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No product key was given to me at link for first 100,000?

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#1
I frequent the site hardocp.com. One of their news articles directed readers
to microsoft's site to be one of the first 100,000 people to download the new
beta. I proceeded to the site, I downloaded the iso. I found it very odd,
at the time that no key was found nor did it mention it. I concluded that
maybe a key just wasn't necessary for the beta. I burned the iso, rebooted,
installed... I NEED a key!? I never entered an email address, so I never got
an email..

I was going to see if anyone else ran into this problem, or found a
work-around? thanks guys.
 
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#2
If you check previous posts you will find that this point has been covered
numerous times e.g. product key. The key is the same as the key used for
July Vista Beta 2.

"JonnyBlaze" <JonnyBlaze@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:608CC7A3-EF1F-457B-982E-332BB318C69B@microsoft.com...
>I frequent the site hardocp.com. One of their news articles directed
>readers
> to microsoft's site to be one of the first 100,000 people to download the
> new
> beta. I proceeded to the site, I downloaded the iso. I found it very
> odd,
> at the time that no key was found nor did it mention it. I concluded that
> maybe a key just wasn't necessary for the beta. I burned the iso,
> rebooted,
> installed... I NEED a key!? I never entered an email address, so I never
> got
> an email..
>
> I was going to see if anyone else ran into this problem, or found a
> work-around? thanks guys.
 
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#3
"AJR" wrote:

> If you check previous posts you will find that this point has been covered
> numerous times e.g. product key. The key is the same as the key used for
> July Vista Beta 2.



May I ask you which was that KEY??

THANKS
 
J

Jupiter Jones [MVP]

#4
Leave the key blank.
You will then get a screen asking which version to install, Ultimate,
Starter etc.
Since no Product Key is entered, you will be unable to activate.
Without activation, it will expire in 2 weeks.
But then you can reinstall for another 2 weeks...

--
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
http://www.dts-l.org


"JonnyBlaze" <JonnyBlaze@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:608CC7A3-EF1F-457B-982E-332BB318C69B@microsoft.com...
>I frequent the site hardocp.com. One of their news articles directed
>readers
> to microsoft's site to be one of the first 100,000 people to download the
> new
> beta. I proceeded to the site, I downloaded the iso. I found it very
> odd,
> at the time that no key was found nor did it mention it. I concluded that
> maybe a key just wasn't necessary for the beta. I burned the iso,
> rebooted,
> installed... I NEED a key!? I never entered an email address, so I never
> got
> an email..
>
> I was going to see if anyone else ran into this problem, or found a
> work-around? thanks guys.
 
D

Donald McDaniel

#6
On Fri, 1 Sep 2006 19:01:06 -0600, "Jupiter Jones [MVP]"
<jones_jupiter@hotnomail.com> wrote:

>Kevin;
>No one is likely to give away their key.
>You need your own or do without.


Microsoft WILL be re-opening the CPP for RC1, soon (keep your eyes
open). Microsoft is sending this build for MILLIONS of others, as
they tell us.

This time, DO IT THE RIGHT WAY!!!

1) Register the email address you use in your email program with
Microsoft Connect (or with Microsoft Passport).

2) Go to the Microsoft Customer Preview Program site (it will probably
be http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/preview.mspx, unless
they change it.

3) Register for the CPP using the email address you registered with
Microsoft Connect (or with Microsoft Passport).

4) WAIT for the email from Microsoft containing your key (THIS TIME,
MAKE SURE you SAVE the email, PRINT IT OUT, and OTHERWISE keep it
SECURELY in a SAFE PLACE.) DON'T rely on your MEMORY, unless you want
to be HIT with a memory block JUST when you NEED the key. Do not under
any circumstances THROW this email away, or delete it!!!

Also, be sure to CHECK your Spam filtering, and MAKE sure the
@microsoft.com domain is in you SAFE SITES. And make sure you check
in Junk Mail folders BEFORE emptying them. Sometimes, the
@microsoft.com domain is not set to be a safe sender, resulting in
Spam filters either DELETING this email (if you have it set to simply
delete spam) or putting it in your Spam folder.

5) Or, you may PURCHASE the DVD for about $10 plus shipping (with
several shipping options). When the DVD arrives, it will CONTAIN the
CD key in the DVD case itself. It usually arrives within 10 business
days (or less).

I do advise you to PURCHASE the DVD, since the Akami servers are going
to be SLAMMED and may reset often, causing you to WASTE your bandwidth
when you have to re-download it because of a failure to get a good
burn caused by getting a bad download.

UNLESS your connection is (1) Broadband (2) and at LEAST 1.5mbps, do
NOT waste everyone else's time trying to download it. IN that case,
PURCHASE the DVD, and WAIT a few more days. It will pay dividends to
EVERYONE, especially to YOU.

ON a 1.5mpbs connection, it should take about 4-5 hrs of steady
downloading. Microsoft wants us to use the Akami Download manager,
but I don't advise this, since it seems buggy when the server is being
hit heavily. If the server is shaken out, your download throughput
speed should vary between 90KB/sec.-200KB/sec, and average ~170KB/sec
at that connection speed.

Also, don't hit the server immediately upon Microsoft publishing the
download information, since everyone else will be doing it then, and
Microsoft may take a few hours to get the downloading debugged.

==

Donald L McDaniel
Please reply to the orignal thread.
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oberke@wi.rr.com

#7
On 1-Sep-2006, Donald McDaniel <orthocross@invalid.invalid> wrote:

> Microsoft WILL be re-opening the CPP for RC1, soon (keep your eyes
> open). Microsoft is sending this build for MILLIONS of others, as
> they tell us.


Are they still planning on re-opening this CPP? Do you know about about how
much longer until they do or did I miss it already?
 
C

Chad Harris

#8
CPP goes public 2-3 days, MSFT announced this morning. You have it then.

Enjoy.

CH


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>
> On 1-Sep-2006, Donald McDaniel <orthocross@invalid.invalid> wrote:
>
>> Microsoft WILL be re-opening the CPP for RC1, soon (keep your eyes
>> open). Microsoft is sending this build for MILLIONS of others, as
>> they tell us.

>
> Are they still planning on re-opening this CPP? Do you know about about
> how
> much longer until they do or did I miss it already?