We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,259 News Articles

Heavy demand crashes Windows 7 sites

MSDN and TechNet pages knocked offline

Subscribers of Microsoft's MSDN and TechNet services struggled to get Windows 7 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) yesterday as heavy demand knocked the download sites offline.

MSDN and TechNet subscribers were supposed to find the 32- and 64-bit editions of Windows 7 RC available for download, but the download pages for the release candidate were inaccessible to many people.

Attempts to reach the MSDN download for Windows 7 RC, for instance, were greeted with the message "Sorry, we were unable to service your request", while the TechNet download page brought up the error "We're sorry! The page you were expecting to see has been removed or is unavailable".

Windows 7 RC is expected to be available for public download next Tuesday, May 5.

Windows 7 'launching in October 09'


IDG UK Sites

Best Black Friday 2014 tech deals: Get bargains on smartphones, tablets, laptops and more

IDG UK Sites

What the Internet of Things will look like in 2015: homes will get smarter, people might get fitter

IDG UK Sites

See how Trunk's animated ad helped Ade Edmondson plug The Car Buying Service

IDG UK Sites

Yosemite tips: Complete Guide to OS X Yosemite