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How To Download Windows 7 Beta

Microsoft Connect     Microsoft is opening up about Windows 7 and starting to look for people to beta test the new operating system, and if you qualify, you’ll obtain a copy of Windows 7 for you to download, with your own license key.

Christina Storm of Microsoft has reminded people that are enthusiastic about Windows 7 that they can participate in the beta program too if they qualify. Similarly to participating in any beta testing program run by Microsoft, this is done through its connect.microsoft.com portal. There you can sign in with your Microsoft Passport account and once you answer a few questions, you’ll be entered the selection for the Windows 7 beta testing program.

According to Christina, the Windows 7 beta program will start very soon, but since pre-beta versions will be handed out at PDC2008 conference, it is likely that the beta version will follow a few weeks after that, possibly as late as mid-December. On connect.microsoft.com, the beta tester application form is typically made available weeks before the beta product is available for download; if Windows 7 beta 1 is released in December, Microsoft will likely be accepting applications as early as November 1st.

In the past, Microsoft has given priority to beta testers that have been testing other Microsoft products in the past as well, and provided useful feedback on them. If you have participated in other beta testing programs through connect.microsoft.com, it’s recommended that you use the same account to apply for the Windows 7 beta program as well.

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37 comments

  • Wade · March 12, 2013 at 4:26 am

    Maybe this site will post a bit of news when it becomes available so we can sign up.

  • Gramin Munchy · March 12, 2013 at 4:27 am

    People, sign up now at connect.microsoft.com because they might filter out the people that signed up after Windows 7 became available for download, just to prevent the large masses that are signing up just so that they can get a copy of Windows 7.

  • Fijsk · March 12, 2013 at 4:28 am

    I cant find anything. I live in sweden, do you think they havent published it there then? :O i rly want to participate.

  • tito · March 12, 2013 at 4:28 am

    i want the windows

  • Tom · March 12, 2013 at 4:28 am

    Im with the I want the windows crowd

  • WinVista · March 12, 2013 at 4:29 am

    Its cheat to use multiple emails. Don’t do that! It keeps other honest people from getting a chance@

  • mahesh · March 12, 2013 at 4:29 am

    it seems to be real for student to belive that computer softwear will raise suddenly with shot period

  • Scottysoft · March 12, 2013 at 4:30 am

    This is a very misleading article; with the title ‘How To Download Windows 7 Beta’ especially when you guys write in the article when it will be available for testing and when applications will be accepted. I suggest you either create the article a week or so in advance, not a month, with the title making it more misleading where people assume it is available for download already, this is not a very good move.

  • Alex · March 12, 2013 at 4:30 am

    I agree with Scottysoft, this article is very misleading. I got really excited only to be disappointed. Can we trust this site to give us the best information?

  • Stiffler · March 12, 2013 at 4:30 am

    well, it is the only way to get to download windows 7 legally, and according to the article, it’s important to register for the beta program early to get accepted by MS

  • Alex · March 12, 2013 at 4:31 am

    I have contacted Microsoft about beta testing 7. Here’s what I got:
    ‘We appreciate your interest in the new program. For the “significantâ€? betas, beta testers are often bound by NDA. Many have been working with the program groups for years. The Windows and Office betas are the most difficult to gain access to as those teams already have a full complement of trusted beta testers and are not accepting applicants. At some point in the future there will likely be a public beta of Windows 7 which may or may not reside on Microsoft Connect. Public betas often move to the main http://www.Microsoft.com site. At this time, I am not aware of a projected date for the release of a public Windows 7 beta.’

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  • ALEX · March 12, 2013 at 4:31 am

    how can i do for testing this beta version and “obtain a copy of Windows 7 for you to download, with your own license key”

    thx

  • Lory · March 12, 2013 at 4:32 am

  • hok · March 12, 2013 at 4:32 am

    thanka

  • The "Dude" of windows · March 12, 2013 at 4:32 am

    This really wasn’t that helpful…..

  • Rory · March 12, 2013 at 4:33 am

    great article on windows vienna

  • Scottysoft · March 12, 2013 at 4:33 am

    ‘great article on windows vienna’ How is this a great article; it’s full of misleading information that does not help anybody at all.

