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#21 Abhi

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 02:39 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

...Don't know.
We're not setting a world record here... ;)

#22 Syzygy

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 03:06 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

...Don't know.
We're not setting a world record here... ;)


It'll be more like www.spreadwindows7beta.com/en-US/worldrecord

#23 TechGuy

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 04:45 PM

Does anybody know how big the file will be?

#24 Blake Pender

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 05:06 PM

The file will be 2,557,416KB, which is 2.43GB
Direct from TechNet:
Windows 7 Beta (x64) - DVD (English)
File Name: en_windows_7_beta_dvd_x64_x15-29074.iso
Date Posted (UTC): 12/30/2008 4:26:48 PM
SHA1: E09FDBC1CB3A92CF6CC872040FDAF65553AB62A5
ISO/CRC: 8E2FAD39

Windows 7 Beta (x86) - DVD (English)
File Name: en_windows_7_beta_dvd_x86_x15-29073.iso
Date Posted (UTC): 12/22/2008 2:41:15 PM
SHA1: 6071184282B2156FF61CDC5260545C078CCA31EE
ISO/CRC: AABA5A48

#25 yanike

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 05:08 PM

Awesome! Gmail is advertising the release of Windows 7 beta.

I'm buying my new Q2-MSI Wind netbook today :)

I'm so ready!!!!

#26 Blake Pender

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 06:22 PM

From Technet:
The activation keys are currently unavailable. Please install without using keys and check back in a few days to claim the keys. Sorry for the inconvenience.

#27 Abhi

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 07:10 PM

Awesome! Gmail is advertising the release of Windows 7 beta.

Google earn from advertisements, and for that they need more and more 'Clicks'...no matter if they are of other companies or products.

I'm buying my new Q2-MSI Wind netbook today :)

I'm so ready!!!!

Congrats.

From Technet:
The activation keys are currently unavailable. Please install without using keys and check back in a few days to claim the keys. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Wasn't a problem earlier on when I got mine.
Will be back in place soon. :)

#28 TechGuy

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 08:38 PM

The file will be 2,557,416KB, which is 2.43GB
Direct from TechNet:
Windows 7 Beta (x64) - DVD (English)
File Name: en_windows_7_beta_dvd_x64_x15-29074.iso
Date Posted (UTC): 12/30/2008 4:26:48 PM
SHA1: E09FDBC1CB3A92CF6CC872040FDAF65553AB62A5
ISO/CRC: 8E2FAD39

Windows 7 Beta (x86) - DVD (English)
File Name: en_windows_7_beta_dvd_x86_x15-29073.iso
Date Posted (UTC): 12/22/2008 2:41:15 PM
SHA1: 6071184282B2156FF61CDC5260545C078CCA31EE
ISO/CRC: AABA5A48


Thanks!
Also, for those of you who have the beta already, does it have Windows DVD Maker? I ony ask because I heard that movie maker won't be on 7, and only DVD's burnt with Windows DVD Maker play in the PS2.
EDIT:Thanks PimpPharaoh

Edited by TechGuy, 08 January 2009 - 08:47 PM.


#29 PimpPharaoh

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 08:45 PM

^ it has windows DVD maker

#30 pm_41

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 11:03 PM

I doubt that all 2.5 million downloads will be used up...

#31 darkredbbb

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 11:48 PM

i just read on the Windows 7 Website that the BETA would be available in the afternoon of January 9? :huh:

Want to try the Beta? Come back the afternoon of January 9.


Edited by darkredbbb, 08 January 2009 - 11:49 PM.


#32 Maarij

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 12:32 AM

gah, that's bogus. i have to be somewhere in the afternoon :(

#33 gohan

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 01:21 AM

Today: 9/1/09 and :wub: :jump:

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 02:29 AM

i just read on the Windows 7 Website that the BETA would be available in the afternoon of January 9? :huh:

Want to try the Beta? Come back the afternoon of January 9.


Yep, I just went to the site and it does say tomorrow afternoon. I can't wait. Oh. There's an article over a
lifehacker.com that says only vista users will be able to use the beta. it says the beta is an upgrade version of the OS

Edited by CAS91572, 09 January 2009 - 02:33 AM.


#35 Frylock86

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 03:06 AM


i just read on the Windows 7 Website that the BETA would be available in the afternoon of January 9? :huh:

Want to try the Beta? Come back the afternoon of January 9.


Yep, I just went to the site and it does say tomorrow afternoon. I can't wait. Oh. There's an article over a
lifehacker.com that says only vista users will be able to use the beta. it says the beta is an upgrade version of the OS



Yes and no. Only Vista SP1 users will be able to upgrade. XP users wishing to try out the beta will have to install the OS separately.

#36 PimpPharaoh

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 04:27 AM

well wat time is the afternoon lol?

past 12?

Edited by PimpPharaoh, 09 January 2009 - 04:27 AM.


#37 steven28

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 05:05 AM

@ pimppharaoh Yeps :)

#38 JohnnyV1500

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 05:53 AM

that blows...the one night im up all night doing hw and i cant get the beta till tomorrow when im at school

#39 Syzygy

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 05:55 AM

It's pacific time in the afternoon, so another 15-21 hours to go.

#40 Abhi

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 06:08 AM

It's pacific time in the afternoon, so another 15-21 hours to go.

Sshhhh!!! That's a SECRET! You're not supposed to say it... ;)

Thank God you told them the truth...they were so restless! :P

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