Found 9th Jan 2009
has anyone downloaded windows 7 beta today?

if so where did you download from and is it any good?

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Original Poster

tinkerbell28;4004849

Was thinking about doing that, still undecided...........



i wanted to do it on a pc that i dont use.....but i cant find the downlad on microsofts website yet.
beta was due to be realeased today

Original Poster

if you do install...let me know your thoughts on it

yep, got it yesterday (MSDN).... seems ok so far, better than Vista. I still prefer XP though

Original Poster

can you roll back to xp easily from windows 7?, if i do decide to install

I doubt you can "rollback", but you can do a separate install on the drive, so it doesnt wipe the XP installation.

Banned

downloaded it on Wednesday not installed yet will install over the weekened

Original Poster

Babbabooey;4006045

I doubt you can "rollback", but you can do a separate install on the … I doubt you can "rollback", but you can do a separate install on the drive, so it doesnt wipe the XP installation.



why dont they have a roll back feature within the beta ??

really dont want to partion the hard drive!

anyone got a link to the download?

from the blogs I've read, most are fiarly positive about this, especially for a first beta...

Original Poster

here goes then !!! downloading as i type

many postive reviews so far !!

not sure i would use it as my main OS as it expires in 7 months lol... but i do agree it is very good so far, i love working with it!

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djstrobe4real;4007267

not sure i would use it as my main OS as it expires in 7 months lol... … not sure i would use it as my main OS as it expires in 7 months lol... but i do agree it is very good so far, i love working with it!



yeah, it expires on 1st august 2009. im just going to install on a pc which i dont use.

rashriaz;4007261

here goes then !!! downloading as i typemany postive reviews so far !!



Where you downloading from, i need to re download as i left my disk back at my folks, a been getting server busy messages all day!!!

Do you know something i dont :oops: lol

I've downloaded it and put it to work. It's very good. Certainly a lot snappier than Vista and Vista is faster than XP these days anyway at games, so it looks like a winner. If it was 64bit, I'd take it on as my main OS. Definitely worth a play if you've got a spare partition or drive, although don't think of it as a long-term solution, since the beta's probably time-limited. I've had a couple of bugs with it, too.

dxx;4007789

I've downloaded it and put it to work. It's very good. Certainly a lot … I've downloaded it and put it to work. It's very good. Certainly a lot snappier than Vista and Vista is faster than XP these days anyway at games, so it looks like a winner. If it was 64bit, I'd take it on as my main OS. Definitely worth a play if you've got a spare partition or drive, although don't think of it as a long-term solution, since the beta's probably time-limited. I've had a couple of bugs with it, too.



Just to let you know it is available in 64 bit too!

djstrobe4real;4007866

Just to let you know it is available in 64 bit too!



Oooh christ, you're right. MS File Transfer Manager is being painfully slow with it (20KB/s, wtf? There's normally two extra zeroes on that...), but it'll be done by tomorrow, and that's the main thing. I'll run some benchmarks to compare.

Anything anyone wants a Vista x64 vs Win7 Beta x64 comparison on?

Im currently downloading the 64bit version at 600KB/sec
Will download the 32bit version again later.

what does it look like?

Paused it and resumed, and it went up to 1.6MB/sec
Unfortunately, I have to pause everything as im almost at my 3gig limit.

where by can you down load it cant see it please

wait an hour and it will be available from here....

microsoft.com/win…spx

excellent thanks very much

djstrobe4real;4008420

wait an hour and it will be available from … wait an hour and it will be available from here....http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/default.aspx



But its available now.

i cant see where the download button is

any 1 please

no its not, its available at 12 pst time which is 8 0clock gmt, It IS available through the other link i posted but the server is down and has been down all day, u have to repeatedly refresh until you may get lucky... it goes public at 8 oclock

deathtrap3000;4008721

There was a thread on it, but it got deleted.Heres the 64bit … There was a thread on it, but it got deleted.Heres the 64bit versionhttp://wb.dlservice.microsoft.com/download/6/3/3/633118BD-6C3D-45A4-B985-F0FDFFE1B021/EN/7000.0.081212-1400_client_en-us_Ultimate-GB1CULXFRE_EN_DVD.ISO32bit versionhttp://wb.dlservice.microsoft.com/download/6/3/3/633118BD-6C3D-45A4-B985-F0FDFFE1B021/EN/7000.0.081212-1400_client_en-us_Ultimate-GB1CULFRE_EN_DVD.iso



Link not working for me, anyone else?

Paste the link into your browser. Do not click the link otherwise it will redirect.

can you post the link without the http please... cos the sites truncating the full link...

NVM, i found the link myself, sorry for not getting my facts straight although i did mention this download has been available just the server is down, this seems to bypass the registration so you will still need a activation key?

any one got this beenm trying for ages now, cant even get the server message now.

djstrobe4real;4009069

NVM, i found the link myself, sorry for not getting my facts straight … NVM, i found the link myself, sorry for not getting my facts straight although i did mention this download has been available just the server is down, this seems to bypass the registration so you will still need a activation key?



Care to share the link?

i would but microsoft has just pulled the plug on all the sites now... guess we have to wait a bit longer

only other thing i can suggest is just keep checking back on this site, it will be there eventually i hope... microsoft.com/win…spx

They have changed the page.

what build is the official microsoft beta, since i have downloaded a leaked build from a torrent site. any help aprpeciated cheers :thumbsup:

djstrobe4real;4009877

oh dear, not the best news in the world oh dear, not the best news in the world http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9125626



Oh well. Lucky it was released days ago via unofficial sources.
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