Acknowledging that its release of Windows 7 beta on "was not ideal," Microsoft said it will remove the 2.5 million download limit through January 24.
Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc announced the move in a company blog Saturday:
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.