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Old 09-14-06, 11:08 PM
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Windows Vista beta has opened to public again

Just a heads up if you (like me) were waiting for Microsoft to open up the beta registration program again for Windows Vista.. looks like they started accepting new signups sometime earlier today.

Go here and scroll down to the links to either download (for free) or order on dvd (for fee). You have to submit a legit email address, but other than that, no real hassle. The Release Candidate 1 (RC1) that is out now will not expire until June 2007, and once you register you will be able to get any future releases between now and the final.

I really like what I've seen of it so far...
Old 09-14-06, 11:27 PM
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DVD is NOT free! $3.00 + $2.20 Shipping

I ordered it anyway. Thanks for the heads-up.
Old 09-15-06, 12:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Sonicflood
DVD is NOT free! $3.00 + $2.20 Shipping
That's why I said "for FEE"
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Is this what the boot screen looks like?
http://www.maj.com/gallery/Ykcab/PCS...stapreview.png
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So...my somewhat new PC is 'Vista ready'.

I have a raid 0 setup.

Can I run a dual boot with this and XP? I'm thinking no but just wanted to check and ask the first stupid question for this thread

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Originally Posted by Ranger
Is this what the boot screen looks like?
http://www.maj.com/gallery/Ykcab/PCS...stapreview.png
Mine looks different from that. If anyone knows how to take a screenshot of the bootscreen, I can post a pic.
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Also wanted to point out that when you sign up for the beta program and get a product key, that key is actually good for installation on up to 10 different devices (after windows is installed, it goes online to 'activate')
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Originally Posted by Geminix
That's why I said "for FEE"
I was blinded by the posibility!
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Sweet! I just built a new computer (AMD 4200 Dual Core!) so I'll check out the 64-bit version when I get home.
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Originally Posted by PixyJunket
Sweet! I just built a new computer (AMD 4200 Dual Core!) so I'll check out the 64-bit version when I get home.

I wouldn't recommend that. Unless you like constant crashing. I'd stick to the 32 bit for now. Anyway if you don't have any 64 bit programs there isn't really any advantage.
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Originally Posted by Mopower
I wouldn't recommend that. Unless you like constant crashing. I'd stick to the 32 bit for now. Anyway if you don't have any 64 bit programs there isn't really any advantage.
Hmm.. is that the same for XP 64?
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Originally Posted by PixyJunket
Hmm.. is that the same for XP 64?

Not sure about the crashing problems but I think to take advantage of a 64 bit operation system you need to use 64 bit programs.
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Originally Posted by Ranger
Is this what the boot screen looks like?
http://www.maj.com/gallery/Ykcab/PCS...stapreview.png
On my test system at work, I don't see a logo at all. Just the moving bar.

You should be able to dual boot XP and Vista.
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I'd give it a whirl, but it seems like there may be some compatibility issues w/ a few programs I have running. I'll just wait until all the kinks get worked out.
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Originally Posted by Deftones
I'd give it a whirl, but it seems like there may be some compatibility issues w/ a few programs I have running. I'll just wait until all the kinks get worked out.
Whatcha doin' on October 20th, 2019? Got plans?
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No Windows OS I can think of ever worked out all the kinks, but I think I know what you meant. I may wait 6-12 months for the real show stopping flaws to get worked out.
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Originally Posted by fumanstan
You should be able to dual boot XP and Vista.
I want to install RC1 just for the hell of it but don't have a spare pc to play around with. Do i have to have a secondary partition to dual boot?

Also, does anyone know if I can go back to XP after installing Vista...or am I stuck with it once installed? Thanks

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