Go get it - http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/beta-download.aspx
You'll need some technical skills, like knowing how to:
Burn an ISO file to make an install DVD (A good example of what we mean by “technical”)
Install Windows (of course)
Backup and restore your PC (There's a chance of losing files, so it's a good idea to do a backup of anything you want to save.)
Set up a network
It can be glitchy—so don't use a PC you need every day.
Minimum recommended specs call for:
1 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor
1 GB of system memory
16 GB of available disk space
Support for DirectX 9 graphics with 128 MB memory (to enable the Aero theme)
Internet access (to download the Beta and get updates)
And yes, like anything tech-related, these specs could change.
Some product features of Windows 7, such as the ability to watch and record live TV or navigation through the use of "touch," may require advanced or additional hardware.
You'll need a system recovery disk (and know how to use it).
You're [almost] flying solo: you'll need to troubleshoot problems yourself and call on other Beta testers for their know-how.
It's a two-way thing—Beta testing is about feedback so our developers can fix bugs and hear what appeals to the people who use our products daily. Please tell us what you think.
Watch the calendar. The Beta expires on August 1, 2009. To continue using your PC, please be prepared to reinstall a prior version of Windows or a subsequent release of Windows 7 before the expiration date. (See installation instructions.)
i sent you an email rply asap
hey it wont finish after a cuple hundred mbs for x86 i nead another link
Is there an expected time of release???
Ok, For all that need it, (got this from technet.microsoft.com):
File Name: en_windows_7_beta_dvd_x64_x15-29074.iso
File Name: en_windows_7_beta_dvd_x86_x15-29073.iso
here is the md5 sum for you:
That is exactly the one you have there....
Tim: I just finished my download of the x64 version and I have the same md5 hash.
Someone please update me? It is half an hour past midnight in Denmark, and I´m gettin´tired of waiting.
everyone is waiting for ms to come up with a solution, i'm in ireland and know what it feels like when you have ben trying since 4pm and now it's half 11pm ....
Thanks for your interest in the Windows 7 Beta. The volume has been phenomenal—we're in the process of adding more servers to handle the demand. We're sorry for the delay and we'll re-post the Beta as soon as we can ensure a quality download experience. is from the main page of windows 7
I might try rebooting there PC to see if that resolves the issue with the website?
Thanks Jordy! It's downloading right now.
You saved me lots of time. Now I can go running :(
Hi Steve. I'm really surprised MSFT is having these issues. You guys did not anticipate the surge? Thanks. Lanre
I'll just have a game of solitaire and let teh website refresh every 5 min or so then I'll know when i can get the things i need and i woun't go to sleep, couppa coffee should help as well
what does md5 mean?
Microsoft now enters their 5th hour of work on a solution.. What complete idiots.