Windows 7 Beta Available for Download This Friday, January 9


Exciting news over on The Windows Blog: the first and only release of the Windows 7 Beta will be available for download here this Friday, January 9.  The full details are here, but I’ll share some highlights:



  • The beta will only be available for a limited time, to the first 2.5 million people who download the software.

  • The software will be available only via download, and only in an ISO image.  You’ll need to burn the ISO image to a DVD in order to install the Windows 7 Beta.

  • The software will be available in five languages — English, German, Japanese, Arabic, and Hindi.  All languages except Hindi will be available in 32- and 64-bit versions.  For the Beta, Hindi is only available in a 32-bit version.

  • All versions of the Beta will expire on August 1, 2009.

There’s much more information here.  If you want it, on Friday you can go get it!


     -wp

Comments (1)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Steve Ballmer announced during his CES keynote the immediate availability of the Windows 7 beta to TechNet