Windows 7 Beta General Availability to soon end...

Brandon LeBlanc, our Communication Manager from the Windows Product team posted a blog updating the dates and deadlines for the broad availability of Windows 7 Beta. If you are a TechNet or MSDN Subscriber this doesn't apply to you!

The entire blog post is useful and can be read HERE.

The gist of the post is as follows:

The shutdown of general availability for the Windows 7 Beta will occur in 3 phases over the course of the next few weeks:

  • 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.

In short, if you haven't already downloaded a copy, do so now! And, please do provide feedback...

-Mithun Dhar

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