Windows Vista Beta 2

Microsoft has finally released the much anticipated, Windows Vista Beta 2 to the public!

Hello Vista Lovers,

As I am sure as most of you are aware, Microsoft has finally released the much anticipated, Windows Vista Beta 2 to the public!

Click Here To Register To Download Windows Vista Beta 2

Here are the direct links, in case you already have a CD KEY and do not feel like going though pages of junk just to download this bad boy. ;)

Direct Download of Windows Vista Beta 2, English 32-Bit Edition

Direct Download of Windows Vista Beta 2, English 64-Bit Edition

Though you might have to wait a bit. ;)

Thank you for your interest in Windows Vista Beta 2.

We are currently experiencing a high level of demand and cannot process your request at this time.

Please check back later for availability. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Enjoy,

Will

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Windows Vista Beta 2 Build 5384

Microsoft has finally released Windows Vista Beta 2 Build 5384!

Hello Vista Lovers,

Microsoft has finally released Windows Vista Beta 2 Build 5384!

We are pleased to announce the availability of Microsoft Windows Vista Beta 2!! With the release of Windows Vista beta 2, we have focused on improving the experience, reliability and overall quality of Windows Vista for both enterprise and enthusiast audiences, providing a more complete and productive testing environment for customers.

Windows Vista provides features such as Windows Media Player 11, enhancements to Media Center, new photo capabilities, and enhanced organizational tools.

vista_5384.4_x64fre_client-LB2CxFRE_EN_DVD.iso, 4,109.73 MB

vista_5384.4_x86fre_client-LB2CFRE_EN_DVD.iso, 3,200.15 MB

As you might imagine, Microsoft’s servers are being hammered like crazy. I’ll be lucky if I can grab a copy in the next 72 hours. :(

Good luck everyone,

Will

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Windows Vista Build 5381.1

Microsoft has released Windows Vista Ultimate Beta Interim English build 5381.1 for x86 and x64 to select beta testers, including me. :)

Hello Vista Lovers,

Microsoft has released Windows Vista Ultimate Beta Interim English build 5381.1 for x86 and x64 to select beta testers, including me. :D

I am walking out the door to go to work, so I will not be able to post any pictures until tomorrow. I have to work to about 4am. :(

Disable User Account Protection

How to Disable User Account Protection in Windows Vista

Hey Vista Lovers,

If you are anything like me, then you hate the ever annoying User Account Protection.

Luckily it is very easy to disable.

Simply run the following command:

%windir%\System32\.exe /k %windir%\System32\reg.exe ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v EnableLUA /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

For user account protection to be fully disabled you must first reboot your computer after running the above command.

Enjoy,

Will

Windows Vista Beta Build 5365 Released

Microsoft Windows Vista Beta Build 5365 has been released to technical beta testers

Hello Vista Lovers,

Microsoft has released Windows Vista Beta Build 5365. :D

Download It Now! (Official Beta Testers Only)

Specific to build 5365

Q: Is there an upgrade path available for build 5365?

A: Clean installs are the only type of install supported in 5365. There is a screen during setup that implies that you can upgrade if you start the installation from within Windows, but this screen only applies to a future build of Vista.

Q: Is build 5365 considered Beta 2?

A: Build 5365 is still part of Beta 1. Beta 2 will be out before you know it. In the meantime, please continue to submit feedback and bug reports on the latest builds. We really appreciate the diligent work done by all of our beta testers. If you find a bug that still exists in this build and has been closed by us, please re-file the bug and make the notation that this was also in build XXXX.

Q: Why do some jpg/jpeg images appear distorted when viewing them in Windows Movie Player?

A: This is a known issue, and will be resolved in a future build. As a workaround, the images should properly display in other applications.

Q: In MCE, why does the screen go black after watching TV for 15 minutes?

A: This is a known issue, and will be resolved in a future build.

Q: Why does the video/graphics in some games not appear?

A: Some games that use that don’t support video overlays have this issue. Audio in the game is fine, but users may not be able to view in-game videos. We’re working on getting this resolved in a future version.

Enjoy,

Will