  • CybX · March 12, 2013 at 4:34 am

    Hi Guys and Gals, if your new to Microsoft Connect, you might want to know how it works and what it used for.
    MS Connect is a website that connects users to Microsoft services, and is split into three:
    Benefits – Here you can subscribe to a Microsoft service and get special benefits, one of which I use is the Visual Studio Registration Benefits.
    Community – The site has forums for each MS Connect service based discussion lines, so you can discuss for / with that specific service.
    Services – This is what the site is really about, when you subscribe to the services, you get beneficial, community, and service based services for that type.
    I’ve searched for Windows 7 on the site, the search engine on it isn’t too good, but the Connection Directory for ‘Windows’, is where it might be listed there if it ever will be, but no, it is not currently, by what I can kind, the nearest thing I can find to Windows 7 Beta is the illegal copy of Explorer.exe in Win32 Vista of Windows 7 M1 (without MinWin) on BTJunkie.
    I asked MS if they were going to post it on here, but Beta will only be available for developers on MSDN subscriptions so they design their applications ready for Windows 7′s final release.

  • BOSS · March 12, 2013 at 4:34 am

    Microsoft is bull shit

    It sucks the blood of the poor pple in developing countries

    go linux

  • aways987 · March 12, 2013 at 4:34 am

    BOSS, you are mental idiot. Microsoft doesn’t ‘It sucks the blood of the poor pple in developing countries.’ Nearly all it’s workers and products are US. Why are you on a forum about Microsoft if you are so anti-progress.

  • Chunkylover57 · March 12, 2013 at 4:35 am

    Great article – signed up on the dite and am now participating. Thx for heads up

  • Zero · March 12, 2013 at 4:35 am

    Will it be as bad as vista?

  • GOKU · March 12, 2013 at 4:35 am

    cant wait :P

  • Oracle08 · March 12, 2013 at 4:35 am

    @James`: yes, they all start out looking like the previous OS, Vista originally looked like Win2k. (I know i was on the feedback team for Vista).

    @BOSS: is that so, than why haven’t the world converted over to linux yet?

  • menglim · March 12, 2013 at 4:36 am

    It is so nice, I want to test Window 7 too.

  • ALEX · March 12, 2013 at 4:36 am

    me too but i can’t arrived
    what can i do ???

  • Animesh · March 12, 2013 at 4:36 am

    How I wish I could test Windows 7 Beta for Microsoft for free.

    I wonder if they will let previous non-testers to get in the boat.

  • adel · March 12, 2013 at 4:37 am

    thanks a lot

  • dmek69 · March 12, 2013 at 4:37 am

    I just requested to be a beta tester for Windows 7 here –> https://connect.microsoft.com/Connect/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=371972. Better get in while you still can. It is only a request to add, nothing more.

  • Animesh · March 12, 2013 at 4:37 am

    The design of “subscribe me to future replies” sucks.

  • siddharth · March 12, 2013 at 4:42 am

    when we download xp to vienna converter

  • Chunkylover57 · March 12, 2013 at 4:42 am

    Wow – after the download and build mode – which is awkward, it’s not a bad OS – the location of some features is better than Vista, I love being a beta tester!!!!

  • Mike · March 12, 2013 at 4:43 am

    Vsite this site for all the news about windows 7
    http://mywindows7blog.blogspot.com/

  • Octanee · March 12, 2013 at 4:43 am

    would like to hear when windows vienna betas out so we can test :)

  • CybX · March 12, 2013 at 4:43 am

    Join my Windows 7 forums at:
    http://www.windowsvienna.co.nr/forums/
    For the latest Windows 7 discussions to date.
    Plenty of forums.
    Plenty of media from the dark and light side of the internet.
    Several forums.
    24/7 administrated forums on a fast server.
    Talk about Apple based systems.
    Talk about Windows based systems.
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    We accept all opinions, but not spam.

  • Kan In · March 12, 2013 at 4:43 am

    we waiting for windows 7 so we need to test

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