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Various Questions Regarding Vista


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Lyrical

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1. Would I be risking it if I were to get the beta of Vista?
Example: It'll start crashing often, or some options don't work.

2. If after getting Vista and I dont like it because it caused trouble, could I change back to XP? I dont havce the Xp Home CD, just the back-up that comes with the computer. Also, would all my info be deleted?

3. I have Windows XP SP2 Home right now, and I just got a cracked XP Pro today, if I were to put Pro on this computer, would all my info from before be deleted?

4. Anyone know of a download where I can get the Vista skin only? I've searched around and found 1 or 2, but I read what the downloaders daid and they complained about it, such as it wouldnt un-instal correctly.

Info on my computer:
AMD Athlon XP 3000+
512 MB
160 GB
Nvidia GeForce MX 400 AGP 8X


A few programs listed, for extra info:
Ad-Aware SE Professional
AVG Anti-Virus 7.1
Diskeeper Professional Premier Edition
iPod for Windows 2005-09-23
iTunes
LimeWire PRO 4.10.9
NVIDIA Drivers
Opera
PC Tools AntiVirus 2.0
PC-Doctor for Windows
Spy Sweeper for MSN
Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4
Trillian Pro 3.1 Build 121
Spyware Doctor 3.5
TrojanHunter 4.2
Update for Windows XP (KB894391)
Update for Windows XP (KB896727)
Update for Windows XP (KB898461)
Update for Windows XP (KB910437)
Windows Installer 3.1 (KB893803)
Windows Installer 3.1 (KB893803)
Windows Media Format Runtime
Windows Media Player 10
Windows Media Player 9 Hotfix [See KB885492 for more information]
Windows XP Hotfix - KB867282
Windows XP Hotfix - KB873333
Windows XP Hotfix - KB873339
Windows XP Hotfix - KB885250
Windows XP Hotfix - KB885835
Windows XP Hotfix - KB885836
Windows XP Hotfix - KB886185
Windows XP Hotfix - KB887472
Windows XP Hotfix - KB887742
Windows XP Hotfix - KB888113
Windows XP Hotfix - KB888302
Windows XP Hotfix - KB890047
Windows XP Hotfix - KB890175
Windows XP Hotfix - KB890859
Windows XP Hotfix - KB890923
Windows XP Hotfix - KB891781
Windows XP Hotfix - KB893066
Windows XP Hotfix - KB893086
Windows XP Service Pack 2
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We cant support illegal software.
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Sorry..didn't know it was illegal.
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Anything with cracked in the name is gonna be illegal, and the betas arent freely available so getting them from anyone but MS is also illegal.
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You didn't buy the software so it is illegal. Is this true ??
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You can sign up for the Vista program at Microsoft Connect and hope you get invited but my understanding at this point is they aren't taking any more beta testers.
http://connect.microsoft.com/
They were also taking nominations here http://blogs.msdn.co.../08/546358.aspx
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