Install SharePoint 2010 Beta on Win7 – How To

Everyone says SP2010 can be installed on Win7 and when you actually try to do it – BAM!
It says setup is unable to proceed as the product requires Windows Server 2008 (x64).

Error Saying Win 7 is not Supported
Error Saying Win 7 is not Supported

Here is what came to my rescue:

The above issue can be solved easily by adding one extra line to your setup configuration file, usually found at C:\Program Files (x86)\MSECache\oserver2010\Files\Setup\config.xml

Edit the file and add the below line just before </config>

Now you can go ahead and run C:\Program Files (x86)\MSECache\oserver2010\splash.hta

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