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I've been trying to download it since today very early in the morning, all I get it's a 13 MB ISO with some information in it... But, it's a good lesson...read the fine print, especially when Microsoft places it in a bold red font! So, you need to wait your DVD arrive. by John.Wilkinson / June 10, 2006 2:21 PM PDT In reply to: what you expect me to read My cable (including internet) went out for a few hours one night, so this contact form

Yes, my system supports 64 bit and would be nice to test that but I will have to wait I think... Sunday, July 09, 2006 5:31 AM 5 Sign in to vote The key is difference. Got it downloading as we speak!Thanks againPaul Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - YAHOOOO MORE BELLS AND WISTLES and WIDGETS and new MAKEUP by ask4anu / June 8, 2006 I mean, typically we buy a new supposed stable , full blown OS and millions basically end up beta testing the darn thing any way. http://layersmagazine.com/windows-vista-beta-2-now-available-to-the-public.html

Now the fun begins...most of the wise, experienced users are taking the hands-off approach, opting instead to watch the inexperienced rush in head first. It'll make Speak Easy look like an empty room.Respectfully submitted, your humble servant. Windows IT Pro Guest Blogs Veeam All Sponsored Blogs Advertisement Join the Conversation Get answers to questions, share tips, and engage with the IT professional community at myITforum. With the combination of few people experienced with it and most issues being unresolvable by the end user, discussion should remain in the official forum or other methods of contact.

Microsoft expects more than 2 million people to test Vista Beta 2. "The Windows Vista Customer Preview Program \[CPP\] makes a pre-release edition of Windows Vista Ultimate broadly available to the Thanks for the info...PC WordL announced it as well, actually everybody is talking about this. So, no more registration link now. Also, you say people who have no business around good beta.

So, once again, use at your own risk!Availability:The first option is to download a copy of Windows Vista Beta 2 yourself. Paul Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - x64 is gone... I took your reply as just being mad about it but I understand where you are coming from and those who didn't read the warnings, don't know what they are doing, http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/windows-vista-beta-2-released-public I see the don't blame me society is still going strong.

No success.I burnt using Alchohol 120%, Roxio, and B's Recorder Gold basic. If this is just a beta.....the 2007 realease should be a big hit. I'm just some steps away from testing the last version. it is certainly not ready for use as primary OS, in fact i had more luck with 5308 than beta 2.

In fact, Vista Beta 2 has set a new record for number of downloads. https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/windows-vista-beta-2-is-now-available-182290/ Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. Share your thoughts and experiences there, we will be as well! Download the ISO file to your PC - this is free (aside from your internet charges etc).See http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/preview.mspx to either download or order your DVD.

So, while I'm not as familiar with previous statements and issues as some others, I do feel I have a firm handle on it.4.) I see how you took offense to weblink Are you the one capable of judging who is and isn't? Thursday, June 08, 2006 1:06 PM Answers 5 Sign in to vote the beta program was closed for at least 2 weeks. It's a "Buyer Beware" situation and meant to stay in the "Beta" community.

The next part of my review will be available this week. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Break machines... Then, after all the preloaded high end machines hit the market and some of the ''Keyboard Challenged'' get their hands on them, another flood of ''Why won't my [put anything here] http://midsolutions.org/windows-vista/windows-vista-64-bit-error-8007045d-when-try-to-install-or-download-vista-service-pac.html If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post).

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  • Hell....I'm seriously considering slapping my Vista install disc into my main comp, and giving it a spin.
  • No problem here, I'm just making an observation.
  • PLease note, RC1 will release soon....
  • So, keep your eyes on MS website!
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  • Paul Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - PEBKAC error by sinclair--2008 / June 10, 2006 9:52 AM PDT In reply to: I don't mind being asked. . .
  • First, the company may wish to keep the details quite, such as is currently the case with Trillian 4 Beta 1, and was the case previously with the early builds of
  • Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Thank you by PKsteven / June 10, 2006 9:04 AM PDT In reply to: I agree with you...
  • the beta hit IRC long ago and probably has a few million users already test driving it.
  • For one it clearly states that this should not be run on a primary machine, it doesn't have support, it has some compatability problems, it should not be used to upgrade

John Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - (NT) (NT) right on by Mark5019 / June 10, 2006 7:39 AM PDT In reply to: You HAVE to be kidding. . by John.Wilkinson / June 10, 2006 7:18 AM PDT In reply to: What part of 1.) Betas are not covered in the written forum policies, and a quick search for that About CNET Privacy Policy Ad Choice Terms of Use Mobile User Agreement Help Center HomeAutoGadgetsHardwareInternetITScienceSoftwareBlogsPolls Submit News Software Windows Vista Beta 2 Available for Public Download Brandon Hill (Blog) - June I am busy and have a family and can't always keep up on the latest, so that post was much appreciated.

While not sure why you bullseyed my reply, I was responding back to the comments in the post , not telling him to let others do their job. (no offense to Even last night download servers were overloaded and now the page with links to the downloads isn't available. hehehe Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Working smooth by PKsteven / June 9, 2006 4:13 PM PDT In reply to: Thanks for the info... his comment is here I mean I got the Vista 32 bit in 1hour and a half with DAP download manager at @899 kb/s, but there is no way to access the Beta 64 bit

I stated in another post that perhaps MS is doing the correct thing this time. Advertisement Advertisement A download manager is highly recommended for these downloads, as each one is over 3GB in size. Hehehee I was one of the guys that made more than 10 posts in Microsoft's web pages, forums, etc leting them now how rude the were this time... Good work Bill, and thanks John for the link.Y4 Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Back to Windows Legacy OS forum 36 total posts (Page 1 of 2) 01 02 Next

You have to respond to an error prompt to continue, so we recommend acquiring your own download manager. It should not be used on a mission-critical computer, nor should it be relied upon for mission-critical tasks. (I cannot stress this enough!) Vista Beta 2 is prone to crashes, is If it's out there, it will be asked by someone. >> I feel I brought up some valid points, wondering who is he to judge who should get VISTA, not agreeing However while that manager can resume broken downloads, it does not automatically do so.

This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Microsoft is the leader in the world for operating systems. Also, you say people who have no business around good beta. I have come across a fatal error.

Let's see what the goods are... They are also very popular and MS download servers are under heavy load. The released build number is 5384.4, which is the same as the technical beta. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.

We have all the information you need to get your copy, although it may take a while. To access the Vista Beta 2 CPP, use the following URL: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/preview.mspx I've been reviewing Vista Beta 2 on an ongoing basis on the SuperSite for Windows. Is anyone having the same issue or is it that Microsoft has lock out the download for the 64 bit already??This is something really weird, Can anyone check if it is Chuck said 'replies' (referring to multiple near personal attacks), so I was trying to say, though perhaps not very well, that I didn't see anything wrong with your reply. (I can