Windows 7 Beta Available to the Public January 9th!!

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  1. Billabong

    Billabong Ancient Guru

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    nope and the "The Windows Blog" RSS feed should get a name change to "The Windows BOG" as it returns "Internet Explorer was unable to update this feed and will try again later." so often.

    lmao
     
  2. Denial

    Denial Ancient Guru

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    It's been posted several thousand times that it won't be available till 12PST which is an hour and a half from now.
     
  3. weston

    weston Ancient Guru

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    OK. I just saw "this afternoon" and it is 12:30 here so I'll just chill for a while then.
     
  4. W@w@Y

    W@w@Y Ancient Guru

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  5. Denial

    Denial Ancient Guru

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    oh my god.. read three posts up. Or the huge paragraph of text in the middle of the thing you just linked.
     
  6. Cybermancer

    Cybermancer Don Quixote

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  7. F1refly

    F1refly Ancient Guru

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    i would never spend much money based soley on what a few people say. since there may be only 1 more release before official, i consider it enough base to go ahead and use it for a few days and see what its worth to me personally.

    but if i install W7 beta and end up doing all the exact same things i do with Vista, with nothing more than the few % speed improvements then i might as well go out and buy me a new can opener that opens cans 10% faster too...lol

    however while reading the features alone doenst wow me in the least, it may wow me when i use them, hence why i'm gonna try it sometime and see. if not no biggie i guess. all i do is read/game and burn some music now n then
     
  8. proFits

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    *proFits hugs Denial*

    It's ok brother, you'll be fine
     
  9. sykozis

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    yeah....MS didn't prepare very well for this....again....server overload anyone? lol Cybermancer, thanks for the links =D
     
  10. W@w@Y

    W@w@Y Ancient Guru

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    ^^ LOL sorry
     

  11. biggerx

    biggerx Ancient Guru

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    Well like I said, you should forget Vista even existed. I understand what you mean though. You're gonna want it anyways for DX11. You are a gamer right?
     
  12. Anarion

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    Windows 7 is going to be the biggest hit ever for Microsoft. Their servers are totally pooped. :D
     
  13. F1refly

    F1refly Ancient Guru

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    dx11 games might be a ways off, but with right game and if dx11 vs dx10 is wow, then sure, its likely worth the money to me.

    but for now, seeing stuff like this isnt helping my enthusiasm
     
  14. Denial

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    OK so apparently there are two versions of the beta, a CHK release and a FRE release. CHK release is loaded to the top with debug settings in the background. FRE still has debugging going on but much less then the CHK release. The one available on torrent sites (X64) is definitely the FRE release. But I'm not sure about the X86 versions. Either way I guess when these things hit RTM they'll be even faster as debugging tools like Preftrack will all be removed/disabled.
     
  15. Anarion

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    Sorry mate but DX11 is going to be available for Vista too.
     

  16. sykozis

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    some of the Dx11 files were included in the November DX release.
     
  17. hallryu

    hallryu Don Altobello

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    New windows live looks cool! I had the beta but this looks very nice!:)
     
  18. sava700

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    chances of getting this beta are slim lol server busy everytime I check.
     
  19. asabaraba

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    Just found some links in another forum :

    32 Bits
    http://wb.dlservice.microsoft.com/d...00_client_en-us_Ultimate-GB1CULFRE_EN_DVD.iso

    64 Bits
    http://wb.dlservice.microsoft.com/d...0_client_en-us_Ultimate-GB1CULXFRE_EN_DVD.ISO

    And a copy/paste of the instructions posted there :p


    1) Open the link with Internet Explorer
    2) You'll be at the download page
    3) Download/Install the ActiveX control Microsoft asks you too (this is just a download manager)
    4) Quickly save the iso when you're able too (or else the page will auto refresh and then you'll have some blank thing it'll want to save having you to refresh to get the iso to re-appear
    5) You'll now see your iso be downloading in the DL Manager
    6) Close IE (since it'll keep trying to download some blank file)



    [​IMG]

    It's slow (~300kb/s) , but at least is working :)
     
  20. Denial

    Denial Ancient Guru

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    Downloading the ISO isn't the problem - it's been around for almost a week now. It's getting the key that's an issue.
     

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