Windows 7 Starter available as torrent?

Of the many versions of Windows 7 that will be available come October, the most basic version called Starter is not meant for store shelves or end-consumers.  The plan was to release Starter to OEM’s for installation on netbooks and other pared down PC’s.

However it appears that there’s a version floating around as a torrent, claiming to have been the version released via Microsoft’s MSDN service.  It doesn’t include any keys, activation hacks etc. so it’s long-term utility is questionable.  The torrent maker provided MD5 identifiers and states that the installation is time limited, so at least on the surface it seems genuine.  However, as with all torrent files of commercial software, know that usage is at your own risk and is generally risky.

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Posted on August 18, 2009, in Microsoft Windows and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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