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I'm going to install the Windows Vista Beta

Mirage

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I decided that I will be installing the Windows Beta release candidate 1 Beta. I am starting the download now and will try to post some screenshots and comments when I have it up and running. :)

64 bit OS here I come! :D

First things first.. Only 3.59 gigs to go. ;)
 

Doc

Trust me, I'm The Doctor.
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How do you go about getting a key?
 

Mirage

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They give you a unique key that expires when the real Vista comes out. Or it might be 90 days, or 180 days or something. Not sure, but they give you a key when you sign up for the Beta.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/

:)
 

Mirage

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It's an insane download. I still have a few hours left and am sitting at exactly 80% now. 2.90 gigs downloaded so far.

I am very interested in testing this out. I'll hopefully have some screens to post tomorrow if all goes well with the install. :)
 

Albey

Registered Member
Cool lol, wonder how they'll put it on disc. a dvd? what if it don't have a dvd :p
 

Mirage

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A DVD-ROM drive is one of the requirements for running Vista..

As for my download, I burned it to a DVD and it booted to the install just fine, but after loading the files it just hung. :(

That's a great waste of my only DVD-R I had... *grumble*
 

Albey

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I havn't got a chance to install it yet. Was gonna wait untill i got back to md with one of my other pc's. Did you email them and tell them it just hung and did nothing?
 

Mirage

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Not sure if I'd get a response if I did. :)

I might just order the DVD for $6. Would be easier. It could have been a slight download problem or something that caused it. I'd assume a fresh DVD from MS would work fine. (No jokes please.. :D, I know.. I know..)
 

hemisync

Registered Member
I know this post is a bit old now, I was just wondering how things went and if you were able to get it installed. I've been thinking of installing the beta on a tester PC I've just not got around to doing it yet
 
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