Microsoft has cranked up the download site for the Windows 7 Beta 1 public download – otherwise known as the Windows 7 Beta Customer Preview Program.

Although it may be a bit overwhelmed with traffic the page is live and located at

Some of the caveats for this release that they have posted are:

  • You are willing to participate as an active beta tester and provide feedback to help us complete Windows 7.
  • You have an extra computer available to dedicate to testing beta software.
  • You can back up your PC, install and reinstall Windows, and reconfigure your home network connection.
  • You’re comfortable troubleshooting your own PC problems. There’s no technical support available for the Beta.
  • You understand how to burn an ISO file to a DVD using your computer’s DVD burner.
  • You have a system recovery disc and know how to use it.
  • You enjoy participating in an interactive community of beta testers, sharing experiences and feedback in real-time.

Just 2.5 million downloads will be offered so get your download on quickly!