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Windows Vista Beta 2 is now Public

09 June 2006

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Microsoft has made Windows Vista Beta 2 available to the masses for downloading in three different languages (English, German and Japanese). The released build number is 5384.4, which is the same as the technical beta.

You can download Vista x86 English here: http://download.windowsvista.com/preview/beta2/en/x86/download.htm

Unfortunately you may get the following error message:

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.</blockquote>

If you do you can download directly Vista x86 english from here.

Here’s the md5 of the x86 english: 0e733ab1a8e8ff9a8684fd3639332773

To get a Product Key:

  1. Head to http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/preview.mspx
  2. Scroll down to Download Now
  3. Select your Country
  4. Sign in to Microsoft Live
  5. Receive up to two keys, each are good for one year and can be used on up to 10 different PC’s.

No word yet as to if this is an expiring beta.