With the tech world talking everything Windows 7, Microsoft has decided that the Beta now has enough testers and with feedback pouring in from all directions, and plans to end general availability in just a couple of weeks.
Not too long ago the company decided to remove the initial limit on the public beta until January 24, meaning that up until today, users could access the beta even if the download number exceeded the 2.5 million unit limit. So here we are a couple days later and Microsoft has updated its Windows 7 Blog with the latest: general availability will end in February 10 and unfinished downloads will only be allowed until February 12.
Brandon LeBlanc said yesterday on the Windows 7 Blog said that despite general availability ending on the tenth and unfinished downloads being frozen on the twelfth, product keys for the Windows 7 Beta will continue to be available. So if you have the Windows 7 Beta but didn’t get a product key, you will be able to do so even after February 12.
There you have it. Check the original post out by clicking here or, if you’re eager to get your hands on the Beta before the cut off date, click here (opens in new tab). That said, don’t do the whole Beta thing unless you know what you’re getting yourself into. Make sure you read all the FAQs, warnings and other bits and pieces on the the site before you download.