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Windows 7 Official Public Beta Might Start Friday 9!

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:32 pm
by Chicago

Re: Windows 7 Official Public Beta Might Start Friday 9!

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:45 pm
by OG

Re: Windows 7 Official Public Beta Might Start Friday 9!

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:20 pm
by ct2k7
Not might, but will. Steve just said so!

But at what GMT time I don't know....

Re: Windows 7 Official Public Beta Might Start Friday 9!

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:28 pm
by Chicago
Yeah! I can't wait 4 it!!!
!

Re: Windows 7 Official Public Beta Might Start Friday 9!

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:03 am
by Kenneth
Remember it's only the first 2.5 million users.

Re: Windows 7 Official Public Beta Might Start Friday 9!

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:41 am
by Ambig
Windows OCManage wrote:Remember it's only the first 2.5 million users.
I think all the geeks who want to try it will have no problem getting in.

* I use the term geeks playfully.

Re: Windows 7 Official Public Beta Might Start Friday 9!

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:44 am
by Chicago
I just wanna ask a simple question hehe, where would the dll become available?

Re: Windows 7 Official Public Beta Might Start Friday 9!

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:49 am
by tomwalter

Re: Windows 7 Official Public Beta Might Start Friday 9!

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:55 am
by Chicago
Thanks!!
heh, I was not able to find a thing at the connect site, nor technet (for non subscribers)
so... hehe
Thnks

Edit:
Will the Dll be the current B1 we have? The torrented one?
Because that way I'd only get a serial no, and done!

Re: Windows 7 Official Public Beta Might Start Friday 9!

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:01 am
by ajdesign419
https://partner.microsoft.com/40084742 wrote: As the next-generation operating system from Microsoft, Windows 7 opens new development, sales and services opportunities for your business. With Windows 7, you can offer your customers a robust foundation for high-quality experiences across applications, services, PCs and devices. Building on the substantial investments Microsoft made in Windows Vista, Windows 7 improves security, reliability, networking and user experience. And delivers capabilities that can make users productive anywhere together with tools that IT pros can use to manage PCs efficiently.

Download Windows 7 Beta
Partners with a MSDN or TechNet subscription can download Windows 7 Beta now. All other partners can download Windows 7 Beta starting January 9, 2009 at 12:00 P.M. Pacific Time.



Re: Windows 7 Official Public Beta Might Start Friday 9!

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:32 am
by logicaL
Windows OCManage wrote:Remember it's only the first 2.5 million users.
I really hope I get in this, since I missed the Vista beta.

Re: Windows 7 Official Public Beta Might Start Friday 9!

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:40 am
by IsaacD
Chicago wrote:Edit:
Will the Dll be the current B1 we have? The torrented one?
Because that way I'd only get a serial no, and done!
It's the same as the torrent.

Re: Windows 7 Official Public Beta Might Start Friday 9!

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:37 am
by Chicago
Alexsis wrote:
Chicago wrote:Edit:
Will the Dll be the current B1 we have? The torrented one?
Because that way I'd only get a serial no, and done!
It's the same as the torrent.
Thank you!!
That simplifies things a lot for me ! hehe

Re: Windows 7 Official Public Beta Might Start Friday 9!

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:05 pm
by happy dude
So how do you get a serial, seeing as I'm in no position to download the beta again, thanks to my fantastic ISP

Re: Windows 7 Official Public Beta Might Start Friday 9!

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:37 pm
by Tilka
Er... lol, I always thought MS servers had some backup bandwidth

Re: Windows 7 Official Public Beta Might Start Friday 9!

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:45 pm
by Emir214
happy dude wrote:So how do you get a serial, seeing as I'm in no position to download the beta again, thanks to my fantastic ISP
That's also the same and only reason that I'm waiting for the beta program to start, which won't be open till another 2 hours more.

Re: Windows 7 Official Public Beta Might Start Friday 9!

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:48 pm
by Chicago
happy dude wrote:So how do you get a serial, seeing as I'm in no position to download the beta again, thanks to my fantastic ISP
I suppose you'll have to enter some data, and when you finish you'll get a "here's your download, the serial is xxx-xxx-xx..." blah blah blah.
so I'll just write it down and there we go!

Re: Windows 7 Official Public Beta Might Start Friday 9!

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:52 pm
by viper
You need to enter your email addy & they will email you the seriel # & (maybe) a Dl link or you get the Dl link after you register w/ your email addy.

Re: Windows 7 Official Public Beta Might Start Friday 9!

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:06 pm
by hounsell
I hope they offer DVDs like they did with the public Vistas.

Re: Windows 7 Official Public Beta Might Start Friday 9!

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:17 pm
by Chicago
hounsell wrote:I hope they offer DVDs like they did with the public Vistas.
uNfortunately, They won't.

http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windows7/default.aspx
I can't access it now, but it specified clearly ("no dvds will be sent").
edit: finally appeared:
The Windows 7 Beta is going to be available download-only (we’re not sending out physical media) and available for a limited time to the first 2.5 million people who download the beta.
Because the Windows 7 Beta will be offered download-only, it will be provided to you as an ISO image (an .iso file) that you download.
So...

Unfortunately we won't

Re: Windows 7 Official Public Beta Might Start Friday 9!

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:19 pm
by hounsell
Chicago wrote:
hounsell wrote:I hope they offer DVDs like they did with the public Vistas.
uNfortunately, They won't.

http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windows7/default.aspx
I can't access it now, but it specified clearly ("no dvds will be sent").
So...

Unfortunately we won't
That's a shame

Re: Windows 7 Official Public Beta Might Start Friday 9!

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:25 pm
by Chicago
hounsell wrote:
Chicago wrote:
hounsell wrote:I hope they offer DVDs like they did with the public Vistas.
uNfortunately, They won't.

http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windows7/default.aspx
I can't access it now, but it specified clearly ("no dvds will be sent").
So...

Unfortunately we won't
That's a shame
sure it is.
It's soo different to have your nice sealed, etc etc Beta Disk, than having a Sony DVD you burnt yourself.
The disk is part of the magic of it, but unfortunately we won't get it.

Re: Windows 7 Official Public Beta Might Start Friday 9!

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:38 pm
by Tilka

Re: Windows 7 Official Public Beta Might Start Friday 9!

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:50 pm
by doffen
Server is too busy

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/
Service Unavailable
HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable.

Re: Windows 7 Official Public Beta Might Start Friday 9!

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:51 pm
by Rob Jansen
The links provided are e-mail specific and the servers are to busy right now.