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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. JaeSinLee(woomi) Says:

    😀 Thanks MSBlog, Good News.

    When Korean version Beta2 will Become..!?

  2. th3n33ms Says:

    To Brian, if you look on the right hand side you will see a small area that says “To use your own download manager”. You can download the files from there without Microsofts lame download manager. It comes out to exactly 3200.15mb

    To HighTax, now that it is public again its probably under a ton of stress, tons and tons of people are probably downloading it right now. Give it some time and keep trying again.

    To anyone? Where can I get me a product key!? This public release is just about as useful as a leaked build iso without a product key. If anyone has any idea where to get one or to sign up for one please do tell.

  3. The blog of Kechek Comel » Windows Vista Beta 2 is now opened to public Says:

    […] More information, please go here […]

  4. Youssef’s Press » Windows Vista beta 2 gratis beschikbaar voor iedereen! Says:

    […] Microsoft heeft gisteren Windows Vista Beta 2 online gezet. De nieuwste bèta van het softwarehuis is niet alleen, zoals eerdere versies, voor een selecte groep testers beschikbaar: iedereen die geïnteresseerd is en over een fatsoenlijke pc beschikt mag een exemplaar downloaden om een paar maanden met bijvoorbeeld de beveiliging, de hardwareversnelling of de multimediafeatures te spelen. Er is nog wel een installatiecode benodigd, maar die wordt gratis verstrekt aan iedereen met een Windows Live-account. Met een enkele sleutel kan Vista op niet minder dan tien machines worden geïnstalleerd, zodat iedereen in elk geval één kans krijgt om Aero te bewonderen. […]

  5. Gill Cleeren Says:

    Finally 🙂 A chance to try it officially for everyone.

    I’ve been testing it for over a year now, and I think it is now really on a good track!

    More resources can be found here: http://www.snowball.be/PermaLink,guid,2e8e0860-47bd-43c3-8710-05615c278790.aspx

  6. Justin Mazzi Says:

    Here is the 64bit version http://rapidshare.de/files/22534173/vista_5384.4.060518-1455_winmain_beta2_x64fre_client-LB2CxFRE_EN_DVD.torrent.html

  7. Alexandre Says:

    Today finally i’ve downloaded the beta with DAP. No more servers downs, downloading at 235kbps. Let’s test it.

  8. KKBOY Says:

    Anyone want to put up a torrent for this? That would be very helpful, I think most of us would rather torrent than direct download :-p

  9. Mibe Says:

    Great, but site is already overloaded 😉 I think everyone is curieus 😉

  10. Name Says:

    if this is the link for the 32bit version, what could be the one for 64 (german version 32 is easy), it doesnt work with just replacing with 64…
    http://download.windowsvista.com/dl/preview/beta2/en/x86/iso/vista_5384.4.060518-1455_winmain_beta2_x86fre_client-LB2CFRE_EN_DVD.iso

  11. Name Says:

    im dling the 32bit version with 2mb/s atm btw, so nothing “overloaded”… 64bit would be better though.. 🙁

  12. Alexandre Says:

    I will put an torrent file soon. Please wait

  13. Warren Says:

    Grr… a bit frustrated… I can’t seem to get the download to work.. I can access the page, but just can’t download the file either with their download manager, or normally by myself. All it does is download a *.rar with the same name as the file but it’s only 600 kB!!!!!! And IE7 and FF do exactly the same.. maybe to do with my college network…

    Thanks anyway for posting this fab info for all of us to get a chance to try out (officially) this exciting product!

  14. John Says:

    64-bit edition is here:
    http://download.windowsvista.com/dl/preview/beta2/en/x64/iso/vista_5384.4.060518-1455_winmain_beta2_x64fre_client-LB2CxFRE_EN_DVD.iso

    The MS weberver seems to act strange under stress, and gives you bogus sizes . To get around this, I use *nix’s “wget” command to download it at a solid 450KB/sec.

    Try this command:
    wget http://download.windowsvista.com/dl/preview/beta2/en/x64/iso/vista_5384.4.060518-1455_winmain_beta2_x64fre_client-LB2CxFRE_EN_DVD.iso –ignore-length –tries=0 –retry-connrefused -c

  15. Intrevio Dot Com » Windows Vista - Beta 2 Says:

    […] Here is the link: http://www.msblog.org/?p=746 (You may or may not be able to download it depending on the # of demands)   […]

  16. Robert Innes Says:

    Anybody have a MD5 sum of the English x86 iso?

