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.)
guys im using fire fox and it is past 15%
is md5 checksum for 32 bit.
I have downloaded it and the mp3 patch and live essentials also.
I will install Windows 7 after I get a beta key, so please help!
here's my trick....
open up multiple tabs... linking to only 1... copy and paste the link below
the 32-bit is now down... so the keys for 64 are only available...
try and try...
I GOT THE KEYS....
guys help i nead a link for x86 with key and past this link
help sombudy this is what i get:
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.
Here Ya Go!!!
this is a print screen for my 64-bit
check brian's link...
same thing as mine...
Thanks Brian - I got my key :)
hey thanks but it still dusent take me ther it brings me to http://www.microsoft.com/en/us/default.aspx can somwon personaly email me a link and key derectly frome te print page!!!!!!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
Anyone having any problems downloading the newest version of OS X Leopard?? : ) Just kidding. Thought I would throw out some geek humor while we pass the time. Does anyone remember xbox live having a problem with their servers crashing Christmas of 2007?
hey my email is email@example.com send me somthing
print screen of my win7 on virtual pc activated
Trying Brian's tut... doesns't seem to work for me, refreshed about 100 times already :(
I get the described error, however.... guess too many ppl trying?
my aim is the same as my email
i live in boston if that helps