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Author Topic: Windows vista beta preview program begins  (Read 4148 times)

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Windows vista beta preview program begins
« on: June 08, 2006, 07:34:01 AM »
http://fileforum.bet...h_32bit/1149728719/1

The windows vista customer preview program has officially been launched for windows vista.

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We invite you to be among the first to experience the clarity that Windows Vista can bring to your world. The Windows Vista Customer Preview Program makes a pre-release edition of Windows Vista Ultimate broadly available to the public for the first time.

Note: This is beta code and should not be used in a production environment or on a main machine in the home. Beta 2 is intended for developers, IT professionals and technology experts to continue or begin their testing of Windows Vista. Before you decide to use Beta 2, you should feel comfortable with installing operating systems, updating drivers, and general PC troubleshooting. Some risks of using beta operating systems include hardware and software incompatibility and system instability. If you have concerns about installing this beta software on your computer, we encourage you to obtain the final release version of Windows Vista when it is available in 2007.

If you decide to install Windows Vista Beta 2, we would like to thank you for taking the time to test the product. Your feedback is an integral part of our development process. Thank you for being part of the Windows Vista team!


Once downloaded, you must register for a key at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/preview.mspx. Looks like everyone now gets a chance :) Enjoy!

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Re: Windows vista beta preview program begins
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2006, 07:57:33 AM »
Not a download for the fainthearted ;)

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Re: Windows vista beta preview program begins
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2006, 02:58:06 AM »
I'm not one who usually has computer-related anger issues, but trying to download the Vista beta I've found myself storming out of the room a few times wishing I had a full unlimited warranty on everything I own so I could smash something to pieces.

Grr!


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Re: Windows vista beta preview program begins
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2006, 03:04:52 AM »
it is quite simple, just 2 clicks:
1)http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/Microsoft_Windows_Vista_English_32bit/1149728719/1

2)download now.
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Re: Windows vista beta preview program begins
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2006, 03:51:02 AM »
it is quite simple, just 2 clicks:
1)http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/Microsoft_Windows_Vista_English_32bit/1149728719/1

2)download now.
Not quite... Loads of work to download the OS! the "download now" link takes you to microsoft's ultra-bloated site where you never can find anything. Then you have to look for the download link, register a "live id" if you don't have one, and then, finally, download it.
Then, you just have to wait for the 3.2 gb download to end ;)

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Re: Windows vista beta preview program begins
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2006, 04:06:51 AM »
Not quite... Loads of work to download the OS! the "download now" link takes you to microsoft's ultra-bloated site where you never can find anything. Then you have to look for the download link, register a "live id" if you don't have one, and then, finally, download it.
Then, you just have to wait for the 3.2 gb download to end ;)
hmm, this is odd, it takes only 2 clicks for me, click the link and then click download now:
http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/951/gadwinscreenshot0052gt.png
Windows vista beta preview program begins
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Re: Windows vista beta preview program begins
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2006, 04:09:48 AM »
 ;D weird... i got this:
Screenshot-06_06_09,10_08_27_ver001_thumb.png

Maybe it is because i'm not registered (or because i'm in portugal...).

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Re: Windows vista beta preview program begins
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2006, 04:14:30 AM »
hmm, interesting, i am not from the US and also not register at fileforum.com, could it be the browser we use? ;D
i have firefox.
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Re: Windows vista beta preview program begins
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2006, 04:22:59 AM »
oh my, i just tried download with Maxthon and i got that message:
Access denied.

Please go to http://www.windowsvi...com/getready/preview

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Re: Windows vista beta preview program begins
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2006, 04:37:56 AM »
kimmchii: posted follow-up here: http://www.donationc...63.msg27832#msg27832
(it worked when i tried firefox!  :down: :down: :down:)

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Re: Windows vista beta preview program begins
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2006, 04:43:20 AM »
haha, why  :down: :down: :down: :D

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