How-To receive a valid Windows 7 (Beta) key

Update : This procedure did only work with the Windows 7 beta version!!!  It DOESN’T work with the current version of Windows 7!

To receive a valid Windows 7 Beta/RC key just click here to visit the official Windows 7 Product Key page, or follow the instructions below.

 Step 1 : Logon to http://technet.microsoft.com (click on Sign in in the upper right corner)

Step 2 : Copy (Don’t CLICK IT!) one of the links below to the address bar and press enter : 32-Bit key : https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/scripts/gcs.aspx?Product=tn-win7-32-ww&LCID=1033 (don’t click, Copy and Paste!) 64-bit key : https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/scripts/gcs.aspx?Product=tn-win7-64-ww&LCID=1033 (don’t click, Copy and Paste!)

Tip : You can use the 64-bit during a 32-bit installation and a 32-bit key during a 64-bit installation (it seems that getting a 64-bit key is faster!)

Step 3 : If you receive the error below, just press F5 to refresh (I had to refresh more then 10 times before I received the key), if you’re being redirected then you didn’t follow the steps 1 and 2 correctly!

If you followed the steps correct you should see your key (depending on your version it could also say Windows 7 Beta 32-bit Product Key :-) ). Have fun!

UPDATE : Notice that you’re now viewing this page on another server and that’s the reason the old comments are not available at the moment (they’re not lost/erased!).

  • http://mediacenter.irreverentblogs.com/ Adam Thursby

    THANK YOU! Have a good night!

    • http://blog.hznet.nl/ Helmer

      You’re welcome!

  • http://mediacenter.irreverentblogs.com Adam Thursby

    THANK YOU! Have a good night!

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  • http://www.diogenes.blog.br/ Diogenes

    It Works! ThankYou!

  • http://www.diogenes.blog.br Diogenes

    It Works! ThankYou!

  • MalarKeY

    Works Perfectly!

    Thanks Man, You Saved My Windows 7 LOL!

  • http://tech.brogui.com MalarKeY

    Works Perfectly!

    Thanks Man, You Saved My Windows 7 LOL!

  • Saz

    thanks for the tip man !

  • Saz

    thanks for the tip man !

  • http://neowin.net Deathray

    The 64 bit key worked immediately, thanks :D

  • http://neowin.net/ Deathray

    The 64 bit key worked immediately, thanks :D

  • Saz

    thanks for the tip man !

    trying to get 32 now :S

  • Saz

    thanks for the tip man !

    trying to get 32 now :S

  • Joaquim

    Man, THANKS!!!
    It’s work!!!!!

  • Joaquim

    Man, THANKS!!!
    It’s work!!!!!

  • David

    THANK YOU! I LOVE YOU!!! I DIDNT GET MY KEY BUT NOW I HAVE IT!

  • David

    THANK YOU! I LOVE YOU!!! I DIDNT GET MY KEY BUT NOW I HAVE IT!

  • nem

    Wooo

    Lifesaver ;)

    Thanks for the tip, worked flawlessly!

  • nem

    Wooo

    Lifesaver ;)

    Thanks for the tip, worked flawlessly!

  • David

    YOU ARE THE BEST LOL

  • David

    YOU ARE THE BEST LOL

  • drew

    Hey thanks for this,

    Finally got a key, do i have to use that key with the download they provide? or can i use it with the one i downloaded elsewhere?

  • David

    HAVE MY BABIES ;)

    Livesafer, I have to go somewhere this afternoon, and the download will proably go out, but I jsut needed the key…

  • drew

    Hey thanks for this,

    Finally got a key, do i have to use that key with the download they provide? or can i use it with the one i downloaded elsewhere?

  • David

    HAVE MY BABIES ;)

    Livesafer, I have to go somewhere this afternoon, and the download will proably go out, but I jsut needed the key…

  • http://www.diogenes.blog.br/ Diogenes

    Is the x86 key compatible with the x64 ones ? Because if it is why Microsoft created a page for 32bits and another for 64 ? Sounds nonsense to me.

    • http://blog.hznet.nl/ Helmer

      Yes the 32-bit and 64-bit are compatible!

  • http://www.diogenes.blog.br Diogenes

    Is the x86 key compatible with the x64 ones ? Because if it is why Microsoft created a page for 32bits and another for 64 ? Sounds nonsense to me.

  • Saz

    yes idd … donno if they are

  • Saz

    yes idd … donno if they are

  • http://bluetrick.com/hostgator-reseller-web-hosting/ Hostgator Reseller

    ah man….i can’t get it to work anymore (850pm PST)…

  • http://bluetrick.com/hostgator-reseller-web-hosting/ Hostgator Reseller

    ah man….i can’t get it to work anymore (850pm PST)…

  • sose

    amazing!!! thanks worked like a charm

  • sose

    amazing!!! thanks worked like a charm

  • mike

    Thank You!!!

    Like so many others I’ve been trying the Win7 page all day. That did it!

    I think part of the rush is because of the way MS cut off keys for the release candidates for Vista — so many with the beta installed got left out.

    Hopefully there will be plenty of keys to go around, and it will work well for everyone by tomorrow… of course if that happens I’ll feel dumb for camping at the MS Win7 site all day, but those are the breaks. ;?P

  • mike

    Thank You!!!

    Like so many others I’ve been trying the Win7 page all day. That did it!

    I think part of the rush is because of the way MS cut off keys for the release candidates for Vista — so many with the beta installed got left out.

    Hopefully there will be plenty of keys to go around, and it will work well for everyone by tomorrow… of course if that happens I’ll feel dumb for camping at the MS Win7 site all day, but those are the breaks. ;?P

  • http://bluetrick.com/hostgator-reseller-web-hosting/ Hostgator Reseller

    woooh! never mind, got it…64bit key, but it sounds like it’ll work. took about 15 reloads. :)

  • http://www.ellink61.es/ pmoncada

    Thanks very much! It was very usefull!!!

  • http://bluetrick.com/hostgator-reseller-web-hosting/ Hostgator Reseller

    woooh! never mind, got it…64bit key, but it sounds like it’ll work. took about 15 reloads. :)

  • http://www.ellink61.es pmoncada

    Thanks very much! It was very usefull!!!

  • Saz

    oh that’s awsome :)

  • Saz

    oh that’s awsome :)

  • killerhz

    It’s not working. I have tried over 30x and it just says error.

  • killerhz

    It’s not working. I have tried over 30x and it just says error.

  • David

    Prepare to get lots of hits… Its going everywhere on the internet.. I just dugg it!
    http://digg.com/microsoft/How_To_receive_a_valid_Windows_7_key

    • http://blog.hznet.nl/ Helmer

      Thnx! The post is cached, let’s hope my ISP doesn’t cancel my account…

  • David

    Prepare to get lots of hits… Its going everywhere on the internet.. I just dugg it!
    http://digg.com/microsoft/How_To_receive_a_valid_Windows_7_key

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  • killerhz

    cancel above post, finally worked….wooot thanks.

  • killerhz

    cancel above post, finally worked….wooot thanks.

  • evan

    still refreshing…

  • evan

    still refreshing…

  • Pete

    Still trying, I probably clicked at least 100 times, still no luck :(

    • http://blog.hznet.nl/ Helmer

      Did you try the 64-bit key? I only got lucky with the 64-bit key…you can though use it to activate a 32-bit Windows 7 installation!

  • Pete

    Still trying, I probably clicked at least 100 times, still no luck :(

  • evan

    come on 64 bit key…

  • evan

    come on 64 bit key…

  • Pete

    I’ll give it a try Helmer with the 64bit… Thanks

  • evan

    at least 200 time now.. chrome IE and safari…

  • Pete

    I’ll give it a try Helmer with the 64bit… Thanks

  • evan

    at least 200 time now.. chrome IE and safari…

  • Pete

    OMG IT WORKED!!!

    Thank you very much Helmer :)

  • Pete

    OMG IT WORKED!!!

    Thank you very much Helmer :)

  • evan

    ok, I logged in, and copied and pasted the link. then it takes me here:
    https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/productkeys/win7-64/enus/default.aspx

    • http://blog.hznet.nl/ Helmer

      What kind of error do you get? You don’t receive the error page you see at step 3?

  • evan

    ok, I logged in, and copied and pasted the link. then it takes me here:
    https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/productkeys/win7-64/enus/default.aspx

  • evan

    yeah… it is killing me…

  • evan

    yeah… it is killing me…

  • evan

    everyone is so happy and it somehow works… I am being ripped apart…

  • evan

    everyone is so happy and it somehow works… I am being ripped apart…

  • evan

    just logged out on FF IE, and chrome… safari should work… (hopefully… *pray* =P~

  • evan

    just logged out on FF IE, and chrome… safari should work… (hopefully… *pray* =P~

  • Minstrel

    Up to about 50 refreshes here – nothing. It’s closer than I was before, though!

    If you’re having trouble with this, click sign out and delete the cookies for any MS site. I kept getting redirected until I deleted cookies and retried the process.

  • Minstrel

    Up to about 50 refreshes here – nothing. It’s closer than I was before, though!

    If you’re having trouble with this, click sign out and delete the cookies for any MS site. I kept getting redirected until I deleted cookies and retried the process.

  • GuessWho

    I was just getting the error at first, but now I’m getting a Windows Live search page saying the page can’t be found.

    I think they took it down. :(

  • GuessWho

    I was just getting the error at first, but now I’m getting a Windows Live search page saying the page can’t be found.

    I think they took it down. :(

  • GuessWho

    … and of course as soon as I complain it goes back to giving me the “come back later” page!

  • GuessWho

    … and of course as soon as I complain it goes back to giving me the “come back later” page!

  • Jason

    Me alos, over 50 attempts, still no key
    :(

  • Jason

    Me alos, over 50 attempts, still no key
    :(

  • MSisBest

    Doesn’t work, redirects to Microsoft homepage.

    • http://blog.hznet.nl/ Helmer

      You’re not following the steps correctly, I still receive the error page. So probably everybody is trying this and you have to try a little longer…

  • wat

    It’s over..just redirects you to en/us/default.aspx.

  • MSisBest

    Doesn’t work, redirects to Microsoft homepage.

  • wat

    It’s over..just redirects you to en/us/default.aspx.

  • John

    Been trying and trying for atleast 30 minutes with no luck :(.

    If people who have a key could stop hammering the site that would be appreciated!

  • John

    Been trying and trying for atleast 30 minutes with no luck :(.

    If people who have a key could stop hammering the site that would be appreciated!

  • sheppy1

    Been trying for 50 minutes now and still no luck

  • John

    same

  • sheppy1

    Been trying for 50 minutes now and still no luck

  • John

    same

  • http://distortiononline.com/ calming

    same here as well.

  • Minstrel

    It worked!

    I love you.

  • Gart

    I hit F5 about 35 times with no luck.

  • Minstrel

    Oh, guys – Internet Explorer did it second or third refresh for me. Firefox (with reloadevery going every 10 seconds) got it twice and Opera got it once.

  • http://distortiononline.com calming

    same here as well.

  • Minstrel

    It worked!

    I love you.

  • Gart

    I hit F5 about 35 times with no luck.

  • Minstrel

    Oh, guys – Internet Explorer did it second or third refresh for me. Firefox (with reloadevery going every 10 seconds) got it twice and Opera got it once.

  • sheppy1

    Ok I have been trying for an hour now and I still don’t have one.

    @Minstrel, what browser are you using?

  • sheppy1

    @Minstrel

    You read my mind lol

  • sheppy1

    Ok I have been trying for an hour now and I still don’t have one.

    @Minstrel, what browser are you using?

  • sheppy1

    @Minstrel

    You read my mind lol

  • evan

    so wait… you cant get a key anymore? That is dumb. All that does is provoke pirating. Besides, what will a few keys do? Oh well, screw 7, i will wait and try a little longer, then just wait until Microsoft does something…

  • evan

    so wait… you cant get a key anymore? That is dumb. All that does is provoke pirating. Besides, what will a few keys do? Oh well, screw 7, i will wait and try a little longer, then just wait until Microsoft does something…

  • Ozem61

    Took a lot of refreshes but I finally got the 32 bit after uncountable F5’s :))

    Many thanks for this information – most appreciated.

