How to Get Your Windows 7 Beta 1 on Friday

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  1. Posts : 104
    Vista x64 Windows7 x64

    At this point it's a total nonsense for MicSft to give aways 20/30 different keys that works for everyone without any limit. They could have just given ONE for the 64byt and ONE for the 32 and that's it.
    I think they changed their min don the go.
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  2. Posts : 104
    Vista x64 Windows7 x64

    Ok I have been talking with a guy very close to the Microsoft programmers and he explained me what happen:

    Their initial idea of the 2.5mil keys have been discarded: after yesterday they realized that giving away keys FOR FREE just using a LIVE account would have lead to after the 2.5milions would have been over:
    1) Some people (many) still not having a regualr key
    2) Some people (many) having way more then one

    This situation was leading (read some posts above) to a "black market" selling of the "precious keys" with the difference that these keys have been given for FREE.

    This would have caused huge problems in the short end (think at people searching for legit keys on ebay and ppl selling for hundreds!!).

    Then they had to change their politic.

    OFFICIALLY THE 2.5MIL LIMIT HAVE BEEN REMOVED! Keys and downloads are and will be available with no time/quantity limit!

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  3. Posts : 21
    Windows 7 x64 RC1 & Windows 7 x86 build 7100

    Hi! I m constantly proceed till this message!.. Is it ok or something is wrong with my system... UAC prompts to install an add on & i click Continue......... Page Detail & browser status bar says "Done" Please wait while the Download Manager begins your download. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you have not already installed ActiveX control or the JavaTM applet, an information box will appear in your Microsoft Internet Explorer browser prompting you to install "ActiveX control:...". If the Download Manager can not install the ActiveX control or the JavaTM applet in your browser, you may have system restrictions. If you have system restrictions, please: Download products using the Web Browser method Contact your organizationís Administrator to download products using the Download Manager method
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  4. Posts : 130
    Windows 7 Build 7100 (x64)

    I got mine a few weeks ago off Bittorrent. I got the key today though.
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  5. Posts : 15,912
    7 X64

    Hi zillameer,

    Do you want the iso d/l ?

    Try this for x64

    and this for x86

    They were posted by John earlier .

    Last edited by SIW2; 10 Jan 2009 at 14:42. Reason: replaced with better link for x86
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  6. Posts : 130
    Windows 7 Build 7100 (x64)

    echrada said:
    So did a lot of people.
    I have to admit I was surprised that people were all up in arms about not being to get it from the servers. Bittorrent is so much easier to download large files. Maybe Microsoft will learn one day.
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  7. Posts : 69
    Windows 7 Ultimate Steve Ballmer Sig. Edition

    Well...after all this time spent trying to get a key, and trying to get the doesnt like my setup. Weird thing is, it'll install nicely on my dell dimension 4600c (I've got 4 computers here...mine, my kids each have one and then the dell). Oh well, at least I can still try it.
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  8. Posts : 21
    Windows 7 x64 RC1 & Windows 7 x86 build 7100

    SIW2 Thnx a lot!
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  9. Posts : 2,899
    Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)

    lmao people think that they need to reinstall their

    running sfc /scannow will solve it....

    sorry you guys i must have been part of taking of taking 50% of MS's

    (as my external hdd got corrupted and so i went and download both...)


    for those who dont know here should explain
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  10. Posts : 15,912
    7 X64

    You're welcome zillaamer,

    Have you installed and activated yet?

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