Windows 7 beta: your complete resource center to the OS

We've compiled all the information you need to understand what's different with the Windows 7 beta and decide whether it's the right option for you.

Microsoft Windows 7 beta is now available for public download. We've compiled all the information you need to understand what's different with the Windows 7 beta and decide whether it's the right option for you.

You can download Windows 7 beta code here.

Windows 7 Beta Download

Microsoft initially released the Windows 7 beta Friday afternoon, but the massive user response caused Microsoft's servers to buckle under the pressure. Following the addition of extra "infrastructure support," the files are now back online in the following locations:

o Windows 7 beta: Official Microsoft page

Microsoft's complete collection of Windows 7 news, videos, Q&As, and official download information.

o Windows 7 beta TechNet download page

The official download site for Windows 7 via Microsoft's TechNet Evaluation Center.

All About Windows 7 Beta

Here are some stories that may help paint a better picture of the Windows 7 beta operating system and what you can expect to experience:

o The PC World challenge: 72 hours of Windows 7!

What's it like to abandon Vista and use Windows 7 exclusively for 72 hours?

o Windows 7 Public Beta: First Impressions

A detailed look at what's new in Windows 7 beta and some first day impressions by PC World's Robert Strohmeyer.

o Windows 7 Beta: Should You Try It?

Some things to consider as you weigh whether it's worth installing the Windows 7 beta.

o Windows 7: Less of a Resource-Hog Than Vista

Some technical information about Windows 7's stripped down resource requirements compared to the Vista operating system.

o Bloggers Sneak a Peak at Windows 7

Early impressions of the new beta, based on leaks tested by various bloggers.

o Windows 7 First Look: A Big Fix for Vista

An exhaustive, in-depth analysis of what's ahead for Windows 7's first full release.

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