    Ozzie

  • Ozem61

    Took a lot of refreshes but I finally got the 32 bit after uncountable F5’s :))

    Many thanks for this information – most appreciated.

    Ozzie

  • Jen

    I followed the instruction and got my key!
    Thanks a bunchhhhh!

  • Jen

    I followed the instruction and got my key!
    Thanks a bunchhhhh!

  • http://www.easclan.org/ Kevlar2014

    Thank you very much. I am spreading this to help other people too!

    Got the 64 bit, but people have confirmed that the 64bit key works on the 32 bit os

  • John

    Please I have now been trying over an hour! can someone tell me exactly how you are doing it? are you waiting fully for the page to load each time before refresh or just quickly?
    This is driving me insane and i really want a key!

    are you guys all in america? maybe I am unable to get in an empty server space accross seas?

  • http://www.easclan.org Kevlar2014

    Thank you very much. I am spreading this to help other people too!

    Got the 64 bit, but people have confirmed that the 64bit key works on the 32 bit os

  • John

    Please I have now been trying over an hour! can someone tell me exactly how you are doing it? are you waiting fully for the page to load each time before refresh or just quickly?
    This is driving me insane and i really want a key!

    are you guys all in america? maybe I am unable to get in an empty server space accross seas?

  • http://blog.hznet.nl/ Helmer

    Nope..I’m living in the Netherlands and I waiting until the page was fully loaded before I refreshed.

  • http://blog.hznet.nl Helmer

    Nope..I’m living in the Netherlands and I waiting until the page was fully loaded before I refreshed.

  • sheppy1

    I feel ya John, I have been truing since 1.55am and it’s now 3.17am and I have to go to work tomorrow morning, I have tried 3 different browsers, reset my cache,cookies, the lot and there are people who are getting their keys first time after following the link

  • sheppy1

    I feel ya John, I have been truing since 1.55am and it’s now 3.17am and I have to go to work tomorrow morning, I have tried 3 different browsers, reset my cache,cookies, the lot and there are people who are getting their keys first time after following the link

  • Duderino

    Maybe their getting out of keys 0_o

  • Duderino

    Maybe their getting out of keys 0_o

  • http://blog.hznet.nl/ Helmer

    @sheppy1 : And you receive the error as shown at step 3?

    @Duderino: LOL

  • http://blog.hznet.nl Helmer

    @sheppy1 : And you receive the error as shown at step 3?

    @Duderino: LOL

  • John

    I think that when people get one key should STOP! then we have a better chance ourselves of getting one. Especially minstrel, how many times are you going to install windows 7 man?

  • John

    I think that when people get one key should STOP! then we have a better chance ourselves of getting one. Especially minstrel, how many times are you going to install windows 7 man?

  • evan

    1 hour and still trying… I am on FF now, I was on chrome…

  • evan

    1 hour and still trying… I am on FF now, I was on chrome…

  • sheppy1

    @Helmer

    Yep sat there tapping F5 on the 64 bit link for like 50 minutes then tried the 32 bit one for a while too, now I have gone back to trying the 64 bit one

  • sheppy1

    @Helmer

    Yep sat there tapping F5 on the 64 bit link for like 50 minutes then tried the 32 bit one for a while too, now I have gone back to trying the 64 bit one

  • John

    it loads the error page quickly and every now and then it loads slowly and i’m just hoping its the key and then I just get a big dissapointment

  • John

    it loads the error page quickly and every now and then it loads slowly and i’m just hoping its the key and then I just get a big dissapointment

  • evan

    how does everyone get it?!?!!?!?!?!?? I am trying to get it like crazy! but nothing! wth? really! what the heck!?!?!!?

  • evan

    how does everyone get it?!?!!?!?!?!?? I am trying to get it like crazy! but nothing! wth? really! what the heck!?!?!!?

  • evan

    @john: me too…. so sad :(

  • sheppy1

    @John

    Yea same here, it’s teasing us lol, got work in 5 hours too and aint been to bed yet lol, annoying thing is that if I don’t get it tonight then by the time I get home tomorrow I will have missed them all

  • evan

    @john: me too…. so sad :(

  • sheppy1

    @John

    Yea same here, it’s teasing us lol, got work in 5 hours too and aint been to bed yet lol, annoying thing is that if I don’t get it tonight then by the time I get home tomorrow I will have missed them all

  • John

    they are just bloody lucky and i feel sometimes as if everyone else around me gets all the luck and I get none. People with extra keys don’t even have the decency to share the ones they don’t need.

  • Khunna

    I’m living in Cambodia, I have been trying hour after hour to get the key with keeping press F5, unfortunately it seems not work.

    Help how to get the key please!

  • John

    they are just bloody lucky and i feel sometimes as if everyone else around me gets all the luck and I get none. People with extra keys don’t even have the decency to share the ones they don’t need.

  • Khunna

    I’m living in Cambodia, I have been trying hour after hour to get the key with keeping press F5, unfortunately it seems not work.

    Help how to get the key please!

  • mrbiggles5

    I really want to get a beta key, no luck yet, been refreshing for 20 minutes

  • yfan7

    Thank you!!!!! OMG!!! Finally! Got a 64 bit so now I can download a 32bit version and use this key?

  • Will

    Have followed the instructions exactly, and got the error page. Have refreshed the page approx 1000 times, sae error. Sucks to have to use IE, if I could use FF3, an addon I have would refresh every 5 seconds for me and stop with an alarm if there was a change…
    Oh well, F5, F5, F5, etc etc etc

  • mrbiggles5

    I really want to get a beta key, no luck yet, been refreshing for 20 minutes

  • yfan7

    Thank you!!!!! OMG!!! Finally! Got a 64 bit so now I can download a 32bit version and use this key?

  • Will

    Have followed the instructions exactly, and got the error page. Have refreshed the page approx 1000 times, sae error. Sucks to have to use IE, if I could use FF3, an addon I have would refresh every 5 seconds for me and stop with an alarm if there was a change…
    Oh well, F5, F5, F5, etc etc etc

  • John

    Will link me to that addon now! plz I will be heartbroken if you don’t!

  • John

    Will link me to that addon now! plz I will be heartbroken if you don’t!

  • sheppy1

    @John

    The addon is called “ReloadEvery” if you Google it, it is the top link

  • sheppy1

    @John

    The addon is called “ReloadEvery” if you Google it, it is the top link

  • evan

    still waiting… >:( :mad:

  • evan

    still waiting… >:( :mad:

  • MC

    … Step 3 : If you receive the error below, DO NOT press F5 to refresh – u must again Copy and Paste 32-Bit or 64-Bit URL and then press Enter ! Sorry for my bad English.

  • Will

    John, http://check4change.mozdev.org/ and if you get 2×64 bit keys, you owe me one, haha

  • MC

    … Step 3 : If you receive the error below, DO NOT press F5 to refresh – u must again Copy and Paste 32-Bit or 64-Bit URL and then press Enter ! Sorry for my bad English.

  • Will

    John, http://check4change.mozdev.org/ and if you get 2×64 bit keys, you owe me one, haha

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  • John

    thanks, getting it now

  • John

    thanks, getting it now

  • sheppy1

    Ok if someone who has more than 1 key is feeling generous then please can they e-mail me one to awordin@googlemail.com
    I will be so grateful

  • sheppy1

    Ok if someone who has more than 1 key is feeling generous then please can they e-mail me one to awordin@googlemail.com
    I will be so grateful

  • v4sh

    it would be really nice, if people would share their keys. if they have more than one.
    n3ptun3s@gmail.com

  • v4sh

    it would be really nice, if people would share their keys. if they have more than one.
    n3ptun3s@gmail.com

  • Epiktet

    MC is right. The URL above will redirect to another page which seem to be static. Simply pressing F5 probably won’t work.

    You need to re-paste the original url (https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/scripts/gcs.aspx?Product=tn-win7-32-ww&LCID=1033) each time I think.

  • Epiktet

    MC is right. The URL above will redirect to another page which seem to be static. Simply pressing F5 probably won’t work.

    You need to re-paste the original url (https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/scripts/gcs.aspx?Product=tn-win7-32-ww&LCID=1033) each time I think.

  • John

    um reload every doesn’t have any options – where do i set it up etc?

  • Will

    John, the one I use is called “check4change”, better in this instance than reload every, as it compares text that you highlight

  • John

    um reload every doesn’t have any options – where do i set it up etc?

  • Will

    John, the one I use is called “check4change”, better in this instance than reload every, as it compares text that you highlight

  • sheppy1

    It should be in the “Tools” menu, if not then go to “Tools” > “Addons” then find the addon and it should have “Options” next to it

  • sheppy1

    It should be in the “Tools” menu, if not then go to “Tools” > “Addons” then find the addon and it should have “Options” next to it

  • http://www.urbanblog.dk/ Mike

    I would to be grateful for a key, I have been trying for 6 hours now using different methods.

    If you got a key to spare please mail it to michaelsbech@gmail.com

    Thanks!

  • http://www.urbanblog.dk Mike

    I would to be grateful for a key, I have been trying for 6 hours now using different methods.

    If you got a key to spare please mail it to michaelsbech@gmail.com

    Thanks!

  • SoulKeepz

    Would love a key.

    dillinger_s@hotmail.com

    Thanks if you do.

  • v4sh

    well, i just got one.
    it is still possible to get one!
    good luck.

  • SoulKeepz

    Would love a key.

    dillinger_s@hotmail.com

    Thanks if you do.

  • v4sh

    well, i just got one.
    it is still possible to get one!
    good luck.

  • John

    got check4change working every 1 second. now I can see how unlucky I really am.

  • John

    got check4change working every 1 second. now I can see how unlucky I really am.

  • evan

    wait wait wait… I hate to wait…

  • evan

    wait wait wait… I hate to wait…

  • Duderino

    Once you get a key, you can better stop F5 course it will spitt out the same key…
    You get 2 keys per account 32/64 64 will activate 32 and vice versa..

  • Duderino

    Once you get a key, you can better stop F5 course it will spitt out the same key…
    You get 2 keys per account 32/64 64 will activate 32 and vice versa..

  • Will

    lol John, you are 0.0001% LESS unlucky than I am, I guarantee it.

  • Will

    lol John, you are 0.0001% LESS unlucky than I am, I guarantee it.

  • Duderino

    Go for the 64 Bit key it still works , ppl on neowin are getting it atm..

  • Duderino

    Go for the 64 Bit key it still works , ppl on neowin are getting it atm..

  • Alex

    What wwas the most recent anyone here has got a key?

  • Alex

    What wwas the most recent anyone here has got a key?

  • evan

    well, I have to go to bed…. I may try a little later tonight. If anyone feels kind enough to create a new account or something:

    Inxygnu@hotmail.com

    *sigh* :(

  • evan

    well, I have to go to bed…. I may try a little later tonight. If anyone feels kind enough to create a new account or something:

    Inxygnu@hotmail.com

    *sigh* :(

  • JT

    Please send any extra key to gg2k2k@hotmail.com

    Thanks a million.

    Key refresh not working.

  • JT

    Please send any extra key to gg2k2k@hotmail.com

    Thanks a million.

    Key refresh not working.

  • http://Christmas-Net.dk/ puma99dk|

    i got my 64-bit key :D

  • Khunna

    If someone got two key and kind enough please sent me the key. Thank for the kindness!

  • http://Christmas-Net.dk/ puma99dk|

    i got my 64-bit key :D

  • Khunna

    If someone got two key and kind enough please sent me the key. Thank for the kindness!

  • Sp00nofLif3

    Where did u last 2 guys that got keys get them at? Here?

  • Sp00nofLif3

    Where did u last 2 guys that got keys get them at? Here?

  • SeriousWorm

    Trying for several hours to get the key..

    so if anyone has one extra, I’d most appreciate it.

    mail: sworm007 at hotmail com

    thanks!

