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I missed the first release--so I went ahead and ordered 5 DVDs of the beta 2 now that is <a href="http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=5571879" target="_blank"> available </a><br />
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Thought I'd pass along that info in case anyone else who missed it wants to give it a try.<br />
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I am assuming that the DVD will come with a license key otherwise I will hate MS even more than usual for stealing my $26.25 for useless crap. Since I ordered 5 I am hoping that there will be 5 keys or one key that will work for five installs--if not refer to my seething hatred aforementioned in the paragraph above...<br />
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It took me 1/2 and hour to navigate through the labrynthine coils of the beast--I even had to start a hotmail account (yuck!) just to sign in--MS sucks soooooooooooo hard. I just did this so I could get a (nearly) free OS LOL.<br />
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Am I going to be pissed?
 

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LOL Yea, i just got a "Package" today (My school sends me an e-mail when i get one). Needless to say, I thought it was my HDD's in already, but it turns out to be the Vista RC1... I didn't even order it, they just sent it to me because i signed up for some of their other stuff <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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Works for me. Maybe I can install it on my new Hdd's <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">I missed the first release--so I went ahead and ordered 5 DVDs of the beta 2 now that is <a href="http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=5571879" target="_blank"> available </a><br />
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Thought I'd pass along that info in case anyone else who missed it wants to give it a try.<br />
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I am assuming that the DVD will come with a license key otherwise I will hate MS even more than usual for stealing my $26.25 for useless crap. Since I ordered 5 I am hoping that there will be 5 keys or one key that will work for five installs--if not refer to my seething hatred aforementioned in the paragraph above...<br />
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It took me 1/2 and hour to navigate through the labrynthine coils of the beast--I even had to start a hotmail account (yuck!) just to sign in--MS sucks soooooooooooo hard. I just did this so I could get a (nearly) free OS LOL.<br />
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Am I going to be pissed?</div>

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</div>Don't forget it IS microsoft, I wouldn't be surprised <img src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick Out Tongue" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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Really though, it's a good OS with rarely any glitches, I have it on a dual boot, and it's good.. Just need 2 gigs to run it properly though.
 

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same here i downloaded the OS then i had to jump through hoops to get a key W.T.F microshaft. That's not kool
 

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But will I be getting a key with the DVDs they are sending me? I sorta sound slike it (check the linky above) because they say it can be installed either as an upgrade to XP or as a standalone OS.<br />
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I want to use this to fire up some more rigs--but I want to know if I got shafted or if the keys will be provided?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">But will I be getting a key with the DVDs they are sending me? I sorta sound slike it (check the linky above) because they say it can be installed either as an upgrade to XP or as a standalone OS.<br />
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I want to use this to fire up some more rigs--but I want to know if I got shafted or if the keys will be provided?</div>

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</div>If not I can provide a key as I cant use the current builds because vista doesn't currently support sli... so If you want a key pm me. Signed up and got some keys a week back.
 

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I ordered the beta a few week ago and it came today and it has a key with it.
 

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YAY! Well Chopes if you need that key back or whatever let me know. This is awesome. I guess the farm will be Vista powered!
 

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Each key is good for 10 installs so you will get 50 installs <img src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />
 

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What's the difference from downloading it for free?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">What's the difference from downloading it for free?</div>

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</div>You pay shipping but you get a disc and (obviously) there is nothing to download.
 

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Ultimately what why would it matter? [Not being stingy..just wondering]<br />
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I downloaded and burned the image to a DVD...is there a beneficial part to buying it?
 

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Good question!<br />
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Gotta wonder what's up with MS these days. I assume this beta is a fully functional OS with all the basic stuff people need. Seems odd to just give away 50 copies of it like that. But I will not look that gift horse in the mouth.<br />
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Just glad to have a major stash of OS for the Farm. This December is gonna be crazy--can't let Ronin de Beatrice run without some chasing!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Ultimately what why would it matter? [Not being stingy..just wondering]<br />
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I downloaded and burned the image to a DVD...is there a beneficial part to buying it?</div>

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</div>For you, apparently not. I think it's mostly for people who have slow internet like dialup but they really want to try it.
 

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Did you get a key when you DownLoaded it? The last Beta I DLed did not have a key--so after like 18 hours of DLing I still could not use the darn thing!
 

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Well I guess the only good reason to pay for the disc is because of dialup.<br />
Microsoft sent me e-mails with links to the new Beta versions and with a CD-Key everytime.<br />
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I installed it and uninstalled and installed XP again. Vista was horrible for me as some programs and/or devices were incompatible. As of that date..a few weeks ago
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Is this build 5728 or a newer build of Vista?</div>

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No its the 5600 build. A new version will be out Friday, or tomorrow. RC2 I believe.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">No its the 5600 build. A new version will be out Friday, or tomorrow. RC2 I believe.</div>

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</div>I'm all really new to this "try it before you buy" software stuff... Will RC2 be 5728 or newer? Since all of the links on Microshaft site goes to 5600, are they simply calling build 5728 (which hasen't truly been available to everyone) RC2?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">I'm all really new to this "try it before you buy" software stuff... Will RC2 be 5728 or newer? Since all of the links on Microshaft site goes to 5600, are they simply calling build 5728 (which hasen't truly been available to everyone) RC2?</div>

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</div>5728 is available from microsoft if you have the right link.
 
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