Windows 7Other than 32-bit edition of Windows 7 Pre-Beta build version 6801 that has been leaked to the Web for free download via torrent, the 64-bit edition of Windows 7 Pre-Beta with build tag 6801, which is also been distributed to attendees during the PDC 2008, has been leaked to Internet, and can be downloaded via fully seeded torrent.

The Windows 7 64-bit (x64 or amd64) M3 (Milestone 3 code drop) version pre-beta has the build version number of 6801.winmain_win7m3.080913-2030. And, it’s also not the latest version of Windows 7 build 6933.winmain.081020-1842 that is been used to demonstrate and presents Windows 7’s features and enhancement during the PDC 2008.

Download Microsoft.Windows.7.64Bit.Build.6801.DVD-WinBeta.torrent

The torrent will download tens of RAR split archives, which when extracted will create Windows 7 pre-beta 6801 untouched and unmodified original DVD ISO image with the following characteristics:

File Name: 6801.0.080913-2030_Client_en-us_ULTIMATE-ULTIMATE_GB1CXFRE_EN_DVD.iso
Size: 3605774336 Bytes
MD5: 51B58FA601D3575D11CA6C753FCDD4D0
SHA1: 74B52D29A00CCA1063B9EF41E9DED2D42FF87764
CRC32: B89522F5

User can burn the ISO to DVD or mount the DVD image using a virtual drive emulator, or simply mount it to CD-ROM drive of virtual machine for installation in a VM. After installation, there is a hack to activate Windows 7 pre-beta with Vista beta2 or RC1 product key, or simply rearm to extend activation grace period to 120 days, during which new beta release should be released.

For more details on Windows 7 features of the pre-beta versions, check out the Windows 7 Reviewer’s Guide.

Update: 64bit (x64 amd64) of Windows 7 Beta (Build 7000) is now available.

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