Earlier we reported how the 32-bit edition of Windows 7 Beta 1 leaked on BitTorrent days before Microsoft’s official release. Now, roughly two weeks after that, the 64-bit edition of Windows 7 Beta 1 build 7000 (bearing version number 7000.0.081212-1400) has leaked on several public and private torrent trackers across the world. An official release of beta 1 is expected on the 9th of January.
The leaked 64-bit version is released by the group WinBeta who are known for their Microsoft product releases. It seems that the leaked version is an untouched ISO image of the original DVD. There does not seem to be any cracks or modifications bundled with the release. The following is quoted from the WinBeta NFO:
Nukers-This must remain an iso or it will not extract or boot.
Enjoy. This is an original untouched iso.
There are no serial keys included with this release as well and WinBeta claims that a CD-key is not needed for the installation. Those who want the release can now download it via BitTorrent or they can wait for direct download links as the official release is expected sometime today.