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Windows 7 Beta x64… first thoughts

So after realizing that just using the VMWare Workstation 6.5.1. “Easy Installer” method set to Windows Vista x64 edition, I’ve got my VM of Windows 7 Beta x64 operational and working.  So far I’m fairly pleased in how amazingly snappy it is.  I am curious however why the base image is ~13 GB when it’s extracted.  Overall, thank you Microsoft for releasing it 🙂

Windows 7 x64 Edition in VMWare Workstation 6.5.1

Now onto the real fun of working with this to see what it can do… still amazed how snappy it is even for Beta code.

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Windows 7 Beta on MSDN

So it would seem that the folks at Microsoft have pulled the trigger a little earlier than first believed and Windows 7 Beta is now on MSDN for anyone that has a subscription.

I expect the download speed is going to be fairly slow here for the next few days.  Grab it while you can.

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