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Microsoft Removes Windows 7 Beta Download Limit

Microsoft Removes Windows 7 Beta Download Limit

Posted January 12, 2009 at 3:09pm by iClarified
Microsoft has removed the initial 2.5 million download limit of Windows 7 public beta for the next two weeks, according to their official blog

"Due to an enormous surge in demand, the download experience was not ideal so we listened and took the necessary steps to ensure a good experience. We have clearly heard that many of you want to check out the Windows 7 Beta and, as a result, we have decided remove the initial 2.5 million limit on the public beta for the next two weeks (thru January 24th). During that time you will have access to the beta even if the download number exceeds the 2.5 million unit limit."

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Aaron - January 12, 2009 at 8:42pm
i tryed downloading from MS and i would not download so had to use a anothere place :-P had it on for a bit now and am very happy with it and i think it's what Vista should have been. they have done a good job and hope it only gets better
t_01 - January 12, 2009 at 3:23pm
Overall im impressed with Windows 7's speed, relibility and performance. Hasn't crashed once on me yet. Its new features are not dazzling but sure are clever, well thought out and help make longer tasks easier. Could Windows 7 re-gain Microsofts reputation after the disaster named Vista ?!
t11chb - January 12, 2009 at 5:32pm
When i couldnt download from MS, i downloaded from an unofficial source. I'm using Parallels on MBP, i tried installing, got to 19% then gave me an error. That reminded me why i moved to Apple lol. I suppose i can try one more time
Jeff - January 12, 2009 at 6:51pm
NO... I Think Vista was so poor, that people are really looking for something else. Even now Ubuntu is loaded on Dell machines and others. "Myself" I'm a Mac user by Choice, a PC user at work. I Really think Microsoft is trying hard to get back some of the OSX users and save some Face on the Vista problem. My Question with Windows 7 is: Are all my Drivers going to work, And Am I going to have to Upgrade Everything?... Microsoft lost it when DOS was the King!
Lusu - January 13, 2009 at 6:17am
As usual, virtual machines are not prepared for the new operating systems and require more or less minor changes to support them, therefore the errors you might encounter. And to clarify one thing: all windows versions after they complete the "text phase setup" will boot the real OS kernel and will activate the real drivers (for the network for example) or "generic drivers" (such as the generic VGA driver) in order to complete the installation. Due to this fact the versions prior to Vista were vulnerable to virus attacks during setup phase because the kernel and the network drivers were up but the firewall was down. Back to your error, the crash at setup is because the virtual machine does not support this new kernel. You might also miss some updates for your system...
t11chb - January 13, 2009 at 6:54am
Sorry but your wrong. Installation failed because some idiot repacked the ISO. The original ISO from MS installed fine. This virtual machine "Parallels 4.0" is prepared for windows 7, it detects it from the start. At the end of the day, there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of change from Vista & that's going to effect MS when things go wrong.
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