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Yaboze
01-08-09, 11:12 AM
I'm not sure if this was posted, but my friend just sent me this, apparently, a limited download will be available on Friday. It might have something to do with CES.

EDIT: This link had a news post regarding Windows 7, the link is now dead.

http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthread.php?sduid=0&t=1116339

six_storm
01-08-09, 11:33 AM
Well apparently MSDN is not handing out keys, the website is erroring out when trying to get one. :(

Wolken007
01-08-09, 11:40 AM
Steve Ballmer announced last night that MSND/Technet would receive the beta builds last night. Public beta goes up on Friday. Public keys will be available then.

Bman212121
01-08-09, 05:26 PM
Apparently it is already on Technet. :D

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/downloads/default.aspx?pv=36:350

I guess I'll start the dl and check it out this weekend.

Bearclaw
01-08-09, 05:57 PM
Apparently it is already on Technet. :D

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/downloads/default.aspx?pv=36:350

I guess I'll start the dl and check it out this weekend.

How big is the file?

Sazar
01-08-09, 06:07 PM
It's up. With Key's and details.

I'll grab the x64 build when I have my new HTPC finished. It's still a work in progress.

http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/6756/windows7gh0.th.jpg (http://img212.imageshack.us/my.php?image=windows7gh0.jpg)

six_storm
01-08-09, 07:37 PM
Sweet, keys are finally available.

Bman212121
01-08-09, 09:06 PM
How big is the file?

x64 is...

3,230.10 (MB)

x86 is...

2,497.48 (MB)

For the retail builds. The checked builds (debug) are slightly smaller.

Bman212121
01-08-09, 09:07 PM
It's up. With Key's and details.

I'll grab the x64 build when I have my new HTPC finished. It's still a work in progress.

http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/6756/windows7gh0.th.jpg (http://img212.imageshack.us/my.php?image=windows7gh0.jpg)

My spare rig is still in pieces from the other day or I could start installing this. :lol:

Make sure you grab that patch too unless you want it to eat your MP3 files. ;)

Sazar
01-08-09, 09:09 PM
My mp3's are pretty delicious ;)

Shamrock
01-08-09, 10:18 PM
You can get it here tomorrow.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/default.aspx

Shamrock
01-08-09, 10:20 PM
*sigh* I can't go back to my friend's house to download the x64 version, guess I'll have to stick with x32 for now. I "might" put it on as my primary OS. Anyone know if you can UPGRADE from XP with it?

Bearclaw
01-08-09, 10:39 PM
*sigh* I can't go back to my friend's house to download the x64 version, guess I'll have to stick with x32 for now. I "might" put it on as my primary OS. Anyone know if you can UPGRADE from XP with it?

Has the timer on it been cracked? If not, you'll just have to revert back to XP/Vista when the timer is up in summer. Bear in mind this isn't expected until late '09.

Bearclaw
01-08-09, 10:42 PM
My spare rig is still in pieces from the other day or I could start installing this. :lol:

Make sure you grab that patch too unless you want it to eat your MP3 files. ;)

What was that problem all about?

Bman212121
01-08-09, 10:52 PM
What was that problem all about?


Instructions and Resources
MP3 files
When MP3 files are added (either manually or automatically) to either the Windows Media Player or the Windows Media Center library, or if the file metadata is edited with Windows Explorer, several seconds of audio data may be permanently removed from the start of the file. This issue occurs when files contain thumbnails or other metadata of significant size before importing or editing them. To avoid this, take the following steps:

To protect your MP3 files
1. Before you install this Beta release, back up all MP3 files that might be accessed by the computer, including those on removable media or network shares.
2. Install the Beta release of Windows 7; then install this update (KB961367).

If you do not want to install the update, you can avoid this issue by setting all MP3 files that might be accessed by the computer to read-only before starting either Windows Media Player or Windows Media Center or before editing MP3 metadata with Windows Explorer. To do this, in Windows Explorer, find the files, right-click them, click the General tab, and then select the Read-only check box. Once you have installed the update, you can safely reset the read/write status of your MP3 files to your preference.






Got the other pc put back together, but apparently it doesn't see my IDE drive in my 780i by default. Going to see if I can find some drivers it likes.

Bearclaw
01-08-09, 10:54 PM
:lol:

Who uses windows media player anyway?! It's a POS.

six_storm
01-09-09, 06:30 AM
:lol:

Who uses windows media player anyway?! It's a POS.

+1

Bearclaw
01-09-09, 07:52 AM
So I just tried to click on the link and got the following:

The service is unavailable.

Nice job, Microsoft. :thumbsup:

six_storm
01-09-09, 08:13 AM
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/the-geek-blog/what-you-should-expect-from-the-windows-7-beta/

Nice article for those getting the beta today.

Tr1cK
01-09-09, 08:19 AM
Site isn't responding to me from home or work.

nekrosoft13
01-09-09, 08:30 AM
so where is this download supposed to be?

evilpanda
01-09-09, 08:51 AM
Holy **** microsoft web site is being hammered big time at the moment.

Wolken007
01-09-09, 08:51 AM
Download will appear here - http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/

Should be available around 12 Noon PST.

SLippe
01-09-09, 09:03 AM
Holy **** microsoft web site is being hammered big time at the moment.

Yup, still "Loading" for me.

Wolken007
01-09-09, 09:24 AM
Released:

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Ftechnet.microsoft.com%2Fzh-cn%2Fevalcenter%2Fdd353205.aspx&sl=zh-CN&tl=en&history_state0=

Can select english language and either 32-bit or 64-bit beta download.