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Windows 7: beta serials

08 Jan 2009   #1
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 
beta serials

according to Paul Thurrott's site, the official beta being released friday is in fact the 7000 build. this means that any of us who are running it unactivated should be able to just grab a beta serial, right? or will we actually have to download the ISO in order to get a serial? if it's only going to be made available to the first 2.5 million people, it will go pretty quick. i don't know what time it will be released, but i'm in europe so there's a big time difference. my connection isn't great so it would take me a while to get the 2+ GB ISO...


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08 Jan 2009   #2
tdk08

Windows 7 Ultimate Beta 7000
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garbanzo View Post
according to Paul Thurrott's site, the official beta being released friday is in fact the 7000 build. this means that any of us who are running it unactivated should be able to just grab a beta serial, right? or will we actually have to download the ISO in order to get a serial? if it's only going to be made available to the first 2.5 million people, it will go pretty quick. i don't know what time it will be released, but i'm in europe so there's a big time difference. my connection isn't great so it would take me a while to get the 2+ GB ISO...
good to know that the beta released will be 7000 so i wont have to worry about updating but i thought you could only get serials/iso's if you were an msdn subscriber (unless you are but im not)
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08 Jan 2009   #3
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 

no i'm not. but i imagine they have to provide some kind of activation for people who grab the public beta. otherwise no updates. and the 7000 build runs out too quick, there must be a way to extend it to august...
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08 Jan 2009   #4
z3r010

 

There will be keys provided to the public on Friday with the download
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08 Jan 2009   #5
tdk08

Windows 7 Ultimate Beta 7000
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
There will be keys provided to the public on Friday with the download
wow good thing you told me that cause i dont want to miss out!
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08 Jan 2009   #6
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
There will be keys provided to the public on Friday with the download
i understand that. but what i'm curious to know is whether a key can be obtained without a download? can i visit the site on friday and just get a key since i already have an ISO of the 7000 build?
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08 Jan 2009   #7
tdk08

Windows 7 Ultimate Beta 7000
 
 

Yeah good point I'm interested to know that now too
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08 Jan 2009   #8
smarteyeball

 
 

Lets hope so, otherwise I've just wasted 3.15GB
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08 Jan 2009   #9
z3r010

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garbanzo View Post
i understand that. but what i'm curious to know is whether a key can be obtained without a download? can i visit the site on friday and just get a key since i already have an ISO of the 7000 build?
If it works the way that Vista did then they will email you a key when you register for the download.
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08 Jan 2009   #10
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

yeah i agree with z3...

most likely if not you will have to sign on and then they will email you the link to the ISO and in that said email the key...
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