It seems Microsoft underestimated the demand for the public beta when they announced it…. to make it worse they set a cap of 2.5 million download slots. Due to that cap everyone flooded in to get the beta when the 9th started… essentialy a user created DD0S. Few peole were able to get through but most weren’t able to (me included).
Later on in the day some direct urls for the x86 and x64 iso files were posted and many downloaded… but no keys due to that Microsoft had pulled the system offline with the message “Windows® 7 Beta coming soon!” and later on the message changed to “Thanks for your interest in the Windows 7 Beta. The volume has been phenomenal — we’re in the process of adding more servers to handle the demand. We’re sorry for the delay and we’ll re-post the Beta as soon as we can ensure a quality download experience.”
I look forward to them releasing the beta again… but I hope their system can handle it properly this time. Anyway when its brought back online you will be able to get it at: