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I don't know if I posted this is the right place...

Microsoft is still not giving out keys yet but there is a workaround if you are interested.

First you must have a Live account.

Login into that account at this address:


Once logged in goto this address in the same window:


Pick your contry and enjoy. You can get 2 keys per live account.

I know most won't care but for those who do this is for you.

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You do realise that you're linking to a page that says they will give you the *BETA-2* key? The one that you can't download anymore?

You should've linked to the place they guide you with that Update below.

In short, let me just point out to everyone that, yes, this is legit. Though I wouldn't use the links above as they add nothing.

Microsoft Vista RC1 DVD for download:


That's of course only half the deal... You need a product key to make use of this. Unfortunately at this point in time it's a closed release for special people only (and guess what? You're not special ;)), but "the CPP will open to new participants in the coming weeks". When it does, the link below will tell you so.


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Yes the Beta 2 keys work for RC-1. The only download you can get from microsoft is the RC-1 now. And if you follow the instructions you don't have to be a "special" person...it's a work around to get a key now if you don't want to wait for Microsoft to start handing them out again.

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Please keep this e-mail for your records.


Thank you for your interest in Microsoft Windows Vista RC1. This email contains information on how to access the download and the Product Key (below) you will need to install Windows Vista. You may install RC1 on up to 10 PCs using the same Product Key.

Please use the appropriate link below to access the download site for the language and edition you want:

English: http://download.windowsvista.com/preview/rc1/en/download.htm

German: http://download.windowsvista.com/preview/rc1/de/download.htm

Japanese: http://download.windowsvista.com/preview/rc1/jp/download.htm

Due to the size of the download we recommend you use the Download Manager provided as it will allow you to resume the download if your Internet connection is interrupted during the process.

For additional download and DVD-burning instructions, please refer to: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=67708

To help answer questions you may have related to installation and use, we have created newsgroups for Windows Vista RC1. To join or read postings in these newsgroups please visit http://windowshelp.microsoft.com.

For the latest information on Windows Vista, please visit http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=65938.

Thank You,


Product Key:


That is the email you will receive.

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