  • SeriousWorm

    Trying for several hours to get the key..

    so if anyone has one extra, I’d most appreciate it.

    mail: sworm007 at hotmail com

    thanks!

  • Thom

    Yeah same boat. been refreshing since 9:00 PM EST and nothing. shit. nada. fucking blows. If anyone wants to be nice and share and hit me up my email is tomisthebest at gmail dot com and i’d send you eternal love.

  • Thom

    Yeah same boat. been refreshing since 9:00 PM EST and nothing. shit. nada. fucking blows. If anyone wants to be nice and share and hit me up my email is tomisthebest at gmail dot com and i’d send you eternal love.

  • mike

    does refreshing with f5 work or do i need to repaste link

  • mike

    does refreshing with f5 work or do i need to repaste link

  • BHS

    - Mr. Smith, why are you late for work today?
    – Sorry, I was up all night refreshing for my Windows 7 beta 1 64bit key.

  • CP Tapes

    How was Microsoft “unprepared” for this amount of activity? Seriously, they’re Microsoft. Shouldn’t they have enough server space for everything… ever? When a new version of Windows comes out, they know people are going to download it. They know a LOT of people are going to download it. They’re just trying to artificially inflate demand. Boo, Microsoft.

  • BHS

    - Mr. Smith, why are you late for work today?
    – Sorry, I was up all night refreshing for my Windows 7 beta 1 64bit key.

  • CP Tapes

    How was Microsoft “unprepared” for this amount of activity? Seriously, they’re Microsoft. Shouldn’t they have enough server space for everything… ever? When a new version of Windows comes out, they know people are going to download it. They know a LOT of people are going to download it. They’re just trying to artificially inflate demand. Boo, Microsoft.

  • CP Tapes

    Also, I’m trying to download the ISO file and it keeps stopping at 200 MB. What’s the deal?

  • CP Tapes

    Also, I’m trying to download the ISO file and it keeps stopping at 200 MB. What’s the deal?

  • Will

    can the people who have gotten keys please state if they were simply hitting F5, or if they were pasting the entire URL from the article above each time?

    Thanks

  • Will

    can the people who have gotten keys please state if they were simply hitting F5, or if they were pasting the entire URL from the article above each time?

    Thanks

  • nicknowsky

    ALL I HIT was REFRESH 100 TIMES TILL I GOT A KEY F5 SUCKS USE UR MOUSE AND HIT refresh button ON UR BROWSER!

  • http://www.nomoregoatsoup.wordpress.com/ Bozack

    “Error
    The site is currently experiencing technical difficulties, please check back in the next business day”

    For both x86 and x64

  • nicknowsky

    ALL I HIT was REFRESH 100 TIMES TILL I GOT A KEY F5 SUCKS USE UR MOUSE AND HIT refresh button ON UR BROWSER!

  • http://www.nomoregoatsoup.wordpress.com Bozack

    “Error
    The site is currently experiencing technical difficulties, please check back in the next business day”

    For both x86 and x64

  • shandyman

    ahhhhhh still no key joy.

    its daft people saying MS should of used bittorrent, its not the iso thats the problem, its getting a bloomin key!!

  • shandyman

    ahhhhhh still no key joy.

    its daft people saying MS should of used bittorrent, its not the iso thats the problem, its getting a bloomin key!!

  • Will

    could not agree more shandyman, I got both x86 and x64 in less than 2 hours download time this morning, but have spent 6 hours so far trying to get a key…

  • Will

    could not agree more shandyman, I got both x86 and x64 in less than 2 hours download time this morning, but have spent 6 hours so far trying to get a key…

  • http://www.microsoft.com/ michael Roberts

    Hey guys, looks like its down. It’s not working at all anymore. None of the both links are working. I followed the instructions step by step but the links arent working anymore.

  • http://www.nomoregoatsoup.wordpress.com/ Bozack

    500x F5 later and still no key.

  • http://www.microsoft.com michael Roberts

    Hey guys, looks like its down. It’s not working at all anymore. None of the both links are working. I followed the instructions step by step but the links arent working anymore.

  • http://www.nomoregoatsoup.wordpress.com Bozack

    500x F5 later and still no key.

  • joel

    they should email you the keys….. i find that more effective…

  • Will

    so is there any chance that the 2.5 million keys could have been issued, and the links closed permanently, you reckon?

  • joel

    they should email you the keys….. i find that more effective…

  • Will

    so is there any chance that the 2.5 million keys could have been issued, and the links closed permanently, you reckon?

  • Khunna

    Microsoft Server is no use. I try to get the since 8.00AM to 11.50AM in Cambodia, but nothing to get the key. Anyone got extra key, please me…! Thanks. khunna_phn @ yahoo . com

  • shandyman

    its going to be majorly unfair if the keys went this way!

    refreshing seems to take longer now, am trying firefox with check4change and its dying!

  • Khunna

    Microsoft Server is no use. I try to get the since 8.00AM to 11.50AM in Cambodia, but nothing to get the key. Anyone got extra key, please me…! Thanks. khunna_phn @ yahoo . com

  • shandyman

    its going to be majorly unfair if the keys went this way!

    refreshing seems to take longer now, am trying firefox with check4change and its dying!

  • nicknowsky

    I’VE BEEN USING BETA 1 FOR 2 WEEKS NOW, ITSS NICE, BUT IT AINT WORTH all of u guys stressin out over, trust me in monts time it will all be EASY AS HELL to get a key, u dont need to activate it to use it or ANY FUNCTIONS i have been using Win 7 for 2 months without activating and each time within 2 weeks a new build come out soe install and get a fresh 30 days@!!

  • me

    is there any other way to get a key?

  • nicknowsky

    I’VE BEEN USING BETA 1 FOR 2 WEEKS NOW, ITSS NICE, BUT IT AINT WORTH all of u guys stressin out over, trust me in monts time it will all be EASY AS HELL to get a key, u dont need to activate it to use it or ANY FUNCTIONS i have been using Win 7 for 2 months without activating and each time within 2 weeks a new build come out soe install and get a fresh 30 days@!!

  • me

    is there any other way to get a key?

  • Khunna

    I use four browser to help me by pressing F5, IE, Safari, Opera, Chroome. But nothing……..!

  • Khunna

    I use four browser to help me by pressing F5, IE, Safari, Opera, Chroome. But nothing……..!

  • shandyman

    nope, no other way, this way is a cheat really.

    am wondering, if i go to sleep now, whats the betting it will go up before i wake!!!

  • shandyman

    nope, no other way, this way is a cheat really.

    am wondering, if i go to sleep now, whats the betting it will go up before i wake!!!

  • Sp0oky

    Hello… a question do i need to refresh
    https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/productkeys/win7-64/enus/default.aspx

    the above link or the one i paste after signing in??

    Please help

  • Sp0oky

    Hello… a question do i need to refresh
    https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/productkeys/win7-64/enus/default.aspx

    the above link or the one i paste after signing in??

    Please help

  • Will

    geez, this is like grinding a mob for an ultra-rare drop…

  • thecomputerproz

    It is still working. I got mine from the 64 bit. Tried firefox won’t work but after the 2nd refresh at IE6 (i don’t use IE at all actually), it finally came out. I didn’t request another one because I’m not greedy… For those who haven’t got one (after using Chrome, FF, Opera or IE7), maybe try IE6. Thx a lot for the tips.

  • Will

    geez, this is like grinding a mob for an ultra-rare drop…

  • thecomputerproz

    It is still working. I got mine from the 64 bit. Tried firefox won’t work but after the 2nd refresh at IE6 (i don’t use IE at all actually), it finally came out. I didn’t request another one because I’m not greedy… For those who haven’t got one (after using Chrome, FF, Opera or IE7), maybe try IE6. Thx a lot for the tips.

  • DDS

    Set check4change to reload every 15sec. I hope I will get the key.
    Too many people are trying to get the key and overloading the server. “This site is experiencing technicall difficulties…”.

  • DDS

    Set check4change to reload every 15sec. I hope I will get the key.
    Too many people are trying to get the key and overloading the server. “This site is experiencing technicall difficulties…”.

  • JP

    Just got a 64 bit as well. Been at this for about 2 hours or so. IE7 and F5 refreshing.

  • JP

    Just got a 64 bit as well. Been at this for about 2 hours or so. IE7 and F5 refreshing.

  • Alex

    how do u use ie6 if u have a older version?

  • Alex

    how do u use ie6 if u have a older version?

  • Matthew Amirault

    Using the Check4Change tool linked above does work.
    I left it running for a few minutes and came back to a product key :)

  • Matthew Amirault

    Using the Check4Change tool linked above does work.
    I left it running for a few minutes and came back to a product key :)

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  • http://thewebsiteisdown.com/ thewebsiteisdown.com

    It’s down for me.

    Somebody reboot the server

  • http://thewebsiteisdown.com thewebsiteisdown.com

    It’s down for me.

    Somebody reboot the server

  • tree

    “check4change” is a valuable Firefox add-on. I set it to refresh every 2 seconds, and when I came back to my computer later, I had a 32-bit key waiting for me! I would highly recommend “check4change” over hitting F5 repetitively.

  • tree

    “check4change” is a valuable Firefox add-on. I set it to refresh every 2 seconds, and when I came back to my computer later, I had a 32-bit key waiting for me! I would highly recommend “check4change” over hitting F5 repetitively.

  • Kamilion

    Okay, I figured it out. I was able to get 4 key responses in five minutes.

    I use firefox normally. Clicked reload for hours.

    Launched IE7.
    Signed into Technet.
    Pasted the 64bit link.
    Redirected to
    https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/productkeys/win7-64/enus/default.aspx
    Error message.
    F5 to reload. Wait for page to refresh fully + 5 seconds.
    F5 to reload.
    What you want to look for is the page ‘hanging’ while reloading instead of immediately returning an overload message.
    It took me about 40 seconds of waiting while IE7 spun the tab’s progress spinner, but I got the 64bit key.

    Opened a new tab, pasted the 32bit link.
    Followed the same procedure, first time it hung I waited 50 seconds and got the overload error. Second time it hung, I got my 32bit key.

    Repeated the sequence and got the same key again twice, and now I’m posting.
    All of you out there using automation are only increasing the load on the server as you bail on half-fufilled HTTP requests. You close your listener port as soon as your automator refreshes again, so you never receive the delayed response from the backend servers servicing this application.

    I got my keys around 9:30PM PST January 9th 2009. (Yay for posterity!)

  • Kamilion

    Okay, I figured it out. I was able to get 4 key responses in five minutes.

    I use firefox normally. Clicked reload for hours.

    Launched IE7.
    Signed into Technet.
    Pasted the 64bit link.
    Redirected to
    https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/productkeys/win7-64/enus/default.aspx
    Error message.
    F5 to reload. Wait for page to refresh fully + 5 seconds.
    F5 to reload.
    What you want to look for is the page ‘hanging’ while reloading instead of immediately returning an overload message.
    It took me about 40 seconds of waiting while IE7 spun the tab’s progress spinner, but I got the 64bit key.

    Opened a new tab, pasted the 32bit link.
    Followed the same procedure, first time it hung I waited 50 seconds and got the overload error. Second time it hung, I got my 32bit key.

    Repeated the sequence and got the same key again twice, and now I’m posting.
    All of you out there using automation are only increasing the load on the server as you bail on half-fufilled HTTP requests. You close your listener port as soon as your automator refreshes again, so you never receive the delayed response from the backend servers servicing this application.

    I got my keys around 9:30PM PST January 9th 2009. (Yay for posterity!)

  • Kamilion

    Oh and just to note, yes it IS okay to reload the page you’re redirected to, for the folks asking. You don’t need to paste the link over and over.

  • leaf

    “check4change” is a valuable Firefox add-on. I set it to refresh every 2 seconds, and when I came back to my computer later, I had a 32-bit key waiting for me! I would highly recommend “check4change” over hitting F5 repetitively.

    +1 worked for me also

  • Kamilion

    Oh and just to note, yes it IS okay to reload the page you’re redirected to, for the folks asking. You don’t need to paste the link over and over.

