Windows 7 Beta Download Extended


Windows 7 Team Blog

I ran across this post on the Windows 7 Team Blog and thought I’d pass on the information.  It was previously announced that the download deadline for the Windows 7 beta was going to be January 23rd but this date has been extended.  From the Windows 7 Team Blog…

The shutdown of general availability for the Windows 7 Beta will occur in 3 phases over the course of the next few weeks:

  • Starting January 27th, the Windows 7 page will be updated with a warning that time is running out on downloading the Windows 7 Beta and that we will be limiting downloads shortly. People will be encouraged to register and start the download of the Windows 7 Beta sooner rather than later.
  • February 10th, new downloads of the Windows 7 Beta will no longer be available. People who have already started their Windows 7 Beta download and have not yet finished will still be able to finish their download and are encouraged to do so.
  • February 12th, people will no longer be able to complete their download of the Windows 7 Beta. Anyone who hasn’t finished downloading the Windows 7 Beta will be unable to do so.

Product keys for the Windows 7 Beta will continue to be available. So if you have the Windows 7 Beta but didn’t get a product key you will be able to do so even after February 12th.

MSDN and TechNet Subscribers will continue to have access to the Windows 7 Beta bits throughout the Windows 7 Beta phase. The above dates do not apply to MSDN and TechNet Subscribers.

You can read the whole post here.

Comments (2)

  1. Max Gill says:

    unable to download Windows 7 Beta today

    even though I started on Feb 7th

    I am now trying to download from a site with an higher speed internet connection

    but am being advised downloads no longer

    available. Thought I would be able to

    complete a download

  2. rodney.buike says:

    Hi Max,

    You would have to continue the download you started on the 7th.  If you can’t get that to work stay tuned to the blog as we’ll be announcing a series of Windows 7 Installfests that will be starting later on in March.

    Rodney Buike

    IT Pro Advisor