Download your Windows Vista RC1 here!

Neowin comes through, as usual: Windows Vista RC1 Available to the Masses. Off to download. I miss the good old days when you had to download Windows 95 betasย via a 28.8 kbps modem. Ahh, the youth today. So spoiled. ๐Ÿ™‚

71 thoughts on “Download your Windows Vista RC1 here!

  1. Nope… you gotta install it on a new partition or or a new computer if you wanna keep your current XP install… Else use virtualServer or something…

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  2. Nope… you gotta install it on a new partition or or a new computer if you wanna keep your current XP install… Else use virtualServer or something…

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  3. Thanks, Scoble. I never recieved my CPP email today and have been looking all over for trusted links to get in.

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  4. Thanks, Scoble. I never recieved my CPP email today and have been looking all over for trusted links to get in.

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  5. So, Robert, have you downloaded it yet? Would like to hear your views on RC1, especially since you were of the opinion that Vista wasn’t ready for primetime yet.

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  6. So, Robert, have you downloaded it yet? Would like to hear your views on RC1, especially since you were of the opinion that Vista wasn’t ready for primetime yet.

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  9. If I am not mistaken, I am pretty sure I downloaded Windows 95 beta at 14.4 bps! Yes you are right..things have SO changed.

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  10. If I am not mistaken, I am pretty sure I downloaded Windows 95 beta at 14.4 bps! Yes you are right..things have SO changed.

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    Hah kids today – iused to think 300 baud was fast – i actly toyed with the idea of geting our electroncs shop to build our own modems (using the design publised in BYTE)

    I alos found this ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Man 1: Who’d ‘ave thought, 10 year ago, we’d all be sitting ‘ere surfing t’internet wi’ multimedia Pentiums eh?

    Man 2: Aye, in them days, we were glad to have a twin floppy IBM PC.

    Man 3: 5 1/4 inch floppies…….

    Man 4: Wi’owt Windows or CD Roms……..

    Man 3: …..or processor.

    Man 2: O’course, we were poor. We couldn’t afford an IBM PC….we used to ‘ave to use a Z80 machine running CPM.

    Man 3: Luxury! All we ‘ad was a 10 digit, 10 foot wide thermal print-out mains powered calculator.

    Man 4: Mains powered? You were lucky. We used to have to use a battery powered 8 digit Sinclair calculator – and it were wi’out an equals key.

    Man 3: Well….when I say mains powered, one ‘us ‘ad t’pedal generator for 3 days t’get enough power for one simple addition of two single digit
    numbers – provided the sum was less than 10 – but it were a calculator to us.

    Man 2: Our machine developed a fault in it’s 4k memory – we ‘ad t’ throw it out and use a manually cranked Odhner calculator….

    Man 1: Oh, we used to dream of ‘avin’ an Odhner – it woulda been a super-computer to us. All we ever ‘ad were an abacus, an’ even that didn’t ‘ave any beads. We used to ‘ave t’memorise the numbers, do the sums in
    our ‘eds, then we used to ‘ave to carve the right number of beads out of solid granite.

    Man 3: Mind you y’know, we ‘ad it tough. Our house (well -hole in the ground covered wi’ a sheet – but it were an ‘ouse to us) were too small and damp to ‘ave a computer. We used to have t’ use the local University’s Univac mainframe. The huge 8k core memory were housed one of hundreds of cabinets in a room the size of a football stadium. It took a week to walk from the console to
    the card reader. There were 20 of us manually punching’ cards 25 hours a night for 8 days a week for 5 years, and that were just to get it to boot.

    Man 1: And you try to tell the young people of today that….. and they won’t believe you.

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  12. 28.8

    Hah kids today – iused to think 300 baud was fast – i actly toyed with the idea of geting our electroncs shop to build our own modems (using the design publised in BYTE)

    I alos found this ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Man 1: Who’d ‘ave thought, 10 year ago, we’d all be sitting ‘ere surfing t’internet wi’ multimedia Pentiums eh?

    Man 2: Aye, in them days, we were glad to have a twin floppy IBM PC.

    Man 3: 5 1/4 inch floppies…….

    Man 4: Wi’owt Windows or CD Roms……..

    Man 3: …..or processor.

    Man 2: O’course, we were poor. We couldn’t afford an IBM PC….we used to ‘ave to use a Z80 machine running CPM.

    Man 3: Luxury! All we ‘ad was a 10 digit, 10 foot wide thermal print-out mains powered calculator.

    Man 4: Mains powered? You were lucky. We used to have to use a battery powered 8 digit Sinclair calculator – and it were wi’out an equals key.

    Man 3: Well….when I say mains powered, one ‘us ‘ad t’pedal generator for 3 days t’get enough power for one simple addition of two single digit
    numbers – provided the sum was less than 10 – but it were a calculator to us.

    Man 2: Our machine developed a fault in it’s 4k memory – we ‘ad t’ throw it out and use a manually cranked Odhner calculator….

    Man 1: Oh, we used to dream of ‘avin’ an Odhner – it woulda been a super-computer to us. All we ever ‘ad were an abacus, an’ even that didn’t ‘ave any beads. We used to ‘ave t’memorise the numbers, do the sums in
    our ‘eds, then we used to ‘ave to carve the right number of beads out of solid granite.

    Man 3: Mind you y’know, we ‘ad it tough. Our house (well -hole in the ground covered wi’ a sheet – but it were an ‘ouse to us) were too small and damp to ‘ave a computer. We used to have t’ use the local University’s Univac mainframe. The huge 8k core memory were housed one of hundreds of cabinets in a room the size of a football stadium. It took a week to walk from the console to
    the card reader. There were 20 of us manually punching’ cards 25 hours a night for 8 days a week for 5 years, and that were just to get it to boot.