  • leaf

    “check4change” is a valuable Firefox add-on. I set it to refresh every 2 seconds, and when I came back to my computer later, I had a 32-bit key waiting for me! I would highly recommend “check4change” over hitting F5 repetitively.

    +1 worked for me also

  • Will

    AAARRRGGGHHH, I’m the one who recommended check4change, and I can’t get the friggin thing to work. If I use the method above in FF3 I get redirected to the main MS page. Have cleared allcache, cookies etc, closed and reopened FF. How did you guys get it to work?

  • Will

    AAARRRGGGHHH, I’m the one who recommended check4change, and I can’t get the friggin thing to work. If I use the method above in FF3 I get redirected to the main MS page. Have cleared allcache, cookies etc, closed and reopened FF. How did you guys get it to work?

  • Silence

    I got this figured out before but it’s awesome that another guy has figured this out ;)

  • Kamilion

    @139
    Will, make sure you log back into technet or it just redirects you to microsoft’s homepage if you don’t have a technet cookie + login session.

  • Silence

    I got this figured out before but it’s awesome that another guy has figured this out ;)

  • Kamilion

    @139
    Will, make sure you log back into technet or it just redirects you to microsoft’s homepage if you don’t have a technet cookie + login session.

  • lazerpenguin

    yea! I just got my activation code by using the check4change tool as well, took about an hour of refreshing every 2secs but it worked!

  • lazerpenguin

    yea! I just got my activation code by using the check4change tool as well, took about an hour of refreshing every 2secs but it worked!

  • Kamilion

    Eh, I’m a *nix sysadmin with lots of experience with loadbalancers.
    We recently had a big installation of Sharepoint, and it was protected by Microsoft ISA Server 2005.

    ISA Server has a backend worker connection limit, which when reached, serves error messages itself while it waits for a backend connection to complete and free up.

    Our developers discovered this ‘feature’ while trying to implement COMET & AJAX controls into Sharepoint forms.

    This has all the hallmarks of a MS ISA Server reaching it’s backend connection limit.

    Hence, every time you get a long page load, you’ve ‘gotten through’ to a backend connection. However! ISA Server also has a backend connection timeout — so if your key request isn’t processed within ~45-60 seconds, your backend link is severed by ISA and you’re back to the error page.

    Anyway, that’s the why of it ;)

  • Kamilion

    Eh, I’m a *nix sysadmin with lots of experience with loadbalancers.
    We recently had a big installation of Sharepoint, and it was protected by Microsoft ISA Server 2005.

    ISA Server has a backend worker connection limit, which when reached, serves error messages itself while it waits for a backend connection to complete and free up.

    Our developers discovered this ‘feature’ while trying to implement COMET & AJAX controls into Sharepoint forms.

    This has all the hallmarks of a MS ISA Server reaching it’s backend connection limit.

    Hence, every time you get a long page load, you’ve ‘gotten through’ to a backend connection. However! ISA Server also has a backend connection timeout — so if your key request isn’t processed within ~45-60 seconds, your backend link is severed by ISA and you’re back to the error page.

    Anyway, that’s the why of it ;)

  • DDS

    Tried both 32 and 64bit. After many refreshes, got key for 64bit.

  • DDS

    Tried both 32 and 64bit. After many refreshes, got key for 64bit.

  • Srini

    Check4Chage really works. Got my Product Key at last. I have been trying to get this key by using all browsers IE6,IE7,Chrome,Safari and Firefox for about 5hrs. At last added check4chage to firefox and got lucky!

  • Srini

    Check4Chage really works. Got my Product Key at last. I have been trying to get this key by using all browsers IE6,IE7,Chrome,Safari and Firefox for about 5hrs. At last added check4chage to firefox and got lucky!

  • Sp00nofLif3

    @DDS -When just now?

  • borillion

    So you simpu select all the text on the page and hit the check4change?

  • Sp00nofLif3

    @DDS -When just now?

  • borillion

    So you simpu select all the text on the page and hit the check4change?

  • Will

    Well, have got C4C working, lets hope I get a result. For interests sake, I reckon the problem was a dodgy cookie

  • Will

    Well, have got C4C working, lets hope I get a result. For interests sake, I reckon the problem was a dodgy cookie

  • Kamilion

    Hm, just noticed another peculiarity I’ve also observed at work — it seems like they’re using the technet sharepoint application to call a sharepoint slice responsible for managing keys. Which means, in all likelyhood, this key-doling system is a sharepoint app.

    Having been involved with the microsoft partner programs and having access to hosted VMs on microsoft turf for some Hyper-V stuff we were doing (Test harnasss for our own sharepoint installation), I’m very distinctly aware of how microsoft configures these systems: Lots of sharepoint web front ends, but they all run against one backing SQL Server database, and that’s where we’re seeing the squeese from all the hammering:
    Essentially, we’re overloading the database with atomic rollbacks from all the severed connections! It’s having to do MORE work due to the load balancer’s connection timeout chopping the connection and rolling back than if it had finished servicing the request and returning the key and fully finished commiting the transaction it had already constructed.

    This is a major scaling headache at work, and so far we’ve not found a way around it other than splitting our sharepoint installation into completely different LDOMs instead of a central sharepoint cluster :(

  • Kamilion

    Hm, just noticed another peculiarity I’ve also observed at work — it seems like they’re using the technet sharepoint application to call a sharepoint slice responsible for managing keys. Which means, in all likelyhood, this key-doling system is a sharepoint app.

    Having been involved with the microsoft partner programs and having access to hosted VMs on microsoft turf for some Hyper-V stuff we were doing (Test harnasss for our own sharepoint installation), I’m very distinctly aware of how microsoft configures these systems: Lots of sharepoint web front ends, but they all run against one backing SQL Server database, and that’s where we’re seeing the squeese from all the hammering:
    Essentially, we’re overloading the database with atomic rollbacks from all the severed connections! It’s having to do MORE work due to the load balancer’s connection timeout chopping the connection and rolling back than if it had finished servicing the request and returning the key and fully finished commiting the transaction it had already constructed.

    This is a major scaling headache at work, and so far we’ve not found a way around it other than splitting our sharepoint installation into completely different LDOMs instead of a central sharepoint cluster :(

  • Borillion

    WOOT!! 1 min flat and I had both 32 & 64

  • Borillion

    WOOT!! 1 min flat and I had both 32 & 64

  • blakdawg

    Check4Change worked for me. Thanks!

  • blakdawg

    Check4Change worked for me. Thanks!

  • Will

    Out of curiousity, what exact text did you highlight for use with C4C?

    Thanks

  • Will

    Out of curiousity, what exact text did you highlight for use with C4C?

    Thanks

  • Srini

    Mine worked for “The site is currently experiencing technical difficulties, please check back in the next business day”

  • Srini

    Mine worked for “The site is currently experiencing technical difficulties, please check back in the next business day”

  • Franpa

    1) if you are redirected to a search engine like Windows Live Search, then DON’T press F5! Instead copy the original link and paste it into the URL box again to try and reach the correct site.

    2) If you do reach the correct site but receive the error page mentioned in this article, you CAN press F5.

    3) takes many tries

    4) works fantastically, here is another example of the correct page with the code (not shown). http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h133/franpa/Untitled-36.png

  • Franpa

    1) if you are redirected to a search engine like Windows Live Search, then DON’T press F5! Instead copy the original link and paste it into the URL box again to try and reach the correct site.

    2) If you do reach the correct site but receive the error page mentioned in this article, you CAN press F5.

    3) takes many tries

    4) works fantastically, here is another example of the correct page with the code (not shown). http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h133/franpa/Untitled-36.png

  • Stephen
  • Stephen
  • Steve

    Just got a 64 bit key after about 5 hours trying it all manually with IE & Firefox.
    What worked was using Check4Change in Firefox
    I highlighted the whole line of
    The site is currently experiencing technical difficulties, please check back in the next business day
    Then set Check4Change to check every 2 seconds
    It took about an hour of running but it got it at last.
    Good luck folks

  • Steve

    Thanks for the help and comments everybody here. Took a couple hours but I finally got one.

  • Steve

    Just got a 64 bit key after about 5 hours trying it all manually with IE & Firefox.
    What worked was using Check4Change in Firefox
    I highlighted the whole line of
    The site is currently experiencing technical difficulties, please check back in the next business day
    Then set Check4Change to check every 2 seconds
    It took about an hour of running but it got it at last.
    Good luck folks

  • Steve

    Thanks for the help and comments everybody here. Took a couple hours but I finally got one.

  • Steve

    Just got a 64 bit key after about 5 hours trying it all manually with IE & Firefox.
    What worked was using Check4Change in Firefox
    I highlighted the whole line of
    The site is currently experiencing technical difficulties, please check back in the next business day
    Then set Check4Change to check every 2 seconds
    It took about an hour of running but it got it at last.
    Good luck folks
    Thanks for all the help
    I got this at 06:50am UK time, 01:50am EST, 10:50pm PST

  • Steve

    Just got a 64 bit key after about 5 hours trying it all manually with IE & Firefox.
    What worked was using Check4Change in Firefox
    I highlighted the whole line of
    The site is currently experiencing technical difficulties, please check back in the next business day
    Then set Check4Change to check every 2 seconds
    It took about an hour of running but it got it at last.
    Good luck folks
    Thanks for all the help
    I got this at 06:50am UK time, 01:50am EST, 10:50pm PST

  • Raymond

    I have been using c4c for an hour but still got nothing.

  • kim

    Thanks

  • Raymond

    I have been using c4c for an hour but still got nothing.

  • kim

    Thanks

  • http://thewebsiteisdown.com/ thewebsiteisdown.com

    still nothing …

  • http://thewebsiteisdown.com thewebsiteisdown.com

    still nothing …

  • Sp0oky

    Just got mine thru check4change now trying for 32 bit :D

  • Sp0oky

    Just got mine thru check4change now trying for 32 bit :D

  • ArXiLaMaS

    Sp0oky since you got one why are you going for another one?
    Come come one mate give us a chance to get one too you greedy bastard!

  • ArXiLaMaS

    Sp0oky since you got one why are you going for another one?
    Come come one mate give us a chance to get one too you greedy bastard!

  • Sp0oky

    ArXiLaMaS just found out that 64 bit will work on 32 bit… now dun need xtra key

    Best Of LuK

  • Cer0

    Will the 64 bit code work for 32 bit? If so I will stop the 32 bit search.

  • Sp0oky

    ArXiLaMaS just found out that 64 bit will work on 32 bit… now dun need xtra key

    Best Of LuK

  • Cer0

    Will the 64 bit code work for 32 bit? If so I will stop the 32 bit search.

  • RomeoTwoZero

    Just got a key after about 200 refreshes.. 64bit.. for those who didn’t get one.. id say just keep at it

  • Cer0

    NVM it was answered as I posted.

  • ArXiLaMaS

    yeah 64bit works for 32bit and vice versa

  • http://none RomeoTwoZero

    Just got a key after about 200 refreshes.. 64bit.. for those who didn’t get one.. id say just keep at it

  • Cer0

    NVM it was answered as I posted.

  • ArXiLaMaS

    yeah 64bit works for 32bit and vice versa

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  • ArXiLaMaS

    Wheeeeeeeeeeee! I just got mine :D
    Check4Change do the job just perfect and you don’t have to F5 all the time :)

  • ArXiLaMaS

    Wheeeeeeeeeeee! I just got mine :D
    Check4Change do the job just perfect and you don’t have to F5 all the time :)

  • ArXiLaMaS

    MAC Boy buy a PC with Linux :P

  • ArXiLaMaS

    MAC Boy buy a PC with Linux :P

  • flash

    Must have done a few thousand refreshes, will keep trying though

  • flash

    Must have done a few thousand refreshes, will keep trying though

  • neonneophyte

    still work, 1:29a.m. central canadian.

  • Cer0

    Yes

  • neonneophyte

    still work, 1:29a.m. central canadian.

  • Cer0

    Yes

  • Sp0oky

    Can any one tell me the download link for 32 bit?

