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Download Windows 7 Beta Until Feb. 10

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. 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.

  • Zoonie
    "..or, if you’re eager to get your hands on the Beta before the cut off date, click here."

    Please fix the link, thank you.
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  • JMcEntegart
    Please hold.
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  • JMcEntegart
    Should be all fixed Zoonie. :)
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  • I downloaded the 64 bit english version last time, and installation stucks at 75% loading(not installing) from the dvd.
    Wasted a DVD there.

    Should I get 64 or 32 bit version? My laptop should be able to run 64 bit (Core2duo T5500).
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  • JMcEntegart
    ProDigit80I downloaded the 64 bit english version last time, and installation stucks at 75% loading(not installing) from the dvd.Wasted a DVD there.Should I get 64 or 32 bit version? My laptop should be able to run 64 bit (Core2duo T5500).
    What are you running atm?
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  • gm0n3y
    Even when the beta download is offline, if product keys are still available, couldn't you just download it from a torrent site? It would probably be faster than getting it straight from M$ anyways.
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  • JMcEntegartWhat are you running atm?1,66Ghz core 2 duo 2-4gig ram (can manually install extra) @400mhz.

    I'm running it on a sony vaio, 'Windows Vista Capable' machine.
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  • btw, the beta continuously 'disconnects'.
    It's a terrible download.. I also suggest torrent download!
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  • JMcEntegart
    Go for 64. If you're running Vista right now, you should be okay to run Win7 no problem. To make full use of the 4GB of RAM, you'll need to go 64-bit anyway.
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  • tpi2007
    I also couldn't install the 64-bit version in my laptop - it wouldn't go past the first "copying files".. and then the dvd drive kept clicking as if the cd was damaged. I burned another dvd and the exact same thing happened. I then downloaded the 32-bit version, and everything went smoothly. I have a Toshiba A200-226 - Core 2 Duo T8300 2.4 Ghz, 4GB DDR2 667 and two 200GB hard disks. I tried to install the OS on the second hard disk both times. Supposedly the platform is able to run 64-bit code right ?
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