Windows Vista Beta 2: Largest software download in history

Posted by sbink on June 10 2006, 4:58 AM. Posted in Windows Vista.

In an instant message chat, Microsoft has told the Windows Featured Communities that the demand for Windows Vista Beta 2 has been overwhelming and is seen as the largest downloaded software in history.  Currently, they are serving product keys out ten times faster then the downloads can be served and are serving the files as fast as they can - any faster and there would be a measurable impact on the internet. Quote:

"So, we are literally saying that if we increased our bandwidth any further there's a possibilty of taking down the Internet - people might have problems with World Cup viewing, etc" Microsoft Representative

People who have recieved Vista Beta 2 product keys, but are unable to download, may need to wait a few days, up to one week.  Microsoft encoruages users who want to try out Windows Vista Beta 2 to order the DVD.  When they recieve the DVD in 1-4 weeks, install it, and activate it, they will be automattically guaranteed an RC1 upgrade.