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Pictures: Ballmer Signing Windows 7 Gold Disc

Here are pictures (courtesy Brandon LeBlanc) from Microsoft's MGX event in Atlanta yesterday where Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Windows Division president Steven Sinofsky and COO Kevin Turner signed off on Windows 7 build 7600 as RTM. Soon the contents of that gold RTM disc will be sent out to partners for further testing and integration into new systems shipping this fall.

Click here for a full list of who will get Windows 7 RTM and when.

Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • neon neophyte
    im surprised theres no pictures of them bumping chests and grunting at eachother.

    seriously tho, its a nice feather in microsofts hat. 'we've sold more copies of win7 than vista... and win7 isnt even out yet.' (thats not a real quote.)
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  • brendano257
    How come crazy people always end up with power......
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  • grieve
    ^ Agree
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  • cregan89
    How come the richest people on the planet always have the worst hair do's?
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  • bitage
    What hair?
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  • Judguh
    Now... just three more months before we get to enjoy a non-RC release!
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  • - Just imaging if the Gold disc was their only RTM copy and the disk turned out to be full of unrecoverable errors? :O
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  • syavash
    ^ u could be right(if micro is run by half witted monkeys) which it isnt
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  • I hope that wasn't a Sharpie marker.
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  • falchard
    Balmer is a salesman genious thats why. To believe you could get Windows 3.1 for not $1000 but only $100.
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