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John I have a question about the Download Link you provided

by rbooz / September 8, 2006 1:31 PM PDT

Are these really the RC1 versions because I can't access them through the Microsoft Website only through your link. And for some strange reason the download seems faster and different then the beta 2 download.

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Which links?
by John.Wilkinson / September 9, 2006 1:04 AM PDT

I don't recall linking directly to the ISOs, so all links should be pointing to the Microsoft Vista RC1 download page. Which link isn't working?

As to the download time, it's not your imagination. First, the download is smaller...Vista Beta 2 (build 5384 x86) was 3,276,952KB while Vista RC1 (build 5600 x86) is 2,646,272KB. That's over half a GB they trimmed off the download. Also, download speeds are faster, in part because Microsoft dedicated more bandwidth to the downloads to handle the load.


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In this tread...
by rbooz / September 9, 2006 7:09 AM PDT
In reply to: Which links?

Vista RC1 download links and notes... That you provided about a week or so ago.

The Hyperlink takes me to a page where I can download a 32 bit version and 64 bit version by either using MS Download Manager or regular IE download. I'm asking is this RC1, and if it is my file that I downloaded is 3+ gigs. I was just wondering if this is RC1, or was this a link to Beta 2 or Pre RC1.

And if it is RC1 when the time comes for the install to move from copy windows installation files to the actual GUI part of the install ( where the aurora background appears) the window were you are to select install doesn't appear I just have this screen and my mouse.

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It's RC1...
by John.Wilkinson / September 9, 2006 11:16 AM PDT
In reply to: In this tread...

The link I provided in the RC1 announcement was indeed to RC1. The 32-bit version is around 2.4GB while the 64-bit version is around 3.6GB.

As to what is going on with the installation, I don't know. Isn't the installation wizard displaying at all? (Or is it just the background?) Also, how are you installing...from DVD or a mounted ISO image?


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by rbooz / September 10, 2006 12:45 AM PDT
In reply to: It's RC1...

I just decided to do a dual boot instead of going through the trouble of VP 04. So I'm doing the install off of a dvd. And yes, it's only the background that comes up in the installation no windows, no selections just the background. And it's not frozen because I have total control of the mouse it seems that the install stops before it even starts.

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