    Man 1: And you try to tell the young people of today that….. and they won’t believe you.

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  13. Microsoft is saying the CPP program will open to new participants “about a week” after they make RC1 available to existing CPP participants – which was Sept. 5.

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  14. Microsoft is saying the CPP program will open to new participants “about a week” after they make RC1 available to existing CPP participants – which was Sept. 5.

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  15. @20 – As of today, and after installing an update, you can run Vista in Parallels on an Intel Mac (or Mac Pro). Vista in a Window … mmmm.

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  16. @20 – As of today, and after installing an update, you can run Vista in Parallels on an Intel Mac (or Mac Pro). Vista in a Window … mmmm.

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  17. If I am not mistaken, I am pretty sure I downloaded Windows 95 beta at 14.4 bps! Yes you are right..things have SO changed.

    Hehe, I remember getting Win NT 3.51 or some old version of Office on floppy disks. Actually, I still have Windows 2.1 on four blue floppy disks…;-)

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  18. If I am not mistaken, I am pretty sure I downloaded Windows 95 beta at 14.4 bps! Yes you are right..things have SO changed.

    Hehe, I remember getting Win NT 3.51 or some old version of Office on floppy disks. Actually, I still have Windows 2.1 on four blue floppy disks…;-)

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  19. Normally I’d wait for they beta they call “release,” but this time, I’m avoiding the whole “new generation of Windows” mess altogether – I’m installing Ubuntu Linux this weekend on my new Core 2 Duo machine.

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  20. Normally I’d wait for they beta they call “release,” but this time, I’m avoiding the whole “new generation of Windows” mess altogether – I’m installing Ubuntu Linux this weekend on my new Core 2 Duo machine.

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  21. Scoble, I don’t know if you still have any leverage with the Windows folks, but as I was typing into a text box on a website, a bright red UAC dialog box stole focus as I clicked space. I’ve no idea what I clicked yes or no to, and this is a security dialog box! If you do have leverage, tell the UAC UI designer to never, ever have his box steal focus. Good grief.

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  22. Scoble, I don’t know if you still have any leverage with the Windows folks, but as I was typing into a text box on a website, a bright red UAC dialog box stole focus as I clicked space. I’ve no idea what I clicked yes or no to, and this is a security dialog box! If you do have leverage, tell the UAC UI designer to never, ever have his box steal focus. Good grief.

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  23. Anyone know what Dialup modems or modem drivers will work in vista? I have a creative modem blaster can’t get it to work. Dialup is only connection I can get in my area. Had to go to a freinds to download it, took him and Hour on cable lol, it would have taken me a week!

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  24. Anyone know what Dialup modems or modem drivers will work in vista? I have a creative modem blaster can’t get it to work. Dialup is only connection I can get in my area. Had to go to a freinds to download it, took him and Hour on cable lol, it would have taken me a week!

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  25. It works dual boot I am using two harddrive only probem I’am having with driver is the modem drivers cant seem to get one to mine to work tryed differnt drivers! If sombody get a dialup modem to work please let me know. Thanks

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  26. It works dual boot I am using two harddrive only probem I’am having with driver is the modem drivers cant seem to get one to mine to work tryed differnt drivers! If sombody get a dialup modem to work please let me know. Thanks

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  27. Got modem working using PCItree have to have exact chip set and get exact driver from maker Works great hope this helps sombody! I have a creative modem blaster

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  28. Got modem working using PCItree have to have exact chip set and get exact driver from maker Works great hope this helps sombody! I have a creative modem blaster

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  29. I have a question to ask all of you, My friend at work says he has Vista 002 and he told me that it’s not the Beta version either, He said he has some serious contacts in the geek underworld, he also said that he can automatically downloads drivers for his hardware and updates to fix the bugs on Vista, this is what he said in his e-mail that he sent me and I quote ” This is no beta, i just updated it and il crack the registartion tomorow w the code my guy sent me.

    if you dont beleive me that my copy is the real deal, check out this screenshot called

    “i have vista 002”

    So you guys is Vista 002 is the Final version of Vista or it just a beta version of Vista. do you think I should wait and get a legit copy of Vista and wait until January 30, 2007 and get my Microsoft Vista Ultimate.

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  30. I have a question to ask all of you, My friend at work says he has Vista 002 and he told me that it’s not the Beta version either, He said he has some serious contacts in the geek underworld, he also said that he can automatically downloads drivers for his hardware and updates to fix the bugs on Vista, this is what he said in his e-mail that he sent me and I quote ” This is no beta, i just updated it and il crack the registartion tomorow w the code my guy sent me.

    if you dont beleive me that my copy is the real deal, check out this screenshot called

    “i have vista 002”

    So you guys is Vista 002 is the Final version of Vista or it just a beta version of Vista. do you think I should wait and get a legit copy of Vista and wait until January 30, 2007 and get my Microsoft Vista Ultimate.

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  31. Darrell: that’s ridiculous. Don’t believe a thing your friend says.

    The next version of Windows after Vista (and there’s only one) isn’t even called Vista. It’s code-named “Vienna.”

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  32. Darrell: that’s ridiculous. Don’t believe a thing your friend says.

    The next version of Windows after Vista (and there’s only one) isn’t even called Vista. It’s code-named “Vienna.”

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  33. what i was thinking of doing is installing it to my second hardrives and kepp this xp i’m using on my smallest would that work

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  34. what i was thinking of doing is installing it to my second hardrives and kepp this xp i’m using on my smallest would that work

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