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Old 08-07-09, 03:47 AM   #85
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I managed to grab both 64 and 32 bit ISOs in 3 hours.

Try to get them using Akamai not File Transfer Manager. Akamai is so much faster I was getting over 800k.

Or do what mailman says, find the files elsewhere if that works and just use your key.
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Old 08-07-09, 09:20 AM   #86
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I came in this morning to find my initial download stalled at 49%. Went back in to discover they moved it to "Top Downloads" which utilizes Akamai's CDN. Now I'm pulling it down at 4MB/sec.

Now where is my precious server 08 R2?
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Old 08-07-09, 09:55 AM   #87
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Now where is my precious server 08 R2?

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...8-5c8f510c14f5

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IT Professionals with TechNet Subscriptions will be able to download Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM in English, French, German, Japanese, Italian, and Spanish on August 14th and all remaining languages beginning August 21st.



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Developers with MSDN Subscriptions will be able to download Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM in English, French, German, Japanese, Italian, and Spanish on August 14th and all remaining languages starting August 21st.
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Well I got my copy of 7 down and installed on my PC from Technet.
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Old 08-07-09, 12:15 PM   #89
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As long as the hashes match, which they do, its the exact same copy. What are you risking from a newsgroup when the hashes match? If there was a virus or malware injected the hash would be different

Do you guys know anything about hashes? Sometimes I feel like Im in idiot-ville. I can grab the same exact copy off newsgroups in about 30 mins. Why bother with technet??
Ok, so you're having a bad day. That does not concern me.

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Well not being familiar with newsgroups is one thing, spending 15 hours downloading the same exact file when you already have it is another. If the hashes match its the same file. There are alot of people re-downloading the MSDN image cause they dont know what the hashes are for.
I'm familiar with newsgroups, but it's more for the peace of mind. Kind of like the difference between a new car and a 1 year old used one. Not much different, both still seem new, but you know someone else has sat in my used cars seat before.

I simply chose to wait for the legit Microsoft Technet copy rather than one that was obtained another way and posted by a 3rd party.
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Well, it's all done. Everything is installed and running fine. My 64-bit machine and my wife's 32-bit machine. Not seeming any difference from the RC, but I didn't really expect to either. Now it's back to business as usual.
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I'll be installing the 64-bit version here in another week and then on my wifey's laptop (32-bit) in a few weeks.
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I'm familiar with newsgroups, but it's more for the peace of mind. Kind of like the difference between a new car and a 1 year old used one. Not much different, both still seem new, but you know someone else has sat in my used cars seat before.
Not really in this case they are identical, matching hashes. Its like trading your car in and getting the exact same car back. Not a 1 year old used one. ...but whatever.
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I'll be installing the 64-bit version here in another week and then on my wifey's laptop (32-bit) in a few weeks.
any specific reason why keep 32bit around? or does the lappy just not support 64bit
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any specific reason why keep 32bit around? or does the lappy just not support 64bit
Wifey's laptop only does 2GB so no real reason.
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So get her a better one NAO!
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32bit 7 is better than no 7. I have 32bit on my HTPC and my lappy will soon too. Just for compatibility with a few programs and devices that cling to 32bit.

My desktops are 64 all the way. ::
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