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Old 06-08-2006, 04:54 AM
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Microsoft Vista PUBLIC Beta 2

Microsoft has now made Windows Vista Beta Public.

For those of you having trouble reaching the site, the following links are direct downloads from Microsoft.

Please remember that this is a BETA and you use it at your own risk! This should only be installed on a 2nd PC or a Virtual PC of some kind. It is not recommended you use this as your main system. The file is a DVD ISO and takes up 3.13GB.

Windows Vista 32bit - English

Windows Vista 64bit - English

Happy Testing

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Old 06-08-2006, 05:15 AM
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I got a friend dropping the DVD round to my place tonight so i'll probably install it on my work laptop to atleast make it more pleasant to use since I can't use my Mac

Old 06-08-2006, 07:31 AM
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Page is already too busy to access, guess there's no chance for me to find the Japanese version. Thanks for the direct link tot he English DVDs

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Old 06-08-2006, 07:39 AM
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Thanks for the link to the file I appreciate it. Hopefully it is better then the last few versions I guess MS needs so much help there just going to have the consumer fix there problems

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Old 06-08-2006, 07:42 AM
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I'm not going to even bother with downloading it. I Downloaded Live Messenger 8 B, Internet Explorer 7 B2 and saw a preview of Microsoft Office 2007 and I don't like any of them.

Old 06-08-2006, 11:23 AM
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I've just set it away downloading now, shall be interesting to see what kind of a system it needs to be able to run properly.

It's interesting to note that Internet Explorer seems to think it's downloaded minus 1% of the ISO, yes minus ...


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Old 06-08-2006, 11:26 AM
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Thanks for the link, hopefully I can download it all before my internet cuts out or crashes

Old 06-08-2006, 11:28 AM
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Thanks for the direct link. The page is down for me too. When did Vista go public?

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Old 06-08-2006, 11:38 AM
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Thanks sooo much! I wanted to get Vista a while ago, but it wasn't open to public (at least legally). The main page WAS down and i am now downloading the 64 bit version. Going pretty fast, and this 4 GB file will be done in about 1 hour. Its at 2% now!

When did it go public? Im guessing recently.


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Old 06-08-2006, 12:24 PM
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Here is another link to Microsoft, with some additional information regarding the public beta release.

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Old 06-08-2006, 12:41 PM
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Going to install it when I get back from California.

It makes me wonder if I will see a performance increase downloading the 64 bit of Vista VS the 32 bit XP Pro I have installed right now. I think my poor Athlon 64 is about to kill me!

The important thing though, is it needs to support my RAID drivers for me to beta it... there is no way in hell I am giving up my RAID0.

Old 06-08-2006, 03:48 PM
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Vista went public yesterday.

This is a very interesting tactic by Microsoft.

I personally don't plan on downloading Vista beta. Although I have an MSDNA account and have had acccess to Vista for quite some time, I don't see a point to doing it and the computer that that I use for testing can't handle the bloatware that Vista seems to be.

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Old 06-08-2006, 03:52 PM
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The Microsoft servers are being killed at the moment. I'm downloading at 50kb/s - 100kb/s and my max is 1000kb/s.

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Old 06-08-2006, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by rackley
The Microsoft servers are being killed at the moment. I'm downloading at 50kb/s - 100kb/s and my max is 1000kb/s.
I got 8mbit down. Was done in about an hour. - Thats my home 8mbit connection in the UK


Old 06-08-2006, 04:09 PM
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I'm getting 800kb/sec download speed right now... -8 % downloaded ... very weird that it's going in negative numbers. First time this has ever happened before.. must be confusing IE since the file is so large.


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