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Windows Vista Beta, A Good Option?

By EsTeBaNo
Sep 15, 2006
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  1. Hello! Im Downloading Widows Vista beta but im not sure if its a good option.
    I've heard that they only give you 1 month to test it, but i got one serial when i was going to download it cause im a candidate or something, That means i wont have the 30 day test thing?
    Also wanted to ask how good its to play games or if its even compatible with Direct X 9, ZoneAlarm and Avast!.

    Thanks a lot!
     
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    It's not a good option if you intend to do anything except try it out. Do not use it as a main OS.
     
  3. EsTeBaNo

    EsTeBaNo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 100

    Great Thank you very Much Didou!
     
  4. agi_shi

    agi_shi TS Rookie Posts: 507

    Not to hijack, but what's with the "to june 1st" thing? How do they deactivate it if you have vista beta <something> installed (that is, with the keycode they give you)?
     
  5. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    I suppose it checks back with microsoft.com from time to time & maybe th elogin is deactivated after a while. I have no idea how they do it to be honest.
     
  6. agi_shi

    agi_shi TS Rookie Posts: 507

    Hm... Maybe it's just the download that expires?

    Technically I can run vista without the internet, or easily h4x0r it with my 1337z sk1lls :D and block microsoft in one way or another :D (j/k).

    M3h, whatever.
     
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