Where to download the Windows 10 Technical Preview?

Microsoft has announced their new version of Windows and named it Windows 10. Starting October 1st, you can register for the Windows Insider Program and download the Windows 10 Technical Preview.

 

Direct Links

If you want to follow the Windows Technical Preview event, please check my other post for more info.

In Pictures : Windows 8 Consumer Preview Configuration

When your fresh Windows 8 installation boots for the first time, just after the initial installation process, the configuration-part can take place…

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When your fresh Windows 8 installation boots for the first time, just after the initial installation process, the configuration-part can take place…

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I clicked the Customize button…

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Too bad I had some issues connecting my virtual machine to the internet at this point…so I had to create a local account

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And the configuration-part is done…

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview is available for download!Windows 8 Consumer Preview is beschikbaar!

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview is available for download. Check out this link for alternative languages, or click the links below for the English version.

Download
Windows 8 Consumer Preview x86 English (32-bit)

Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64 English (64-bit)

Product key : NF32V-Q9P3W-7DR7Y-JGWRW-JFCK8Windows8_Consumer_Preview

Windows 8 Consumer Preview is beschikbaar! Gebruik deze link voor een andere taal, of klik gewoon een van de links hieronder aan voor de Engelstalige ISO.

Download
Windows 8 Consumer Preview x86 English (32-bit)

Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64 English (64-bit)

Product key : NF32V-Q9P3W-7DR7Y-JGWRW-JFCK8

Soon : Windows 8 Developer Preview Download

Earlier today Microsoft has unveiled their brand new operating system : Windows 8! During the BUILD Keynote they have announced that the ISO can be downloaded somewhere around 8:00pm (Seattle time), that’s around 4:00am CET.

The exact download link isn’t available yet, but the bits will probably be available via this link.

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At the moment the Windows Dev Center is not available…. Just follow @WinDevs on Twitter to see when they announce the availability of the ISO’s. Maybe I’ll

get up real early tomorrow morning…to download the bits before I go off to work, but I’m not sure yet 🙂Earlier today Microsoft has unveiled their brand new operating system : Windows 8! During the BUILD Keynote they have announced that the ISO can be downloaded somewhere around 8:00pm (Seattle time), that’s around 4:00am CET.

The exact download link isn’t available yet, but the bits will probably be available via this link.

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At the moment the Windows Dev Center is not available…. Just follow @WinDevs on Twitter to see when they announce the availability of the ISO’s. Maybe I’ll

get up real early tomorrow morning…to download the bits before I go off to work, but I’m not sure yet 🙂

Microsoft Security Essentials available for download!

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Michael Pietroforte of 4Sysops just tweeted that Microsoft Security Essentials is available for download!

For all you guys/girls that didn’t know : You can use/download Microsoft Security Essentials for FREE!

A quote from the MSE website :

 

Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

Microsoft Security Essentials is a free* download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology. It’s easy to tell if your PC is secure — when you’re green, you’re good. It’s that simple.

Microsoft Security Essentials runs quietly and efficiently in the background so that you are free to use your Windows-based PC the way you want—without interruptions or long computer wait times.

 

I’ve been participating in the MSE Beta program and I can tell you that it’s really a neat AV product! Just go here and click the download button. You can manually select the operating system or language by clicking the Locales and languages link just below the Download Now button. Note : The Windows XP version is only available as a 32-bit download. If you want to use the 64-bit version you need Windows Vista or Windows 7.

There will be local versions for the following locales/languages : Australia, Austria, Belgium (Dutch & French), Brazil, Canada (English & French), China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland (German & French) and Taiwan.

 

Microsoft Security Essentials Direct Download Links
Download 64-bit Windows Vista and Windows 7 version
Download 32-bit Windows Vista and Windows 7 version
Download 32-bit Windows XP version

Windows 7 RTM on TechNet

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Tonight somewhere around 19:00 CET Windows 7 became available for download at TechNet and MSDN. Too bad the servers are overloaded right now and my maximum download speed lays around 100 KB/sec. So tomorrow morning the download will probably be finished!

Earlier this evening I attended the Dutch Windows First Wave Community Kick-Off at Microsoft NL HQ. It was a really great event and I met a lot of intersting new people (too bad I didn’t have a chat with Pieter who commented on my blog that he would like to drink a beer with me :-). Pieter if you read this..you can make it up with me on the next event. If I understood Wouter correctly there will be an follow up event somewhere in the next few months.

At the end of the event we even received a great Windows 7 Fleece coat. Too bad all the big sizes were not available when we left, so I received a Medium size coat. Thanks to Tony Krijnen (who also received a XL coat) I now have a XL coat for myself…and M size for my wife (who is really happy with her coat). Later on I will post a picture of the coat…hehe…just to make you guys jealous!

So, enough about tonights kick-off…they only thing you probably want are the download links to the Windows 7 bits!

Download Windows 7 via TechNet
Download Windows 7 via MSDN

UPDATE : At the moment the TechNet/MSDN downloads are very slow. @RutgerSmit (thanks rutger!) mentioned the Top Downloads link at TechNet/MSDN to me so you can download at high speed!

Download Windows 7 at High Speed from TechNet (via Akamai)
Download Windows 7 at High Speed from MSDN (via Akamai)

Less than a day away…

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……before the Windows 7 download will become available through your TechNet Plus and MSDN Subscription.

I’m kinda curious if the servers will be overloaded again, just like the release of the first beta back in January. When the links become available I’ll update the /windows7/downloads section so everything is up to date again.

It can be a coincidence, but tomorrow evening I’ll be at Microsoft NL HQ for a meeting about Windows 7 and so I’m really hoping that the servers won’t die before I’ll be back at home and have been able to generate a key and download the bits from TechNet.

Windows 7 RC Download page not available

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Hmm…just a few minutes ago I blogged that the Windows 7 RC is available for download, but it seems that the whole world is trying to download the Release Candidate..the page is not available anymore….

Windows 7 RC Available for TechNET & MSDN Subscribers

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The Release Candidate of Windows 7 is now available for TechNet & MSDN Subscribers! Use the links below to go to the correct download page at once!

TechNET Subscribers Only!
Windows 7 RC (x86) – DVD (English)  
Windows 7 RC (x64) – DVD (English)  
Windows 7 RC Language Pack (x86) – DVD (English)  
Windows 7 RC Language Pack (x64) – DVD (English)  
Windows 7 RC Checked Build (x86) – DVD (English)  
Windows 7 RC Checked Build (x64) – DVD (English)  
   
Windows 7 RC Release Notes (English)  
MSDN Subscribers Only!
Windows 7 RC (x86) – DVD (English)  
Windows 7 RC (x64) – DVD (English)  
Windows 7 RC Language Pack (x86) – DVD (English)  
Windows 7 RC Language Pack (x64) – DVD (English)  
Windows 7 RC Checked Build (x86) – DVD (English)  
Windows 7 RC Checked Build (x64) – DVD (English)  
   
Windows 7 Beta Release Notes (English)  

Windows RC isn’t available to the general public yet (from May 5th it will!), but if you have the ISO image you can still get a valid key here.