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    How to Get Your Windows 7 Beta 1 on Friday

    Posted: 09 Jan 2009
    Microsoft will make the first public beta of Windows 7, the next version of its desktop operating system, available as a free download on Friday. There are several limitations, however, so even if you're excited and committed to trying out Windows 7 Beta 1 on your home PC, check out this list of rules, requirements and considerations. We culled this list from a post on the official Windows blog and its comments, so check it out before taking the plunge:

    Windows 7 Beta 1 will be made available for a limited time during the day on January 9, 2009.

    • Visit the Windows 7 page on Microsoft's website for the link.
    • It will only be made available to the first 2.5 million people to download the code. Demand will be huge, so prepare to act quickly.
    • Microsoft has not announced a specific time on Friday for the release, but we can expect it will be later in the day so the west coast of North America isn't left out.
    • Windows 7 Beta 1 will be offered as an ISO image. It's around 2.5 or 3 gigabytes, so you will need a DVD burner if you want to install it.
    • You will be required to register before downloading so Microsoft can give you a product key.
    • It will be build 7000.
    • The beta will only support Windows Vista SP1 to Windows 7 upgrades. If you're not running Vista SP1 right now, upgrade before you try to install the Windows 7 beta.
    • There is also a clean install option for the Win7 beta.
    • There is no upgrade path from XP.
    • There's only one version of the beta, which Microsoft says "is roughly equivalent the Ultimate edition of Windows Vista."
    • The Windows 7 Beta will expire on August 1. You will probably be forced to go back to using Vista SP1 on August 1 (or maybe upgrade to Win7 Beta 2?).
    • English, German, Japanese, Arabic, and Hindi versions will be available Friday.
    • Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions will be available (except for Hindi, which only gets a 32-bit version).
    • If you're upgrading, remember to back up your PC. It's a beta, stupid!
    How to Get Your Windows 7 Beta 1 on Friday | Epicenter from


    EDIT - z3r010

    Just go here - Download the Windows 7 Beta (official)


    for x64 (64-bit)

    for x86 (32-bit)

    Airbot's Avatar Posted By: Airbot
    09 Jan 2009

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    wow so wait its any time in the day of friday so that means i gotto stay up all night and wait? so i can be first or 1 of the 2.5 million to download?
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    darkassain said:
    o well i guess i have to well thank you guys wish u guys luck on the download thing
    God speed
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    Windows 7 build 7000 x64

    It took like 5 tries before I finally got on. Sheeze not anywhere near P.M. Yet either. Hope with the blog Rss'd I'll catch it fast enough for a dl and key.
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    I like this drama, better than "who shot JR" sequence. Well, I failed to predict the right answer then, I don't know whether I'll get a copy of this download or not. Still,hope for the best.
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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

    Friday today, no beta as of yet. One question, if you already have the beta (from torrent sites) can you just grab the code and use that?
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    Think So-Hope So
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    I already have build 7000 but no product key can I skip the downloading the ISO part as it is the same build? Sorry to repeat another poster.
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