Friday, January 9th 2009

Windows 7 Beta Public Release Gets Delayed Due to Heavy Traffic

Just under an hour after the public release of the Windows 7 beta was expected to launch, there has been an update on the Windows 7 Blog, as to why the beta has not been made available yet:
Due to very heavy traffic we’re seeing as a result of interest in the Windows 7 Beta, we are adding some additional infrastructure support to the Microsoft.com properties before we post the public beta. We want to ensure customers have the best possible experience when downloading the beta, and I’ll be posting here again soon once the beta goes live. Stay tuned! We are excited that you are excited!
So far as we know, the beta was scheduled to be released to the public at 12pm PST (Pacific Standard Time) on the official Windows 7 website. For now though, we wait.Source: The Windows Blog
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102 Comments on Windows 7 Beta Public Release Gets Delayed Due to Heavy Traffic

#1
spearman914
Dam traffic, that's why I'm getting like 20kb/s when I'm supposed to get 1.5MB/s
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#2
mdm-adph
Either their Win-servers weren't up to the task, or this is just typical poor Microsoft planning. :shadedshu
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#3
alexp999
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by: mdm-adph
Either their Win-servers weren't up to the task, or this is just typical poor Microsoft planning. :shadedshu
I'd go with the second one :rolleyes:
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puma99dk|
by: alexp999
Did you not read my article? :p
The release to the public has been delayed, so you wont find a link there as they havent put one up yet. :)
damn maybe i should wake up, so i can read better :D

sorry
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#7

they should have used a TORRENT !

Grow up MS, move along with the times !
#8
alexp999
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Download speeds seem to be fine. Seem to be a few probs with drop outs. But when I was trying to sign up earlier, it seemed to be the server which handles the license keys that was having the problem.
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#9
truehighroller1
by: alexp999
Did you not read my article? :p
The release to the public has been delayed, so you wont find a link there as they havent put one up yet. :)
HOW come I can't download it I am on the webpage but, I don't see the link for it???




:roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
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#12
truehighroller1
by: spearman914
U earn a big thanks.
It is corrupted. I had the same error as twenty other poople that posted they had the error under the post in the comments?? Thank you for trying maybe.
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#13
spearman914
by: truehighroller1
It is corrupted. I had the same error as twenty other poople that posted they had the error under the post in the comments?? Thank you for trying maybe.
Well i'm gonna try anyway.
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#14
truehighroller1
by: spearman914
Well i'm gonna try anyway.
Well that is fine but, don't come back here saying it works knowing it doesn't just to be a butthead. :p
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#15
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: wolf2009
they should have used a TORRENT !

Grow up MS, move along with the times !
They'd probably think using a torrent would make them pirates.
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#16
alexp999
Staff
Just an update from Microsoft:
Thanks for your interest in the Windows 7 Beta. The volume has been phenomenal—we're in the process of adding more servers to handle the demand. We're sorry for the delay and we'll re-post the Beta as soon as we can ensure a quality download experience.
Looks like it wont be up today, as they have removed, "come back on 9th Jan".
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#18
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
+1

by: wolf2009
they should have used a TORRENT !

Grow up MS, move along with the times !
Duh, exactly. What I was gonna say there Wolf, but you got there first. :)

I'm sick of hearing that "the server was down due to excessive demand". With torrents, the download performance simply gets better the more demand there is. GET WITH IT.
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#20
u2konline
w2k = best OS ever.
Sorry, just had to say that.

But i guess alot of people will enjoy windows 7, but one question, what happens to Vista?
Or am i missing something here?
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#21
puma99dk|
by: u2konline
w2k = best OS ever.
Sorry, just had to say that.

But i guess alot of people will enjoy windows 7, but one question, what happens to Vista?
Or am i missing something here?
2k and XP is one of the best OS's i have been using, i really don't like Vista even i am using it daily at the place i am working with computers.

i fall in love with Win 7 the first time i tried it out, i just have a little problem sometimes then i was trying to delete files, it was 'cause i have disabled UAC and "Run As Administrator" but then i just opened up secpol.msc and now i got access to delete the file/files.

but hey what can you expect from a Pre-Beta and Beta Versions of a Operation System? :)
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#22
Castiel
by: puma99dk|
i got my "Windows Beta 64-bit Product Key" :D


i have clipped the key out :nutkick:

If you need help getting a Beta key the legal way maybe this blog can help you:

How-To receive a valid Windows 7 key | Helmers Blog
Hey, I did all the steps and I get the error over and over.
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#23
puma99dk|
by: Castiel
Hey, I did all the steps and I get the error over and over.
just refresh the page over and over and over again i think i did it about 10-50 times until the 64-bit screen showed my key.

some says it's easier to get the 64-bit key then 32-bit key, but i don't know i also heard that u can use 32bit key on Win7 64bit Beta but i havn't heard confirme about that yet and the same goes for 64-bit key should work on 32bit aswell.
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#24
Castiel
by: puma99dk|
just refresh the page over and over and over again i think i did it about 10-50 times until the 64-bit screen showed my key.

some says it's easier to get the 64-bit key then 32-bit key, but i don't know i also heard that u can use 32bit key on Win7 64bit Beta but i havn't heard confirme about that yet and the same goes for 64-bit key should work on 32bit aswell.
Ok, I think my F5 key is going to be broken before tonight is over.
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#25
puma99dk|
by: Castiel
Ok, I think my F5 key is going to be broken before tonight is over.
:laugh: then it means u pushing it too hard or too easier :rolleyes:

but if it's redirect you to microsoft.com maybe all the keys have been taken or there server is too much loaded, and i will not think about loaded with what :roll:
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