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Windows Vista Thread, Microsoft Doles Out 100,000 Copies Of Vista Pre-RC1 in Technical; Cheers for the link - downloading it now as we speak! I take it my Beta 2 key will work ...
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    Re: Microsoft Doles Out 100,000 Copies Of Vista Pre-RC1

    Cheers for the link - downloading it now as we speak! I take it my Beta 2 key will work with this (I got sent the offcial Beta 2 DVD a month or so ago).

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    Re: Microsoft Doles Out 100,000 Copies Of Vista Pre-RC1

    i dont think the Beta 2 CD Key will work with RC1 - U usually need a new key

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    Re: Microsoft Doles Out 100,000 Copies Of Vista Pre-RC1

    Thanks - several sources I've read - including here seem to indicate that the Beta 2 keys are the ones to use. Will install it tomorrow night hopefully (after Ghosting my Windows partition first ) and will report back with my findings when I get a chance.

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    Re: Microsoft Doles Out 100,000 Copies Of Vista Pre-RC1

    Yep- I used my Beta 2 key for the RC1 download. Worked fine.

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    Re: Microsoft Doles Out 100,000 Copies Of Vista Pre-RC1

    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt
    Cool - getting it now but gonna take a few hours

    Ok how do i get the Product Key?
    I reg'd ages ago for the CPP when Beta 2 was released - but no email from MS...
    same problem

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    Re: Microsoft Doles Out 100,000 Copies Of Vista Pre-RC1

    Quote Originally Posted by kingswood
    Yep- I used my Beta 2 key for the RC1 download. Worked fine.
    Cool its working for me as well

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    Re: Microsoft Doles Out 100,000 Copies Of Vista Pre-RC1

    I downloaded my copy from the Beta tester site (thanks to Nick Umney for that ) and it does specifically say that you should use your existing key (in huge bold lettering)... just to clear up any confusion

    I've only had a little play so far but IMHO it isn't vastly different to the last build... although the 'Ribbons' screensaver does run better than before on my HP nc8000 laptop



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