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Windows Vista Beta2 asking for a Key

By Desktoptec
Jul 10, 2006
  1. Greetings,
    I need help with the install of Windows Vista Beta 2.

    I downloaded the Vista Beta 2 32 bit from this site. I burnt the ISO to DVD, and started the install. It is now asking for the Win Code Key that came with this version.
    I have searched the site, but find no "trial" key to enter.
    Any ideals where I go from here?
    Thanks,
     
  2. IBN

    IBN TS Maniac Posts: 625

    you should have recieved it by email if not it should have been there when u downloaded vista.
     
  3. Desktoptec

    Desktoptec TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Vista install

    Thanks for the quick responce.
    I downloaded it, (Vista Beta 2), from this site, http://www.techspot.com/downloads/2743-windows-vista-beta.html.
    There was no place that ask for my email, or nothing on this download site that gave me a hint of a Windows Key Code.
    Should techspot.com have sent me a key?
     
  4. Desktoptec

    Desktoptec TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Too Late, I guess

    I guess I waited to long to try it out. I went to MS, to register and get a key, but I found the following on MS.com.

    Microsoft Windows Vista: Get It
    Thank you for your interest in Windows Vista. The Customer Preview Program is now closed. We have reached our program capacity and no new orders are being accepted. No more Product Keys will be issued for this Beta program. We apologize for any inconvenience.
    I guess that answers my question, unless someone has a spare key laying around!
    Thanks for the help.
     
  5. IBN

    IBN TS Maniac Posts: 625

    Ow well the full version of Vista is gonna be out soon. I've got a key but I've yet to download Vista. If your in the "playing with OS`" mood try Linux.
     
  6. #Curtis

    #Curtis TS Rookie Posts: 81

    I know, i have a similar problem only with activation, i installed on my laptop first, but it didnt support a load of my drivers, so i installed on desktop instead, but it was activated on the laptop. Now ive got 13days to activate on desktop but it wont, microsoft dont want to know.

    Attempted to get a new key, and i had missed the signup. My bad, so i'm playing with Vista until it expires, then deleting it and solely using FC5 :)
     
  7. pcaceit

    pcaceit TS Rookie Posts: 405

    Microsoft have deleted the public release of beta 2

    keys are all the same (as far as i know)

    not sure if Techspot will allow me to post it?

    So Howard! or any special forces out there let me know?
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    See my pm.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  9. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,626   +320

    I don't think they are all the same key. They used to be back along time ago when it was being developed right along with Server 2003, but I don't think they are anymore.

    RC1 should be out soon, but I have no idea if its going to be public - you'd think a Release Candidate would be...
     
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