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Windows 7: RC1 Questions

30 Apr 2009   #1
d0od

Windows 7 x64 & Ubuntu 9.04 x64
 
 
RC1 Questions

Hey y'all.

Few questions regarding the pending RC1 release next Tuesday!

1) Will the beta keys work?
2) Is it worth "waiting" until the official release and having to http it, or grabbing a torrent of it now? What is the build number that has been given to MSDN subscribers?
3) Are there any known regressions in the RC that are known?


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30 Apr 2009   #2
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

2. official release is always better than possibly compromised torrent.

dunno the others.
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30 Apr 2009   #3
d0od

Windows 7 x64 & Ubuntu 9.04 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
2. official release is always better than possibly compromised torrent.

dunno the others.
I suppose, but if you're careful and clued up about what you're getting you won't get something "compromised". Most of the RC1 torrents are just "leaks" of the official MSDN .iso.

I would prefer to download it from microsoft themselves, but http will be soooo sloooooow, however if there asre any last minute fixes or bug squashing's it's worth it i suppose.
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30 Apr 2009   #4
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

yeah, ive had no issues with the unofficial download sources so far. but being this close to an official release, id wait and as you say, might be last minute stuff
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30 Apr 2009   #5
Azural

Windows 7 Build 7229 x64
 
 

I haven't had any issues with it at all. Works better than every previous version that I've used.

And yes, the Beta key still works.
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30 Apr 2009   #6
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by d0od View Post
1) Will the beta keys work?
3) Are there any known regressions in the RC that are known?
1. Assuming that I got the right build from hata28 (good CRC and the tralala), the beta keys work. Got mine activated. Also, MS will be giving away legal RC keys starting May 5.

3. Hm... According from what I've read yet, I don't think so. Only improvements.
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