Windows Vista Beta 2 Download

vouder17

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Well here is an interesting tid bit. Maybe you people with Boot camp can try it. Linky

These people must have CRAZY bandwidth o_O

Well it would be cool to try it out and give us a review, for those who have BC
 

jaxstate

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Cool beans. I'd load this sucker up, only after some feedback on how it works on Macs.:p
 

panoz7

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Thanks for the link. I was much more excited about this back when the public beta was supposed to come out in february. Will this run in parallels?
 

plinden

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panoz7 said:
Thanks for the link. I was much more excited about this back when the public beta was supposed to come out in february. Will this run in parallels?
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=2497333

I'm going to download it in a couple of days when the initial rush dies down and try it out in Parallels. I'm not excited about it at all, just a nerd who wants to try as many OSs as possible on his Mac.
 

IanF0729

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plinden said:
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=2497333

I'm going to download it in a couple of days when the initial rush dies down and try it out in Parallels. I'm not excited about it at all, just a nerd who wants to try as many OSs as possible on his Mac.
It will not work on Parallels because the BIOS they use is not ACPI compatible. It is also not possible on an upgrade from an XP.

I believe the developers who made Parallels have said they they do intend to add support for Vista is in a later version.

Right now I think the only way to run Vista on your Mac is to install via Boot Camp and delete the EFI partition.
 

puckhead193

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seems sketchy.....take windows XP which as been around a for a while and how flakey that is... now take vista which has been delayed for how many months in a beta :eek:
 

jdiddy

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06-08-06_1808.jpg I got it working on my 2.0 MB the fan got loud as hell though. Wired ethernet works out of the box. No sound, wireless, BT out of the box. Generic Video drivers. I'll keep you all updated as soon as I get home. To the other poster that was at the same point as me. Follow those directions that I linked you to. I was stuck at the same point but by doing the repair isntall I got it working with no issues. Good luck.
 

macsrockmysocks

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Dude, I want it so bad. Is there any place I can get it besides microsoft's website? I have my product key already, but it says it is too busy.
 

treblah

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macsrockmysocks said:
Dude, I want it so bad. Is there any place I can get it besides microsoft's website? I have my product key already, but it says it is too busy.
EDIT: Removed link to the x86 English .iso

It worked for me earlier today when the MS page said too busy…

Only 9 minutes left!
 

Bubbasteve

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jdiddy said:
View attachment 49870I got it working on my 2.0 MB the fan got loud as hell though. Wired ethernet works out of the box. No sound, wireless, BT out of the box. Generic Video drivers. I'll keep you all updated as soon as I get home. To the other poster that was at the same point as me. Follow those directions that I linked you to. I was stuck at the same point but by doing the repair isntall I got it working with no issues. Good luck.
This is from the blog link I supplied...

"1) Network drivers:
I’ve been told that the wired network card should work out of the box but the wireless network card doesn’t even if it shows in the Device Manager. In my case, what did you expect, none of them worked.
I downloaded the Yukon Gigabit drivers for XP here: http://marvell.com/drivers then updated the driver for my ethernet card (Or it could have been that I updated the driver for the so called wireless card with this driver too. There was something twisted.) with a version 853 or something like that. Sorry I can’t be more precise. Now the driver version for the card shows as 9.0.16.3. Once the wired connection worked, I ran Windows Update and that detected and installed the driver for the wireles card. So now both are working."

try that if you could
 

macsrockmysocks

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WTF?! I went back to try to download it again, and it says that I have the largest amount of product keys I can have! Well, I haven't downloaded it yet. So I am sort of you know what.
 

treblah

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I got an error during the 1st copying files part 68% into it and could only hard reboot. :mad: I'll try again tomorrow when I have more time.