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Zain Adeel

love the way engadget puts photo in a different place so the live blog text is clearly visible.. with each reply. nice!! thx for the link :)

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remixedcat

grrrr.... I was wating on a drive enclosure for the other HDD I stole out of a spare pc and its not gonna be here today nooooooooo!!!

must clear some disk space but meh! it will take all day to just clear 20GB that will be so hard... :-(

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PGHammer

the ESD just for upgrades?? is that official?

coz then ill cancel the download.. i want to install it fresh from a CD.

I'm downloading both (the ESD download is fast as blazes...) - however, I'll be using the ESD strictly in VM-based upgrade testing for now.

I'm creating my first test VM as I type this (WDP->WCP).

The next two (7 Ultimate and 7 Home Premium) will follow after seeing what the first one does.

ISO links (with product key - yes, it needs one) are up above (thanks, ynot_m). No snailage in the ISO download either (even with he ESD download in parallel).

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Zain Adeel

DOWNLOADING :D :D :D :D O WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Muhammad Farrukh

Whats up with the speed?

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deactivated170812

At around 460kB/s - maximum for my 4Mbps connection.

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Muhammad Farrukh

Getting around 110

Normal for me :s

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Jason S.

getting it now at 5MB/s :D

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anthdci

i was getting 3.5mb/s, its dropped to about 3mb/s now more people are getting it. 3mins for 32bit, 6 for 64bit, got VMware sitting waiting to mount the ISO :woot:

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joddie191

Dipped from around 6 just now.. but really blazing speeds

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Jason S.

...just how much bandwidth does MS have? :s

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Roger H.

...just how much bandwidth does MS have? :s

CDN - :) Akamai which is one of the backbones is footing this so yeah they are golden. They can max probably a good 50,000 connections at the same time easiliy!

2minutes left for my x64bit download!

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Azies

It was mentioned that these things need keys, yet Microsoft mentioned nothing about keys anywhere.

Doh, there they are.

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spudtrooper

I'm getting 3.3 - 4MB/sec..

The live coverage at Engadget and TheVerge is really showing off how they listened to the community. new gestures, new task management and polished visuals look excellent. can't wait for this bad boy to finish downloading

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Lee G.

I'm getting 4.85MB/s on the x64 ISO, and 6.58MB/s on the x86 ISO.

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Jose_49

...just how much bandwidth does MS have? :s

Seems will be seeing some lag in xbox live and hotmail accounts :p

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PGHammer

...just how much bandwidth does MS have? :s

They contracted for extra - primarily with Team Akamai (http://www.akamai.com).

It was mentioned that these things need keys, yet Microsoft mentioned nothing about keys anywhere.

Doh, there they are.

ROTFLMAO, Homer Azies.... :laugh:

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Muhammad Farrukh

7:50 pm Organizing the Metro tiles seems way, way easier with a mouse.

7:50 pm "Zoom is really really convenient with the mouse as well."

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Zain Adeel

the UI looks really polished!!!...

And whats with the new multitasking gesture??

i didnt get it..

anybody explain?

i get it withthe mouse moving to the top left corner..

how do we do that with touch?

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