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LEGALLY Install NEW Windows 7 Ultimate Beta FREE

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In this instructable I will show you how to easily get Windows 7 ULTIMATE Beta and and then put it on your computer. Microsoft has released the beta to the public on Friday the 9th of January. By the way, in my opinion Windows 7 is a massive improvement to its failed predecessor, Vista. It is filled with great new features and runs much better overall. It runs like XP on crack, fast as lightning and barley ever freezes. IF YOU LIKE MY INSTRUCTABLE PLEASE SUBSCRIBE AND CHECK OUT SOME OF MY OTHERS.
 
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Step 1: System Requirements

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Minimum recommended specs call for:

1 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor

1 GB of system memory

10 GB of available disk space

Support for DirectX 9 graphics with 128 MB memory (to enable the Aero theme)

DVD-R/W Drive

Internet access (to download the Beta and get updates)

Step 2: Where to get it?

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Just head over to this link to download the beta.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/beta-download.aspx
The product key is given to you when you download it, you probably wanna write that down some where.

Step 3: Burning the File to a DVD

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Give a general description of the StepSo once the torrent is done downloading you will have your new Windows 7 ULTIMATE Beta in a .iso file. You have to burn this .iso file to DVD. Use any program to burn the iso to a DVD, I use a free program Called ImgBurn which can be downloaded here.
http://www.download.com/ImgBurn/3000-2646_4-10847481.html?tag=mncol
There are many alternative programs as well such as Nero and Roxio.

Step 4: Installation

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So this step is easiest. It doesn't really need explaining its basically the same as installing vista maybe easier.

Step 5: Finished

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Congratulations your Windows 7 ULTIMATE Beta is now ready to use.

PC-GUY4 years ago
I was just 't 'there and I couldn't find a link. Am I missing something?
What you are missing is that Windows 7 has been released to the public so the beta version ceased to work by March 1st and the download link was removed long before. This beta version was for testing purposes, not for obtaining Windows 7 for free. They want to make money with their little new monster. Sad but true.
arbour07134 years ago
 Might want to remove this instructable - the beta release is no longer available now that W7 is generally available to the public.
tompaige4 years ago
thaks can you buy this
oi_punk4 years ago
the Windows 7 RC is no longer available for download
sawyer955 years ago
can windows 7 use vista programs just a game maker question and why not just download a linux OS then download whine for it
1. Windows 7 should be backwards-compatible. 2. It's easier (for some) to use windows. I, for one, somehow prefer even Vista to linux.
ltf3084 years ago
I'm sure we all know this information already but what we all need to know is how to make it where it never expires and free updates. Now that's useful information.
mhkabir5 years ago
Whats the use of theis instructable???
mchenson5 years ago
It's not a new install - you must already have Vista before it will work, PLUS you will still need a (free, but limited) key from MS. And it will stop working in August - no extension possible.
CyberTech2000 (author)  mchenson5 years ago
I'm pretty sure you dont need to have vista.
According to this article on PC-World: The Windows 7 beta is actually an upgrade, not a full new install. You need to have a machine running Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) to install the beta.
It gives you the choice when installing it to do a clean install or to do an upgrade. Upgrade if you have vista, clean install of you have XP or earlier,
If i upgrade, will i still have all my programs/music/anything that are on my hdd??
The programs didn't appear on the desktop, but when I was installing it, the program said that they would be saved in a folder called windows.old, but I haven't found it yet (I haven't really looked) so I can't confirm or deny.
just a thought, but did you try the windows search?
no, i had no OS on a harddrive and installed windows 7 on it, it works great
CyberTech2000 (author)  mchenson5 years ago
Ya thats just wrong. Im dissapointed in PC-World.
You're wrong mate. It can be a fresh install. I've done it that way. Just made a partition in my MBP'S HD and install no vista required. Micrsoft says it's an update but it can be freshed.
You can do a fresh install, I just did it from XP a couple hours ago. What you can't do it upgrade from XP, only Vista. So your options are: -Fresh Install from ANY operating system. -Upgrade from Windows Vista and only Windows Vista.
I did also
abadfart5 years ago
nice ill try this before i install xp on my new machine
techwiz245 years ago
OK... Microsoft is no longer distributing windows7beta, where can I get this?
They released a new beta version now. It will be there till June 2010.
Cartuner555 years ago
EVERYONE::

To download Windows 7 Beta you will first need a torrent downloader.

