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    Default Windows Vista Beta 2 out

    Just tried to download windows vista beta version and the microsoft site says can not download due to high demand try again later.Anybody got this version yet and what is it like.

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    Default Re: Windows Vista Beta 2 out

    3 - 4 Gb download would blow my monthly cap, already downloaded SUSE this month so it will have to wait till after the 25th, I see you can have a DVD sent to ya for $13.........

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    Default Re: Windows Vista Beta 2 out

    I hope there aren't too many people in my area wanting to download it or I can see JetStream getting very slow over the weekend.

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    Default Re: Windows Vista Beta 2 out

    Quote Originally Posted by maccrazy
    I hope there aren't too many people in my area wanting to download it or I can see JetStream getting very slow over the weekend.

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    Default Re: Windows Vista Beta 2 out

    i'm wondering if it's legal to get it from a torrent?
    you can get email from ms and get the register code and stuff
    but if their server is all full and slow
    then would getting it from a torrent be illegal?
    also if it's a public release..can it actually be illegal?

    just a thought..big big image file kinda = find torrent for me..

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    Default Re: Windows Vista Beta 2 out

    Quote Originally Posted by snoopy
    3 - 4 Gb download would blow my monthly cap, already downloaded SUSE this month so it will have to wait till after the 25th, I see you can have a DVD sent to ya for $13.........
    You could have a DVD sent but you need a credit card.
    Unfortunately I don't have or want a credit card. I phoned Microsoft today and offered to send $13 via direct credit or even drive from where I am to Auckland and pay for a DVD.

    Best advice I had was to download for free. "We can't sell you a DVD without a credit card."

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    Default Re: Windows Vista Beta 2 out

    You need to get a product key and activate it as normal windows.

    From NZ you get the message that all keys already given. However if you use a hotmail address in which you lie and say you are from the US you will get one.

    Just installing it now on a free partition I have especially for such things.

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    Default Re: Windows Vista Beta 2 out

    So what exactly are the system requirements for Vista Beta 2?

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    Default Re: Windows Vista Beta 2 out

    Quote Originally Posted by technicianxp
    So what exactly are the system requirements for Vista Beta 2?
    Must be huge because I installed it on my 3.6Ghz P4 with 1MB DDR2 Ram in dual channel mode, NVidia 6800 graphics card with 512MB ram and it runs like a dog. Opening windows and doing stuff is painfull.
    It did detect everything on the MB except the sound chip but did pick up the HD audio.

    I may be a matter of tuning bt straight out of the install really puts me off.

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    Default Re: Windows Vista Beta 2 out

    Quote Originally Posted by Big John
    Must be huge because I installed it on my 3.6Ghz P4 with 1MB DDR2 Ram in dual channel mode, NVidia 6800 graphics card with 512MB ram and it runs like a dog. Opening windows and doing stuff is painfull.
    It did detect everything on the MB except the sound chip but did pick up the HD audio.

    I may be a matter of tuning bt straight out of the install really puts me off.
    According to their website it wants a lot less than what you have. But this is normal, the thing wanted 15Gb to install right? All that bloatware, DRM and seeing as XP spends a huge amount of time monitoring everything,trying to phone home, and making copies of everything you launch I bet Vista is far, far worse.
    This is why I don't want anything to do with it until the likes of Black Viper are out.

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