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#1 Frylock86

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 02:28 AM

Public beta has been released, so grab it fast:
http://technet.micro...r/dd353205.aspx


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For those of you patiently *ahem* waiting for the official release of the Windows 7 beta bits, Like me, You're going to have to wait just a little bit longer. Paul Thurrott has just released the Windows 7 beta timetable:


Today, on Wednesday, January 7, 2009, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will take the stage at the Palazzo Ballroom in the Venetian hotel and casino in Las Vegas. He will announce, among other things, the arrival of the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta releases, both of which will be made available to the public this week.

On Thursday, January 8, 2009, Microsoft will make these two products available to subscribers of the MSDN and TechNet services.

On Friday, January 9, 2009, Microsoft will make the Windows 7 Beta and the Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta available to the public via four different locations on Microsoft.com, each of which is oriented towards a different customer type. I don't have exact URLs yet, but suffice to say that the download availability will be obvious. I will update this article when possible with specific download links.


More info available on this website.

Update 1: It was announced at 6:53pm PST on the 2009 CES keynote that windows 7 is now released to Connect testers, Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) and TechNet subscribers for download.

Update 2:
Public beta has been released, so grab it fast:
http://technet.micro...r/dd353205.aspx

(Thanks Vishal Gupta)

Update 3:
:download: Direct download:
Windows 7 Beta x86
Windows 7 Beta x64

You will still need to login here to get the serial key if you want to use it for more than 30 days.

Edited by Siraka_Serion_Semi, 11 January 2009 - 12:28 AM.


#2 Culprit

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 03:06 AM

sweet cant wait

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 03:23 AM

Update: It was announced at 6:53pm PST on the 2009 CES keynote that windows 7 is now released to Connect testers, Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) and TechNet subscribers for download.

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 03:43 AM

Update: It was announced at 6:53pm PST on the 2009 CES keynote that windows 7 is now released to Connect testers, Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) and TechNet subscribers for download.
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That means....theres a download link somewhere!

#5 Frylock86

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 03:47 AM

Update: It was announced at 6:53pm PST on the 2009 CES keynote that windows 7 is now released to Connect testers, Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) and TechNet subscribers for download.
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Woo hoo! That came early... :blink:

#6 JohnnyV1500

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 03:49 AM

yess!!

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 04:22 AM

Sweet! I was going to get the craked version but I guess I'll wait now. Windows7 site has been changed now in preperation for the beta!

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 04:30 AM

finally
1 more day!

i have a question though.

code wise, is the official release any different than the leaked one?

and on the msdn site they mention the mp3 error

Update to Windows 7 Beta (KB961367)

To protect your MP3 files
1. Before you install this Beta release, back up all MP3 files that might be accessed by the computer, including those on removable media or network shares.
2. Install the Beta release of Windows 7; download and install the Update to Windows 7 Beta (KB961367) located on this page.


Edited by PimpPharaoh, 08 January 2009 - 04:38 AM.


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Posted 08 January 2009 - 04:32 AM

WHOA. HOLD ON A SEC....


This was posted on the Windows 7 Team blog...

On January 9th, the Windows 7 Beta will be available for Windows enthusiasts to download via the Windows 7 page on Windows.com. The Windows 7 Beta is going to be available download-only (we’re not sending out physical media) and available for a limited time to the first 2.5 million people who download the beta.



WHAT???


http://windowsteambl...s7/default.aspx

Edited by Frylock86, 08 January 2009 - 04:32 AM.


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Posted 08 January 2009 - 04:39 AM

WHOA. HOLD ON A SEC....


This was posted on the Windows 7 Team blog...

On January 9th, the Windows 7 Beta will be available for Windows enthusiasts to download via the Windows 7 page on Windows.com. The Windows 7 Beta is going to be available download-only (we’re not sending out physical media) and available for a limited time to the first 2.5 million people who download the beta.



WHAT???


http://windowsteambl...s7/default.aspx




Yeah, I saw that too. Guess we better download at exactly 12:00 AM!

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 04:41 AM

whoa whoa whoa...that means there's going to ~2.5 million people hitting refresh non stop for a while. it's going to insane!

Edited by Maarij, 08 January 2009 - 04:43 AM.


#12 Frylock86

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 04:44 AM


WHOA. HOLD ON A SEC....


This was posted on the Windows 7 Team blog...

On January 9th, the Windows 7 Beta will be available for Windows enthusiasts to download via the Windows 7 page on Windows.com. The Windows 7 Beta is going to be available download-only (we’re not sending out physical media) and available for a limited time to the first 2.5 million people who download the beta.



WHAT???


http://windowsteambl...s7/default.aspx





Yeah, I saw that too. Guess we better download at exactly 12:00 AM!



Haha. Great here comes an all nighter :P

Edited by Frylock86, 08 January 2009 - 04:44 AM.


#13 Secured Tim

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 05:12 AM

I was going to get the craked version but I guess I'll wait now.

There is no cracked version. You have to be a beta tester and get a key from Microsoft even after installing the leaked torrent version.

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 05:39 AM

Yay! The wait is almost over!

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 08:09 AM

Got my copy from TechNet.

The build is same as the "leaked one".

But an update is available for the reported MP3 bug, along with the Release Notes, Language Pack, Windows Driver Kit Release 7.0.7000.1, Checked build and A notice from MPEG LA, LLC about the H.264/AVC Visual Standard (which I don't think many people would be interested in, but it's on TechNet and MSDN, so target audience is different).

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 09:17 AM

so its comin out midnight what time zone?

:P

i just want the key, i believe thats wat most of us r after

Edited by PimpPharaoh, 08 January 2009 - 10:08 AM.


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Posted 08 January 2009 - 10:46 AM

so its comin out midnight what time zone?

PST

i just want the key, i believe thats wat most of us r after

Yeah, Got 'em. :)

And people, whenever you find any bugs, please do file them on Connect. That's the only way they are going to be corrected.

Good Luck with Windows 7...grab your copy ASAP (I could only imagine the look on the face of the 2,500,001th downloader).

Edited by Abhi, 08 January 2009 - 12:25 PM.


#18 Freka

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 01:10 PM

It's going to be leaked somewhere and if I can't get it off their site I will get it from those sites :).

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 01:33 PM

It's going to be leaked somewhere and if I can't get it off their site I will get it from those sites :) .

It has already been ::leaked:: and I'm sure you're very much aware of it.
For the first time Microsoft decides to have an Open Beta Program on such a large scale, for whom??? For you people...
I was talking about the genuine and personal Product key that you'll get by participating ::officially:: in the Beta Program.
I doubt "those sites" will give you a separate key. :D

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 01:35 PM

but 2.5 million is a large number.

i hope there arent that many enthusiasts out there in the public >.>

but i give it a quarter of a day till all the public betas are gone

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