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Windows Vista beta open to the public!


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Information:
http://www.microsoft...dy/default.mspx

Download:
http://www.microsoft...dy/preview.mspx

News story:
http://www.geekstogo...?catid=1&id=969

Note: This is beta code and should not be used in a production environment or on a main machine in the home. Beta 2 is intended for developers, IT professionals and technology experts to continue or begin their testing of Windows Vista. Before you decide to use Beta 2, you should feel comfortable with installing operating systems, updating drivers, and general PC troubleshooting. Some risks of using beta operating systems include hardware and software incompatibility and system instability. If you have concerns about installing this beta software on your computer, we encourage you to obtain the final release version of Windows Vista when it is available in 2007.
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oh boy, better get ready for a whole lot of Vista issues....

I'm surprised they are releasing beta2 to the general public. While a step above the most recent milestone, I still do not feel its ready for prime time....
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I also expect there will be a fair share of problems downloading for at least a few days. The x86 version of 3GB+, and the x64 version over 4GB.
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Will XP still be on my computer :|?
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Just curious, but would I be able to dual boot this with windows XP home?
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yes, you can dual boot...but do use a seperate partition
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how do i know which one is suitable for my system now 32 or 64 bit
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If you have a 64 bit system use the 64 if you have 32 use 32, if you dont know either find out using pcwizard or cpu-z or get the 32 which will work on both 32 and 64 bit systems.
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yea i dled pcwizard and i have a 32 bit...thanks
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i got this message when trying to dl vista:

Thank you for your interest in Windows Vista Beta 2.

We are currently experiencing a high level of demand and cannot process your request at this time.

Please check back later for availability. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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The biggest problem you'll have is trying to find where the bodies are buried. That's typical of Microsoft... :whistling:

how do i know which one is suitable for my system now 32 or 64 bit

What are the 64-bit programs that's a must-have? That's the key as to whether or not you need a 64-bit operating system.
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the key is whether you have the hardware that supports it
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You can take the PC Pitstop's Vista Readiness test at: http://www.pcpitstop...ady/default.asp if you're planning to install Vista. Be sure to look at "Recommended"

Note: PC Pitstop's is having issues with hard drive recognition on the Vista test, and will have it fixed soon.

http://forums.pcpits...howtopic=119062

Edited by Kenny94, 09 June 2006 - 03:28 PM.

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i know this will look realy stupid but what is windows vista beta? :whistling:
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Beta means software in its large scale testing phase, usually involves a conrtolled group at first then a public for everyone to try, it lets the developers find bugs faster and fine tune features. Vista is the replacement to XP.
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