We are rolling out a Windows 7 Loadfest for Partners in 50 cities across the US, and here is your opportunity to participate! In addition, if you attend Microsoft’s Windows 7 partner loadfest events, you will receive a FREE copy of the full product before general availability! At these Partners loadfests, you will get Windows® 7 installed onto your PC, which must meet the minimum configuration listed below, learn about the key improvements that have been made from the user perspective and the great new features Windows 7 has, to better manage your computers in the corporate environment. Also, walk away with presentations on the Windows 7 business value as well as all the materials needed to host your very own Windows 7 Launch event for your company or customers.
System Requirements: Make sure your desktop or laptop meets these minimum requirements:
NOTE: Due to high demand, Partners are limited to 2 seats per company per city, so register today!
You can view a complete list of dates, cities, and times as well as register for a Windows 7 Partner Loadfest HERE.
Thank you and have a wonderful day,
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@ Ty - Can you please send me your Partner ID#? Tried to locate you in the system to assist.
Thank you - Eric
I registered for the chicago event: You mentioned "partners are limited to 2 seats per company per city." Can I safely assume that means if two people from my company come, we can load windows 7 onto 2 laptops?
@ Dave M - Dave, if you attended the event, you would have received your copies of Windows 7. Each copy can be loaded on one machine. So to directly answer your question, no, registering for the event alone does not give you any installation or licensing rights for Windows 7 on any devices. You would need to actually receive the Windows 7 license itself in order to be able to install it on any devices.
@ Ty - Looks like you should be all taken care of on this now. Thanks for reaching out and have a great day.
Is the license OEM or can I install it on a different PC once I get back to the office?
@Keith - The laptops you bring to the event are loaded with Windows 7 and you are given an NFR (Not-For-Resale) copy of Windows 7 that can be used to activate the Windows 7 install done at the event. If you choose to not activate the Windows 7 install on the laptop, then you could use the NFR to install on a different PC in your organization instead and the one on your laptop would ultimately expire.