    I keep having lots of trouble installing, with it coming up with an error about a problem copying files, so I’m guessing something is corrupt!

  17. Gewoon zomaar » Blog Archive » WINDOWS VISTA BETA 2 “GRATIS” BESCHIKBAAR! Says:

    […] Microsoft heeft gisteren Windows Vista Beta 2 online gezet. De nieuwste bèta van het softwarehuis is niet alleen, zoals eerdere versies, voor een selecte groep testers beschikbaar: iedereen die geïnteresseerd is en over een fatsoenlijke pc beschikt mag een exemplaar downloaden om een paar maanden met bijvoorbeeld de beveiliging, de hardwareversnelling of de multimediafeatures te spelen. Er is nog wel een installatiecode benodigd, maar die wordt gratis verstrekt aan iedereen met een Windows Live-account. Met een enkele sleutel kan Vista op niet minder dan tien machines worden geïnstalleerd, zodat iedereen in elk geval één kans krijgt om Aero te bewonderen. […]

  18. J Says:

    How do i install the iso?

  19. Colin-uk.com » Vista beta 2 resources, how NOT to steal a sidekick, other random stuff Says:

    […] MSBlog: (source) http://www.msblog.org/?p=746 […]

  20. shane Says:

    Can anyone post a Product Key? I followed the right steps, but cant get the page to properly load and give me the CD-KEY. Damn MS, nothing ever really works flawlessly.

  21. jwagman1 Says:

    To get a Product Key:
    -Head to http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/preview.mspx
    -Scroll down to Download Now
    -Select your Country
    -Sign in to Microsoft Live
    -Receive up to two keys, each are good for one year and can be used on up to 10 different PC’s.

    Works FLAWLESSLY did it this morning.

  22. rich Says:

    md5 of the x86 english: 0e733ab1a8e8ff9a8684fd3639332773

  23. Dan Says:

    Downloaded the x64 version this morning, mounted the ISO to a DVD and popped it in, Restarted my PC and booted the DVD. I get Past Two Loading Bars then get a Blue Screen =/

  24. J Says:

    Error 80070241 please help

  25. Cole Says:

    I get the same error code, it is when setup reaches 72%, Please HELP

  26. geometrybag » The grass is always greener Says:

    […] Maybe I've got a short attention span and keep needing something new. As I write this I'm just updating the red-hat Linux partition on my laptop to Ubuntu, I've no idea why really other than because it looks good. I've also just noticed that Vista Beta 2 is released, so i probably will not be able to stop myself downloading that and installing it on my media pc which will invariably break what is currently a very reliable system. […]

  27. Ozz The Wanderer Says:

    This is the long awaited mess !! I have all of the things I need to make this possible…but the servers are flooded. If anyone knows where to DL the image after today somewhere other than Microsoft, I’d be interested !!!

    Ozz

  28. Vista Public at teh_bloggerer Says:

    […] Source: MSBLOG […]

  29. drusoft Says:

    The x64 link is now closed 🙁
    What a pity….

  30. ErroX Says:

    Huh? I can download both the x86 and the x64. Just click on the x64 link again. You’ll need your own download manager (or none) cause that Microsoft thing is down or something.

  31. Alex Says:

    I just downloaded my copy. I’m looking forward to trying it out!

  32. Youssef’s Press » WINDOWS VISTA BETA 2 “GRATIS” BESCHIKBAAR! Says:

    […] Microsoft heeft gisteren Windows Vista Beta 2 online gezet. De nieuwste bèta van het softwarehuis is niet alleen, zoals eerdere versies, voor een selecte groep testers beschikbaar: iedereen die geïnteresseerd is en over een fatsoenlijke pc beschikt mag een exemplaar downloaden om een paar maanden met bijvoorbeeld de beveiliging, de hardwareversnelling of de multimediafeatures te spelen. Er is nog wel een installatiecode benodigd, maar die wordt gratis verstrekt aan iedereen met een Windows Live-account. Met een enkele sleutel kan Vista op niet minder dan tien machines worden geïnstalleerd, zodat iedereen in elk geval één kans krijgt om Aero te bewonderen….. […]

  33. Pinkpower Says:

    it’s not working . sometimes i’m downloading 500mb before it stops next time it’s downloading 4.2gb and than it gives a error .

    put it on bittorrent that will work much better

  34. Ivan Minic Says:

    Thanks for the links 😉

  35. Misapoes Says:

    I like orgasming.

