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    News - Windows 7 public beta now available to download

    It's here, it's crippling Microsoft's servers, and you can get it if you're one of the first 2.5 million users.
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    Re: News - Windows 7 public beta now available to download

    yep, it appears all 2.5million people are trying to get it at the same time
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    Re: News - Windows 7 public beta now available to download

    "Server is too busy"

    Well, I'm still going to try hitting F5 for about another 5 minutes and then probably give up. Sigh.

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    Re: News - Windows 7 public beta now available to download

    hopes of ever get hold of it right now are gone lol
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    Re: News - Windows 7 public beta now available to download

    Can always grab it from a torrent..

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    Re: News - Windows 7 public beta now available to download

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    Can always grab it from a torrent..
    Can't download torrents at work

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    Re: News - Windows 7 public beta now available to download

    Quote Originally Posted by crowdsurfer100 View Post
    "Server is too busy"

    Well, I'm still going to try hitting F5 for about another 5 minutes and then probably give up. Sigh.
    It's fine here, though was slow for an hour or so. Having said that, if the beta download is up yet, it's not obvious.

    They did say Friday afternoon, but that being Seattle, I'd assume they mean afternoon Pacific time, and they didn't say when in the afternoon.

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    Re: News - Windows 7 public beta now available to download

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    It's fine here, though was slow for an hour or so. Having said that, if the beta download is up yet, it's not obvious.

    They did say Friday afternoon, but that being Seattle, I'd assume they mean afternoon Pacific time, and they didn't say when in the afternoon.
    Link is up, just its a bit swamped...
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    Got both Safari and Firefox attempting requests to the site. Got the page up, but server too busy and gets kicked out
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    Re: News - Windows 7 public beta now available to download

    Hmmm, not sure the link is there yet. The MS Downloads site doesn't have it yet, and the http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/ page still says to check back this afternoon. Any direct links to the download page yet?

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    Re: News - Windows 7 public beta now available to download

    Official Windows 7 beta download link: official Windows 7 website or technet.micrsoft.com
    technet link is missing an 'o' from microsoft, link works though.

    Download is busy for me too =.=

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    Re: News - Windows 7 public beta now available to download

    Quote Originally Posted by gman1981 View Post
    Hmmm, not sure the link is there yet. The MS Downloads site doesn't have it yet, and the http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/ page still says to check back this afternoon. Any direct links to the download page yet?
    I cant see a link anywhere on that page either!!

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    Re: News - Windows 7 public beta now available to download

    I have the 2008 R2 beta downloading from MS Download site http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en at the moment. Which is basically the server verison of Windows 7. So Windows 7 beta must be imminent

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    Re: News - Windows 7 public beta now available to download

    Quote Originally Posted by s_kinton View Post
    I cant see a link anywhere on that page either!!
    Link is up, though not (as far as I can see) on that page. I'm signed in for the download, but still get busy messages. I suspect it's probably a waste of time even trying now.

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    Re: News - Windows 7 public beta now available to download

    You shouldn't need to sign in? Are you using the TechNet one or MSDN? I assumed they would release it to the Download site?

    Edit: My bad, it is availbe for 'normo's' on TechNet. I really should read articles more thoroughly.

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    Re: News - Windows 7 public beta now available to download

    Quote Originally Posted by Keva161 View Post
    Can always grab it from a torrent..
    Doesn't it need a serial key though??

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