Windows 7

This is a old page copied from my static site, and as such publish dates aren’t accurate.

On 9th January 2009, I got Windows 7 beta as it was released to the public. I like it, it looks good and the new task bar is suprisingly intuitive to use for something so different.

My issues with it are:

  • Unable to select correct resolution for my monitor
    I can’t select 1680×1050 in the Windows control panel, nor can I set it as a custom resolution in the nVidia control panel.
  • Media Center froze when scanning for channels, I’ve not tried to repeat this yet.
    Using Hauppauge NOVA-T-USB2 and NOVA-T-Stick
  • I have an old PCI Ethernet card, made by Surecom, and drivers won’t install (they only go up to XP – company seems to have gone bust).

I shall keep trying though!

Ignore below, they’ve finally opened it up.

Download the ISO:

32bit: Official
64bit: 
Official

(Hint: use a download manager)

These 10 keys all work, and would be the same 10 Microsoft would give you if you went to the website:

32bit
TQ32R-WFBDM-GFHD2-QGVMH-3P9GC
6JKV2-QPB8H-RQ893-FW7TM-PBJ73
4HJRK-X6Q28-HWRFY-WDYHJ-K8HDH
QXV7B-K78W2-QGPR6-9FWH9-KGMM7
GG4MQ-MGK72-HVXFW-KHCRF-KW6KY

64bit
482XP-6J9WR-4JXT3-VBPP6-FQF4M
D9RHV-JG8XC-C77H2-3YF6D-RYRJ9
7XRCQ-RPY28-YY9P8-R6HD8-84GH3
RFFTV-J6K7W-MHBQJ-XYMMJ-Q8DCH
JYDV8-H8VXG-74RPT-6BJPB-X42V4

Note: You can use 32bit keys on a 64bit install and vice versa.