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

    I have to say, its one helluva improvement over Beta 2. Its a lot faster, smoother, it doesn't grind the hard drives anywhere near as much and its a fair bit more polished too.

    That said, it asking to do something every 14 seconds still gets on my pecks.

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

    Thats all folks...

    Quote Originally Posted by Microsoft
    Thank you for your interest in Windows Vista.
    The Customer Preview Program is now closed.

    We have reached our goal of 100,000 downloads for the pre-RC1 release and the program is now closed. Windows Vista RC1 will be available in the coming weeks. Please refer to the Customer Preview Program website for information, including DVD-burning instructions.

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

    Downloaded mine last night. It's good. A great improvement over the last lot- a lot faster, more stable, lot more usable. Good one MS.

    Might now try it on a machine at work to see how it "plays".

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

    Managed to get this in time, got it in around an hour and half here. Will take it home and install tonight.

    Beta 2 just seemed to access the hard drive all the time and took about 5 mins after boot to calm down. Hoping this new version will be miles better in terms of HD activity.

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

    never got a chance to try it - hoping its with Technet in September...

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

    I'll have to check my favourite bittorrent engine!

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

    Was gonna install this tonight, but forgot to burn it to a DVD this afternoon

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

    Well If Anyone Could Let Me Know on the Bit Torrent as My ISO wont Run for some reason , Might Try Burning it slowly again tonight but still.

    Gaz

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

    Finally got this installed last night, its much quicker than Beta 2, the only problem is I can't get my network card working, its an on board uli ethernet.

    Am posting using my usb wireless stick which took me driver updates to work.

    Anyways impressed at the moment

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

    Did you know that Vista RC1 build 5600 was released yesterday?

    I think you need to be a Beta tester to download it though, I'nm sure many of you are. I downloaded it last night from the Europe server at lightning fast speeds.

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

    Am limited to the public releases, but just got my network card working, updated the driver via the update driver wizard it went online and found a working driver!!

    Well done Microsoft!!!

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

    Full blown RC1 has been released on the CPP now

    http://download.windowsvista.com/pre...n/download.htm

    both x86 and x64 versions available

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

    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...

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