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Windows 7: windows 7 brings microsoft to its knees..

01 May 2009   #1

windows7 7100 x64
windows 7 brings microsoft to its knees..

Desperate beta testers brought down Microsoft's Windows 7 download page yesterday for about two hours.

Only Microsoft Developer Network members and TechNet members were offered keys, but Microsoft still had to make some changes to keep the site up and running. The MSDN blog said "systems are having trouble keeping up" and thanked people for their patience.

The Release Candidate code will be available to the great unwashed public from 5 May.

Windows 7 Server is also available for testing.

Tip of the hat to Ed Bott, who reckoned the crash was caused by an SQL database falling over thanks to too many requests. The site got a week's traffic in less than hour.

It emerged yesterday that the final code is due for release in autumn 2009.

Microsoft's Windows 7 page is here. ®

Windows 7 brings Microsoft to its knees • Channel Register


god help them on the 5th it will be mental on there.

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01 May 2009   #2

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there
That's why I won't bother (certainly not for several days if at all)as the version I've got seems to pass all validity checks.

Beta keys also work fine.

Windows update gave me Office 2007 SP2 with no problem so everything is Kosher with the "leaked" 7100 builds provided the hashes are the same as the "Real one's".

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01 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 7100 build

Well I am not surprised at all.

The Public beta download will be at full capacity for I bet like 4 days.
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02 May 2009   #4
Jv5T W3

Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard

in my case i found a torrent with almost 7-8 thousand seeds 2 days ago (and i bet that it's even more of them in this moment). and yes, the Beta key works as well...
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02 May 2009   #5

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

actually not really since most of the testers out there usually have gotten it from torrents
but then again..
but what is confusing is that he does not go into specific as what load MS is seeing...
saying that its more than a week does not say much...
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02 May 2009   #6
Crunchy Doodle

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

On the MSDN subscriber's download site, the "Alternate Download Site" proved very useful, even on that first day. I was able to download both the x86 and x64 flavors in just a few hours using the special downloader they required me to install. It was like a baby Bit Torrent with four connections to four different servers for each flavor all at once. I'm glad I noticed that alternate link.

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02 May 2009   #7

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook

I downloaded OK on the msdn site, though I had to wait until the server was back up.
The public will have problems when they download
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04 May 2009   #8

Windows 7 x64 / Same

It's like Windows 95 and 98, only online...
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