GUYS RC2 IS not RTM Also when RTM comes out we need new beta keys previous beta 2 wont work

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Drew, Oct 10, 2006.

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    Drew Guest

     
    Drew, Oct 10, 2006
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    Paul Smith Guest

    Indeed.

    You need to buy an RTM key because its the final product.

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    Paul Smith, Oct 10, 2006
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    Will Guest

    All beta builds (including RC1 and RC2) will stop working on the 1st of june
    2007 beta keys will work till then
    RTM will be retail and beta keys will not work on it

    it is also likely that you will not be able to upgrade from RC1 or RC2 to
    the final version you will probably need to do a clean install

    These evaluation builds are all timebombed to stop working you can find out
    the exact date and time they will stop working by typing "winver" in the run
    command
    And it will be most likely that the beta keys will be blocked by MSFT after
    the 1st of june 2007
     
    Will, Oct 11, 2006
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    Drew Guest

    yes but there going to be a gold version after RTM.RTM is justa final to
    build for companies to get the drivers update there usually a gold version
    after RTM before it goes public.
     
    Drew, Oct 11, 2006
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  5. RTM **IS** the gold version.

    Nothing is done to RTM after is attains this designation. RTM = Released to
    Manufacturing, maybe within hours of attaining that designation. After 5
    million have been pressed, they are not going to stop the presses to change
    the code to add anything new.

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    Richard Urban, Oct 11, 2006
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    Will Guest

    There may be some differences between gold and rtm but essentually it's
    still going to be the same code
    From what has been said RC2 is pretty much the end of the line for public
    testing
     
    Will, Oct 11, 2006
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    Drew Guest

    yes will you are right RTM is the last for testing but gold is the final
    version and beta testers may or some of them may get the final gold
    depending how active and good bug reports and feeedback they gave to the
    beta of vista.
     
    Drew, Oct 11, 2006
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  8. RTM is not for testing. RTM is when the testing is done.

    What part of the concept of Released to Manufacturing (O.K. guys, lets
    produce this!) do you not get?

    Does RTM code get out? It has happened. But bug reports will not be accepted
    as it IS being manufactured as it is.

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    Richard Urban, Oct 11, 2006
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    VT Phantos Guest

    Yes, well I'm hoping they don't give them to those people who sent in
    dozens of the same report over and over just to get a raised status like alot
    of "bad" beta testers do. Rather of someone has submitted the same bug report
    multiple times they should (hopefully) look for the ones submitted over a
    period of time, instead of say 20 in 2 minutes. I can assure you I've seen
    plenty of people do that with beta versions of games, and they are the ones
    who get rewarded with a free full version. Which seems to be rewarding
    dishonesty. Heres to hoping Microsoft doesn't fall for people who do that
    kind of thing. (raises glass in a toast)
     
    VT Phantos, Jan 18, 2007
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  10. RTM = GOLD

    They are NOT 2 different versions.

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    Richard Urban
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    Quote from George Ankner:
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    Richard Urban, Jan 18, 2007
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi,

    That's really not a concern, as the only requirement of beta testers to get
    a free copy was to submit at least a single bug. Submitting multiple copies
    of the same bug would not gain anyone anything.

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    Rick Rogers, Jan 18, 2007
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    VT Phantos Guest

    Honestly, that is nice to know. :) Thanks.
     
    VT Phantos, Jan 27, 2007
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    jaf1230 Guest

    Really? Then where's my copy?

     
    jaf1230, Feb 4, 2007
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  14. If you have a question about the Vista Beta program and you were a member of
    the Vista beta team you know who to contact. If you got your beta copies of
    Vista through the Customer Preview Program that subject has already been
    beaten into the ground and I won't address it again.

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    Richard G. Harper, Feb 4, 2007
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