Sunday, January 11, 2009

Windows 7 Beta 1

I’m sure that by now you’ve heard that Windows 7 Beta 1 was announced at CES in Las Vegas. The MacBook Wheel was also announced at CES. If you are an MSDN and/or Technet subscriber then you can download it through these programs, along with the relevant keys. Other partners and the general public can download Windows 7 Beta 1 using the links below, the first link being the Windows 7 home page that may well be worth having a look through if you’ve not done so already. This seems only to be available to the first 2.5 million downloaders from what I’ve been hearing, so if you want it, get in quick.

Of course, there’s still the 30 day trial with the 30 day + 30 day slmgr reset for those who miss this 2.5 million cutoff.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/default.aspx - the Windows 7 Home Page.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/beta-download.aspx - using this will take you through the Live sign-in and generate a valid Beta key for you.

Direct link to 32-bit ISO.

Direct link to 64-bit ISO.

Please note that the 32-bit Windows 7 ISO is 2.44 GB in size and the 64-bit ISO is 3.15 GB.

Regards,

The Outspoken Wookie

1 comment:

Martin said...

So why are Microsoft calling it Windows 7, if the internal version is still 6.1?