  • Sp0oky

    Can any one tell me the download link for 32 bit?

  • Kamilion

    Getting page not found errors as of 11:37PM PST.

  • Kamilion

    Getting page not found errors as of 11:37PM PST.

  • kouba

    don’t work

  • kouba

    don’t work

  • spark

    Hey guys. Just wanna give a final thank you to all who posted helpful information here. I just got my key with C4C after >1hr of refreshing.

    Thanks to all who posted their success which motivated me to continue trying!

  • spark

    Hey guys. Just wanna give a final thank you to all who posted helpful information here. I just got my key with C4C after >1hr of refreshing.

    Thanks to all who posted their success which motivated me to continue trying!

  • dsexx

    Just got one, keep trying

  • dsexx

    Just got one, keep trying

  • flash

    There, finally got it. Used c4c every 2 secs.
    Good luck guys

  • flash

    There, finally got it. Used c4c every 2 secs.
    Good luck guys

  • brian

    do you have to use the posted one, or can you use the one that it changes to after pressing f5?

  • brian

    do you have to use the posted one, or can you use the one that it changes to after pressing f5?

  • http://thewebsiteisdown.com/ thewebsiteisdown.com

    Been doing the C4C thing for 2 hours … still nothing

  • carp

    been trying c4c for over an hour ….no joy yet!

  • http://thewebsiteisdown.com thewebsiteisdown.com

    Been doing the C4C thing for 2 hours … still nothing

  • carp

    been trying c4c for over an hour ….no joy yet!

  • spark

    if pressing F5 gives u the “error come back another business day” yes u can use F5 for that.

    How ever if u get another error that directs u somewhere else to live search, just recopy the link and try again.

  • spark

    if pressing F5 gives u the “error come back another business day” yes u can use F5 for that.

    How ever if u get another error that directs u somewhere else to live search, just recopy the link and try again.

  • Will

    FINALLY got a 64bit key, C4C worked well. Keep going at it guys, thanks for all your help.

  • Will

    FINALLY got a 64bit key, C4C worked well. Keep going at it guys, thanks for all your help.

  • K

    awesome, c4c works like a charm! :D

  • brian

    are people still getting it? i’m using firefox C4C and i’m not getting anything but the “error come back another business day” and i’m sure that i’m logged in. does anyone have an extra key? i’ve been looking and waiting for almost 10 hours now, i’m really tired. email me if you do…thank. twsbh2005@yahoo.com

  • K

    awesome, c4c works like a charm! :D

  • brian

    are people still getting it? i’m using firefox C4C and i’m not getting anything but the “error come back another business day” and i’m sure that i’m logged in. does anyone have an extra key? i’ve been looking and waiting for almost 10 hours now, i’m really tired. email me if you do…thank. twsbh2005@yahoo.com

  • Zidane

    Just got a key with C4C.

  • Zidane

    Just got a key with C4C.

  • Alex

    what settings do you use 4 c4c zidane?

  • Alex

    what settings do you use 4 c4c zidane?

  • Alex

    Been using C4C for 5 hours, no luck yet… South Africa here. If someone is keen to help me get a key alex.jones.sa@gmail.com
    Many Thanks

  • Alex

    Been using C4C for 5 hours, no luck yet… South Africa here. If someone is keen to help me get a key alex.jones.sa@gmail.com
    Many Thanks

  • UncleBens

    C4C worked like a charm, got my 64Bit-Key after about half an hour. Keep trying guys – and good luck! :D

  • brian

    i’ve been using C4C for a long while and still nothing :(

  • UncleBens

    C4C worked like a charm, got my 64Bit-Key after about half an hour. Keep trying guys – and good luck! :D

  • brian

    i’ve been using C4C for a long while and still nothing :(

  • Alex

    I would highly appreciate it if someone can get me a key as well. ppsh07@hotmail.com

  • brian

    can someone please do it for me and send me one. I’ve been trying for hours. twsbh2005@yahoo.com thanks much.

  • Alex

    I would highly appreciate it if someone can get me a key as well. ppsh07@hotmail.com

  • brian

    can someone please do it for me and send me one. I’ve been trying for hours. twsbh2005@yahoo.com thanks much.

  • Branden

    Been trying for hours now, C4C hasn’t got anything yet after 1.5 hours.

    If anyone gets a spare key that they are giving away can I get one. unluckyowl @ gmail .com

  • Branden

    Been trying for hours now, C4C hasn’t got anything yet after 1.5 hours.

    If anyone gets a spare key that they are giving away can I get one. unluckyowl @ gmail .com

  • asd

    ohhh boy

  • asd

    ohhh boy

  • Mr. K

    Trying it too for hours, maybe provider based ?
    that someone gets it faster then others ?
    i would be very happy if someone could try it out for me too on 32/64bit : mailcatchx@googlemail.com

  • Mr. K

    Trying it too for hours, maybe provider based ?
    that someone gets it faster then others ?
    i would be very happy if someone could try it out for me too on 32/64bit : mailcatchx@googlemail.com

  • K

    I think it’s provider throttle possibly.

    i got it in 30 minutes, 2nd key for another 2 hours and nothing yet. it’s your luck i guess.

    I use 0 sec on c4c

  • K

    I think it’s provider throttle possibly.

    i got it in 30 minutes, 2nd key for another 2 hours and nothing yet. it’s your luck i guess.

    I use 0 sec on c4c

  • Stop-The-Second-Key

    Stop trying to get a second key you can use the first one multiple times with nothing happening.

    All your doing is further killing the servers for everyone else.

  • Stop-The-Second-Key

    Stop trying to get a second key you can use the first one multiple times with nothing happening.

    All your doing is further killing the servers for everyone else.

  • Mr. J

    I try for 10 minutes now and nothing yet
    But what is C4C?

  • Stop-The-Second-Key

    Could be broken ISP caching servers also causing problems.

  • Mr. J

    I try for 10 minutes now and nothing yet
    But what is C4C?

  • Stop-The-Second-Key

    Could be broken ISP caching servers also causing problems.

  • Zidane

    I use 1 sec on C4C thats it, the 64bit links seems to get redirected all the time though but thats they key i got, I’m still trying to get another key atm for a friend.

  • Zidane

    I use 1 sec on C4C thats it, the 64bit links seems to get redirected all the time though but thats they key i got, I’m still trying to get another key atm for a friend.

  • Alex

    Please, I need a key alex.jones.sa@gmail.com
    Nothing seems to working from here (south africa).

  • Alex

    Please, I need a key alex.jones.sa@gmail.com
    Nothing seems to working from here (south africa).

  • Bruno

    more 5 hours and nothing :(

  • Bruno

    more 5 hours and nothing :(

  • Rhyguy

    C4C is Check4Change, a firefox extention which refreshes a page every amount of time (you cna pick one) and alerts you if it changes

  • Rhyguy

    C4C is Check4Change, a firefox extention which refreshes a page every amount of time (you cna pick one) and alerts you if it changes

  • http://TightGaming.com/ Dragon Skyblaze

    I just got a 64 bit Windows 7 Beta key, using Firefox’s Check4Change (C4C), YAY!!!

  • http://TightGaming.com Dragon Skyblaze

    I just got a 64 bit Windows 7 Beta key, using Firefox’s Check4Change (C4C), YAY!!!

  • Bruno

    are the servers loaded or already sewer the 2,5 million KEY? :S

  • Bruno

    are the servers loaded or already sewer the 2,5 million KEY? :S

  • Ronny

    Got the 32-bit key in under 5 minutes including downloading and installing Firefox and installing C4C addon.

  • Zidane

    Nah Dragon Skyblaze just got one, and they havent even made the keys public as such so I would presume they have plenty left

  • Ronny

    Got the 32-bit key in under 5 minutes including downloading and installing Firefox and installing C4C addon.

  • Zidane

    Nah Dragon Skyblaze just got one, and they havent even made the keys public as such so I would presume they have plenty left

  • H

    i’ve been trying since 11.48p.m so far i’ve tried everything C4C, copy paste, refresh.

    I have had no luck.
    Afer couple of refreshes on C4C it takes me to Windows Live search saying the website doesn’t exist

    I’ve lost my hopes if any one has a key to give away please email me on lostmyhopes.h@googlemail.com

  • H

    i’ve been trying since 11.48p.m so far i’ve tried everything C4C, copy paste, refresh.

    I have had no luck.
    Afer couple of refreshes on C4C it takes me to Windows Live search saying the website doesn’t exist

    I’ve lost my hopes if any one has a key to give away please email me on lostmyhopes.h@googlemail.com

  • Ili

    I don’t understand why MS just can’t publish one key for all, anyway this key is valid only till 1 august 2009.

  • Ili

    I don’t understand why MS just can’t publish one key for all, anyway this key is valid only till 1 august 2009.

  • beredan

    *Sigh* Ive probly been at this 3 hrs or so, page keeps droping out, im using the c4c addon aswell, i hope it works soon.

  • beredan

    *Sigh* Ive probly been at this 3 hrs or so, page keeps droping out, im using the c4c addon aswell, i hope it works soon.

  • Marc

    After ~1 hour of using C4C I got a 32Bit Key :-)
    I used a refresh interval of 15secs and opened 5 firefox windows in parallel (with c4c). This way I could leave the pc without having to reenter the link after a redirect.

    It still works…you just have to be patient. I wont try to get another key, so the guys who were not that lucky will get their chance, too :-) Good luck!

    Happy testing Win7,
    Thanks for this very nice trick :-),
    Greetings from Germany,
    Marc

  • Marc

    After ~1 hour of using C4C I got a 32Bit Key :-)
    I used a refresh interval of 15secs and opened 5 firefox windows in parallel (with c4c). This way I could leave the pc without having to reenter the link after a redirect.

    It still works…you just have to be patient. I wont try to get another key, so the guys who were not that lucky will get their chance, too :-) Good luck!

    Happy testing Win7,
    Thanks for this very nice trick :-),
    Greetings from Germany,
    Marc

  • Bruno

    for the way I will continue using crack :/

  • Bruno

    for the way I will continue using crack :/

  • C4C

    Just a note for the C4C people make sure you aren’t using to low of rates or you might trip some prying eyes.

    This could very well look like a DOS attack and that could cause your service contract to be terminated for hacker suspicion.

  • Zidane

    Just a little tip for everyone…. if you get redirected all the time.

    Close down the browser and reopen it, it seemed to fix out redirecting issue for 30mins or so.

  • C4C

    Just a note for the C4C people make sure you aren’t using to low of rates or you might trip some prying eyes.

    This could very well look like a DOS attack and that could cause your service contract to be terminated for hacker suspicion.

  • Zidane

    Just a little tip for everyone…. if you get redirected all the time.

    Close down the browser and reopen it, it seemed to fix out redirecting issue for 30mins or so.

  • swiss

    nothing works. i try it for more then 2 hours …

    any have a second key?
    please … tqlla2@gmx.de

    thanky you all guys

  • swiss

    nothing works. i try it for more then 2 hours …

    any have a second key?
    please … tqlla2@gmx.de

    thanky you all guys

  • John

    Wooo! As you may have read earlier if you were online in the early morning hours that I had no luck. got on pc turned on c4c and there was my key 5 minutes later! Felt so relieved!

  • John

    Wooo! As you may have read earlier if you were online in the early morning hours that I had no luck. got on pc turned on c4c and there was my key 5 minutes later! Felt so relieved!

  • Bruno

    cursed key

  • Bbo.

    If someone have a 2nd key and can give it to me(if he don’T need it)->moneylover@hotmail.fr
    Thanks

  • Bruno

    cursed key

  • Bbo.

    If someone have a 2nd key and can give it to me(if he don’T need it)->moneylover@hotmail.fr
    Thanks

  • Zidane

    Keep trying guys, you will get one eventually!!

  • Zidane

    Keep trying guys, you will get one eventually!!

