Windows 7 RC download ends August 15 - 20


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If you've been intending to download the release candidate of Windows 7 but haven't gotten around to it yet, don't put it off too long. You still have about a month left to get it, but mark your calendar: the RC download program ends on August 20th. If you've already downloaded the RC by then, you'll still be able to get a product key later on. The RC itself won't expire (stop working) until June 2010.

If you or a friend needs a download, you’ve got time. We’ll continue to offer the RC download until August 20, 2009. After that, you won’t be able to get the download, but if you have the bits, you can still install the RC and get a key if you need one. (To get a key, just go to the Downloads page and follow the instructions.)