I posted back in August about the opportunity to get Windows 7 Ultimate edition for free by attending a Microsoft event.
This past week my wife and I had the distinct pleasure of attending the Microsoft event in Cleveland. As the NYC and LA events are coming up I figured that a short post about what happens might be helpful.
We had registered for the afternoon event. The event was scheduled to run from 1:15pm-4:45pm and registration was open from 11:35am-1:55pm. We showed up at about 1:30pm and got a bag of “goodies” along with a survey that had to be completed and a coupon redeemable for a copy of Windows 7 after the event.
There were a few different presentations available, but it was plainly obvious by the monotone drone of the presenters that this was no Apple event…
There were a good number of people seen taking the side exits to return when they could pick up their copy of Windows 7
We were able to get our copies at about 3:15pm with just a bit of cajoling. Only the 32-bit version of Windows 7 Ultimate was available on the spot, so they signed me up to receive the 64-bit version (A faster version of windows which can recognize more RAM than the traditional 32-bit, but is not compatible with some older programs) within a few weeks.
If anyone else wants to share their experiences or is going to an upcoming event feel free to post a comment!