 8:51 pm


    O.O I have the same birthday as you…

    …. I’m suppose to get a notebook soon for college…

    or maybe i should wait…
    for windows 7 & asus U80V….

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