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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.

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