Microsoft has already announced that October 22 is the big launch day for their Windows 7 OS, but what about when the final retail version of the software "goes gold" (meaning that the product is done and will be pressed into disks for manufacturing)? Rumors are popping up all over the Internet that the date could be just a few days away.
According to Daily Tech a number of sites are using unnamed sources claiming that Windows 7 is currently on scheduled to "go gold" on Friday, July 10. The actual move to manufacturing will occur a week from Monday, July 13. Remember you have until July 11 to pre-order Windows 7 Home Premium from select retailers for just $49.99 and the upgrade version of Windows 7 Professional for just $99.99. Meanwhile the free Release Candidate version will become unavailable to download from Microsoft on August 15.