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Pinned:MSBLOG EXCLUSIVE: VISTA BETA 2 WILL BECOME PUBLIC TODAY!

June 7th, 2006 by Dennis Fraederich [MCP]

Yesterday, Microsoft made Windows Vista Beta 2 available to the masses for downloading in three different languages. If you can’t download you don’t have to worry, there will be also an option to order it on DVD media later my informant told me. The released build number will be 5384.4, same as the technical beta. Today is a big step forward to let the end-user have a look at Microsoft’s upcoming operating system and of course to let them tryout all new features.

While waiting for a screenshot collection from us don’t hesitate and download it before the big rush will occur!

Download:

UPDATE: The links above are now active.
Microsoft enabled them for public download. Go get it!!

You can request a product key at Microsoft Beta Experience

 

 

But now let’s have fun with the first public preview version of Microsoft’s upcoming operating system!

—

Dennis Fraederich [MCP], a Microsoft Betatester
Contact via Email / WLM: mcgiga[at]web.de

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116 Responses

  1. Ryan’s Ramblin’ » The view from Vista ain’t so hot. Says:

    […] This weekend, Liz was away on Saturday night (:(), and I’ve been meaning to do a Windows XP reinstall (and actually creating a disk image so that future reinstalls are much, MUCH faster), so I figured what the hell, why not spend a nice Saturday night in, backing up all my data? Which is exactly what I did. However, I had downloaded the Vista Public Beta 2 disk image, so I figured what the hell? Why not give it a spin, see what Microsoft has up its sleeve for the next release of Windows? (Despite the fact that it is reaching Duke Nukem Forever delay styles) Well, I popped the install dvd in, and did the install (very pretty, incidentally – no more “DOS Mode” in the installation at ALL), and it took a GOD DAMN LONG TIME. Finally finished, and went to reboot into Vista for the first time… Very exciting… BLACK SCREEN OF DEATH. “Cannot find Winload.exe, or file is corrupted”. Are you KIDDING ME??? I couldn’t be arsed (I love that expression) trying to figure it out, and with no other PCs to use to google the answer, I just went ahead and did my XP install. Now I have a nice and sweet 4 gig disk image sitting on my portable hard drive, so the next time I want to reinstall, I just have to back up my old stuff, and do a quick re-imaging of the hard drive. Lickety split, an hour of (unattended) install later, it’s done! But I found out with a bit of quick googling that that Winload.exe problem seems to be pretty common with this beta. Way to go, Microsoft! You’re not exactly inspiring me with the quality of your OS when the INSTALLER doesn’t even work. Seriously. (I should note that the recommended fix, booting up with the install disk and doing a repair, did not work. Grrrr) […]

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  4. Ssendawula Says:

    I have been looking forwad to download Windows Vista, and this time i may be the luckiest guy to do it. Thanks and thanks again for providing it. Ssendawula Mbarara, Uganda.

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  6. mbarek Says:

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  7. fidjasi Says:

    does any1 have a product key for vista beta 2

  8. sim chay heng Says:

    testing

  9. C Says:

    bla bla

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  11. Memorae Says:

    Hey, anoby has a product key for me? That’d be soo cool… My mail: memorae@gmail.com

  12. Eugene Says:

    Hi, guys! I was looking around for electronics stuff and i saw computers that said “vista capable”. That got me thinking to whether or not my comp is “vista capable”. Can u guys tell me if my HP m7480n comp with an ATI X850xt platinum edition graphics card will run vista. Thank you for any tips.

  13. sonu Says:

    thank you

  14. Jabez Gan [MVP] Says:

    Hey Eugene,

    PLease provide your computer specifications here, including processor, RAM etc.

    Thanks. 🙂

  15. » Vista Beta 2 to be public today! Says:

    […] Page Summary: I have been waiting for quite a long time for Vista to be public available. This public release is just about as useful as a leaked build iso without a product key. Er is nog wel een installatiecode benodigd, maar die wordt gratis verstrekt aan iedereen met een Windows Live-account. Now I have a nice and sweet 4 gig disk image sitting on my portable hard drive, so the next time I want to reinstall, I just have to back up my old stuff, and do a quick re-imaging of the hard drive.read more | digg story              […]

  16. mohit Says:

    plz i want serial key for windows vista beta 2

    plz mail me at netfuntoosh@yahoo.co.in