Windows 7 On August 6th, the first public release of Windows 7 will be to MSDN Subscribers, which is over two months ahead of the general availability date of October 22nd for retail and OEM customers!  Lucky you!

To support the variety of languages and builds, 893 different images are being released to MSDN Subscriber Downloads in three waves through August 21st:

  • Wave 1 (August 6th):
    • All Windows 7 Client (x86 and x64) Retail and VL Editions – English only
    • Language packs, WAIKs, WDKs, SDKs, and Symbols – in all available languages
  • Wave 2 (August 14th):
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, Web, Itanium (x64 and ia64) – English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese
    • All Windows 7 Client (x86 and x64) Retail and VL Editions – French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese
    • Checked builds – English
  • Wave 3 (August 21st):
    • Remaining Windows 7 Client and Windows Server 2008 R2 Editions in the following languages, released as they become available (likely order) – Dutch, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Brazilian, Polish, Korean, Traditional Chinese (Taiwan), Traditional Chinese (Hong Kong – SAR), Turkish, Czech, Portuguese, Hungarian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Arabic, Hebrew, Greek, Ukrainian, Thai, Romanian, Lithuanian, Slovak, Bulgarian, Estonian, Croatian, Serbian Latin, Latvian, Slovenian
    • Windows 7 Starter Edition – All languages

Below are a few resources you may find helpful: