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Copy of Vista RC1

by SquirrelSlax / December 7, 2006 2:46 AM PST

Anyone know where to obtain a copy of Windows Vista RC1. I would love to check out the new Windows, but have been unable to find a beta

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You can't...
by John.Wilkinson / December 7, 2006 2:57 AM PST
In reply to: Copy of Vista RC1

The CPP program has been closed, so you can no longe register for or download pre-release versions of Windows Vista. At this point your only option is to wait and purchase Windows Vista when it becomes available in your area.


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by SquirrelSlax / December 7, 2006 3:27 AM PST
In reply to: You can't...

Thanks John

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its not free, but u can get it
by hcstreetriding / December 10, 2006 4:17 AM PST
In reply to: Copy of Vista RC1

Im just starting to read about vista so im not sure if this is what your looking for... but you can still get copies of vista RC1 on ebay. they are not real cheap but vista isnt going to be either when it comes out.(i just bought a new MoBo on there and the guy there in vista RC1 for the heck of it, so if you need something for your comp check it out) Hope this might help somehow


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by kellenjb / December 10, 2006 6:24 AM PST

Be careful with these. It might depend on how the copy was obtained, but I had to agree to not resell my copy.

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That might be the case...
by hcstreetriding / December 10, 2006 10:03 AM PST
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it was free though so im not going to be to worried about it, he will however get negative feedback it i cant use it. Thanks for the info!

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That is correct: it is forbidden...
by John.Wilkinson / December 10, 2006 12:52 PM PST
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The EULA for all pre-release versions forbids the transfer or sale of the software as well as the product key, regardless of whether or not you used it. Thus, any copies available on Ebay are forbidden and should be avoided.


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by hcstreetriding / December 10, 2006 2:05 PM PST

these are the exact words from the ebay auction, "I am including a liscensed copy (from microsoft) of Windows Vista RC1 Home Premium"

so this is a negative? its not really a big deal to me but kinda a bummer. Thanks!

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by John.Wilkinson / December 10, 2006 2:19 PM PST
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It may be a licensed copy but the EULA prohibits the transfer of the software, license, and/or key. Looking over the results for "Windows Vista" on Ebay I am amazed at how many prohibited or otherwise fraudulent auctions I saw. Glad I'm not a moderator there. :

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thats what i was thinking when you told me about that.
by hcstreetriding / December 10, 2006 3:43 PM PST
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they have had a ton of copies on there selling for a while.

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