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zqwerty
09-09-2009, 08:22 AM
http://www.downloadsquad.com/2009/09/01/microsoft-offering-90-day-free-trial-of-windows-7-enterprise-rtm/

Chris09
09-09-2009, 08:36 AM
Direct Link Here to Download Page (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/cc442495.aspx?ITPID=sprblog)

Direct Link Here for FAQ (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/ee388361.aspx)

Downloading as we speak. Found it yesterday at work. Not quite sure if there is much of a difference between the RC of Build 7100, so will keep the ISO handy anyway.

Thanks for posting it. =D

wainuitech
09-09-2009, 08:50 AM
keep in mind also that it is a 90 day trial, and if its like any of the other RTM's, you will need to enter in a legit FULL key at the end of the trial. It will also have to be a Enterprise key. In other words, you cant go buying a Home Pre and put that in - it wont work.

Just looking at the FAQ it says:
If you wish to continue to use Windows 7 Enterprise please note that you will be required to purchase and perform a clean installation of Windows 7, including drivers and applications. Please keep this in mind; Windows 7 Enterprise is not available through retail channels.

To answer your question chris -- the RTM is not that different on the surface to the RC. So far have tried the Home Pre & basic, Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise (Available through technet sub for testing) & managed to break it once :D

SolMiester
09-09-2009, 09:25 AM
Ive been running Enterprise since release to Enterprise Agreement clients...I'm not sure what the difference is between it and ultimate which I have at home...

Beam me up Scotty!

Blam
09-09-2009, 10:29 AM
I've been using Ultimate and Professional....through MSDNAA...is there are chart that compares all the 7 versions in terms of features?

wainuitech
09-09-2009, 10:38 AM
The Main features Listed here (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/compare-editions) - have got someplace a more in depth list -- have to dig it out.

Chris09
09-09-2009, 02:12 PM
keep in mind also that it is a 90 day trial, and if its like any of the other RTM's, you will need to enter in a legit FULL key at the end of the trial. It will also have to be a Enterprise key. In other words, you cant go buying a Home Pre and put that in - it wont work.

Just looking at the FAQ it says:

To answer your question chris -- the RTM is not that different on the surface to the RC. So far have tried the Home Pre & basic, Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise (Available through technet sub for testing) & managed to break it once :D

Roger that good sir. Stuff it then, I'll keep my RC till next March. :banana

Sting Ray
09-09-2009, 06:10 PM
I've been using Ultimate and Professional....through MSDNAA...is there are chart that compares all the 7 versions in terms of features?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7_editions

Blam
09-09-2009, 07:19 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7_editions

Doh!

Stupid me...wikipedia FTW!:D

nmercer
10-09-2009, 01:08 PM
Ive been running Enterprise since release to Enterprise Agreement clients...I'm not sure what the difference is between it and ultimate which I have at home...

Beam me up Scotty!

Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows 7 Ultimate have exactly the same set of features, unlike Vista Enterprise and Vista Ultimate

Windows 7 Enterprise is only available under Volume Licensing and uses either MAK or KMS activation keys (KMS preferred so you don't need to put an individual key into each PC as well as have them activating with Microsoft over the Internet)

Windows 7 Ultimate is not available under Volume Licensing and uses 'normal' retail keys

pcuser42
10-09-2009, 04:55 PM
Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows 7 Ultimate have exactly the same set of features, unlike Vista Enterprise and Vista Ultimate


Not quite true. Looking at Wikipedia, Ultimate has games, while Enterprise doesn't. :D