TORRENT DOWNLOADER: http://www.utorrent.com/
DOWNLOAD WINDOWS 7: http://torrents.thepiratebay.org/4754543/Windows_7_Beta_(7048-0-090219-1845)_Ultimate_32_bit_DVD_Interim.4754543.TPB.torrent
Gamgee5 years ago
Anyone have a copy of the iso? i can still get a key but i need the file itself - G
awang85 years ago
I thought they would stop letting you download it if like 200 people do it. Hang on, lemme check. Download the Windows 7 Beta Sorry, Windows 7 Beta downloads are no longer available. If your download was interrupted, you can still finish it. And, you can still register for a product key or look up the key you've already gotten.*
songkipark5 years ago
nice. i wrote on the exact same thing, except worse. great job, cyber.
robots1995 years ago
USE VIRTUAL BOX. There is no problems, you can use it inside xp, vista, mac , and even ubuntu. It is so much easier
hey im thinking about doing this and ive got a few qeustions 1 can i daul boot it and keep vista 2 can i go back to vista easy if it dosnt work for me a quick response will be apreciated
i also have a question will this be tanken away from the comp when they realease the full version
In answer to all of your questions... Yes you can dual boot it No... I don't think (but i'm not positive) that you can go back easily (I think you'd have to reinstall Vista, which would wipe your hard drive) Yes, this will be taken away this August
thanks for the quik response
CyberTech2000 (author)  disturbedreaper5 years ago
No you don't have to reinstall anything if your dual booting. Just format that partition of your hard drive.
ReCreate5 years ago
when i try to download it keeps redirecting me to some login page Help!
it should you need a windows live ID i.e. a msn hotmail account
ReCreate5 years ago
how big is windows 7? filesize?
CyberTech2000 (author)  ReCreate5 years ago
I have the 64 bit one which is about 3.5 gb and but i think the 32 bit is 2.5 gb.
mrbob10005 years ago
i have the beta in a virtualmachine, it kicks butt! i would install it on my laptop but dont want to mess anything up.
I did the same thing and just recently installed it over XP. A lot of programs I used before didn't work on Windows 7, like my password manager (AnyPassword) and Daemon Tools Lite. It has a lot of bugs, like explorer.exe freezing and having to restart to get it working again. In XP I'd use the Task Manger to end the process and then reload it. I can't seem to get that to work in Windows 7 though. A tried running AnyPassword in compatibility mode, but it still didn't work and started running in the background and started using 100% of my CPU, probably stuck in some sort of loop.
CyberTech2000 (author)  mrbob10005 years ago
Dude if you have on VM you only get like half its potential cuz it puts it in classic mode cuz it doesnt have enough juice from your video card. If you don't wanna mess up you laptop theres this program called Acronis Disk Director that will partition your computer without making you reformat anything.
collard415 years ago
does it erase your current operating system or does it create a new partition? really want to get it but dont want to eras whole of system
CyberTech2000 (author)  collard415 years ago
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actually you can do it without that. go to the disk manager in control panel, shrink volume, and then you can format that separate volume. do you then have to select that volume when installing it or do you have to install it as an update for Vista
I THINK you can only shrink/combine partitions with the Disk Manager in Vista. XP or earlier requires a separate program.
CyberTech2000 (author)  collard415 years ago
No it doesnt have to be an upgrade to vista. Its exacly the same as installing any other os you can install it on w/e partition you want wether it has vista or not. Thx for the tip about the disk manager though.
8bit5 years ago
. . . Because windows has had such a great track record in the past. /sarcasm. My next OS will be anything but Microsoft. Unless its Sony, then . . . . It won't be sony either.
im not sure if you meant physical burning it to a dvd, or something else but you can use magic iso and use an imaginary cd rom
<--downloadClick Here!
<-tutorialClick Here!
make sure you pick the .iso file when you mount it
Hope it helped!
CyberTech2000 (author)  sc lightning5 years ago
Unless you only want to upgrade you have to boot the cd which you cant do with an iso mounter
monterto5 years ago
I'm running windows 7 and I didn't need to upgrade, I have a dual boot with XP home SP3. Also a bit of work in the registry will get rid of the annoying "send feedback" buttons and the "beta build" stamp on the desktop.
im running build 7000 on my netbook (acer aspire one) its running great even better than xp :)
CyberTech2000 (author)  cheesemaker1015 years ago
If its running great then you better go catch it. jk But ya it rlly does runn fast, i like that the most about it but the features are pretty cool also
Chicken22095 years ago
its not a secret... or would it be illegal
danvesma5 years ago
anyone had any joy installing into parallels or fusion on OS-X?
21GeeOff215 years ago
is it full functioning? in other words when its no longer in beta will i have the same exact stuff as someone that payed for it?
CyberTech2000 (author)  21GeeOff215 years ago
No. Microsoft gets feedback on the beeta from every day users and then they work on improving it. Then when they have fully fixed bugs and made improvements they will come out with the official version of Windows 7.
and the beta will die in august the 1st if i remember well