Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by cockneysean, Oct 30, 2008.
Yeah, noticed that.
Would be handy if you could just sign up for a key valid only for that version, as i don't see many of us maxing our connections
All I want is a valid beta Key, I already got the ISO. c'mon microsoft!
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.
oh, 30 days...then guess i dont need the key. i almost have the iso but thought i'd have to wait for the key. a week or two of heavy use to test it out is good enough for me. if it'll be worth its price i'll just wait for the real thing.
Yeah you have 30 days then can re-arm for another 30.
I rarely run Vista with a product key....I can usually crash it within 30 days. Really no reason to run a beta with a product key....chances are it'll be installed more than once due to crashes.
indeed, two versions...what does checked build means? also why it does not have "how to protect mp3 files" instructions?
A checked windows build has a bunch of debug features going on in the background. It allows developers to run their software and utilize some of the features to see where issues are occurring.
Both beta builds have debugging in them though.
can debugging be turned off...is it like a service or something?
so a beta key can only be used in 1 install? if so, I think I'll stay with orbit30's patch.
he says you need to activate windows after 30 days. and for that you need a key. or rearm back to 30 days
I just want a key so i can report bugs, i genuinly like this OS so far and with another year of improvement it could be even better.
Noticed im having trouble with system restore since i installed Virtual CloneDrive, and as VCD sets a restore point when you try to uninstall it, its being a bit of a fecker at the moment.
An update for ppl like myself waiting to download it.
At one point when trying to get to the download of it this is the last page I got to...
All it is, is a error now.
I heard this is the page where you get the key.
So it may be worth refreshing it a few times just in case..
There are links for direct download of both the x32 and x64 versions of the beta here:
It took me about 45 minutes to download. Now all I need is a key.
Here are the Hashes for the x64 version I downloaded:
which version did you get?
can you please share the hash of the iso?
here is a cool application to check hashes of the files:
BTW I just got my key here:
(must be logged to Live ID)
ah thanks for the links!
downloading 32bits version at 600Kb/sec!!!
just need the key link to work...
guys, who download 64bit english version please post MD5, CRC32 or SHA-1 hash of the iso.
It will take very long for me to download from ms site, I want to make sure the iso I got from bittorent is the same.