  • Alex

    Now I can’t even have access to the key page. Can somebody help us (you guys seems to have a better than us). I already posted my email if someone is keen to try to help us, please South Africa here alex.jones.sa@gmail.com

  • hal

    so … I have got the 64bit- key after 45 minutes with c2c (update interval: 5s, one browser window)

    greez

  • Alex

    Now I can’t even have access to the key page. Can somebody help us (you guys seems to have a better than us). I already posted my email if someone is keen to try to help us, please South Africa here alex.jones.sa@gmail.com

  • hal

    so … I have got the 64bit- key after 45 minutes with c2c (update interval: 5s, one browser window)

    greez

  • K

    I’ll put the second key here once i got it; why not;)

  • Zidane

    Alex, close your browser down completely (even if you have to restart PC) and try again, a mate did that and he got one 10mins later

  • K

    I’ll put the second key here once i got it; why not;)

  • Zidane

    Alex, close your browser down completely (even if you have to restart PC) and try again, a mate did that and he got one 10mins later

  • Priit

    Got mine key also about minute ago 64bit version, but successfully activated it in 32bit version. :)

  • Alex

    Zidane I have been trying for six hours now… I rest my case I give up… If someone have a second key alex.jones.sa@gmail.com otherwise I tried.

  • Priit

    Got mine key also about minute ago 64bit version, but successfully activated it in 32bit version. :)

  • Alex

    Zidane I have been trying for six hours now… I rest my case I give up… If someone have a second key alex.jones.sa@gmail.com otherwise I tried.

  • tyler

    i got the code and the downlode but every time i try it install it it says “setup.exe-Bad Image”
    E: sourcesspwizeng.dill is either not designed to run on windows or it contanes an error.
    also the file “aoutorun.dill could not be loaded or is corrupt. setup cannot continue. error code is [0xC1]

  • tyler

    i got the code and the downlode but every time i try it install it it says “setup.exe-Bad Image”
    E: sourcesspwizeng.dill is either not designed to run on windows or it contanes an error.
    also the file “aoutorun.dill could not be loaded or is corrupt. setup cannot continue. error code is [0xC1]

  • kiren

    how every finding the everlasting search for keys

  • kiren

    how every finding the everlasting search for keys

  • Stop-The-Second-Key

    Sounds like a incomplete download, Tyler

    what happens if you just try booting from it though?

  • Stop-The-Second-Key

    Sounds like a incomplete download, Tyler

    what happens if you just try booting from it though?

  • tyler

    what do you mean booting it ? you mean starting the computer and loding it from the cd ?

  • H

    Can i ask the ppl who actually got their key to try again and if they get another one please share it with ppl like us who have tried their best PLeaSe.

    The ppl that have been trying are

    alex.jones.sa@gmail.com
    tqlla2@gmx.de
    twsbh2005@yahoo.com

    I think this is it
    & MySelf
    lostmyhopes.h@googlemail.com

  • tyler

    what do you mean booting it ? you mean starting the computer and loding it from the cd ?

  • H

    Can i ask the ppl who actually got their key to try again and if they get another one please share it with ppl like us who have tried their best PLeaSe.

    The ppl that have been trying are

    alex.jones.sa@gmail.com
    tqlla2@gmx.de
    twsbh2005@yahoo.com

    I think this is it
    & MySelf
    lostmyhopes.h@googlemail.com

  • Zidane

    My Mate just got a key then so keep at it guys!!!

    64-bit (refresh interval on c4c was 5 secs)

  • Zidane

    My Mate just got a key then so keep at it guys!!!

    64-bit (refresh interval on c4c was 5 secs)

  • H

    I took lots of keys from http://www.windows7club.cn/
    am i allowed to paste em here

    • http://blog.hznet.nl/ Helmer

      NO you’re not. I removed the messages with the keys.

  • FireHawk

    Finally!!! Dear God… It took me more than 6 hours trying… Thanks to the c4c tip… Keep trying guys… It’ll work…

  • H

    I took lots of keys from http://www.windows7club.cn/
    am i allowed to paste em here

  • FireHawk

    Finally!!! Dear God… It took me more than 6 hours trying… Thanks to the c4c tip… Keep trying guys… It’ll work…

  • lionheart09

    keep trying guys !

    got my 32bit key now :D

  • lionheart09

    keep trying guys !

    got my 32bit key now :D

  • H

    Sum1 Answer my ? plz

  • H

    Sum1 Answer my ? plz

  • dsf

    Yes.

  • dsf

    Yes.

  • Mr K

    Heyas, are any other setting to be made on C4C ? then to just enter the reload time ?

  • Mr K

    Heyas, are any other setting to be made on C4C ? then to just enter the reload time ?

  • H

    Wel i’ve tried pasting the serials in this box but it doesnt work

  • H

    Wel i’ve tried pasting the serials in this box but it doesnt work

  • H

    Any else who actually got the key?

  • H

    Any else who actually got the key?

  • H

    Seems like i’m the only one trying :(

  • Crap

    what a bunch of trolls, I’ve had 3 different pc’s with different browsers and methods of page refresh running all day and have come up with nothing. the only thing that HAS happened in the last hour is that on firefox with c4c is that the error page changes from error to the search engine page with a link to some other site about the trouble with the beta launch and the trouble with getting keys, also when I paste the links from the top of THIS page back into the address bar to start the process over again it goes straight to “can not find page” search page.

  • H

    Seems like i’m the only one trying :(

  • Crap

    what a bunch of trolls, I’ve had 3 different pc’s with different browsers and methods of page refresh running all day and have come up with nothing. the only thing that HAS happened in the last hour is that on firefox with c4c is that the error page changes from error to the search engine page with a link to some other site about the trouble with the beta launch and the trouble with getting keys, also when I paste the links from the top of THIS page back into the address bar to start the process over again it goes straight to “can not find page” search page.

  • Tyko

    After like 5 hours of using c4c to refresh the pages (10) I got the 64 key. YAY!! I don’t know if allowing to navigate from a monitored page helped but soon after I checked this option I got the key. It’s probably just a coincidence though… persistence pays off!!

  • Tyko

    After like 5 hours of using c4c to refresh the pages (10) I got the 64 key. YAY!! I don’t know if allowing to navigate from a monitored page helped but soon after I checked this option I got the key. It’s probably just a coincidence though… persistence pays off!!

  • Alex

    Still nothing H… going for 7 hours trying

  • Alex

    Still nothing H… going for 7 hours trying

  • H

    Wow have to agree with ”Crap” :) i thought I’m the only one with that problem. Any one got any solution.

  • Bruno

    I give up, best to use crack :)

  • H

    Wow have to agree with ”Crap” :) i thought I’m the only one with that problem. Any one got any solution.

  • Bruno

    I give up, best to use crack :)

  • Rhyguy

    Am i the only person using c4c and has c4c syay there is a change when there isnt?

  • Rhyguy

    Am i the only person using c4c and has c4c syay there is a change when there isnt?

  • Jordi

    After installing the 64 bit version i’m suddenly unable to use my disk drives. There appears to be some kind of conflict, (Code 52). Can anyone help?

  • H

    Somthing just happened in the bottom right corner sumthing popped up in firefox sayging C4C found 1 change but when i click on it nothing happens help?????????????

  • Jordi

    After installing the 64 bit version i’m suddenly unable to use my disk drives. There appears to be some kind of conflict, (Code 52). Can anyone help?

  • H

    Somthing just happened in the bottom right corner sumthing popped up in firefox sayging C4C found 1 change but when i click on it nothing happens help?????????????

  • Andy

    No, you are not alone.. mine says that all the time too :(

  • Andy

    No, you are not alone.. mine says that all the time too :(

  • Noob

    People its working with the check4change method I got my key like 10 minutes ago and Im in Switzerland…

    I guess its just luck of the draw that your request is the one going through vs someones else. Juste let check4all do the job for you and think about something else. Watch some pron or something while its running lol.

    The only thing I changed is I set 2sec and 3sec random if ever that made a change.

  • Noob

    People its working with the check4change method I got my key like 10 minutes ago and Im in Switzerland…

    I guess its just luck of the draw that your request is the one going through vs someones else. Juste let check4all do the job for you and think about something else. Watch some pron or something while its running lol.

    The only thing I changed is I set 2sec and 3sec random if ever that made a change.

  • Mr. J

    I have finally my KEY
    but when I click on Download now nothing happens
    Could someone help me

  • Mr. J

    I have finally my KEY
    but when I click on Download now nothing happens
    Could someone help me

  • Tyko

    I got the whole “page has changed” thing whenever the page would try to go to navigate to another page. You could try allowing C4C to navigate to another page and see what happens…

  • Tyko

    I got the whole “page has changed” thing whenever the page would try to go to navigate to another page. You could try allowing C4C to navigate to another page and see what happens…

  • DasFragezeichen
  • DasFragezeichen
  • DasFragezeichen

    Oh forgot to say THANKS A LOT!

  • DasFragezeichen

    Oh forgot to say THANKS A LOT!

  • H

    A New method I found thanks XTOTHEL

    http://aow.xosfere.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=240
    Same as C4C

    Still haven’t got my key
    trying both methods
    http://aow.xosfere.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=240

  • H

    A New method I found thanks XTOTHEL

    http://aow.xosfere.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=240
    Same as C4C

    Still haven’t got my key
    trying both methods
    http://aow.xosfere.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=240

  • waway625

    finally got my key
    if im not mistaken, then 64 bit works for the 32bit and v/v right?

    coz I installed 32bit last night, then downloaded the 64bit..

    now i want to use the 64 bit instead of the 32bit, how do i go about doing that?

  • waway625

    finally got my key
    if im not mistaken, then 64 bit works for the 32bit and v/v right?

    coz I installed 32bit last night, then downloaded the 64bit..

    now i want to use the 64 bit instead of the 32bit, how do i go about doing that?

  • Mr. J

    Jeah you can use it in 32 bit :D
    And I’m d/l now ^^

  • Mr. J

    Jeah you can use it in 32 bit :D
    And I’m d/l now ^^

  • shandyman

    ahhhhh still no joy!!! have had check4change going for 6 hours now and nothing!!! at least i got some sleep tho!

    i wonder if all the keys are gone? if so, then its all a big f*ck up really.

  • shandyman

    ahhhhh still no joy!!! have had check4change going for 6 hours now and nothing!!! at least i got some sleep tho!

    i wonder if all the keys are gone? if so, then its all a big f*ck up really.

  • Matto

    WooT! Just recieved my 64 bit key. Took about 2 hours or so via c4c.

    Opened multiple windows of firefox, then ran c4c in 15 sec intervals, and I’m in Australia. So keep trying peeps, shouldn’t be too long ;)

    Now I just need to get the install working. Buggered out on me twice earlier today trying to install it onto a spare HDD

  • Matto

    WooT! Just recieved my 64 bit key. Took about 2 hours or so via c4c.

    Opened multiple windows of firefox, then ran c4c in 15 sec intervals, and I’m in Australia. So keep trying peeps, shouldn’t be too long ;)

    Now I just need to get the install working. Buggered out on me twice earlier today trying to install it onto a spare HDD

  • Zas

    OK… after trying with C4C for the past four hours, (set to 15 seconds); just got mine.

    Phew.

  • Zas

    OK… after trying with C4C for the past four hours, (set to 15 seconds); just got mine.

    Phew.

  • Zidane

    Yay another Aussie, good on ya Matto!!

    I have posted direct links to the downloads for ppl who are having issues but the Moderator hasnt let em through yet

  • Zidane

    Yay another Aussie, good on ya Matto!!

    I have posted direct links to the downloads for ppl who are having issues but the Moderator hasnt let em through yet

  • Mr. J

    Downloaded now burning on a DvD

  • Mr. J

    Downloaded now burning on a DvD

  • Mr K

    Well have my Key now too, but activation seems to be down or had anyone luck ?

  • Carbone

    Thanks a lot, dude! It worked at the first refresh (64)! You made my day!

  • Mr K

    Well have my Key now too, but activation seems to be down or had anyone luck ?

  • Carbone

    Thanks a lot, dude! It worked at the first refresh (64)! You made my day!

  • Alex

    Still nobody to help us ???

