Get Vista B2 elsewhere then MS and bug reporting

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by AMDX2, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. AMDX2

    AMDX2 Guest

    If people have Vista beta 2 and they got it somewhere else then MS, so you
    know that would mean like from nntp or whatever, I'm curious as to if MS
    cares like for those people to submit bug reports and feedback using the
    feedback link and bug reporting tool? I know they don't like how people
    download it that way. I'm just wondering about how it's looked upon for
    feedback and bug reports in those cases.

    Also how can you get on beta team with MS so you can offically test for MS
    and give them feedback plus bug reports?
     
    AMDX2, Jun 1, 2006
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  2. If you received Windows Vista through the regular channels such as MSDN,
    Technet or as a Technical Tester you should report bugs using reporting
    tool. I don't think they have anyway of identifying you are running a
    legitimate copy or not.
     
    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jun 1, 2006
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  3. AMDX2

    AMDX2 Guest


    One thing that I do like is the ability in Vista to change your product key.
    I think this is terrific.

    I'd love to find out how to apply to be on beta team or whatever so I would
    be able to help offically with the builds and so forth reporting bugs etc.
     
    AMDX2, Jun 1, 2006
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  4. Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jun 1, 2006
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  5. As far as I know, there are no new testers being accepted.
    But you can register here:
    http://connect.microsoft.com/

    As for unauthorized sources (anything outside of Microsoft)?
    Unreliable at best.
    While most may be true to original, some may be tampered by the unscrupulous
    person distributing unauthorized software.
    Without that assurance, bugs are unreliable.
    Further, I would question the integrity of anyone who feels the need to get
    software from an unauthorized distributor and report bugs or other issues.
    What else may they do that may corrupt the data?

    Getting it is bad enough, but the potential for corrupting valuable data is
    to high.
     
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Jun 1, 2006
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  6. michael e dziatkowicz, Jun 1, 2006
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  7. AMDX2

    D@annyBoy Guest

    I wouldn't bother testing or submitting bugs if I got no access to the private
    ngs

    While sipping a glass of green tea, I read that AMDX2 wrote in
     
    D@annyBoy, Jun 1, 2006
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  8. Well... if you check option 3 on here
    http://www.vistabase.co.uk/welcome.php?bugreport - you'll be submitting
    feedback and error reporting messages (which are still very important)
    without having to type anything out :eek:)
    It's started automatically on first install - but just check that it's
    enabled :eek:)

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    that up!

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    Zack Whittaker, Jun 1, 2006
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  9. AMDX2

    AMDX2 Guest


    Zack, I've always wondered about in win xp the error reporting tool that
    comes up when an app crashes. It sends data back to MS. Do you or anyone
    else know what this does as in does MS actually look at these and fix them?
    Because many apps can and do crash that aren't made by MS, so I wonder if
    they do anything.
     
    AMDX2, Jun 1, 2006
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  10. Yes they do but they prioritize by how many of each thing they get.
     
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP, OE/WM, Jun 1, 2006
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  11. Microsoft does use the data from Error Reporting.
    Errors are prioritized partly by frequency of occurrence.Microsoft
    researches the higher priority issues and determines a fix.
    Sometimes the fix is a 3rd party solution, and other times it ends up as a
    Microsoft patch.

    Some people disable Error Reporting since they do not want to be bothered.
    They are also reducing the possibility a resolution will be found as well as
    their own possibility of locating a fix.

    If there is a fix, within seconds of sending the error, another box will
    open stating there is a fix and where to go to whether it is Microsoft or
    the 3rd party.
    Sometimes the fix is a patch delivered by Windows Update, usually on
    computers where the user is not up to date.
     
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Jun 1, 2006
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  12. It's Microsoft Connect helpdesk - they can help with all the Admin stuff
    relating to Microsoft Connect :eek:)

    --
    Zack Whittaker
    » ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
    » MSBlog on ResDev: www.msblog.org
    » Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
    » This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
    rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and not
    of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
    that up!

    --: Original message follows :--
     
    Zack Whittaker, Jun 1, 2006
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  13. Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jun 1, 2006
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