Microsoft lifts download limit for Windows 7 beta

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.

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Handsome_Devil3570d ago

Now almost every one can have a tast of it and decide if its worth it or not by him/her self

LeonSKennedy4Life3570d ago

I downloaded this and it said I have to burn it to a DVD in order for me to put it on the system.

That's LAME!

Kushan3570d ago

This is what you need to do: Shut down your computer. Permanently.

militant073570d ago


you can download WinRAR which support iso and install it

like what i did

St03570d ago

I can't get any of the windows 7 downloads to work after it installs, 32bit goes into standby when it boots up after install, and the 64bit one just shows a blackscreen but says "Windows 7 beta 7000, for testing purposes only" at the bottom right of the screen

Anyone else have this problem?

SDS Gamerfiend3570d ago

I,m actually running it now and I am liking it so far! seems to be better than vista but it's still too early to tell.

MaximusPrime3570d ago

im not downloading. MS has history of failures.

Im giving it 4 months after its official release.

Graphics Whore3570d ago

Trust me it's good, you're doing your computer a favor by downloading and installing it.

MaximusPrime3570d ago

i got xp but will this work on my laptop?
if so, ill try it.

if it damages my laptop, ill get imac instead.
my laptop is old anyway.

SDS Gamerfiend3570d ago

It is running better than Vista so far!

SDS Gamerfiend3570d ago

P4 cpu 3.0ghz HT Technology
1.5 gigs of ram
160gb HDD
Radeon X1600 Pro Gpu
22" Viewsonic Monitor

Super-Brad3570d ago

i have to agree when i tried it out i wasn't sure but i am positive that this is better than vista and XP.
My specs:

Intel quad q6700 o/c 3.01Ghz
4gb ddr2 ram
360gb hdd + 200gb
9500gt nvidia graphics card

paul-p19883569d ago

well its not exactly hard to run better than vista lol, the big question is whether it runs better than linux/mac which have been better for YEARS. I suppose it might even be worth seeing if it runs better than Windows 98 (the ONLY half-decent operating system M$ ever made)

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