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Lets face it it was going to happen Eventually:

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WORD FROM the badlands of the Internet concerns Microsoft's new Windows Vista.
It appears to have been leaked ahead of the downloadable MSDN release and can be found on various torrent sites and the FTPs of unscrupulous individuals.

We can't confirm if the release works, but after a period with 'nuke' status on the various nfo sites the release is now unnuked and allegedly proper and working.

Also to note is that installing from a previous version of Windows will not work stating a read error, suggesting that the release is far from perfect.

The release has the build number 6000.16386.061101-2205.

The key supplied with the warez release is an older RC2-based key, but apparently the Windows setup will allow you to install without a key for a 30-day period.

We certainly don't condone the download or use of pirated software, but it is interesting this download has come prior to any actual official release from Microsoft.

Oddly, Office 2007 which went final several days before Vista, is still nowhere to be seen.

More updates as we get them
Here:http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=35679
post #2 of 15
hrm... i have rc-2 i think il stick with that for now..

although the one game i play requires me to keep xp because the coding will take months to update :@

hopefuly though i can still get vista when its released and use it for everything but that game...

good find..

is it technicaly pirtated? or did m$ release it for a day like rc-2 then remove it???
    
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Was thinking about it, but Windows XP came free with my new hard drive =)
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Sweet; so we get to use it for 30 days and then it dies? Or what? Anyway, I'm waiting for the official release; I don't like unofficial stuff
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NIce...hahahahahah M$....I feel happy this has happened
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I know where it originated!!! It is on the forums that I browse also!!!! Vista RTM Woot Woot
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if thats the case I can get it from my college on tue....legit btw
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http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20061112-8204.html

more info, didnt think it deserved a new thread
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post #9 of 15
I got a legit copy at work today too so I can get familiar with it so I can help customers.
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hrm... i have rc-2 i think il stick with that for now..

although the one game i play requires me to keep xp because the coding will take months to update :@

hopefuly though i can still get vista when its released and use it for everything but that game...

good find..

is it technicaly pirtated? or did m$ release it for a day like rc-2 then remove it???
You have an X1900 just for one game ?
What game might be that be?
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