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Windows Windows 7 Public Beta News

Discussion in 'Software' started by icutebluezone, 8 Jan 2009.

  1. ModMinded

    ModMinded Are you throwing that away?

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    Argh... freaking frak! Download from legit site failed at 71%... connection with server reset. :wallbash:
    Gonna have to try again from the technet site.
     
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  2. Volund

    Volund Am I supposed to care?

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    awesome, got my hands on a key :D for once I get lucky :p
     
  3. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    See post #36. The only upgrade path is from Vista SP1

    No problems downloading or getting keys, but can someone confirm a clean install is possible before I format a hard drive? :confused:
     
  4. SkiDave

    SkiDave Active Member

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    Yeah, I had a clean install! :clap: I am writing this on it now!! :lol:
    Only one of my laptop's 9 drivers had compatibility issues....
    Go for it! (Keep another working PC at hand just incase it goes FUBAR!)
    Dave
     
  5. ModMinded

    ModMinded Are you throwing that away?

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    Sorry for the incorrect info. It says clearly that the only upgrade available is from Vista, not XP (which makes sense) :duh:
    As dave said, clean install is not a problem. I was able to install it on a 20gb ide drive. Needs about 14gb.

    For those interested, here's MS FAQ on the beta:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/beta-faq.aspx
     
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  6. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    The links for the keys work perfectly fine. Thanks, kenco.

    The links for the ISOs work fine as well. Thanks, Fluffy. However speed is not even funny @ <100kB/s.
    Going to get a torrent now.

    Oh, by the way. The keys from MS are not unique. Just saw somebody on TPB post some of the keys I received. So if anyone needs key.... PM or just use the links. ;)
     
  7. Volund

    Volund Am I supposed to care?

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    I just finished a clean install, it went fine for me.
     
  8. DorkSterr

    DorkSterr Hakuna Matata

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    Do you need a duel layer DVD to burn this?
     
  9. <A88>

    <A88> Trust the Computer

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  10. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Anyone tried an upgrade from Vista + SP1?
     
  11. alastor

    alastor Well-Known Member

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    Just started downloading with the plan to do it overnight...currently getting ~15-20KBps.

    Won't even be half done by the time I wake up :(
     
  12. culley

    culley New Member

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    I've got a key, and downloaded the 64bit version and I'm installing it now, I'm going to be dual-booting with vista.
     
  13. Angleus

    Angleus New Member

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    Right, how do I get a key?
     
  14. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    it's about 3GB, so no.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/beta-download.aspx
    once they confirm your email address they give you a key and a download link.

    i downloaded a copy off torrents on wednesday at ~550KBps, and successfully activated it with a key from the above link.
     
  15. ModMinded

    ModMinded Are you throwing that away?

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    The torrent 64bit and MS 64bit version are the same size (almost 100% sure the same file, with no tomfoolery), and torrent is much quicker.
     
  16. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    I managed to get a spare key if anyone is struggling with the site. It seems to be chugging along nicely now though.

    I did something a bit stupid with my set-up which someone might be able to help me with. I dug out an old 32gb drive and did a format and installed everything to that. Stupidly though I just had it hooked up and hanging out of my computer so of course ended up knocking it on the floor and now it makes a lovely rattling noise.

    Whenever I start my computer though I get asked which OS to boot to, and I've no idea how to turn this off without uninstalling everything properly.
     
  17. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Merom Celeron 4 lyfe

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    Hey...hey, guys.

    [​IMG]

    I think my heart just stopped.

    update - completed in 4:03. My ethernet cable now has an exhausted look of elation about it.
     
  18. overdosedelusion

    overdosedelusion I mostly come at night, mostly..

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    I too managed to snag a spare key, IE gave me a different one to FF.
     
  19. overdosedelusion

    overdosedelusion I mostly come at night, mostly..

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    what the hell connection is that O,o Uni?
     
  20. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    boiled_elephant, i am going to kill you and steal your internet connection, ok?
     

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