Microsoft’s Windows 7 Beta Available

Microsoft made the Windows 7 beta available for download Saturday after its servers were overwhelmed with users trying to download the operating system. On Friday, Microsoft struggled to keep its Web site online as users overloaded the company’s servers. Microsoft’s main Web site and the download page the were often unreachable. At the keynote for the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Wednesday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said Friday would be the date for beta rollout.

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On its Windows site, Microsoft posted a note saying “The Windows 7 Beta is now available for download.” The Windows 7 site lists a page where the beta can be downloaded.

Company officials said activation keys for the code would be capped at 2.5 million, but users who try the beta after that limit is reached will be able to trial it for at least 30 days.

  • Minimum recommended specs call for:

    • 1 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor
    • 1 GB of system memory
    • 16 GB of available disk space
    • Support for DirectX 9 graphics with 128 MB memory (to enable the Aero theme)
    • DVD-R/W Drive
    • Internet access (to download the Beta and get updates)

    And yes, like anything tech-related, these specs could change.

Some product features of Windows 7, such as the ability to watch and record live TV or navigation through the use of “touch,” may require advanced or additional hardware.

Get the download :

The 32-bit version of Windows 7 Beta is available in five languages: English, German, Japanese, Hindi, and Arabic. The 64-bit version is available in English, German, Japanese, and Arabic. Windows 7 Beta is available for a limited time, to the first 2.5 million people who download the software. Just choose the version that fits the system you’ll be using for the test, pick your language and click go to register for and download the Beta.

Downloading the Windows 7 Beta could take a few hours. The exact time will depend on your provider, bandwidth and traffic. The good news is that once you start the download, you won’t have to answer any more questions – you can walk away while it finishes. If it gets interrupted, it’ll restart where it left off.

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2 Responses to “Microsoft’s Windows 7 Beta Available”

  1. Good update for windows. Hope for a better OS and not as Vista. I look forward in getting Windows 7.

  2. Jagtheesh Says:

    Thank you Steve. I’m looking for the same.

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