Now everyone can download Windows 7 software. Though you can install this full featured version of Windows 7, it carries the beta tag and is recommended for testers and developers who experiment with new software, test new features and give feedback to improve the software.
Install Windows 7
Firstly they recommend you dont install the Beta if you cannot troubleshoot your own PC problems and Microsoft will not provide technical support for the Windows 7 Beta. Also if you have only one main computer, dont install the Beta on your primary home or work computer. You might be interested to take a Windows 7 tour before you get started.
Before you start, you should be prepared that the beta tag is for a purpose. You will need technical skills to install Windows 7 and should know hot to burn an ISO file to make an install DVD, install Windows, backup and restore your PC and set up a network.
Once you are sure you have those technical skills, check your computer specifications to know if your computer can install Windows 7. You will need a 1 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor, 1 GB of system memory, 16 GB of available disk space, support for DirectX 9 graphics with 128 MB memory, DVD-R/W Drive, and internet access. Here is a quick guide to install Windows 7 easily. You might also want to take a look at how to dual boot Windows 7 with XP or Vista. You can also install Windows 7 on Macbook Pro using Boot Camp.
Remember the Windows 7 Beta software expires on August 1, 2009. To continue using your PC, be prepared to reinstall a prior version of Windows or a subsequent release of Windows 7 before the expiration date. As new bugs are fixed, new beta versions will be released and setting your PC to automatically check for updates through Windows Update, will help to keep your version current and bug free. Read the release notes.
Download Windows 7
Download Windows 7 Beta now (Update: Beta test over) and experience the next generation of Microsoft Windows. The 32-bit version of Windows 7 Beta is available in five languages: English, German, Japanese, Hindi, and Arabic. The 64-bit version is available in English, German, Japanese, and Arabic. When you download the Beta youll be given a product key to activate the Beta within 30 days and this product key will work on three separate computers.
Though the Windows 7 Beta was available for a limited time to the first 2.5 million people who download the software only, the overwhelming response forced them to remove the download limit, and now anyone can download Windows 7 Beta inspite of the number of downloads they clock till January 24, 2009.
Update: Now the promotion is over and now you need to Buy Microsoft Windows 7.