Posted 09 January 2009 - 09:06 PM
Posted 09 January 2009 - 10:10 PM
Edited by ILLusions0fGrander, 09 January 2009 - 10:10 PM.
Posted 10 January 2009 - 07:02 AM
ive heard nothing but good things... is it still available? I heard there were only going to be so many ownloads available or something
Check out this slickdeals forum thread (link) and read the wiki post. It explains how to try and get a key for the beta. I believe the key will give you 6 months before expiry. If you get the beta iso, then I believe you get 30 or 120 days prior to expiry without a key, though I might wrong. To try and get a beta key, make sure you have a hotmail account, and read the wiki instructions.
Keep in mind, the keys may not be available any longer, so if your trying for one, check the wiki post, and it should list wether or not the keys are all gone.
Edited by xboxbox451, 10 January 2009 - 07:44 AM.
Posted 10 January 2009 - 05:07 PM
If you get the beta iso, then I believe you get 30 or 120 days prior to expiry without a key, though I might wrong.
you get 30, but i think it might be possible to rearm it (like the trial versions of server 2008) 2 or 3 times
Posted 11 January 2009 - 01:06 AM
That site has a post on how to get the key and it has the downloads
thanks for the link, the 32 bit version of the dowwnload isnt working, it starts but randomly stops and cant be resumes with a download manager. but i will try it again later
nearly finished the download of the 64bit version.
Posted 11 January 2009 - 02:23 AM
On a Phenom X4 with 8 gigs of RAM it sure whooped ass handily. While I still prefer XP, Windows 7 sure looks like a nice "next step". Its got alot of Vista's "feelings" but, they're on the right track.
If you torrent it, here's some MD5's of the real MS copies...
32 bit f9dce6ebd0a63930b44d8ae802b63825
64 bit 773fc9cc60338c612af716a2a14f177d
Edited by RiceCake, 11 January 2009 - 02:48 AM.
Posted 11 January 2009 - 11:26 AM
it installed just fine... BUT... i had no room left for drivers... so i booted back into vista..
went to delete the windows 7 partition... HA, wouldnt let me...
so i ended up just formatting my harddrive and reinstalling vista... maybe ill put windows 7 on my old laptop once i get all my files off it... again.
its a hp dv9000 series... 2 gig of ram, 1.66 GHz c2d... so it can handle it no problem.. no like im gonna be using it for anything now :-*
Posted 12 January 2009 - 05:52 AM
some how it kept giving me new keys everytime i went to the download page, i stopped copying them at 3.
Edited by CJLee89, 12 January 2009 - 06:10 AM.
Posted 12 January 2009 - 05:59 PM
Posted 12 January 2009 - 08:17 PM
any ideas what year its predicted to be released?
Posted 27 January 2009 - 11:22 AM
The things I didnt like was the taller task bar, but thats just a case of getting used to it. I dont like how it feels so much like vista, although it is a very shiny and good looking interface.
Its definatly full of great little things that kinda make you think 'cool, thats really handy'.
I think ill be getting it either straight away or shortly after it comes out
Posted 27 January 2009 - 12:23 PM
hogwash to me..
but then again i work in zVSE and zOS, lol.... they are my bitch!
Posted 07 February 2009 - 03:04 AM
it just sits downloading stuff all day... at night we watch planet earth 720p through it... runs good ha
on my m1330 i have vista and fedora dualbooting now....
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