Update: You can try using the direct downloads for Windows 7 Beta 32-bit or 64-bit versions.
As promised, Windows 7 Beta is officially available to download for the general public. You’ll need a Windows Live email address to be able to download it. You can download the Beta from here where you can either choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit versions.
I just tried to download the 64-bit version but the server is experiencing “technical difficulties”, in other words, a lot of traffic… who knows why :). I’ll be checking in a few more hours. If you are able to download, please let me know.
Well, just to fill in some blanks you can download the 64bit version. But what you are going to find after you start using it is that many hardware vendors have not or seem will not make compatible drivers for the existing hardware. Yep, you have to replace that printer. The 32bit version seems to do alright. You can install using the vista 32 drivers in compatibility mode and it works. Once again MS is forcing vendors to use the 64bit version and hardware vendors are not playing along. It’s sort of the same issue with 64bit processing, vendors are reluctant to modify apps the actually use the quad processing power.