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October 21, 2009 3:30:57 AM

Similar to how other anticipated software is usually available midnight the day of release, does anyone know if MS will be allowing customers who have opted to download Windows7 (as opposed to having a disk shipped to them) will be able to download on midnight, October 22nd??

I would hope so for two reasons, 1) people downloading at midnight wont have to deal with any sort of server overload issues from all the downloads during regular hours of the day and 2) all other highly anticipated titles (halo3, gears2, Fallout3, etc) have midnight releases so why not Windows 7?

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October 21, 2009 5:37:30 AM

My guess is that they will have it ready to download somewhere around midnight. I'm not sure though if they would make it available for download on a per time zone basis or have it available at midnight pacific time (i.e. Redmond time). Hopefully they'll have the e-mails out and about by midnight in some form.
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October 21, 2009 3:00:36 PM

Just waiting patiently for NewEgg to get me my copy of Home Premium 64 bit. I paid my $99 sin tax now let me play!
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October 21, 2009 9:28:18 PM

Im surprised by the lack of info on this as well as the demand from people not wanting to know if they can download their Windows 7 tonight and have it ready by tomorrow morning!

Surely I'm not the only person who would like to know if we'll be able to download Windows 7 tonight at midnight.
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October 22, 2009 1:30:09 AM

It will take days to dl anyway with everyone trying...whats the hurry?
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October 22, 2009 3:03:20 AM

Im crossing my fingers it will be avail at 12. Only 1 hr away... Hope I get that email with the product key and link soon
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October 22, 2009 4:16:09 AM

Havent received an email yet : /

I hope I'll get something soon!
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October 22, 2009 4:18:33 AM

Nothing yet either :(  lol
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October 22, 2009 5:18:26 AM

Just started my download :)  Yay!
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October 22, 2009 5:35:58 AM

Good for you! I still haven't received anything but now that you got yours has me more optimistic! I'll let you all know if I get mine!
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October 22, 2009 5:53:08 AM

Downloading as well, 10% in 5 minutes so it's pretty fast
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October 22, 2009 6:17:04 AM

My email from DigitalRiver came in just now! I'll wake up tomorrow morning with Windows 7 and not have to worry about fighting for bandwidth with everyone else tomorrow!!
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October 22, 2009 7:16:30 AM

I bought Windows 7 from Amazon and they had a special promotion. I will get my copy of Windows 7 delivered by Oct 22, 2009. Assuming the standard 3 day free shipping they must have sent it out Monday.
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October 22, 2009 8:53:45 AM

I'm downloading 7 ultimate right now - currently, the server seems fine, since my download speed is somewhat over 6MB/s (estimated less than 15mins total download time for both the 32 and 64 bit ISOs).
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October 22, 2009 3:04:43 PM

Im in the UK, got my Win7 DVD copy delivered yesterday, 21st. Sadly though wont be able to install until next week, too busy.
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October 22, 2009 5:22:20 PM

How big is the file? Can this be put onto a USB key...oh..say...at work using the lightning quick ethernet?
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October 22, 2009 11:38:01 PM

Its under 4 gigs Spinach
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October 23, 2009 11:32:10 AM

64 bit W7 professional have exactly 3GB iso.
I did install them from USB flashdisk (only problem i had was making usb stick with active partition) in under 13 minutes.
I am using 128GB patriot torx SSD (260/180MB/s R/W) with 8GB ram and so far i can say i am realy impresed as there is much less swaping compared to vista and 15 second start 5 second shutdown is really nice.
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