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Where and how can I get the Vista BETA?

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I really want to check out the latest Vista BETA but where and how does someone get it?
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post #2 of 36
*cough* Torrent *Cough*
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any more legal ways? I mean is Microsoft actually having an open BETA or do you have to be a BETA tester to get it, other than torrenting it lol.
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post #4 of 36
Torrent is pretty much the only way for the common man.....
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There have been people get it from torrent and then they called to activate it and microsoft gave them a legal key. You might try it, they will either give you a key or they wont. I got my copy from torrent. It's big. 2.7GB and requires a hefty pc. I installed it at school on a 2.4 GHz computer with 512MB of ram and it took 2 hours to install. Need lots of ram with this O.S.
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Oh, damn lol. Well reps for you guys anyways.
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post #7 of 36
ive looked for the torrents but couldnt find anyone that looked legitimit (if there is such a thing )
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post #8 of 36
I might have the Vista Beta DVD lyin around somewhere if u want to check it out. but you shouldn't waiste your time.
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post #9 of 36
I think microsoft have a selected closed beta program, they dont let joe get ahold of something like vista. you can imagine the problems, everyone would call it crap because its a beta, and then itll kill the publicity they are trying to drum up for it at the moment. its all about hype i guess, and the less people that have it, the more hype is spun up.
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post #10 of 36
Actually, microsoft needs vista out there so they can figure out and fix the bugs and security problems. This is the only way to figure out the problems.
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