Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM - some follow up

We see that everyone seems to be getting their bits and keys ok for Windows 7. Demand has been phenomenal, and WWW traffic overall today very high, so speeds may be a bit slower than you are used to.

There have been several follow up questions I thought I would address:


Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM will be released in a few weeks (English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Italian). At the same time, Windows 7 Client in French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese will be releasing.

Academic Alliance Administrators that have a Subscriptions account also have access to the bits and keys today. I believe the files have to be picked up and moved over to other AA systems though separate from the MSDN Subscriptions site. I think it is safe to assume they are working on that now.

Product Keys

There were eight product keys made available today. Different Subscriptions programs and levels have access to different keys potentially. 

Released today: 

  • OEM key for Windows 7 Starter
  • Retail keys for Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, Home Basic, and Home Premium 
  • KMS and/or MAK keys for Windows 7 Enterprise. See Volume Activation Operations Guide


Hope that helps