Effective April 30, the Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) will be available to MSDN subscribers and TechNet Plus subscribers.
On Tuesday, May 5 (PST), the RC will be available to everyone via our Customer Preview Program. As with the Beta, the Windows 7 RC Customer Preview Program is a broad public program that offers the RC free to anyone who wants to download it. It will be available at least through June 30, 2009, with no limits on the number of downloads or product keys available.
So you donít need rush to make sure you get your copy. When youíre ready to download the RC, itíll be waiting for you.
Windows 7 Beta downloads are no longer available. However, you can still register for a product key or look up the key youíve already gotten.