Windows 7 RC (Release Candidate) version 7100.0.090421-1700 has been released by Microsoft to general public for free download. Download of Windows 7 RC DVD ISO image through official Microsoft Windows 7 RC homepage is likely to be offered through Akamai Download Manager ActiveX control of Java applet. Akamai Download Manager offers advantage of resume download in case of premature or pre-complete connection termination. For those who prefer to download directly the ISO files through HTTP connection without Download Manager, use the Windows 7 RC direct download links below.

Download Windows 7 RC ISO and Product Key

Note: Microsoft may check for referrer and redirect direct download request to Windows 7 homepage. In this case, just copy and paste the full ISO download URL to address bar and hit Enter to start the downloading.

Download 32-bit (x86) Windows 7 RC

English: http://wb.dlservice.microsoft.com/dl/download/release/windows7/4/0/c/40c1e714-7910-4b38-9b5e-67fa522e6a44/7100.0.090421-1700_x86fre_client_en-us_retail_ultimate-grc1culfrer_en_dvd.iso
German: http://wb.dlservice.microsoft.com/dl/download/release/windows7/3/e/8/3e8c56ac-aa6c-4625-aefe-babca04d7d17/7100.0.090421-1700_x86fre_client_de-de_retail_ultimate-grc1culfrer_de_dvd.iso
Japanese: http://wb.dlservice.microsoft.com/dl/download/release/windows7/9/a/6/9a6f258d-a805-4650-a2df-3e529e23077b/7100.0.090421-1700_x86fre_client_ja-jp_retail_ultimate-grc1culfrer_ja_dvd.iso
Spanish: http://wb.dlservice.microsoft.com/dl/download/release/windows7/4/0/3/40396022-2512-4faf-b48d-23098992a7ec/7100.0.090421-1700_x86fre_client_es-es_retail_ultimate-grc1culfrer_es_dvd.iso
French: http://wb.dlservice.microsoft.com/dl/download/release/windows7/7/6/c/76c2a32e-dd97-411a-a5ac-79e78714a8eb/7100.0.090421-1700_x86fre_client_fr-fr_retail_ultimate-grc1culfrer_fr_dvd.iso

Download 64-bit (x64) Windows 7 RC

English: http://wb.dlservice.microsoft.com/dl/download/release/windows7/e/b/5/eb58e76e-17fa-409b-855f-11fbe84d1c93/7100.0.090421-1700_x64fre_client_en-us_retail_ultimate-grc1culxfrer_en_dvd.iso
German: http://wb.dlservice.microsoft.com/dl/download/release/windows7/b/8/f/b8fd9862-ce05-4bf1-a433-00323e3b84be/7100.0.090421-1700_x64fre_client_de-de_retail_ultimate-grc1culxfrer_de_dvd.iso
Japanese: http://wb.dlservice.microsoft.com/dl/download/release/windows7/8/8/3/88308d77-79d0-47c3-8733-84ed6ebb75fb/7100.0.090421-1700_x64fre_client_ja-jp_retail_ultimate-grc1culxfrer_ja_dvd.iso
Spanish: http://wb.dlservice.microsoft.com/dl/download/release/windows7/2/7/a/27a473bd-aee9-449b-b04c-d8c31b6f6465/7100.0.090421-1700_x64fre_client_es-es_retail_ultimate-grc1culxfrer_es_dvd.iso
French: http://wb.dlservice.microsoft.com/dl/download/release/windows7/e/6/4/e642aa9b-74d7-4e17-9b3d-4e23b2b675be/7100.0.090421-1700_x64fre_client_fr-fr_retail_ultimate-grc1culxfrer_fr_dvd.iso

The released edition of Windows 7 is Windows 7 Ultimate. It’s also possible to download Windows 7 RC ISO via torrent. Do also check out Windows 7 system requirements to see if your system hardware supports Windows 7. And read the Windows 7 RC Release Notes and What’s Changed in This Release Candidate of Windows 7 document, which supplement the previous details on the changes for Windows 7 RC since Beta.

Microsoft also provides free product key to activate Windows 7 RC. Beside, direct build-to-build in-place upgrade from earlier pre-RC or Beta phase of Windows 7 is not allowed. For users who insists on upgrading instead of fresh installing, use this hack to allow Beta upgrade to Windows 7 RC.

For users who want to translate Windows 7 to international languages, the MUI Language Interface Packs (LIP) for Windows 7 RC is available for download.

Update: Windows 7 RTM 32-bit and 64-bit ISO Images

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