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Windows 7: The Windows 7 Beta Kicks Off This Week

08 Jan 2009   #11
rickh925

Windows Vista 64 and Windows Server 2008 x64
 
 

I am downloading the beta as I type, but when I try to "get keys" I get a message that just says an error has occurred show below in plain ASCII format(cut/paste). Has anyone seen this? I wonder if the server is overloaded?

Rick
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error An Error Has Occurred

There was an error error while trying to retrieve requsted key information and we cannot process your request.

You can try to: Reference Id: 26AEF762

This error has been logged with the reference number noted above. Please use this reference number if you contact support.
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08 Jan 2009   #12
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi rickh925, welcome to the forums,

Where are you getting the keys from?
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08 Jan 2009   #13
rickh925

Windows Vista 64 and Windows Server 2008 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
Hi rickh925, welcome to the forums,

Where are you getting the keys from?
My paid Technet subscription. This page in particular. I tried to put it inline but the screen shot of the page is attached instead.

Rick


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08 Jan 2009   #14
rickh925

Windows Vista 64 and Windows Server 2008 x64
 
 

Just a comment on my issue, I can download other keys including the keys for 2008 Server R2 beta with no problems so I assume it is particular to Windows 7. I can't really work with it today so it probably doesn't matter for now.

Rick
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08 Jan 2009   #15
ittech

XP/Vista/Windows 7 builld 7000
 
 

looking forward to a report on the public beta, i have a nicely running 7000 build with my virtual drive and media center internet radio.....i'm not sure that the beta will be in my best interests for the meantime.
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08 Jan 2009   #16
rickh925

Windows Vista 64 and Windows Server 2008 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rickh925 View Post
My paid Technet subscription. This page in particular. I tried to put it inline but the screen shot of the page is attached instead.

Rick
Well, now the page says:

Quote:
The activation keys are currently unavailable. Please install without using keys and check back in a few days to claim the keys. Sorry for the inconvenience.
So I'll do just that. I wonder if the key generation servers are just overwhelmed.
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08 Jan 2009   #17
FrAgZoU

Vista Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

rickh925
I have the same problem i can't get my cd-keys from my MSDN subscription page ! Have the same error

Quote:
The activation keys are currently unavailable. Please install without using keys and check back in a few days to claim the keys. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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08 Jan 2009   #18
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

what is the difference between Windows 7 Beta and Windows 7 Beta Checked Build ???


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08 Jan 2009   #19
rickh925

Windows Vista 64 and Windows Server 2008 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by limneos View Post
what is the difference between Windows 7 Beta and Windows 7 Beta Checked Build ???
From the MSDN Website: [My emphasis at the end]

Quote:
The free build (or retail build)
The free build of Microsoft Windows is used in production environments. The free build of the operating system is built with full compiler optimizations. When the free build discovers correctable problems, it continues to run. Distribution media containing the free build of the operating system do not have any special labels — in other words, the CD containing the free build will just be labeled with the Windows version name, and no reference to the type of build.
The checked build (or debug build)
The purpose of the checked build of Microsoft Windows is to make identifying and diagnosing operating-system-level problems easier. The checked build differs from the free build in the following ways:
    • Many compiler optimizations (such as stack frame elimination) are disabled in the checked build. Disabling such optimizations makes it easier to understand disassembled machine instructions, and therefore it is easier to trace the cause of problems in system software.
    • The checked build enables a large number of debugging checks in the operating system code and system-provided drivers. This helps the checked build identify internal inconsistencies and problems as soon as they occur.
Because the checked build contains fewer optimizations and more debugging checks than the free build, the checked build is both larger in size and slower to execute than the free build. As a result, the free build is used in production environments unless it is necessary to use the checked build to identify serious problems.
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08 Jan 2009   #20
echrada

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FrAgZoU View Post
rickh925
I have the same problem i can't get my cd-keys from my MSDN subscription page ! Have the same error
MS reported a technical fault and they are working on it.
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