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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 4:53 am
Post subject: Public Release of Vista Beta 2 FREE...

Free? Ok, what's the catch you ask?

MS is releasing Beta 2 of Vista for all to try. This has a time limit and expires to non-existence and renders itself un-bootable, but, if you want to try Vista, this is a way to check it out before you upgrade or spend your hard earned cash on Vista.

More draw back to this is it's a full install and not a "live" CD or DVD and it's weighing in at a whopping 4GB download Shocked

Think you still want to try it? Click HERE!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 5:02 am
Post subject: Re: Public Release of Vista Beta 2 FREE...

Be advised there's a 64 bit version and a 32 bit version.
The 64 bit version won't run on 32 bit hardware.
Also, you would need 64 bit drivers which I hear are rather difficult to source for some equipment.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 5:14 am
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Rgr Shades... Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 5:16 am
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Windows Vista Beta 2 32 bit

Windows Vista Beta 2 64 bit

BYO's thread monitoring BYO members who have downloaded and installed it so far.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 8:04 am
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Some of the BYO guys have been finding some Vista problems.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 8:33 am
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Problems? "Say it ain't so!"....(:D) LOL
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:25 am
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lolol

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 3:34 pm
Post subject: Re: Public Release of Vista Beta 2 FREE...

yeah...ummmm...aside from my vid card crashing the other day this ole rig's been running pretty smotth so I believe I'm just going to say no..lol...
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