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.)
is ther a torrent that somwon added out ther
or can somewon send me aprivet torrent just to get windows 7
guys!! use firefox + click4change (you find it on google: type "click4change")
i got my key!!! good luck 4 all!!!
hello. did anyone of you use a key provided by microsoft`s site with the versions of windows 7 available right now on torrents - like build 7000 or build 69** (the ones which initially expire on 07.02.2009 without key?) what happened then? did those versions changed their expiring date to 1.08.2009? i`m curious if i could use a beta 7000 release instead of the official RC1 which Microsoft seems not to be able to publish for downloading on their site. Thanks!
build 7000 from torrents i think is same as the beta...
NOW: The keys link works... and pretty much every time..
Log into technet
into the window..
how about the download of the iso's?!? key's arent any prob anymore...
but as soon as you clivk on download your transfered to the iwn 7 home page @ ms why????? still no servers or what???
yes.. still no servers... some say that the Beta MS will publish is the same with Windows 7 Built 7000, available on torrents
THE SERVERS ARE OPEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
all servers from ms are up-and-running got 6 keys's in 5 minutes and downloding booth versions 32 and 64 bit the same time with ~600k
Good job Jordy. License keys are restricted so you take 6 for yourself. <slow clap>