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Were CAn I get VISTA BETA?

By akaivan
Jun 5, 2006
  1. WERE?!?? lol... And does it operate normall? AND IS IT free? Will it be better that windows 2k...( just the beta, not the full)
     
  2. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 470

    Does anyone know?!?
     
  3. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    Right now, officially it is only available to IT professionals for testing, not to the public.
     
  4. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    There is a site, google it but like Don said only for it pros, so your gonna have to wait like everyone else, but if you feel the need to test, you can pay around 600-800 $$$ and can get the low-end version.
     
  5. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    get a msn account and join the MS team you can dwnld all beta
    I have win ce win imbedded and vista (longhorn)
    for coupla bucs they send dvd or cd to you
    darn should read whole post
    it is still buggy as hell there will be (I think) 6 versions of it
    they put tracking software in it to track your testing
    this can be stripped out
    runs slow on my test machine 1.6 dothan mobile at 1gb ram
    MS needs to make a bigger cash cow every so often
    why would they not stick with W2K pro
    my W$K does not crash on reg machine work
    my xp pro crashed at first ok now
     
  6. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

  7. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 470

  8. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    Your CPU is a 32-Bit processor, so you want the 32-Bit version.
     
  9. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 470

    Thanks for your kwik response..
     
  10. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 470

    ahhh mann!....wen i try to download it sais.....

    Thank you for your interest in Windows Vista Beta 2.

    We are currently experiencing a high level of demand and cannot process your request at this time.

    Please check back later for availability. We apologize for any inconvenience.
     
  11. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Posts: 398

    you can now download windows Vista from microsofts website www.microsoft.com now beta 2 available to the general public for downloading and "playing" but the download size is a whopping 3GB file so ur pretty much screwed it ur on a 56k modem
     
  12. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 470


    NAh its already lik 60% threw... But How do i run it? CAn i use achohal 120% Beacuse i dont hav a dvd burner
     
  13. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Posts: 398

    i kno that vistas official system requirements say that for the "basic" edition u dont need a DVD drive but anything above the basic you need a DVD (ie: premium, business, enterprise, ultimate) you can see which version will run on your computer by visiting www.microsoft.com and go the windows vista link then that should lead you somewhere that you can get the upgrade advisor and it will scan your system and give the edition recomended to run on you computers specific hardware and software. it also gives a list of drivers to update so that they will run on vista. and finally if u want to move up to a facier edition, it will tell u what u need to purchase so that it can run its features. for example, i have a Nvidia GEFORCE graphics engine in my computer that only has 96.00 MB of dedicated video memoey and to run windows "aero effects" you need a card that has at leat 128MB memoery (256 or more recomended) so it gave a report that i nedded to upgrade my video card b4 i try and run the "home premium edetion"
     
  14. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,122

    Look to the right and choose use your own download manager!!!! I just did it..good luck
     
  15. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 470

    Ok guys thanks alot... I got everything running...Although upgrade adviser said my pc is ok to run the test, its still slow.....= (
     
  16. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    Has anyone downloaded the 64bit version? I did but its a 13mb file. Doesnt sound right since the x86 version is 3 gigs.
     
  17. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    i hear istss spustop be up to 4.5 gb, did you use windows dlaod manger?
     
  18. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 470

    i got the 32,bit. And that was 2 gigs and like a half... So thats got to be rong.. Try finding another source to download... Or maybe even a torrent?
     
  19. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,122


    I use Firefox and it downloaded fine. I still haven't burned the ISO yet but the download was a success..I have an Athlon Mobile 64 and I tried the 64 bit version of XP a while back and it didn't work at all so I am leery about trying the Vista 64bit. I will stick with the 32 bit version and see what happens.
     
  20. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    I used IE but I'll try Firefox. I just finished downloading Vista x86 and it was 3.2 gigs.
    XP x64 worked perfectly for me once I got the latest drivers installed.
     
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