An update on the Windows 7 Beta Download Situation  

Posted by Mohammad Talha in , , ,

We are now about 8 hours after the original time of release for Windows 7 Beta and Microsoft still hasn’t gotten around to fixing their server issues after an epic fail.

Just a few hours ago, Brandon from the Windows Team Blog made an announcement regarding the issue:

Due to very heavy traffic we’re seeing as a result of interest in the Windows 7 Beta, we are adding some additional infrastructure support to the Microsoft.com properties before we post the public beta. We want to ensure customers have the best possible experience when downloading the beta, and I’ll be posting here again soon once the beta goes live. Stay tuned! We are excited that you are excited!

We’ve received no information at all from Microsoft on when the download links will be up again. However, a member of the Windows 7 Center forum have posted direct links to the ISOs straight from Microsoft’s servers. You can download those for the time being by clicking here. Although we are still in the process of launching our forums, we hope you will be able to discuss on topics related to Windows 7 with other community members.

And finally, we’ve received word that if you were able to fill out the form required before download this afternoon, you should be getting an activation key in your soon. Some seem to have gotten theirs in their email. Some others kept pasting the following links every few minutes and eventually did not get redirected to the Windows 7 page, and got an activation key:

https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/productkeys/win7-32/enus/default.aspx (32-bit)
https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/productkeys/win7-64/enus/default.aspx (64-bit)

Some people have also claimed that they were still able to get a key even though they did not complete the registration process. Remember, if you did not fill in any form this afternoon, you will have to wait until Microsoft resolves their server problems before getting your key. (full Story With Thanks)

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