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Absolution
08-29-06, 10:44 AM
http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=3984


download:
http://download.windowsvista.com/preview/prerc1/en/download.html

|MaguS|
08-29-06, 10:53 AM
Is a key required?

Absolution
08-29-06, 11:09 AM
Im assuming that the beta 2 key will work because all previous builds that I've tried (non public ones) it has worked. I'm still recording so I'll see...

mullet
08-29-06, 12:45 PM
Pre RC1 download and yes same key as beta 2.

jAkUp
08-29-06, 01:21 PM
I have heard this build is leagues ahead of Beta 2

six_storm
08-29-06, 02:06 PM
So if we d/l this, we gotta have a key? Where can we get one? I wouldn't mind giving it a shot.

rewt
08-29-06, 03:05 PM
You should get a key from Microsoft when you sign up. But I just used my beta 2 key which I obtained back when that was released. If you use valid key you should be able to activate it.

Rakeesh
08-29-06, 03:21 PM
I have heard this build is leagues ahead of Beta 2

In what ways? I tried beta 2 and it was a bit slow and not to mention a memory hog. Other than that it wasn't crash proned or anything.

EDIT: Then again I don't think I will bother anyways, my next mobo and CPU are going to include the full retail version vista ultimate for free and seeing that its only three months away I don't think I will bother going through the reformat and reinstall crap in that short of a time period.

hemmy
08-29-06, 03:36 PM
im downloading

six_storm
08-29-06, 04:01 PM
Anybody got an Keys they wanna share? Each key is supposed to support 10 users . . .

K007
08-29-06, 04:44 PM
RC1..i am willing to try..can we get some feedback from others...also i hope now withing a week or so we get some nvidia drivers for full support so we can try out some games..

Ancient
08-29-06, 06:11 PM
Has anyone verified that a key is actually required for this build? I'm downloading it now (the download site is very fast, btw) but the MS webpage mentions nothing about a key being required.

Drebel
08-29-06, 06:39 PM
use the beta 2 cdkey they gave you when you got accepted into the public beta 2.

Ancient
08-29-06, 06:44 PM
I didn't download beta 2, so no key.

grey_1
08-29-06, 06:56 PM
So if we d/l this, we gotta have a key? Where can we get one? I wouldn't mind giving it a shot.

Signing up only takes a minute to get a key, but if you don't want to go that way pm me.

Cigarman
08-29-06, 07:42 PM
Alright I snagged the ISO download (even tho its 32bit ;\ ) and it seems ok but when I go to install, it wont properly load the nforce4 sataraid drivers. I tried the ones from the BETA section of driver downloads and it knows what the drivers are but seems to not get them to talk to the raid volumes I have set up. Anyone else notice this?

GamerGuyX
08-29-06, 08:12 PM
Signing up only takes a minute to get a key, but if you don't want to go that way pm me.

I thought Microsoft wasn't allowing anyone to sign up for keys anymore?

grey_1
08-29-06, 08:22 PM
I thought Microsoft wasn't allowing anyone to sign up for keys anymore?

I wasn't aware of that, not surprised though as it's been a while since this was made a public beta.

GamerGuyX
08-29-06, 08:35 PM
I wasn't aware of that, not surprised though as it's been a while since this was made a public beta.

Argh!

So what was that other method you spoke of...

grey_1
08-29-06, 08:42 PM
Argh!

So what was that other method you spoke of...
pm me.

grey_1
08-29-06, 08:51 PM
pm me.

NM, ygpm:) , besides, I just wanted to quote myself :p

mullet
08-30-06, 09:40 AM
I got it installed ( yes the beta 2 keys work ). My score went from a 3 to a 4.6 nice. I think it runs a ton faster, im happy so far.

grey_1
08-30-06, 10:13 AM
I got it installed ( yes the beta 2 keys work ). My score went from a 3 to a 4.6 nice. I think it runs a ton faster, im happy so far.

Yep, mine went from a 4 to a 5 with the same hardware. Seems much smoother too. Can't wait for some fully functional gfx drivers!



EDIT; Just to clear something up - I've been asked via pm about an 'alternate method' of installing vista. I don't have one! I just have a key that, according to the eula, can be used on up to 10 pc's for the duration of the public beta. If your looking for a hack or warez please don't pm me! Just wanted to make that clear so the mods don't think I'm doing something I shouldn't! :)

TimeOut
08-30-06, 10:23 AM
I'm still getting the same BSOD when Vista boots up for the first time. They didn't fix the issue with the nForce sata RAID.

GamerGuyX
08-30-06, 12:28 PM
My God! Just installed Vista for the first time. I love it! :D