    [Can i ask the ppl who actually got their key to try again and if they get another one please share it with ppl like us who have tried their best PLeaSe.

    The ppl that have been trying are

    alex.jones.sa@gmail.com
    tqlla2@gmx.de
    twsbh2005@yahoo.com

    I think this is it
    & MySelf
    lostmyhopes.h@googlemail.com ]

  • Alex

    Still nobody to help us ???

    [Can i ask the ppl who actually got their key to try again and if they get another one please share it with ppl like us who have tried their best PLeaSe.

    The ppl that have been trying are

    alex.jones.sa@gmail.com
    tqlla2@gmx.de
    twsbh2005@yahoo.com

    I think this is it
    & MySelf
    lostmyhopes.h@googlemail.com ]

  • Rhyguy

    Guh, 1 hours, 10 pages, c4c at 15seconds and no key:(

    i guess it’ll be 5 more hours before i go to sleep (10pm here in aus)

  • Rhyguy

    Guh, 1 hours, 10 pages, c4c at 15seconds and no key:(

    i guess it’ll be 5 more hours before i go to sleep (10pm here in aus)

  • razoon

    wth do you guys mean by C4C??

  • shandyman

    i’ve been trying too!!

    11am here now, been trying for over 24 hours and managed to sneak a coupla hours kip in too. its driving me nuts! lol. Had the ISO since about 8pm UK time!

  • razoon

    wth do you guys mean by C4C??

  • shandyman

    i’ve been trying too!!

    11am here now, been trying for over 24 hours and managed to sneak a coupla hours kip in too. its driving me nuts! lol. Had the ISO since about 8pm UK time!

  • Rhyguy

    c4c (as i posted earlier) is Check4Change, a firefox extension which allows reloading of a page until it changes

  • Sash

    I also received my 64 bit key about an hour ago! It took me about 2 1/2 hours with several Firefox tabs being refreshed by c4c in 2 sec. intervalls. Still no luck for the 32 bit key though. If you only need one key, I would advise to go for 64 bit, which also works on 32 bit but seems to be a lot easier to get.
    Since more and more people get aware of this little trick, the MS server load had increased and it might take you longer now to get to the product key.
    Don’t give up! It’s still working!

  • Rhyguy

    c4c (as i posted earlier) is Check4Change, a firefox extension which allows reloading of a page until it changes

  • Sash

    I also received my 64 bit key about an hour ago! It took me about 2 1/2 hours with several Firefox tabs being refreshed by c4c in 2 sec. intervalls. Still no luck for the 32 bit key though. If you only need one key, I would advise to go for 64 bit, which also works on 32 bit but seems to be a lot easier to get.
    Since more and more people get aware of this little trick, the MS server load had increased and it might take you longer now to get to the product key.
    Don’t give up! It’s still working!

  • H

    To ‘Razoon@C4C is a add-on for firefox which looks for changes on a page it automatically reloads the page until the page changes

  • H

    To ‘Razoon@C4C is a add-on for firefox which looks for changes on a page it automatically reloads the page until the page changes

  • shandyman

    C4C is the check for change addon on firefox

  • Epiktet

    Not sure that chech4change can actually help you. The problem is that https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/scripts/gcs.aspx?Product=tn-win7-32-ww&LCID=1033 will redirect you to https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/productkeys/win7-32/enus/default.aspx which seem to be a static page. Using check4change will check https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/productkeys/win7-32/enus/default.aspx while you SHOULD be checking https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/scripts/gcs.aspx?Product=tn-win7-32-ww&LCID=1033

    As long as you can’t specify exactly which URL check4change should look at, it will only look at the redirect url.

    Can anyone confirm if this is correct or not?

  • shandyman

    C4C is the check for change addon on firefox

  • Epiktet

    Not sure that chech4change can actually help you. The problem is that https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/scripts/gcs.aspx?Product=tn-win7-32-ww&LCID=1033 will redirect you to https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/productkeys/win7-32/enus/default.aspx which seem to be a static page. Using check4change will check https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/productkeys/win7-32/enus/default.aspx while you SHOULD be checking https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/scripts/gcs.aspx?Product=tn-win7-32-ww&LCID=1033

    As long as you can’t specify exactly which URL check4change should look at, it will only look at the redirect url.

    Can anyone confirm if this is correct or not?

  • shandyman

    some people are so lucky! i’ve had C4C going for 6 hours or so and no key, but some are getting it in a coupla hours?????

  • jim

    you have to log in to use the page or you will just get the default windows 7 page so go back up to the top and look at step one we dont just look read it the most important part

  • shandyman

    some people are so lucky! i’ve had C4C going for 6 hours or so and no key, but some are getting it in a coupla hours?????

  • http://none jim

    you have to log in to use the page or you will just get the default windows 7 page so go back up to the top and look at step one we dont just look read it the most important part

  • H

    its been exactly 12 hours and I have had no luck

  • H

    its been exactly 12 hours and I have had no luck

  • Mr. J

    I had my key with C4C in 10 mins.

  • rick

    how do u aktivate c4c in firefox, someone can tell me?

  • Mr. J

    I had my key with C4C in 10 mins.

  • rick

    how do u aktivate c4c in firefox, someone can tell me?

  • Alex

    rick, right click on the page and set custom 2 to 5 sec… good luck

  • Alex

    rick, right click on the page and set custom 2 to 5 sec… good luck

  • Christian

    thanks man, i got 64 bit product key using check4change addon. thanks again.

  • Christian

    thanks man, i got 64 bit product key using check4change addon. thanks again.

  • shandyman

    i am starting not to like these people that are getting it really quick when i’ve been trying for hours lol. :)

    from the sounds of it, they might ditch the 2.5 million limit, just read this on the windows 7 team blog posted by Brandon –

    “I know many of you are concerned about getting a product key for the Windows 7 Beta and concerned about missing your chance to get a product key. I can’t say much on this just yet but I will say you this: don’t worry. :-)”

  • shandyman

    i am starting not to like these people that are getting it really quick when i’ve been trying for hours lol. :)

    from the sounds of it, they might ditch the 2.5 million limit, just read this on the windows 7 team blog posted by Brandon –

    “I know many of you are concerned about getting a product key for the Windows 7 Beta and concerned about missing your chance to get a product key. I can’t say much on this just yet but I will say you this: don’t worry. :-)”

  • rick

    tnx Alex

  • rick

    tnx Alex

  • Alex

    rick, if you are luckier than me (going for 8hrs of trying now) can you try again for me ?

    Im sure it has to do with my provider (Im in South Africa)… 7h and half is not usual, seriously, this is frustrating. Thanks Microsoft

  • Alex

    rick, if you are luckier than me (going for 8hrs of trying now) can you try again for me ?

    Im sure it has to do with my provider (Im in South Africa)… 7h and half is not usual, seriously, this is frustrating. Thanks Microsoft

  • H

    Alex u still trying amazing I still havent got m9

  • H

    Alex u still trying amazing I still havent got m9

  • Garrett

    Anyone got a spare 64-bit key please… :(

  • Garrett

    Anyone got a spare 64-bit key please… :(

  • carp

    nearly 7 hrs here in the uk using c4c still no joy!help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • carp

    nearly 7 hrs here in the uk using c4c still no joy!help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tom

    Update on Windows 7 Beta Availability
    http://windowsteamblog.com/

  • Tom

    Update on Windows 7 Beta Availability
    http://windowsteamblog.com/

  • Mr Crazy

    Hey guys,
    i’ve been trying to get my key for about 30 mins a NOW I HAVE IT :-)

    Thank you for this how-to :-)

  • Mr Crazy

    Hey guys,
    i’ve been trying to get my key for about 30 mins a NOW I HAVE IT :-)

    Thank you for this how-to :-)

  • al3x

    Keep trying, guys!

    I tried for myself with “Check4Change” for about an hour. Now I got my key.

    Had to restart the whole procedure because of different error messages. A friend of mine got it around the same time.

    So there’s a good chance you’ll get to it, too! ;)

  • al3x

    Keep trying, guys!

    I tried for myself with “Check4Change” for about an hour. Now I got my key.

    Had to restart the whole procedure because of different error messages. A friend of mine got it around the same time.

    So there’s a good chance you’ll get to it, too! ;)

  • jim

    after a little over an hour i still got nothing useing c4c the server seems to be running slow to real slow right now i guess just way to many of us trying lol but i will let it keep going and if nothing else i am going back to xp cuz vista is crap

  • walter

    don’t waste your time
    timenuker

  • http://none jim

    after a little over an hour i still got nothing useing c4c the server seems to be running slow to real slow right now i guess just way to many of us trying lol but i will let it keep going and if nothing else i am going back to xp cuz vista is crap

  • walter

    don’t waste your time
    timenuker

  • Sp0oky

    Just Got 2nd 64 bit using c4c…

    4.44 PM Karachi Pakistan

  • Sp0oky

    Just Got 2nd 64 bit using c4c…

    4.44 PM Karachi Pakistan

  • tzz

    Not really working here..

  • tzz

    Not really working here..

  • rick

    Windows 7 beta key troubles: Microsoft is working on it.

    Some users wanting to get the Windows 7 beta from Microsoft Connect, MSDN, and TechNet have been having trouble getting the beta keys they need. The actual downloads are working fine, but users are unable to activate their beta copies. Microsoft has issued the following official statement on the problem:

    We’ve had some reports over the last few hours where customers have been receiving errors when requesting Windows 7 Beta product keys. We can confirm that we are having trouble distributing Windows 7 Beta product keys right now. Since Windows has a grace period built in before a product key is required, please don’t hesitate to download and use the Beta without the product key.
    We will keep you posted and let you know when Microsoft fixes the issue.

    http://arstechnica.com/journals/microsoft.ars/2009/01/08/windows-7-beta-key-troubles-microsoft-is-working-on-it

  • rick

    Windows 7 beta key troubles: Microsoft is working on it.

    Some users wanting to get the Windows 7 beta from Microsoft Connect, MSDN, and TechNet have been having trouble getting the beta keys they need. The actual downloads are working fine, but users are unable to activate their beta copies. Microsoft has issued the following official statement on the problem:

    We’ve had some reports over the last few hours where customers have been receiving errors when requesting Windows 7 Beta product keys. We can confirm that we are having trouble distributing Windows 7 Beta product keys right now. Since Windows has a grace period built in before a product key is required, please don’t hesitate to download and use the Beta without the product key.
    We will keep you posted and let you know when Microsoft fixes the issue.

    http://arstechnica.com/journals/microsoft.ars/2009/01/08/windows-7-beta-key-troubles-microsoft-is-working-on-it

  • Nemmie

    Well I tried for an hour then I read that I can’t play mp3’s on it without them getting damaged so methinks I will stick with XP until they fix that.

  • Nemmie

    Well I tried for an hour then I read that I can’t play mp3’s on it without them getting damaged so methinks I will stick with XP until they fix that.

  • Sp0oky

    tzz the first one i got was at 11.30 am and second one at 4.44 pm… so advice just start c4c to 2 seconds on 64 bit link and do ur stuff and wen u return ull have ur key

  • Sp0oky

    tzz the first one i got was at 11.30 am and second one at 4.44 pm… so advice just start c4c to 2 seconds on 64 bit link and do ur stuff and wen u return ull have ur key

  • Ili

    I was using c4c with few firefox browsers and after some hours got the 64-bit key. In short time on other firefox browser got the same 64-bit key, so probably when you try to get second key it is similar to first one.

  • Ili

    I was using c4c with few firefox browsers and after some hours got the 64-bit key. In short time on other firefox browser got the same 64-bit key, so probably when you try to get second key it is similar to first one.

  • Sp0oky

    Nemmie theres a fix available for that so download tht…

  • timmi

    In C4C. Have you mark “Allow navigating away from a monitored page” or not?

  • Sp0oky

    Nemmie theres a fix available for that so download tht…

  • timmi

    In C4C. Have you mark “Allow navigating away from a monitored page” or not?

