Just returned from a nice weekend in Paris, so I missed the info about the Windows 7 Beta downloads and what happens after the initial 14 days of downloading.
It’s good to hear that Microsoft has announced that you’re still able to download the beta of Windows 7 until February 10th! So still more then 14 days to check it out. A quote from the Windows Team Blog about the shutdown of general availability of the Windows 7 Beta :
- Starting January 27th, the Windows 7 page will be updated with a warning that time is running out on downloading the Windows 7 Beta and that we will be limiting downloads shortly. People will be encouraged to register and start the download of the Windows 7 Beta sooner rather than later.
- February 10th, new downloads of the Windows 7 Beta will no longer be available. People who have already started their Windows 7 Beta download and have not yet finished will still be able to finish their download and are encouraged to do so.
- February 12th, people will no longer be able to complete their download of the Windows 7 Beta. Anyone who hasn’t finished downloading the Windows 7 Beta will be unable to do so.
Product keys for the Windows 7 Beta will continue to be available. So if you have the Windows 7 Beta but didn’t get a product key you will be able to do so even after February 12th.
MSDN and TechNet Subscribers will continue to have access to the Windows 7 Beta bits throughout the Windows 7 Beta phase. The above dates do not apply to MSDN and TechNet Subscribers.
Also a good thing : You can even get a valid Windows 7 Beta product key after February 12th! En when you even have a MSDN of TechNet Subscription, you can even download the Windows 7 Beta after that date!
Click here to download the Windows 7 Beta ISO.