Public betas of Windows 7 client and server could hit this week

    Public betas of Windows 7 client and server could hit this week


    Posted: 07 Jan 2009
    It’s not much of a secret at this point, but CEO Steve Ballmer is expected to announce official availability of the closed Windows 7 Beta 1 release during his Consumer Electronics Show keynote address on January 7. The official (non-Torrented) Beta 1 bits should be available to pre-approved Windows 7 Beta 1 testers later Wednesday night or early on January 8.



    Update
    : Nope. It’s going to be sooner, not later. The latest word: The public beta of Win 7 client is due to hit Friday, January 9, according to a source familiar with Microsoft’s plans. The public beta of Win 7 Server is due to hit a day earlier, January 8, the source added.



    http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=1792
    darkassain's Avatar Posted By: darkassain
    07 Jan 2009



  1. Posts : 49,980
    Windows 11 Workstation x64
       #1

    Friday the 9th sounds good
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  2. Posts : 1,261
    Windows 7 Professional 32-bit SP1
       #2

    I will most certainly be keeping an eye out on this over the next few days.

    Do you think there will be some kind of link made available to either download an ISO, or maybe order an original DVD (which I'd prefer because to download a 2GB+ file in South Africa will take AGES, and my internet cap isn't large enough)
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  3. Posts : 49,980
    Windows 11 Workstation x64
       #3

    No idea Peter, only a few more days and then we will know
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  4. Posts : 1,402
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #4

    Dzomlija said:
    I will most certainly be keeping an eye out on this over the next few days.

    Do you think there will be some kind of link made available to either download an ISO, or maybe order an original DVD (which I'd prefer because to download a 2GB+ file in South Africa will take AGES, and my internet cap isn't large enough)
    Peter, if all else fails I will burn one for you and send it off pronto!
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  5. Posts : 1,261
    Windows 7 Professional 32-bit SP1
       #5

    echrada said:
    Peter, if all else fails I will burn one for you and send it off pronto!
    Let's see how it goes...
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  6. Joe
    Posts : 236
    Windows 7 RC
       #6

    The 9th would be great timing
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  7. Zax
    Posts : 9
    Windows 7 Build 7000
       #7

    So, is there anything I need to sign-up for in order to get the public beta or is it truly just anyone and everyone?
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  8. Posts : 300
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64/x86 Windows 7 Pro x64/x86 Windows 7 Home Premium x64/x86
       #8

    I already have the x86 and it seemed to run fine on a test laptop. I'm downloading the x64 now. Just 30min left and I'm formating.
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