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Any W7 beta mirror sites?

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ToddAndMargo

#1
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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#2
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
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>
> "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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ToddAndMargo

#3
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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ToddAndMargo

#4
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.ne...Windows&cru=&id=42814&cbid=50861&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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G

GMorris

#5
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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olfart

#7
"ToddAndMargo" <ToddAndMargo@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> 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

#8
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/archi...beta_howto_-_download_activate_dual_boot.html

which references
http://download.microsoft.com/downl...00_client_en-us_Ultimate-GB1CULFRE_EN_DVD.iso
for the 32 bit version.

Is this the right version?

-T
 

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ToddAndMargo

#9
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
 

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ToddAndMargo

#10
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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V

Van Chocstraw

#11
ToddAndMargo wrote:

> 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
You can get the virtual appliance from http://www.pctech101.com/torrents#1
and run it with Virtual Player for Windows or Linux.



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<<//--------------------\\>>
Van Chocstraw

>>\\--------------------//<<
 

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Tom [Pepper] Willett

#12
> They have done away with Outlook.

No, they have not done away with Outlook. But, they have discontinued
Outlook Express.
 

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Bob Campbell

#14
"Walter Donavan" <false@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> They have discontinued *calling* it Outlook Express. IMO they merely
> gussied it up a bit and now call it Windows Mail. :)
But Windows Mail is not included in Windows 7. However the version in
Vista runs fine in 7.
 

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K

Ken Blake, MVP

#15
On Tue, 27 Jan 2009 11:44:33 -0500, "Walter Donavan"
<false@xxxxxx> wrote:

> They have discontinued *calling* it Outlook Express. IMO they merely gussied
> it up a bit and now call it Windows Mail. :)

There has long been a lot of confusion between the two similar names
for two very different programs, Outlook and Outlook Express. So
Microsoft finally addressed this in Windows Vista and gave the latest
version of what is essentially Outlook Express a brand-new
name--Windows Mail.

That was an excellent step in the right direction, as far as I'm
concerned, but they muddied the water once again by creating other
names now easily confused with Windows Mail, such as Windows Live
Mail.

--
Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP - Windows Desktop Experience
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ToddAndMargo

#16
Ken Blake, MVP wrote:

> On Tue, 27 Jan 2009 11:44:33 -0500, "Walter Donavan"
> <false@xxxxxx> wrote:
>

>> They have discontinued *calling* it Outlook Express. IMO they merely gussied
>> it up a bit and now call it Windows Mail. :)
>
>
> There has long been a lot of confusion between the two similar names
> for two very different programs, Outlook and Outlook Express. So
> Microsoft finally addressed this in Windows Vista and gave the latest
> version of what is essentially Outlook Express a brand-new
> name--Windows Mail.
>
> That was an excellent step in the right direction, as far as I'm
> concerned, but they muddied the water once again by creating other
> names now easily confused with Windows Mail, such as Windows Live
> Mail.
>
Do you guys remember the days of Windows XP and Office XP.
Had several customers get in my face over having to
buy Office separate. They though it they already owned
XP. I am glad those days are over! (For my customer with
Office XP, I refuse to call it XP, rather I call it
"Office 2002". Ends the confusion.)

-T
 

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