Windows 7 lifts limit after beta delay

Microsoft has said that it will remove the 2.5 million beta users limit on the Windows 7 Beta, announced at CES this year, after a delay because of the huge response by millions of users that forced Microsoft to add additional servers to cope with the downloads.

Brandon LeBlanc, an employee of Microsoft, wrote on a company blog:

Due to an enormous surge in demand, the download experience was not ideal so we listened and took the necessary steps to ensure a good experience. We have clearly heard that many of you want to check out the Windows 7 Beta and, as a result, we have decided remove the initial 2.5 million limit on the public beta for the next two weeks (thru January 24th). During that time you will have access to the beta even if the download number exceeds the 2.5 million unit limit.

This means, everyone can get it within the next few weeks. has already gotten a copy of the Windows 7 Beta, and will roll out a couple of posts within the next few weeks.

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