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Windows Vista pre-RC1 available for public

August 30th, 2006 by Zack Whittaker

Get a product key:

Download via File Transfer Manager (recommended)
Windows Vista – pre-RC1 – 32-bit only.

There are NO planned downloads for x64, and you better hurry up because once the 100,000th person begins their download, they’re closing it straight back down again, so hurry!!

Posted in Windows Vista | 11 Comments »

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11 Responses

  1. Tom Olsson Says:

    Maaan… I was one of the 100.000 who got the iso, but I never got the license, and now the Preview Program is closed. *sigh*

  2. Zack Whittaker Says:

    Well just ask someone nicely on the beta to generate you a key πŸ™‚
    Don’t contact me for one, I won’t give you one πŸ˜‰

  3. Andre Da Costa Says:

    Tom, there is still an opportunity in September for the official RC1 release.

  4. André Says:

    Tom, I’m with the same prob here! πŸ™ No Preview Program is closed and know I don’t have a key. Zack can I send you an e-mail? πŸ˜‰

  5. Zack Whittaker Says:

    Yeh go for it – I’ve checked with my internal sources, it’s actually legally and contractually OK to lend a key – if anyone else wants to confirm, go for it.

  6. Beau Says:

    Mmm, damn, I want to be able to order it on DVD!

  7. kevinski Says:

    Will a CD key from Beta 2 work? I came across this on, and it failed to mention the page that allows you to get a CD key. I have one from Beta 2, though, so am I good to go?

  8. Zack Whittaker Says:

    Should do – no reason why not. Some of us on the technical beta are still using Beta 2 keys to activate the pre-RC1 build πŸ™‚

  9. Freecom Says:

    hey i have instaled the beta but hthey key i have dont work.. did annyone wanted to share their key?

  10. Memorae Says:

    Hey, is it possible to get a key? I started installing it but i’m kind of stuck..
    My mail:

  11. william Says:

    if i could get the rc1 keyb thank you very much