Windows 7 Beta Download Available now on TechNet

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  1. Jan 8, 2009 #1 of 45
    LarryFlowers

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    Late Wednesday, I spotted Windows 7 Beta available for legal download on the Microsoft TechNet site, my understanding is it will be available to the public this Friday, ahead of the previously announced schedule.

    I downloaded both the 32 and 64bit versions, the 64bit version is 3.3GB, 32bit is 2.6GB.

    My secondary test bed PC will run just Windows 7 32bit and should be running today and my Primary (working) PC will receive the 64bit version this weekend and I will run 32bit Vista in Virtual PC 2007 inside Windows 7.

    I'll let you know how it turns out.

    Larry
     
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    smiddy

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    Thanks man! We appreciate you letting us know!
     
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    davring

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    Excellent, thanks Larry.
     
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    dave29

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    thanks larry
     
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    Stuart Sweet

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    Well done, Mr. Flowers. I was about to shut this thread down but your reputation for excellence made me pause and check the legality of the download... looks good so far.
     
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    hdtvfan0001

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    My understanding is that they will have disks at the CES booth as well...will check that out tomorrow.
     
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    Sirshagg

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    Noticed the email announcement this morning and I'm downloading it now. :)
     
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    Greg Alsobrook

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    LarryFlowers

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    Thank you for the kind words... I was caught by surprise by this. I was reading an interview that had just been posted on line with Steve Balmer and he said that the beta was available now thru MSDN and Microsoft TechNet. I had been checking the front page of TechNet (I am a member) and hadn't seen an announcement. After reading this I went back and it still wasn't on the TechNet main page. I went to my download area of technet and sure enough it was there complete with license keys, the SDK kit, Beta Notes and multiple versions.

    He also said in the interview that it would be made available to the public on Friday.


     
  10. LarryFlowers

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    AirRocker, I keep telling you, Windows won't run on your iPhone!!! :lol::lol:


     
  11. gulfwarvet

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    to bad i don't have the access to download it. But Thanks Larry for the update for the others to know.
     
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    Send one my way. :D
     
  13. tcusta00

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    I don't think that was his problem... I think he's asking where the "any" key is. :lol:
     
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  16. Greg Alsobrook

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    I like a functioning phone... No windows OS for me... :D :p
     
  17. Sirshagg

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    I'm guessing a few million others are as well because it's a slow, slow, slow dowload.
     
  18. deltafowler

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    Well, now that Larry has it, perhaps he could seed it for us. :D:lol:
     
  19. hdtvfan0001

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    Same reason I don't buy any thing with the Apple logo on it...
     
  20. Greg Alsobrook

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    Maybe one day you shall see the light. :D
     
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