Windows 7 Beta is proving to be popular
With 2.5 million copies initially available to download, the Windows 7 Beta was officially launched last week. Problems were soon encountered though, as demand for the Beta ended up putting so much strain on Microsoft's download servers that they crashed.
Microsoft responded to this by completely lifting the limits on how many copies are available for a period of two weeks. Once the two weeks have expired, the limits will be put back in place. This effectively means that anyone can download the Beta and obtain more than one product key during this time. Microsoft Windows communications manager Brandon LeBlanc said in the official Windows 7 blog on Saturday, 10th Jan: