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Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Matt Carter, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. Matt Carter

    Matt Carter Guest

    I went to

    and wanted to get the beta. I had problems yesterday with there being TOO
    MANY people on. The site told me to try again later. I AM!

    I get this when I try to download it. I have ONE beta key, but I did not
    get any of the others. I am frustrated that I can't try it

    Thank you for participating in the Microsoft Windows Vista Customer Preview

    You have received the maximum number of Product Keys available for this
    Note: Windows Vista Beta 2 can be installed and activated on up to 10 PCs
    using with one Product Key.

    Who do I talk with to try to reset my account information or whatever I need
    to do to get it?
    Matt Carter, Jun 9, 2006
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  2. Try clicking on the link in the email you received from MSFT (the one with
    the product key)
    Mark D. VandenBerg, Jun 9, 2006
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  3. Matt Carter

    Matt Carter Guest

    THank you for this Mark. Silly me! I should ALWAYS check my e-mail! :)

    I did try this though, THANK YOU! :) I got the SAME error message! (not
    mad at you!)

    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.

    I tried to download from file


    I clicked on the x32 and download button:

    It takes me to

    On the page I get:
    Access denied.

    Please go to http://www.windowsvista.com/getready/preview
    Matt Carter, Jun 9, 2006
  4. It could be that the link you tried is only for MSDN subscribers.

    Mark D. VandenBerg, Jun 9, 2006
  5. Matt Carter

    Whaupwit Guest

    The Link you posted for BetaNews.com is working for me so far... I got a new
    download started... I'l tell you in a couple of hours if it brings me a good
    ISO copy... My last download gives me the 'Windows Image File cannot be
    found' error...
    Whaupwit, Jun 9, 2006
  6. Matt Carter

    Ron Miller Guest

    Here's an interesting twist. I got NOwhere by trying to use either IE7
    or Firefox for the Beta-2 download. A friend told me to try Opera.
    Using the latest version of Opera, I pasted the link from the email MS
    sent me with the product key. Lo and behold, I was taken to a DIFFERENT
    MS page, which others on this forum have described, but I'd certainly
    never seen it with Firefox or IE7. It had links for downloading either
    x86 or x64 via Akami Download Manager and corresponding links for
    downloading with "your own download manager." Since Opera has a
    built-in DM, I clicked the link to download the 32-bit version with my
    own DM, and it started downloading immediately at 360KBs. It hasn't
    slowed down yet, and I have 35% of the download completed in less than
    50 minutes. I don't know how far it will continue, but after about 200
    fruitless tries to get the download started with IE and Firefox and then
    getting it on the FIRST TRY with Opera, I'd say there's something
    strange going on here. Toto, I don't think we're in Redmond any more.

    Conclusion: if you're frustrated with the download, give Opera a try.
    It certainly can't hurt anything.
    Ron Miller, Jun 9, 2006
  7. Matt Carter

    dunc Guest

    Thanks. I've now tried - IE6, Firefox, Getright, the Vista suggested
    download manager and now Opera.

    I get the same problem on all of them - a 13.7Mb file.

    Each time it just confirms more that the MS servers are screwed - for most
    of us trying the x64 bin anyway ;)
    dunc, Jun 9, 2006
  8. Matt Carter

    milleron Guest

    Sorry about that. Opera downloaded the entire ISO for me in less than two
    hours and never paused once. I cannot understand why everyone's experience
    is so different.
    milleron, Jun 10, 2006
  9. Well, it is all Beta, so the Opera-blocking protocals haven't been finalized...
    Mark D. VandenBerg, Jun 10, 2006
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