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    Re: Vista beta open to all and sundry

    I got mullett_mans to work at home last night. Only took 4 1/2 hrs on 2mb broadband, and I'm installing it as we speak. All seems to be going well. The Office 2007 took 5 hrs to install mind you!!

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    Re: Vista beta open to all and sundry

    5 hours?

    I had no problem except Outlook needed POP enabled on the Exchange server, and I needed to send email from a different account to which I received email.

    Uninstalled it and broke all versions of Outlook.

    All up and running now though, still don't see why it took 5 hours to install for you.

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    Re: Vista beta open to all and sundry

    God Dammit.

    Download Died after 2.66Gb.

    No download manager

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    Re: Vista beta open to all and sundry

    God Dammit.

    Download Died after 2.66Gb.

    No download manager

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    Re: Vista beta open to all and sundry

    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful
    God Dammit.

    Download Died after 2.66Gb.

    No download manager
    Same happened here. Managed to get the direct download working from homelast night. Left it at 1.34Gb, came down this morning and its had died.

    Think it might have something to do with M$ denying access.

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    Re: Vista beta open to all and sundry

    Well, you are downloading it from MS servers... what would you expect? IIS probably hit it's memory limit

    Perhaps they should post it to NewNova, Mininova or TorrentySpy

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    Re: Vista beta open to all and sundry

    I think ppl have beaten them to it

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    Re: Vista beta open to all and sundry

    Hardly surprising

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    Re: Vista beta open to all and sundry

    Downloaded it yesterday in 30 minutes via JANET

    I tried it on my home PC and after a bit of playing about with drivers i managed to get everything up and running which was pretty impressive for a beta. Probably more luck than skill on my part though :P
    It's looking really good so far. The media centre stuff is nice as is the new interface (way better than the fisher price XP style) and the new Aero Effects are seriously bling 8) It evens runs OK on a 2Ghz P4 though i dont think you'd want to run it with less than a gig of ram as it grabbed about 750Mb with just windows, media player and media centre running.
    I think a lot of applications will require a rewrite to get them running smoothly under vista as a lot of the ones i tried had various issues (though these may be resolved by the time it goes gold).

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    Re: Vista beta open to all and sundry

    Quote Originally Posted by flyinghaggis
    ... it grabbed about 750Mb with just windows, media player and media centre running.
    That's what we call "bloat"

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    Re: Vista beta open to all and sundry

    I downloaded using firefox, took 4 hours last night. I think there is a 2gig bug that appears in IE.


    Best Regards


    Dan

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    Re: Vista beta open to all and sundry

    I'm downloading the 32bit version now... getting a steady 1.09MB/sec from the MS servers.

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    Re: Vista beta open to all and sundry

    Quote Originally Posted by Norphy
    I'm downloading the 32bit version now... getting a steady 1.09MB/sec from the MS servers.
    I've been getting all day:

    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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    Re: Vista beta open to all and sundry

    What build version are they offering?

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    For those getting access denied from the direct access link, clear you cookies and history and it will work again

    trying again now via firefox, fingers crossed

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