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Microsoft Announces Availability of Windows 7 Beta and Windows Live

Discussion in 'Technology News' started by Ankur Mittal, Jan 8, 2009.

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  1. Ankur Mittal

    Ankur Mittal New Member

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    In a keynote address at the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer announced the beta availability of the Windows 7 operating system as well as the availability of the latest version of the Windows Live, a suite of personal communications services and applications. “I’m thrilled to announce the availability of the Windows 7 beta, which is on track to deliver simplicity and reliability,” Ballmer said. “Windows 7 and Windows Live are part of an incredible pipeline of consumer technology that is making it easier than ever for people to communicate, share and get more done.”
    The beta version of Windows 7, Microsoft’s next-generation PC operating system, can be downloaded today by MSDN, TechBeta and TechNet customers. Consumers who want to test-drive the beta will be able to download it beginning Jan. 9 at http://www.microsoft.com/windows7.
    Microsoft also announced the global availability of Windows Live, a free suite of communications and sharing applications. Windows Live makes it easy for people to communicate, share and keep their online lives in sync and in one place with one login. The new and enhanced Windows Live services — including PCMag.com 2008 Editors’ Choice winner Windows Live Messenger — along with Windows Live Mail and Windows Live Photo Gallery are designed to work seamlessly with more than 50 popular Internet services
    Source- Microsoft Press Release
     
  2. spidy333

    spidy333 New Member

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    Thats nice.. cant wait to get my new system and testdrive Windows 7 on it...
     
  3. gary4gar

    gary4gar GaurishSharma.com

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    I am Excited .
    here are some more news:

    Source
     
  4. cool_techie_tvm

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    Already using build 7000 and am pretty much satisfied with it :)
     
  5. gxsaurav

    gxsaurav You gave been GXified

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    Already using since 2 weeks legally :D. Its not my production OS, but just for testing purpose. All the drivers of Windows Vista install & work fine, so far no crashes. ATI Catalyst 8.12 gave problem so I installed the drivers from WIndows Update & it is working fine. I haven't tried any workstation applications yet.
     
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    I'm also exited about it.
     
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    I don't agree with you,I think This problem should be further analysis.
     
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    nice info thanks
     
  9. IronManForever

    IronManForever IronMan; Ready to Roll...

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    I am excited. But I wont download it. :p
     
  10. ravi_9793

    ravi_9793 TechTin.com

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    Great news.... Thanks for sharing :)
     
  11. redhat

    redhat Mad and Furious

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    I will be able to begin download at 11pm on 8th jan IST
    Will i be able to get a copy of the beta then??
    Also, if someone could link to a genuine torrent for windows 7 public beta...
    (P.S. Mods, I know talking about torrents is prohibited here, but since the Beta is provided free of cost and its license says you are free to distribute, i suppose torrents for this can be allowed here)
     
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    gary4gar GaurishSharma.com

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    Can it be installed in dual boot with Windows Xp?

    I heard there are some issues with its bootloader?
    any possible workaround?

    download from MS itself.
    keep watching this page
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/default.aspx
     
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    gxsaurav You gave been GXified

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    I m writing a whole guide to get familiar with the user experience of Windows 7 but in the mean time just know that Windows 7 makes a 200 MB Partition for boot files if you have a blank hard disk. Since you are going to dual boot, then first Install Windows XP which will install in C:\ drive (usually). Now install Windows & Which will place its boot files in the C:\ drive where WindowsXP is installed. Now, you won't be able to see the drive with Windows XP Installed in the Explorer of Windows 7 but it is there & can be seen through Disk Manager. Since it is the boot drive, it isn't shown in Explorer. You will only be able to boot into WIndows 7 this way.

    Now install EasyBCD because Windows & uses BCDEdit for boot configuration editing just like Windows Vista. In EadyBCD create a new entry for booting called Windows XP with Windows XP as setting & save it.
     
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    redhat Mad and Furious

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    But I will not be at home and i dont have a high bandwidth connection at the place i will be. Hence shelling out around Rs.2k for a 3gb download of Win7 is foolish
    So can i download it just now from somewhere??
     
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    Sumeet_naik It doesn't matter!

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    No physical media distribution..thats sad..
     
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    I am using it for 2 weeks now and I can say that it's very stable!
     
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    I had installed Win 7 as dual boot along with Win XP. Just noticed that in http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1031482&postcount=13 Saurav had outlined some steps for booting into WinXP. Surprisingly i didnt have to do any of them. Just booted off the DVD and installed it in D:\ After installation the bootloader listed both Win 7 and Earlier version of Windows (WinXP). C:\ contains the WinXP installation.

    Windows XP partition isnt listed on the explorer like mentioned by him.
     
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  18. amitava82

    amitava82 MMO Addict

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    As long as Steam works perfect I'm in..
     
  19. gxsaurav

    gxsaurav You gave been GXified

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    Try booting Windows XP. It gave me a "NTLDR missing" error.

    I wrote something about Windows 7, have a look at my blog : The herald of Windows 7
     
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    ^^ Naah didnt get any errors, am typing this from the XP installation on the same PC.

    Lemme checkout the blog :)
     
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