Windows 7 RC download crashes

 

Microsoft has managed a repeat performance of its January debacle when the Windows 7 beta public download crashed due to high demand.

When Windows 7 Release Candidate downloads were officially made available for MSDN and TechNet subscribers, the site began to slow down and for several hours subscribers who tried to log on found themselves unable to reach the download pages.

A spokesperson for Microsoft said that the problem was not bandwidth but that its SQL Server database had reached excessive fragmentation levels caused by the tremendous surge of queries.

Microsoft has apparently fixed the problem.

theinquirer.net (c) 2010 Incisive Media


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