The Windows Vista Pre-RC1/RC1 Thread!

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  1. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    http://download.windowsvista.com/preview/prerc1/en/x86/download.htm

    Here you go. :)

    Great for everyone who wants to try RC1 on their Boot Camp Macs or their PCs.

    I got RC1 from this link and its working perfectly on my Pentium 4 PC.

    Hurry though as they are only going to be taking 100,000 downloads or so.

    NOTE : You MUST have a Beta 2 key.

    NOTE 2 - The program is now closed. They hit the 100,000 mark in about 36 hours. This thread shall remain open for people to help each other with the installation of the build. Mods, please dont lock.

    NOTE 3 - RC1 has been released and will (hopefully) be landing next week for all public testers/MSDN/TechNet. It is already availble via Microsoft Connect, and torrent sites. Note, the torrent sites do NOT come with keys. Its just an easier and faster way to download the ISO since Microsofts servers are going to get slammed HARD.
     
  2. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    Would be very interested in hearing how this works in Boot Camp - anyone fancy being my guinea pig? ;)
     
  3. ImAlex macrumors regular

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    That is AWESOME! Thanks for the tip! :D :D

    How to get the key? (I have registred for Vista Beta 2).
     
  4. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Your Vista Beta 2 key will work with it (apparently).

    I'm at 2% downloaded, 25kB/s, with 29 hours to go :rolleyes: so I can't confirm.

    Edit: Erm, an embarassing confession ... I was torrenting (not what you think, it was a video podcast) and forgot to stop the seed. The upload was killing my connection. Now I'm up to 160KB/s download, 4 hours to go. At least my bittorrent ratio went up, to 1.6.
     
  5. Subiklim macrumors 6502

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    Slow connection? I'm at 146kb/s
     
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  7. ReanimationLP thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Your Beta 2 key will work. Your Beta 2 key will work up to 10 activations.

    If anyone could let me use one of their activations on their key, please PM me. Mines all out of activations. :( (I did a lot of testing on Beta 2 on different machines throughout my house)
     
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  9. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, the internets seem slow for me this morning. The tubes out my way must be clogged.
     
  10. amin macrumors 6502a

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    Connection keeps timing out for me :(.

    EDIT - now it's working, and I am getting 700-1000 KB/s with the downlaod manager =) .

    Thanks for posting this! I hope I can get it to work properly with the Mac Pro - wonder if nLite will let me roll the SATA drivers into Vista?
     
  11. Nuc macrumors 6502a

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    Varies between 700-760 KB/sec. Gotta love T1 lines at school...

    Nuc
     
  12. ImAlex macrumors regular

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    Look at my earlier post, is there both a RC1 and Pre-RC1 out for download? Or what is it?
     
  13. ReanimationLP thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Heh.

    I wonder why there is two different sizes. I just noticed that too. The one I downloaded before is 2.58 GB, but this one is almost 3.2 GB. Mines almost finished, so I'll open it and see whats up for you guys.
     
  14. ImAlex macrumors regular

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    Okey that is great. But the other one says it is RC1 and the other one Pre-RC1.
     
  15. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    The email I got from MS this morning said that it's a Pre-RC1 build.

     
  16. amin macrumors 6502a

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    I don't have a Vista key of any kind. Is there one that comes with this download or a legal way to get one? Otheriwise I am wasting my time by downloading!
     
  17. ImAlex macrumors regular

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    Okey. Still a little bit confusing.

    Will people testing Windows Vista Pre-RC1, be able to update from Pre-RC1 to RC1? Or is it a new download?
     
  18. ReanimationLP thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Techinally speaking, you can install the build without a key. I dont know how long it will work for you though.
     
  19. asherman13 macrumors 6502a

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    Same. How do we get keys?
     
  20. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Heh. Here's the whole email I got. The bold underline part is what you're looking for, I think. :)

     
  21. ImAlex macrumors regular

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    Alright okey, lets hope the other one is RC1. Kinda anoyying to install a new one each time. :p
     
  22. Nuc macrumors 6502a

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    It timed out on me at about 2GB. Oh well...

    Nuc
     
  23. aboutthat macrumors regular

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    64 or 32 bit for an install on a Macbook?

    Oh any does anyone have an extra activation code? :D

    Thanks!
     
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    Same here. Must be all those poker chips in the tubes. We need some lottery balls to clear it up. :D
     
  25. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    32 bit for the MacBook. :)
     

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