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    windows 7 beta

    For those who might be interested...windows 7 beta will be available for download from MS...friday afternoon.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/default.aspx

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    A somewhat easier link. Sort of. Make sure you're using IE and have logged into a hotmail account (or someother MS id account).

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/e.../dd353205.aspx

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    Only if you're a technet subscriber.

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    We'll soon see. It all starts noon PST (3:00pm Eastern US Time). And there's always the torrent sites.

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    From http://bink.nu/news/windows-7-public...-to-patch.aspx
    32-bit download:
    http://wb.dlservice.microsoft.com/do...FRE_EN_DVD.iso
    64 bit download:
    http://wb.dlservice.microsoft.com/do...FRE_EN_DVD.ISO

    Right click and copy link and paste into a new window to download as otherwise the links will forward to Microsoft.com.

    Microsoft is also providing a QFE patch for the MP3 corruption issues that have plagued build 7000, this should be online shortly as KB961367 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/961367. It's extremely important you apply this patch as you may lose parts of your MP3s if the patch is not applied. 32bit http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...a-67b859a242b7 and 64bit http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...8-5dc63d55626d patches are now available.

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    I love you. I'm at 12% now....

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    39%, but who's counting?

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    Done! 2.44 Gigs.

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    And then they're the "Key" issue....

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    So does it need a key or what?

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    If there's no key then you get the 30-day eval which you can "re-arm" for another 30, 3 times. (120 days)

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    Seems appropriate to post this here



    source: http://xkcd.com/528/

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    Quote Originally Posted by kernel89 View Post
    Seems appropriate to post this here



    source: http://xkcd.com/528/

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    How to get the Windows-7 Beta Product Key:

    Step 1: Log onto [technet.microsoft.com] by clicking on "Sign in" in the upper right corner with your Microsoft Passport ID. (i.e.: Hotmail, etc.)

    Step 2: Copy (don't CLICK!) one of the links below to the address bar and press Enter.

    32-Bit key: https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/scripts/gcs.aspx?Product=tn-win7-32-ww&LCID=1033 (Copy and Paste!)

    64-bit key: https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/scripts/gcs.aspx?Product=tn-win7-64-ww&LCID=1033 (Copy and Paste!)

    Tip: You can use the 64-bit during a 32-bit installation and a 32-bit key during a 64-bit installation. (It seems that getting a 64-bit key is faster!)

    Step 3: If you receive an error, just press CTRL+ F5 (non-cache reload) to refresh. (I had to refresh more than 10 times before I received the key), if you're being redirected then you didn't follow the steps 1 and 2 correctly!

    If you followed the steps correct you should see your key (depending on your version it could also say Windows 7 Beta 32-bit Product Key).
    Last edited by rik; January 10th, 2009 at 23:28 PM. Reason: unparsed links

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    Quote Originally Posted by petard View Post
    How to get the Windows-7 Beta Product Key:

    Step 1: Log onto [technet.microsoft.com] by clicking on "Sign in" in the upper right corner with your Microsoft Passport ID. (i.e.: Hotmail, etc.)

    Step 2: Copy (don't CLICK!) one of the links below to the address bar and press Enter.

    32-Bit key: https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperi...2-ww&LCID=1033 (Copy and Paste!)

    64-bit key: https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperi...4-ww&LCID=1033 (Copy and Paste!)

    Tip: You can use the 64-bit during a 32-bit installation and a 32-bit key during a 64-bit installation. (It seems that getting a 64-bit key is faster!)

    Step 3: If you receive an error, just press CTRL+ F5 (non-cache reload) to refresh. (I had to refresh more than 10 times before I received the key), if you're being redirected then you didn't follow the steps 1 and 2 correctly!

    If you followed the steps correct you should see your key (depending on your version it could also say Windows 7 Beta 32-bit Product Key).
    Thanks! Now what do you use as an Anti-Virus for Windows 7?

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