The Windows 7 team at Dell is excited about the progress we have made to
get the OS ready for commercial customers and is looking forward to launch in just a couple of short months! Effective August 7,
2009 MSDN, TechNet and Volume License Customers with Software Assurance can begin deploying the new operating system. We have received many requests from our business customers that we post our Windows 7 drivers so they can begin testing and qualifying the new OS within their environments.
We've listened and recently, we have started posting Dell Certified Windows 7 drivers at www.support.dell.com/Windows7 where you will find the first set of drivers for many of our commercial systems.
We will post additional drivers once they pass rigorous testing and certification standards--please check back if there is something you don't see. For customers without dedicated IT staff interested in evaluating Windows 7, check out Windows
Our services staff is also ready to help customers with the transition to Windows 7. We have a number of deployment tools and services for businesses and institutions to make the migration from Windows XP, which is what most commercial customers are running, to Windows 7 easier. ProConsult services that help customers understand how to best to deploy the new operating system, along with determining which features of the OS will benefit your business the most. After deployment, our ProSupport and ProManage services can help administer and support systems throughout their lifecycle.