Link To Public Download of Windows 7

Link To Public Download of Windows 7

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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)

    • DVD-R/W Drive

    • 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.)

  • jordy103,

    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

    SHA1: E09FDBC1CB3A92CF6CC872040FDAF65553AB62A5

    File Name: en_windows_7_beta_dvd_x86_x15-29073.iso

    SHA1: 6071184282B2156FF61CDC5260545C078CCA31EE

  • @ tim,

    here is the md5 sum for you:

    MD5: 773fc9cc60338c612af716a2a14f177d

    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.

  • @matthias,

    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?

    http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/4507/61712948dm9.jpg

  • Microsoft now enters their 5th hour of work on a solution.. What complete idiots.

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