Lost cdkey for Windows Vista beta 2, recover possible?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by sinclair, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. sinclair

    sinclair Guest

    OK, this is an opera of mistakes.

    I got the key and saved the label image with the assumption that the actual
    cdkey was on it. I was unable to download the Vista beta 2 due to the high
    demand on the server so I downloaded it through a torrent instead. I
    installed and used the supplied cdkey that came with the torrent(mistake 1).

    Later that day I cleaned out my Hotmail, including the mail MS sent me with
    the product key still thinking I got it anyway(mistake 2).

    Now when I've been using Vista beta 2 for a while I decided to activate it,
    problemo... cdkey is already used!? Oh... right I used the one that came with
    the torrent, no worries I'll just use mine instead... opening the image to
    find a blank label image... argh, and now the public beta is closed.

    Is there some way to get MS to resend the key? The key must somehow be
    connected to my hotmail address doesn't it?

    Beta tester in pain.
    sinclair, Jul 2, 2006
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    disabled Guest

    Is this official that the Vista Beta 2 is now closed to the public?...If so
    will there be a Vista Beta 3?...
    disabled, Jul 2, 2006
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  3. sinclair

    rich066 Guest

    I belive the next public release will be RC1 sometime in August.
    rich066, Jul 2, 2006
  4. sinclair

    Meitzi Guest

    In the message it states you can activate 10 versions of Vista and you just
    delete the message? duh.

    - Meitzi
    Meitzi, Jul 2, 2006
  5. sinclair

    disabled Guest

    CD KEY?...
    Does this apply only to DVD copy or also to Downloads?
    disabled, Jul 2, 2006
  6. sinclair

    disabled Guest

    For those that have the DVD copies, is the RCI included or do we have to
    purchase another DVD?...
    disabled, Jul 2, 2006
  7. It's a separate disc which (as I understand things) will be sent to you
    when it's released.
    Erik Wikström, Jul 2, 2006
  8. sinclair

    HDRDTD Guest

    When you signed up with Microsoft to download the Beta-2, they would have
    issued you a code to use with your downloaded copies.

    If you also ordered it on DVD, you'll recieve 2 DVD's, one for the 32-bit
    version and a second DVD for the 64-bit version. In the same case, you'll
    get a key code to be used with the DVD's. Yes the same key that came with
    your DVD's is used for both DVD's.

    As long as you ordered the DVD's, when RC1 is released, you will
    automatically recieve it on DVD at no additional charge.
    HDRDTD, Jul 2, 2006
  9. <sigh>
    Colin Barnhorst, Jul 2, 2006
  10. Bloody Mary's for breakfast, Collin, and you'll make it through the day...

    Mark D. VandenBerg, Jul 2, 2006
  11. sinclair

    disabled Guest

    Thanks for the Info, well appreciated...Yes I've bought the DVD so I and
    others like myself don't have to worry about the RCI...
    disabled, Jul 2, 2006
  12. sinclair

    disabled Guest

    You can stop with the 'Bloody Mary's'...No more silly questions...
    disabled, Jul 2, 2006
  13. sinclair

    Guest Guest

    Sign up for either MSDN (OS Level or Higher) or Tech Net Plus.
    Guest, Jul 7, 2006
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