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Any W7 beta mirror sites?

  1. #1


    ToddAndMargo Guest

    Any W7 beta mirror sites?

    Hi All,

    Anyone know of a mirror site where I can download
    Windows 7 Beta without having to sign up for that
    annoying Windows Live ID?

    Many thanks,
    -T

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  3. #2


    nak Guest

    Re: Any W7 beta mirror sites?

    Eh? Windows Mail has been part of Vista since it was released. But that
    isn't what Todd is referring to.

    Todd (I will reply here because I can't see your original question), You
    need to go to the official site as you have to sign up to recieve a license
    key to be able to use it anyway. You can sign an existing email address to
    a Live ID, you don't need a new MSN/HOTMAIL/LIVE account.

    Nick.

    "olfart" <olfart65@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:6u6q2uFdam15U1@xxxxxx

    >
    > "ToddAndMargo" <ToddAndMargo@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:ukKKMl$fJHA.3812@xxxxxx

    >> Hi All,
    >>
    >> Anyone know of a mirror site where I can download
    >> Windows 7 Beta without having to sign up for that
    >> annoying Windows Live ID?
    >>
    >> Many thanks,
    >> -T
    >
    > try Google
    >
    > If you want their email with Windows 7 you have to go through Windows Live
    > anyway. They have done away with Outlook.
    > BTW...been fooling with 7 for about a week. Kinda like it....less crappola
    > than Vista
    >

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  4. #3


    ToddAndMargo Guest

    Re: Any W7 beta mirror sites?

    olfart wrote:

    > "ToddAndMargo" <ToddAndMargo@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:ukKKMl$fJHA.3812@xxxxxx

    >> Hi All,
    >>
    >> Anyone know of a mirror site where I can download
    >> Windows 7 Beta without having to sign up for that
    >> annoying Windows Live ID?
    >>
    >> Many thanks,
    >> -T
    >
    > try Google
    >
    > If you want their email with Windows 7 you have to go through Windows Live
    > anyway. They have done away with Outlook.
    > BTW...been fooling with 7 for about a week. Kinda like it....less crappola
    > than Vista
    I have heard the same thing. I have a virtual machine waiting
    to try it out. Be kind of fun to play it against my virtual
    XP and virtual Vista (Edsel edition).

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  5. #4


    ToddAndMargo Guest

    Re: Any W7 beta mirror sites?

    nak wrote:

    > Eh? Windows Mail has been part of Vista since it was released. But
    > that isn't what Todd is referring to.
    I do believe he meant email referring to Windows 7. In other words,
    marketing spam.

    >
    > Todd (I will reply here because I can't see your original question),
    > You need to go to the official site as you have to sign up to recieve a
    > license key to be able to use it anyway. You can sign an existing email
    > address to a Live ID, you don't need a new MSN/HOTMAIL/LIVE account.

    I get stuck at:

    https://accountservices.passport.net...1&sl=1&lc=1033

    which asks for an eMail address and password.

    I presumed that they were going to create
    an eMail account on one of their services.
    I tried this but the screen kept going back
    to the original page after pressing submit
    with no error (red mark) messages.

    But, if it is asking for one of my existing
    eMail address, that is okay, but it is also
    asking for my password, which is oh so not okay.

    Do you know of a link where I can just download
    the damn thing.

    Many thanks,
    -T

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  6. #5


    GMorris Guest

    Re: Any W7 beta mirror sites?

    Yeah, what he said!

    "nak" <a@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:F3ED0FEB-D20D-4FC9-A5D5-EF255A6153A8@xxxxxx

    > Eh? Windows Mail has been part of Vista since it was released. But that
    > isn't what Todd is referring to.
    >
    > Todd (I will reply here because I can't see your original question), You
    > need to go to the official site as you have to sign up to recieve a
    > license key to be able to use it anyway. You can sign an existing email
    > address to a Live ID, you don't need a new MSN/HOTMAIL/LIVE account.
    >
    > Nick.
    >
    > "olfart" <olfart65@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:6u6q2uFdam15U1@xxxxxx

    >>
    >> "ToddAndMargo" <ToddAndMargo@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:ukKKMl$fJHA.3812@xxxxxx

