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Adam Kolak Oct 07, 2006, 10:26am EDT Report Abuse
Either 14 days or you can use your key from either Beta 2 or RC1.

http://download.windowsvista.com/preview/rc2/en/download.htm#


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B Oct 07, 2006, 01:22pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows Vista RC2 Build 5744 Now Available to All
Downloading...:)

Thx for the link.

Adam Kolak Oct 07, 2006, 01:40pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows Vista RC2 Build 5744 Now Available to All
For some reason Microsoft sent me an email with another Vista key that is different from my old Beta 2/RC1 key. Hmm maybe they switched the keys from Beta 2 and RC1?

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CrAsHnBuRnXp Oct 07, 2006, 01:48pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows Vista RC2 Build 5744 Now Available to All
About an hour and a half left.

Adam Kolak Oct 07, 2006, 01:52pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows Vista RC2 Build 5744 Now Available to All
This is probally the last public release (or pretty close to it) before Vista launches in January. So make sure you all report all the problems you have so Vista can be problem free when it launches.

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Adam Kolak Oct 07, 2006, 07:54pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows Vista RC2 Build 5744 Now Available to All
As me and Mark figured out over Xfire thier is a way to still get a Vista key code.

Go to:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/preview.mspx
Click "Download Windows Vista RC1" (Don't worry that it says RC1, they will give you a key that will work with work with RC2 and any bulild after Beta 2).
Select your country from the drop down box click continue, you'll need a Windows Live ID (a Microsoft .Net User name will work too). And log on to it, MS will ask you to answer some questions then they will give you a Vista RC1 key and an email confirmation. Then download RC2 from the link I posted in my first post and enter the key in when you install Vista RC2. Make sure your right it down somewhere. When your downloading make sure your downloading Build 5744, because if it says 5600 your downloading RC1.

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Josh Oct 07, 2006, 07:59pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows Vista RC2 Build 5744 Now Available to All
Does anyone know if a RC1 install will update to this?

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CrAsHnBuRnXp Oct 07, 2006, 08:03pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows Vista RC2 Build 5744 Now Available to All
Josh said:
Does anyone know if a RC1 install will update to this?

Im not sure. Sorry that was no help at all. :)

Adam Kolak Oct 07, 2006, 08:05pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows Vista RC2 Build 5744 Now Available to All
Yes it will if you select upgrade instead of clean install. You must be in Vista RC1 when you insert the disk though. So boot into RC1, slip in the DVD you burned, and when you get into the installer tell it you want to do an upgrade. Im pretty sure this will work. But im doing a clean install anyway.

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Josh Oct 07, 2006, 10:25pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows Vista RC2 Build 5744 Now Available to All
k, actually I was talking about if they had it as an update for the current Vista install. Like the updates that they have for XP.
I guess I could just try it and see:~

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CrAsHnBuRnXp Oct 08, 2006, 01:16am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows Vista RC2 Build 5744 Now Available to All
I made a thread about RC2. I have it installed and running as I type this. Check it out here: http://hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/62511/

Suspended User Oct 08, 2006, 01:57am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows Vista RC2 Build 5744 Now Available to All
2 hours to go.....never tried Vista, what do I do about a CD key?

CrAsHnBuRnXp Oct 08, 2006, 02:50am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows Vista RC2 Build 5744 Now Available to All
Stein said:
2 hours to go.....never tried Vista, what do I do about a CD key?

Water Drop has the answer about 7 posts up.

Dublin_Gunner Oct 08, 2006, 01:38pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows Vista RC2 Build 5744 Now Available to All
So will my Beta 2, RC1 key work?

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CrAsHnBuRnXp Oct 08, 2006, 02:46pm EDT Report Abuse
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DublinGunner said:
So will my Beta 2, RC1 key work?

Yes.

.:Mindful:. Oct 08, 2006, 03:56pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows Vista RC2 Build 5744 Now Available to All
...so Vista can be problem free when it launches.


*GASP*
*Choke*
AHAHAHAH
OoooHEHEHEHEH
Muahahahah
Buheawaaahwa

Vista will be bug free like an anthill will be bug free. Freaking OS takes up 448MB sitting idle. Stupid OS.

They had 5 years to complete the piece of crap operating system.... and they STILL
fail miserably.

CrAsHnBuRnXp Oct 08, 2006, 04:01pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows Vista RC2 Build 5744 Now Available to All
.:Mindful:. said:
...so Vista can be problem free when it launches.


*GASP*
*Choke*
AHAHAHAH
OoooHEHEHEHEH
Muahahahah
Buheawaaahwa

Vista will be bug free like an anthill will be bug free. Freaking OS takes up 448MB sitting idle. Stupid OS.

They had 5 years to complete the piece of crap operating system.... and they STILL
fail miserably.

Try over 500MB. On a FRESH INSTALL.

Adam Kolak Oct 08, 2006, 05:42pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows Vista RC2 Build 5744 Now Available to All
The largest problem with Vista left is the driver support. And companies who make hardware have to start to make more drivers that work with Vista. Lets go Creative get off your butt and code some drivers so we don't have to use the good but not fully functional MS drivers.

But the OS itself is rock solid, I have never seen a BSOD in Vista since Windows Codename Longhorn Build 5048. I'd even go as far as to say that Vista is a secure OS, and Im talking by windows standards its pretty darn secure. Why do you think McAffe and Norton are bitching about Vista? Well I tell you why, its because they ain't gonna make no money on selling anti-virus software for Vista. Thats why thier p**sed off, because they care more about making money than securing your OS. And if its already relatively secure then they can't make no money. Kaspersky came out and said that MS was not locking out Anti-virus software makers from Vista at all, and Kaspersky obviously cares more about you and your secure PC than Norton and McAffe.

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B Oct 08, 2006, 06:37pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows Vista RC2 Build 5744 Now Available to All
Water Drop said:
The largest problem with Vista left is the driver support. And companies who make hardware have to start to make more drivers that work with Vista. Lets go Creative get off your butt and code some drivers so we don't have to use the good but not fully functional MS drivers.

But the OS itself is rock solid, I have never seen a BSOD in Vista since Windows Codename Longhorn Build 5048. I'd even go as far as to say that Vista is a secure OS, and Im talking by windows standards its pretty darn secure. Why do you think McAffe and Norton are bitching about Vista? Well I tell you why, its because they ain't gonna make no money on selling anti-virus software for Vista. Thats why thier p**sed off, because they care more about making money than securing your OS. And if its already relatively secure then they can't make no money. Kaspersky came out and said that MS was not locking out Anti-virus software makers from Vista at all, and Kaspersky obviously cares more about you and your secure PC than Norton and McAffe.


Its secure for now. Just wait til it becomes a target.

Adam Kolak Oct 08, 2006, 06:43pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows Vista RC2 Build 5744 Now Available to All
I hope to live to see the day OS X and/or Linux becomes a target.

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Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Oct 08, 2006, 07:15pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Windows Vista RC2 Build 5744 Now Available to All
already has, and their exploits are usually really critical ones, macs are a pain in the ass when trying to fix a hardware problem such as a missing Extention for the CD Drve bay.

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