Windows 7 Beta and keys are on MSDN now!

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by digglife, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. digglife

    digglife MDL Novice

    Nov 10, 2008
    #1 digglife, Jan 8, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2017
    Just checked, it is already there x86 and x64. Here is the info for x86:

    File Name: en_windows_7_beta_dvd_x86_x15-29073.iso  Date Posted (UTC): 12/22/2008 2:41:15 PM
    SHA1: 6071184282B2156FF61CDC5260545C078CCA31EE ISO/CRC: AABA5A48
    Available to Levels: MSDN OS (VL); VS Pro with MSDN Pro (VL); MSDN Empower; MSDN OS (Retail); Developer AA; VS Pro with MSDN Pro (Retail); MSDN Enterprise; MSDN Universal (Retail); VSTS Suite (VL); VSTS Architecture Edition (VL); VSTS Development Edition (VL); VSTS Test (VL); VS Pro with MSDN Premium (VL); MSDN Universal (VL); VSTS Database Edition (VL); VS Pro with MSDN Premium (Retail); VSTS Test (Retail); VSTS Development Edition (Retail); VSTS Architecture Edition (Retail); VSTS Suite (Retail); VSTS Database Edition (Retail); BizSpark Startup Administrator; BizSpark Startup Member; 
    Instructions and Resources  
    Update to Windows 7 Beta (KB961367)
    To protect your MP3 files
    1. Before you install this Beta release, back up all MP3 files that might be accessed by the computer, including those on removable media or network shares.
    2. Install the Beta release of Windows 7; download and install the Update to Windows 7 Beta (KB961367) located on this page. 
    LOL at the fact they own up to Win7 munching people's MP3's right up front!
    The file name seems quite different from the ones people have been mentioning as the beta .. not sure what the actual build number is until its downloaded.

    The beta will go public from Microsoft in 2 days.
  2. 1clicc

    1clicc MDL Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    I've always wondering what it take to become a member of MSDN. Is there a fee we have to pay to joined or just a free membership?
  3. digglife

    digglife MDL Novice

    Nov 10, 2008
    I can verify the SHA1 and MD5 hashes are the same for the torrents that went up around x-mas for build 7000. Looks like those that already installed will only need to get an activation key!

    As for MSDN .. to access MSDN subscriber downloads you do need to pay $$$. There are different levels of access. You get downloads for most Microsoft OSes (not just betas), server products, applications, etc.