    >>> Hi All,
    >>>
    >>> Anyone know of a mirror site where I can download
    >>> Windows 7 Beta without having to sign up for that
    >>> annoying Windows Live ID?
    >>>
    >>> Many thanks,
    >>> -T
    >>
    >> try Google
    >>
    >> If you want their email with Windows 7 you have to go through Windows
    >> Live anyway. They have done away with Outlook.
    >> BTW...been fooling with 7 for about a week. Kinda like it....less
    >> crappola than Vista
    >>
    >

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  7. #6


    ToddAndMargo Guest

    Re: Any W7 beta mirror sites?

    GMorris wrote:

    > Yeah, what he said!
    :-)

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  8. #7


    olfart Guest

    Re: Any W7 beta mirror sites?


    "ToddAndMargo" <ToddAndMargo@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:%23TN0NOBgJHA.5680@xxxxxx

    > GMorris wrote:

    >> Yeah, what he said!
    >
    > :-)
    why don't you go ahead and get a Live email acct. You can always ignore it
    and trash it later. At least it will get you a copy of 7 while it's still
    available and I think you will like the improvement over Vista.. Some mirror
    sites and torrents may show up, but you don't know what trash they may throw
    in there to screw you up.
    A hint......when you burn the iso to a DVD, do it at the slowest speed
    possible. Some who have done a fast burn have had problems.



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    ToddAndMargo Guest

    Re: Any W7 beta mirror sites?

    olfart wrote:

    > "ToddAndMargo" <ToddAndMargo@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:ukKKMl$fJHA.3812@xxxxxx

    >> Hi All,
    >>
    >> Anyone know of a mirror site where I can download
    >> Windows 7 Beta without having to sign up for that
    >> annoying Windows Live ID?
    >>
    >> Many thanks,
    >> -T
    >
    > try Google
    >
    > If you want their email with Windows 7 you have to go through Windows Live
    > anyway. They have done away with Outlook.
    > BTW...been fooling with 7 for about a week. Kinda like it....less crappola
    > than Vista
    >
    >
    Found this on Google:

    http://www.hackszine.com/blog/archiv...dual_boot.html

    which references
    http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...FRE_EN_DVD.iso
    for the 32 bit version.

    Is this the right version?

    -T

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  10. #9


    ToddAndMargo Guest

    Re: Any W7 beta mirror sites?

    olfart wrote:

    > "ToddAndMargo" <ToddAndMargo@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:%23TN0NOBgJHA.5680@xxxxxx

    >> GMorris wrote:

    >>> Yeah, what he said!
    >> :-)
    >
    > why don't you go ahead and get a Live email acct. You can always ignore it
    > and trash it later. At least it will get you a copy of 7 while it's still
    > available and I think you will like the improvement over Vista.. Some mirror
    > sites and torrents may show up, but you don't know what trash they may throw
    > in there to screw you up.
    Good idea

    > A hint......when you burn the iso to a DVD, do it at the slowest speed
    > possible. Some who have done a fast burn have had problems.
    Thank you for the tip!

    I have had really good luck burning iso's with Deep Burner
    under Wine (Linux's Windows emulator). Good luck with
    CD Burner XP under native XP too.

    I will be using Virtual Box as my virtual machine.
    It uses the iso's directly as a native CD, so I
    will be relieved of the burning task.

    I will keep in mind your tip, if I eventually
    go burning this iso.

    Many thank,
    -T

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  11. #10


    ToddAndMargo Guest

    Re: Any W7 beta mirror sites?

    ToddAndMargo wrote:

    > olfart wrote:

    >> why don't you go ahead and get a Live email acct. You can always
    >> ignore it and trash it later. At least it will get you a copy of 7
    >> while it's still available and I think you will like the improvement
    >> over Vista.. Some mirror sites and torrents may show up, but you don't
    >> know what trash they may throw in there to screw you up.
    >
    > Good idea
    >
    Kind of tried that. When I press the "I Accept" button,
    it just recycles the sign up page -- of course erasing
    everything I entered. No error messages. No "you forgot"
    remarks. Just the virgin sign up page.

    :-(

    -T

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