Release of Windows 7 Beta 1

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It’s been a few days now since the first beta of Windows 7 was released for public download.  Microsoft have said they will stop the distribution of product keys at 2.5 million people and it will remain a closed beta. After some problems with Microsoft servers following the intitial release to the public on 9th January,  they will be adding more servers to greater serve the large amount of traffic requesting downloads and product keys.

It seems Microsoft aren’t very strict to this limit of 2.5 million users as they are only generating and distributing ten unique keys in total (5 for 32 bit and 5 for 64 bit). This means that keys will be freely available around the internet even after the 2.5 million user limit has passed.

The immediate reaction from some early beta testers include being impressed by the start-up time and the new GUI (graphical user interface) of Windows 7. They also admire the quick installtion of drivers and the compatibility with existing programs (with the exception of games running punkbuster as it will cause players to get kicked) . Some of the complaints include memory usage and the fact Windows 7 appears to be using the same resources as its predecessor; Vista.

Incase Microsoft have any more problems with giving out keys, here are the five product keys for both 32 and 64 bit computer for use with Windows 7 Beta 1.



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