The RC release of Windows 7 will be available at least through June 2009.
Here’s what you need to have:
- Internet access (to download Windows 7 RC and get updates)
- A PC with these minimum recommended specifications:
- 1 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor or higher
- 1 GB of system memory or more
- 16 GB of available disk space
- Support for DirectX 9 graphics with 128 MB memory (to enable the Aero theme)
- DVD-R/W Drive
Please note these specifications could change. And, some product features of Windows 7, such as the ability to watch and record live TV or navigation through the use of "touch," may require advanced or additional hardware.
If you have a TechNet Plus subscription, you can download it from your subscriber downloads page. Otherwise, download Windows 7 from here. Note 32 and 64 bit versions are available.