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Old 12-19-2005, 08:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a chance to beta test the vista os. Is anyone else doing it? If I decide to I will need a computer to do it on other than my main ones. I guess I will just look for someones used one.
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Old 12-19-2005, 08:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You have a chance through Technet, MSDN as far as I'm aware of.

The members who are testing are as follows. There may be more I cannot name off the top of my head. Many more use it but fewer test it. Of these people Mak and I obtained it legally others may have as well.

Myself, Makaveli213, Warezmonster, Mikee, and AMD2800


I stopped testing it for about a month or two now but I may begin to re test the OS with my new system using the 64 bit editions of Vista.
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Old 12-19-2005, 08:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My sister in law contacted me about it as she works with Bill and wanted to know if I wanted to do this. I don't want to do it on my main computer right now though so I will look for an older computer to do it on.
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use a virtual machine instead. I used it and it was nice, havent used the newer builds yet, i used 5112
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I haven't used a virtual machine before. What do I need to do?
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I prefer MS Virtual PC. But VM Ware works just fine.
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Could you tell me how it works. I am not familiar with this. Thanks.
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You install it....


Then it's like having another PC only it runs from your current one hence "virtual PC".
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Well, I guess I knew all that but what I mean is after it is installed can I gradually switch operating systems over to vista when all is said and done? My programs that were installed if compatible would stay and I could uninstall xp pro later. Is that what you are planning to do?
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