How to get Windows7 64-bit?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by AppleWorking, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. AppleWorking macrumors regular

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    How do you get this and can it run AVG or any other antivirus program? Thanks
     
  2. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    It runs Avira fine (which I'd recommend over AVG any day of the week). As far as getting Windows 7 now, you're going to have to search elsewhere for that...not to say that it's not available, it's just not "officially" available anymore. But you could still get it.
     
  3. Raid macrumors 68020

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    Right now the beta is closed, and generally on this forum we tend to stay away from posting information on how to obtain programs illicitly.

    ... but the internet is a big place filled with lots of useful information.
     
  4. steveza macrumors 68000

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    If you can wait a month then the release candidate will probably be publicly available.
     
  5. Infrared macrumors 68000

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    A publicly available release candidate is expected in April.
     
  6. The Mook macrumors member

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    check out icrontic.com its a good news site that has a ton of information on its news page about windows 7
     
  7. AppleWorking thread starter macrumors regular

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    What is a release candidate? Is that a final version that can be purchased? I would hate to reinstall everything if it will expire... But then again, do you think it would be foolish to purchase Vista home premium right now? I would only be paying $50 for it since I already own win2k fully licensed.

    Thanks for the help
     
  8. steveza macrumors 68000

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    A release candidate (RC) is like a final, feature-complete beta. The final product that you purchase is called Release To Manufacturing (RTM).
     

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