  36. Olin Coles Says:

    Downloaded both with download accelerator without any problems. I am curious as to why the 32-bit ISO is 3.12GB and the 64-bit ISO is 13.7MB. There is no mention of slip streaming, but maybe something will be revealed when I begin the install.

  37. Vista beta 2 - Ranting Maniac Says:

    […] Wow, is something up with Microsoft? They’re actually offering Windows Vista Beta 2 publicly, for anyone to download! To me, that’s surprising. I wouldn’t be surprised if they tried to charge for it even. But no, they’re actually offering to let anyone try it out, for nothing. I suppose they need to let people know that despite all the delays that the thing even exists. But they’re also offering the Office 2007 Beta out publicly, so they must be trying something to boost interest or something. […]

  38. Misa Says:

    Well both Vista and Office 07 are preety buggy, and Microsoft is known for a lot of security problems. Thats why they want to have a lot of users to test the new software. And if you had to pay for it, well I think the circle of testers would barely expand with the release of Beta 2.

  39. Windows Vista Beta Download at Max’ Webmaster / SEO Blog Says:

    […] msblog.org […]

  40. SecurityGuy Says:

    Checksums anyone? Prefer MD5 or SHA1…

  41. Tony Sutton’s Blog! » Blog Archive » Winbdows Vista Beta 2 - PUBLIC! Says:

    […] Details @ http://www.msblog.org/?p=746 […]

  42. Carl Says:

    I tried downloading the x64 version last night. Akamai didn’t work at all. I tried several download managers before I got Flashget and got it going at 500KB/s and left it running overnight. This morning I took a look and I’m up 2GB but connection is already flooded. I was getting next to nothing per second and error count was over 40000.

  43. Patrick S Says:

    @ Carl: WOW 40,000 errors =S
    at Security guy: Rich posted a md5 in our comments not sure if its right though: md5 of the x86 english: 0e733ab1a8e8ff9a8684fd3639332773

  44. Carl Says:

    Got back home and during the 9 hours I was working I downloaded another 200MB along with another 50000 errors.

  45. TheIndex.Agregador » Blog Archive » Windows Vista en beta pública Says:

    […] Pero tratá de probar primero eso porque no todos tenemos esta “velocidad de bajada” y repito que son 3,12GB. Gracias pablo por el VIA […]

  46. Carl Says:

    Well after getting 30 B/s on Flashget and about 10 KB/s on 2 torrents, I got Akamai working! And it’s going strong at 289 KB/s!

  47. TheIndex.Agregador » Blog Archive » Windows Vista en beta pública Says:

    […] Pero tratá de probar primero eso porque no todos tenemos esta “velocidad de bajada” y repito que son 3,12GB. Gracias pablo por el VIA […]

  48. mohamad nasser Says:

    hi my name is mohamad nasser and i lke a microsoft web site because i find every thing hanks

  49. Wallie Says:

    i just downloaded and burned it on a dvd. but im not able to install it correct… after copieying setup files and during the installation i receive the famous blue error screen after he is rebooting… can somebody tell me how to fix this?

  50. Joske Het Oske Says:

    Windows Vista Download Links :

    English :

    -> 32-bit : http://download.windowsvista.com/dl/preview/beta2/en/x86/iso/vista_5384.4.060518-1455_winmain_beta2_x86fre_client-LB2CFRE_EN_DVD.iso

    -> 64-bit : http://download.windowsvista.com/dl/preview/beta2/en/x64/iso/vista_5384.4.060518-1455_winmain_beta2_x64fre_client-LB2CxFRE_EN_DVD.iso

    Deutsch :

    -> 32-bit : http://download.windowsvista.com/dl/preview/beta2/de/x86/iso/vista_5384.4.060518-1455_winmain_beta2_x86fre_client-LB2CFRE_DE_DVD.iso

    -> 64-bit : http://download.windowsvista.com/preview/beta2/de/x64/iso/vista_5384.4.060518-1455_winmain_beta2_x64fre_client-LB2CxFRE_DE_DVD.iso

    Japanese :

    -> 32-bit : http://download.windowsvista.com/dl/preview/beta2/jp/x86/iso/vista_5384.4.060518-1455_winmain_beta2_x86fre_client-LB2CFRE_JA_DVD.iso

    -> 64-bit : http://download.windowsvista.com/dl/preview/beta2/jp/x64/iso/vista_5384.4.060518-1455_winmain_beta2_x64fre_client-LB2CxFRE_JA_DVD.iso