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Windows 7 beta

Post by darth » Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:38 am

Windows 7 Beta will be available for download Friday Jan 9 2009. view http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/01/08/micr ... index.html.
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Re: Windows 7 beta

Post by abfan123 » Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:51 pm

Ok, I'll download it as soon as it'll become available, But I won't install it just yet.
I'll buy one more HDD first. (I don't wanna replace it with my current OS)
But thanks for the details!
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Re: Windows 7 beta

Post by AXEMAN » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:26 pm

dudes it is available now it is on rapidshare if i find the links i will post them or pm one of you guys :)

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Re: Windows 7 beta

Post by statm1 » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:34 pm

Axeman...lol Its been everywhere illegally for months.. Why don't you get it directly from Microsoft and get a public key? It will be available here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/default.aspx sometime today.

Please don't post the rapidshare link.
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Re: Windows 7 beta

Post by abfan123 » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:47 pm

You know... I've been a little more "active" a few years ago. I've had nearly every leaked version of Windows 2003 & Vista. :lol:
But now I'm much less active and attempting to download just the official versions. Yeah, That's right, I've not downloaded a single leaked build of Win7. :oops:
Maybe due to lack of time, Maybe I just don't really care because I'm quite happy with Vista. Just don't know.
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Re: Windows 7 beta

Post by darth » Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:29 am

A short time ago, I was going to download it from Microsoft, and put it on an somewhat older XP machine. But then I read that Microsoft was blocking downloads to XP machines. It further said that only Vista with at least SP1 was permitted. Oh well.
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Re: Windows 7 beta

Post by statm1 » Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:01 am

Have you actually tried though darth?
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Re: Windows 7 beta

Post by addonsfan » Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:18 am

Well, download it while you can, if you ever get a chance.
Thanks for your interest in the Windows 7 Beta. The volume has been phenomenal -- we’re in the process of adding more servers to handle the demand. We’re sorry for the delay and we’ll re-post the Beta as soon as we can ensure a quality download experience.
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Re: Windows 7 beta

Post by AXEMAN » Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:40 pm

Axeman...lol Its been everywhere illegally for months.. Why don't you get it directly from Microsoft and get a public key? It will be available here: Statm1. I was unaware that it was a illegall copy thanks for the heads up i almost downloaded IT I am sorry i didnot know that it was a illegall copy i don't post hacked programs i thought it was legit i never downloaded anyway sorry guys it will not happen again . I was unaware all i say were links . :thumbup:

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Re: Windows 7 beta

Post by addonsfan » Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:39 pm

It's finally available again, get it while you can.

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The page that gives you the product key gave me about 5 unique keys. I would suggest getting as many as you can by refreshing the page.

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Re: Windows 7 beta

Post by abfan123 » Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:34 pm

Just downloaded, Thanks!
But I won't install it right now. Need to get an additional HDD....
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Re: Windows 7 beta

Post by statm1 » Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:21 am

Just FYI.. I don't know about the public keys that are being given out but the private keys can be used by 5 unique computers per key at one time and can be activated as many times as necessary.

No need to be so appoligetic Axeman. But just a rule of thumb if your not downloading it from Microsoft then its technically illegal. But, its not really enforced. Rapidshare is more or less the same as a torrent you just can download it faster.
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Re: Windows 7 beta

Post by darth » Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:25 am

Congradulations abfan123. At least you got it downloaded. Still trying here. Servers busy I guess. I intend to download to Vista desktop and get some more input before installing.

Thanks statm1 for key info.
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Re: Windows 7 beta

Post by MysteryFCM » Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:12 am

Bear in mind, this version expires in August of this year, so I hope you're planning on buying it if you're keeping it as the beta will be useless once it expires.

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Re: Windows 7 beta

Post by statm1 » Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:28 pm

But also remember that there will probably be a release candidate made public as well so don't be disappointed by thinking this is the only one you'll beable to use before you have to buy it. But then again each OS beta is different. A Vista RC was released to the public but they could change their minds on win 7. Unfortunately though that RC will probably have the same expiration date.
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Re: Windows 7 beta

Post by darth » Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:51 pm

Can windows 7 exist on harddrive along side vista/sp1? At one time I had XP/Linux on same harddrive with no problems. I would not want to wipe vista/sp1.
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Re: Windows 7 beta

Post by statm1 » Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:44 am

Yes you can have Vista and Win 7 on the same harddrive. It will be just fine.
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Re: Windows 7 beta

Post by vtel57 » Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:59 am

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Re: Windows 7 beta

Post by statm1 » Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:10 am

:roll: :think:
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Re: Windows 7 beta

Post by darth » Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:10 am

A short time ago, installed Windows 7 dual boot on Vista machine here. Works fine. Microsoft Emailed me a product key. But, I didn't have to use it so far. So, what's the product key for?
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