Windows 7 Public Beta Available Friday

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  1. xzKinGzxBuRnzx

    xzKinGzxBuRnzx The Feature Man

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    Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, kicked off CES 2009 last night with his keynote speech in which he announced the Windows 7 beta will be available for public download, this Friday. This will be a download-only version, and will expire in August. They haven't announced yet at what time it will be available, but it will only be for a limited time to the first 2.5 million downloaded.

    The Windows 7 Beta will be available in English, German, Japanese, Arabic, and Hindi, and each language will be available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions (except Hindi which will only be available in 32-bit). Because the Windows 7 Beta will be offered download-only, it will be provided to you as an ISO image (an .iso file) that you download. After downloading either the 32-bit or 64-bit ISO image of the Windows 7 Beta, you will be required to burn the ISO image to a DVD to install Windows 7.

    So you want to be sure you have a DVD burner before spending the time downloading the ISO image. To burn the ISO image of the Windows 7 Beta to DVD, if your PC comes with Nero or Roxio products – you should be able to burn the ISO image to DVD. If you don’t already have DVD burning software on your PC, you can also check out ImgBurn.

    The Windows 7 Beta only supports Windows Vista SP1 to Windows 7 upgrades. So if you intend to do an upgrade – be sure it is on a PC running Windows Vista with Service Pack 1. We are not yet announcing anything regarding finalized upgrade paths for Windows 7.
    Get more information on the Windows 7 beta at the Windows 7 Team Blog.

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    You will be able to download Windows 7 at 12:00 P.M. Pacific Time, thats 8pm GMT for people in the UK.

    If you have downloaded it from Digiex all you will need a key to activate it.
     
  3. ORaBi

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    yeah .. it's available from yesterday and there is huge number of people had downloaded it , but it's the same as the version which was leaked

    thanks guys for the information
     
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    if you keep refreshing the product key page, it will list 5 different product keys. so i got 5 keys for 32 bit and 5 keys for 64 bit.
     
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    thank god .. Finally i could get a key for it
    thanks P.KID
     
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    It took me about half an hour of randomly refreshing yesterday but I managed to get myself a key (Y)
     

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