  • Sp0oky

    Ili

    Login with a different windows live account to get your second key :D

  • SIBUK

    It took me over 3 hours using c4c to refresh the page every 2 seconds before I finally got my serial -_- but I can confirm that they are at least definatly still giving out the serials at this time :D

  • Sp0oky

    Ili

    Login with a different windows live account to get your second key :D

  • SIBUK

    It took me over 3 hours using c4c to refresh the page every 2 seconds before I finally got my serial -_- but I can confirm that they are at least definatly still giving out the serials at this time :D

  • Ili

    timmi, I marked it and got the key

  • Searching KEY

    Could someone make me one key, which he will not need? because I am trying to get key abou 3hours and unsuccessfuly…
    My email is misox4all@gmail.com

    Maybe It depends on country, from which you are trying to get key…

  • Ili

    timmi, I marked it and got the key

  • Searching KEY

    Could someone make me one key, which he will not need? because I am trying to get key abou 3hours and unsuccessfuly…
    My email is misox4all@gmail.com

    Maybe It depends on country, from which you are trying to get key…

  • jim

    does someone have the link for the beta the one i had got messed up i need to re dl it and cant find it again in my history

  • Ludovic

    Hello,

    timmi, where did you find this option ““Allow navigating away from a monitored page” ?

    BR

  • http://none jim

    does someone have the link for the beta the one i had got messed up i need to re dl it and cant find it again in my history

  • Ludovic

    Hello,

    timmi, where did you find this option ““Allow navigating away from a monitored page” ?

    BR

  • timmi

    Thanks Ili.

  • kurt

    It doesn’t work anymore. If you try the steps as outlined in the article, it immediately redirects to the Microsoft home page. Sorry folks.

    Those of us who were unlucky and couldn’t get a key last night probably won’t…

  • timmi

    Thanks Ili.

  • kurt

    It doesn’t work anymore. If you try the steps as outlined in the article, it immediately redirects to the Microsoft home page. Sorry folks.

    Those of us who were unlucky and couldn’t get a key last night probably won’t…

  • jetkat

    Installed c4c add on, but it doesnt seem to do anything, how do you set it up to work?

  • jetkat

    Installed c4c add on, but it doesnt seem to do anything, how do you set it up to work?

  • jim

    no it still works i just think you did not log in

  • http://none jim

    no it still works i just think you did not log in

  • timmi

    @Ludovic. In firefox. Mark text an right click and use custom. In bottom there you find ““Allow navigating away from a monitored page”

  • timmi

    @Ludovic. In firefox. Mark text an right click and use custom. In bottom there you find ““Allow navigating away from a monitored page”

  • Cashewz

    i tried it for 1 hour but it didn’t work and i was logged in

  • Cashewz

    i tried it for 1 hour but it didn’t work and i was logged in

  • jetkat

    is there a button to start c4c? I have it set for 10 sec but don’t see it refreshing the page at all? Help

  • John Ripper

    its took me 20 minutes, but finally it got one! it still works!!

  • jetkat

    is there a button to start c4c? I have it set for 10 sec but don’t see it refreshing the page at all? Help

  • John Ripper

    its took me 20 minutes, but finally it got one! it still works!!

  • Ian

    been trying 4 the last 3 hours with c4c no luck :(

  • Ian

    been trying 4 the last 3 hours with c4c no luck :(

  • Garrett

    Some have 2 keys… I think they should share them :P

  • Garrett

    Some have 2 keys… I think they should share them :P

  • Jon

    You’d think there would be at least 1 or 2 keys on Ebay!

  • Jon

    You’d think there would be at least 1 or 2 keys on Ebay!

  • Garrett

    lol Jon yeah who knows what they’ll be worth xD

  • Garrett

    lol Jon yeah who knows what they’ll be worth xD

  • Multiple keys

    There seems to be heaps of users getting all the same multiple keys:
    here are some if people cant be bothered using the link i think there is 5 codes for each bit 64 and 32.
    Anyone elses keys exactly the same as these?

    64bit
    [….]

    32bit
    [….]

    Admin edit : Sorry, you can’t post serialkeys.

    • http://blog.hznet.nl/ Helmer

      It seems that there are indeed a few 32-bit and a few 64-bit keys. So everybody (with a public beta) has the same keys!

  • Multiple keys

    There seems to be heaps of users getting all the same multiple keys:
    here are some if people cant be bothered using the link i think there is 5 codes for each bit 64 and 32.
    Anyone elses keys exactly the same as these?

    64bit
    [….]

    32bit
    [….]

    Admin edit : Sorry, you can’t post serialkeys.

  • Deerayrose

    My 64 bit key came instantly!

  • Deerayrose

    My 64 bit key came instantly!

  • Peter

    Windows 7 Beta 64-bit Product Key

    xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx
    xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx
    xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx

    Windows 7 Beta 32-bit Product Key

    xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx
    xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx
    xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx

    [b]Update[/b]: Sorry, no product keys!

  • Peter

    Windows 7 Beta 64-bit Product Key

    xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx
    xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx
    xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx

    Windows 7 Beta 32-bit Product Key

    xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx
    xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx
    xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx

    [b]Update[/b]: Sorry, no product keys!

    • yooseunghwan

      cdkey ㅠㅠ

  • Peter

    Well just searce the web for new Windows 7 keys and all 10 will show somewhre !

  • Peter

    Well just searce the web for new Windows 7 keys and all 10 will show somewhre !

  • confused

    not sure what the point of this is, it is a straight forward thing to download an iso and a key from Microsoft.
    lol
    hey man, can you write an instruction page on how to turn on Internet Explorer. = pointless…

    • http://blog.hznet.nl/ Helmer

      :) When I wrote the post Microsoft’s download page wasn’t really up and running. But thanks for telling me your opinion ;)

  • http://aa confused

    not sure what the point of this is, it is a straight forward thing to download an iso and a key from Microsoft.
    lol
    hey man, can you write an instruction page on how to turn on Internet Explorer. = pointless…

  • Me

    Excellent! Worked like a charm! How long does the key last for?

  • Me

    Excellent! Worked like a charm! How long does the key last for?

  • http://blog.hznet.nl/ Helmer

    You can use it until August 1st, 2009.

  • http://blog.hznet.nl Helmer

    You can use it until August 1st, 2009.

  • http://tknet.nl/ Ties

    I simply get redirected to the Microsoft front page, what’s up?

  • http://tknet.nl/ Ties

    I simply get redirected to the Microsoft front page, what’s up?

  • http://blog.hznet.nl/ Helmer

    @Ties : You can simple use the official Microsoft page (www.microsoft.com/windows7) to download the Windows 7 Beta bits (just do this before Feb. 10th, because this is the last possible day to do so).

  • http://blog.hznet.nl Helmer

    @Ties : You can simple use the official Microsoft page (www.microsoft.com/windows7) to download the Windows 7 Beta bits (just do this before Feb. 10th, because this is the last possible day to do so).

  • robert guda

    thanks very much for this information. it worked flawless at first attempt.
    seems like a very promising OS.

  • robert guda

    thanks very much for this information. it worked flawless at first attempt.
    seems like a very promising OS.

  • akhil

    we will happy for getting windows 7 key

  • akhil

    we will happy for getting windows 7 key

  • http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/beta-download.aspx LOLz

    just use the website i ahve provided

  • http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/beta-download.aspx LOLz

    just use the website i ahve provided

  • Celahir

    Works PERFECT ty a lot

  • Celahir

    Works PERFECT ty a lot

  • http://sheetup.com/ Simon

    Cheers, worked great!!

  • http://sheetup.com/ Simon

    Cheers, worked great!!

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  • Bennie

    Hi Guys quick question, I got Tiger Woods 07 on my PC and after i koaded Win 7 RC the game after you started it the grass was Black as well as the mini map. then i refreshed my spec of the machine but now i can’t even open the game anymore. Please help if you can, do I need to lower the spec on my machine again or to what must I change my settings to and where to make it work again and will this happen with all my games now? I too scared to try other games?

    Please email me on my email address (benniespreeth@ananzi.co.za) or leave a message here.

    Thanks,

    Bennie Spreeth

  • Bennie

    Hi Guys quick question, I got Tiger Woods 07 on my PC and after i koaded Win 7 RC the game after you started it the grass was Black as well as the mini map. then i refreshed my spec of the machine but now i can’t even open the game anymore. Please help if you can, do I need to lower the spec on my machine again or to what must I change my settings to and where to make it work again and will this happen with all my games now? I too scared to try other games?

    Please email me on my email address (benniespreeth@ananzi.co.za) or leave a message here.

    Thanks,

    Bennie Spreeth

  • http://blog.hznet.nl/ Helmer

    Hi Bennie,

    I’m not entirly sure what you meant by ‘i refreshed the spec of my machine’. Did you remove RAM or did you replace your videocard?

    Have you tried other games, or maybe tried the EA Forums -> http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/214460.page

    I’m not sure if this will work with TW07, but maybe you can try it!

    regards,
    Helmer

  • http://blog.hznet.nl Helmer

    Hi Bennie,

    I’m not entirly sure what you meant by ‘i refreshed the spec of my machine’. Did you remove RAM or did you replace your videocard?

    Have you tried other games, or maybe tried the EA Forums -> http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/214460.page

    I’m not sure if this will work with TW07, but maybe you can try it!

    regards,
    Helmer

  • chlystek1993

    that’s still woking, great :) thx or that :)

  • chlystek1993

    that’s still woking, great :) thx or that :)

  • jj

    Are you OK?.. always refresh 5 serials and this all…
    this not works…

  • jj

    Are you OK?.. always refresh 5 serials and this all…
    this not works…

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  • http://www.cnn.com/ karma

    Its august 20th and this still works :D
    Thnx!

  • http://www.cnn.com karma

    Its august 20th and this still works :D
    Thnx!

  • Kodose50

    Lots of RC keys areound where do you get a REAL KEY THAT is the question! LOL

  • Kodose50

    Lots of RC keys areound where do you get a REAL KEY THAT is the question! LOL

  • hrk

    po bey

  • http://doiop.com/win7keygen2010.rar Adam

    good but you can always get NEW keys with this PRIVATE version ..just released
    Get your copy
    http://doiop.com/win7keygen2010.rar

  • SPJSanty

    am using RC…just mail me product key…..
    this is ma ID coolspj1010@gmail.com

  • season

    hey can u help me by providing the keys of windows7

  • hash
  • http://www.wholesalekey.net/ wholesalekey
  • Getproductkeys

    hi
    i seen your post on mydigitallife.info

    if you need cheap Genuine windows 7 keys get them here …

    http://www.getproductkey.com

    Thanks

    Ian

  • Fuckme

    fuck you i cant see any key.

  • Sander

    This does not freakin works Secure HTTPS Connection Damn microsoft pussies

  • Ethan

    you may purchase keys on http://www.windows7key.net

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  • http://www.salekey.net/ rose

    thanks!

  • http://blog.hznet.nl Helmer

    You’re welcome!

  • http://blog.hznet.nl Helmer

    Yes the 32-bit and 64-bit are compatible!

  • http://blog.hznet.nl Helmer

    Thnx! The post is cached, let’s hope my ISP doesn’t cancel my account…

  • http://blog.hznet.nl Helmer

    Did you try the 64-bit key? I only got lucky with the 64-bit key…you can though use it to activate a 32-bit Windows 7 installation!

  • http://blog.hznet.nl Helmer

    What kind of error do you get? You don’t receive the error page you see at step 3?

  • http://blog.hznet.nl Helmer

    You’re not following the steps correctly, I still receive the error page. So probably everybody is trying this and you have to try a little longer…

  • http://blog.hznet.nl Helmer

    NO you’re not. I removed the messages with the keys.

  • http://blog.hznet.nl Helmer

    It seems that there are indeed a few 32-bit and a few 64-bit keys. So everybody (with a public beta) has the same keys!

  • http://blog.hznet.nl Helmer

    :) When I wrote the post Microsoft’s download page wasn’t really up and running. But thanks for telling me your opinion ;)

  • yooseunghwan

    cdkey ㅠㅠ