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Windows 7: 2.5 Million "cap" removed - for now...

10 Jan 2009   #1
d0od

Windows 7 x64 & Ubuntu 9.04 x64
 
 
2.5 Million "cap" removed - for now...

A new post on the Windows Team blog states that the 2.5 Million download cap for the Windows 7 beta has been removed.... for 2 weeks. This is to allow people enough time to download and register for their activation keys.

Quote:
Due to an enormous surge in demand, the download experience was not ideal so we listened and took the necessary steps to ensure a good experience. We have clearly heard that many of you want to check out the Windows 7 Beta and, as a result, we have decided remove the initial 2.5 million limit on the public beta for the next two weeks (thru January 24th). During that time you will have access to the beta even if the download number exceeds the 2.5 million unit limit.
- windowsteamblog.com

I think this is swell news!

(Yeh i just used 'swell')


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10 Jan 2009   #2
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

good post d0od was about to post but you beat me to it....lol

the thing is that these are the same keys meaning that 2.5 million keys ran close to out and now they are showing the same keys meaning these keys can be used an infinite # number of times....
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10 Jan 2009   #3
d0od

Windows 7 x64 & Ubuntu 9.04 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkassain View Post
the thing is that these are the same keys meaning that 2.5 million keys ran close to out and now they are showing the same keys meaning these keys can be used an infinite # number of times....
Hmm. I guess managing a load of individual keys for a beta was gonna cause too much of a headache. It's actually really refreshing for Microsoft to do this rather than delay it further. I guess they're keen for the WIndows 7 beta to play out as hassle free as possible so as not to tarnish the image before release.

As long as my keys work - despite them being the same as others - then I'm fine with it.
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10 Jan 2009   #4
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Already posted.

Here’s where we stand
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10 Jan 2009   #5
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by d0od View Post
Hmm. I guess managing a load of individual keys for a beta was gonna cause too much of a headache. It's actually really refreshing for Microsoft to do this rather than delay it further. I guess they're keen for the WIndows 7 beta to play out as hassle free as possible so as not to tarnish the image before release.

As long as my keys work - despite them being the same as others - then I'm fine with it.

lmao yeah

as long as the keys work yes you are right...

they were forced into a corner and they had to do this....
either that or reason with these "testers" that they had to wait....

i like this workaround...
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10 Jan 2009   #6
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by d0od View Post
As long as my keys work - despite them being the same as others - then I'm fine with it.
Yeah, but it takes the 'special' feeling away, lol.
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10 Jan 2009   #7
d0od

Windows 7 x64 & Ubuntu 9.04 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Already posted.

Here’s where we stand
Just a tip, but the title of that post doesn't tell you what's in it. For "news" your blog title/post title/thread title etc should be like a newspaper headline: i.e tell the reader what they need to know without reading it - that way a) they're informed, and b) they're more likely to know what the post is about and therefore read it.

Sorry to lecture i just find it helps
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10 Jan 2009   #8
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

That is the news article headline and I didn't post it, z3ro10 did. It also pays to look around the news section to see if anyone has posted the same identical thread.
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10 Jan 2009   #9
EnsignLexington

Windows NT 3.51
 
 

Thanks for the update! Got my key Was a little disappointed when I realised I'd been slow too slow on this one, but this has made me happy once again.
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11 Jan 2009   #10
djhallucn8

XP Pro, Windows 7 Ultimate 64 & 32 Build 7022
 
 

Looks like M$ had to be quick on their toes to make sure people were happy, otherwise no one who wanted to test it would purchase it when its released.
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