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Windows Vista for Guinness World Records - Largest Downloaded Software on the Internet

Windows Vista RecordThe final retail version of Windows Vista is nowhere in sight yet but the beta version of Window Vista has already set a world-record on the internet.

Windows Vista Beta 2 Installer, which is an ISO file weighing around 3.5 GB, has become the largest downloaded software in the history of Internet.

While Microsoft is not commenting on the download statistics of Windows Vista, they do feel that it could choke the internet pipeline with so many people downloading a 3.5 GB Windows Vista Installer file at the same time across the globe
So, we are literally saying that if we increased our bandwidth any further there's a possibility of taking down the Internet - people might have problems with World Cup viewing, etc
A similar bandwidth concern was raised when Microsoft releases Service Pack 2 for Windows XP.

Here's a recent warning displayed on the download site of Windows Vista: We are experiencing extremely high download demand at this time. The wait time to start the download is very long and many customers may be unable to access the download site. Microsoft customers are therefore encouraged to order Windows Vista DVD.