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Gerritt Jan 09, 2009, 08:42pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows 7 download
Thanks Payton!
5 hours to go on the 64 bit Ultimate.

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Allan Kostyk Jan 09, 2009, 08:44pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows 7 download
Ok I am confused, therer is a new windows other then Vista and we can dowload it for free?


please explain

Jan 09, 2009, 09:05pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows 7 download
Allan,

Windows 7 beta 1

Gerritt Jan 09, 2009, 09:05pm EST Report Abuse
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Allan Kostyk said:
Ok I am confused, therer is a new windows other then Vista and we can dowload it for free?


please explain

Allan,
It is the BETA of the next MS OS. It is called Windows 7.
There is no support and I believe it will time out after a period of months.
It is provided for testing purposes only and is not legal on any "production" machine.
I hope this clears it up for you.

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leastcmplicated Jan 09, 2009, 09:35pm EST Report Abuse
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I am unbelievably frustrated with the lack of preparation on m$ side. The time zone is PST fyi but it looks like they aren't going to be releasing it today. What did they think would happen once it got covered by CNN?? >:o m$=FAIL

that being said i still want to try the OS, so i'll update you guys if I find anything out, I'm DLing the 64 bit version right now. 29% done...

in addition to peyton's links, here is one too

http://keznews.com/5230_Windows_7_public_beta_Official_download_links

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Suspended User Jan 09, 2009, 10:26pm EST Report Abuse
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angryhippy said:
That's the same build I downloaded in Dec. What are they doing about activation keys? How is it being handle?

As of 5:30PST this link was still active for 32bit from HardOCP

http://snipurl.com/9pwrb

And this one for 64bit as well.

http://snipurl.com/9pwwd

Good servers. Downloading the file at 780KB/sec which is my max.


Awesome I am getting 1.6mbps. 39 minutes is all it will take!

G. G. Jan 09, 2009, 10:48pm EST Report Abuse
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where do you get a key to install it or does it require a key?

im downloading it (x64) now... whewww... gonna take an hr time at 807K/sec....

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~Vel Jan 09, 2009, 11:32pm EST Report Abuse
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Hah, yeah, my max is 130kbps; quityerbitchin :P

angryhippy Jan 09, 2009, 11:54pm EST Report Abuse
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GG The one I got off the torrent sort of asked for a key but I ignored it and got some "we'll deal with validation down the line sometime" message

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Gerritt Jan 10, 2009, 12:27am EST Report Abuse
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74% done.....on the download.

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Allan Kostyk Jan 10, 2009, 12:57am EST Report Abuse
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Thank you very much, Gerrit. Now I understand.

Meats_Of_Evil Jan 10, 2009, 03:07am EST Report Abuse
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Yeah, saw this on CES Live 09. They said that the downloads were so slow that you'll probably buy it by the time it finishes.


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G. G. Jan 10, 2009, 10:29am EST Report Abuse
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LOL @ Vel

thanks Hippy


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Hey has anyone having trouble downloading the complete file for the 32bit version? I am trying to use the direct download 32bit version (2.43gb size version).... I have tried to download it twice now... both time it would start downloading but prematurely stops or complete the download... BUT the size of the file was 115mb and 343mb... this cant be the complete download... So why do you think the download is stopping premturely? Do you think it is the server end or do you think my ip service provider? I get no errors... it just stop as if it completed the whole download process... I was able to download the 64bit verison just fine. all 3.15GB but not all of the 32bit version....... hmmmm

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leastcmplicated Jan 10, 2009, 10:40am EST Report Abuse
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GG - well m$ was supposed to hand out 2.5 million keys yesterday but that didnt happen. See the first post for the link to the page, although now we dont know when it will be... although.... PM me.

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leastcmplicated Jan 10, 2009, 02:24pm EST Report Abuse
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ready now!!

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Adam Kolak Jan 10, 2009, 02:42pm EST Report Abuse
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Looks like the beta is back online at this time, I'm currently downloading the 64-bit version at between 1.5MB/sec and 5MB/sec.

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Rolebama Jan 10, 2009, 04:12pm EST Report Abuse
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So, I spent 50 mins downloading it, 13 mins burning DVD and 75mins installing it, and for why I ask myself. It doesn't work! It has set the screen resolution so high, the icon print is unreadable. I cannot change the screen res because all three ways of changing it just come up with 'You do not have necessary permissions to access file'. On the Start Menu, (same as XP - is it meant to be a retro Windows?) there are no icons to access the computer, and everything in right-hand columns also tells me 'You do not have necessary permissions to access file'. Oh yeah, almost forgot, when I managed to shut down in an effort to restart hoping it would sort itself out, it booted from cold with no passwork request. Complete and utter rubbish! Certainly makes me want to rush out and buy the released version later on.

angryhippy Jan 10, 2009, 04:28pm EST Report Abuse
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Just got keys for both the 64 bit and 32 bit versions. I wanted to see how slow/fast their download times were, but could get neither to start. Once I clicked out of the windows and back in, it wouldn't recognize my live ID. I've signed up 3 times now with 3 diff e-mails and passwords, and even though I get the e-mail verification when I go back I'm told that e-mail address doesn't have a live ID associated with it.

I should warn you guys running XP that installing win7 on a separate drive with no dual boot totally trashed out my XP installation and made a lot of files totally unreadable and recoverable. When I want to play with win7 I have to physically swap my root drives.

It should take only a few minutes to burn the ISO image Rolebama. And mine installed in about 15 minutes. Only a couple more than a normal XP install. Sounds like your download got corrupted. I'd try again. And remember it IS a Beta, all things aren't going to work perfectly.

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Beavis Khan Jan 10, 2009, 04:39pm EST Report Abuse
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angryhippy said:

I should warn you guys running XP that installing win7 on a separate drive with no dual boot totally trashed out my XP installation and made a lot of files totally unreadable and recoverable. When I want to play with win7 I have to physically swap my root drives.



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Adam Kolak Jan 10, 2009, 06:03pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows 7 download
Haven't had any problems with installing it, either the 32-bit or 64-bit version. I had the 32-bit version installed first, then formatted it, added more space and then installed x64. Currently tri-booting it with Windows 2008 and Leopard. Windows 7 x64 installed in about 20 minutes from inserting the CD into the drive to the desktop. If your expecting a big change from Vista to 7 you may be disappointed.

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