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    lightshow's Avatar Asleep at the wheel
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    So now that the retail vista versions are out (in stores) I'm guessing their won't be anymore scene releases right?

    Since the ones already out are the same retail RTM versions.

    I keep checking nforce for any releases but there arn't any so I'm assuming the old rls's are final (same as retail ) and any new ones will just get nuked.

    You all think so too?
    I miss the days of random nut '03
    Click for more activation options, then activate by telephone. Run the keygen.
    if I call them, aren't they going to get me? (you know, down there)

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    This won't stop the releases. They'll be finals though.

    Releases has 2 meanings here. Warez: as in a cracking group releases. Software makers: release as in release candidate (RC) vs Final.

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    I'm pretty sure they're identical anyway.

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    I haven't been keeping up with this at all, and the version I currently have will expire at the end of May.

    Are there any releases out yet that are "good to go". No restrictions, no problems, no limitations, etc.?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Skizo View Post
    I haven't been keeping up with this at all, and the version I currently have will expire at the end of May.

    Are there any releases out yet that are "good to go". No restrictions, no problems, no limitations, etc.?
    Skai-zu

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokzor View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Skizo View Post
    I haven't been keeping up with this at all, and the version I currently have will expire at the end of May.

    Are there any releases out yet that are "good to go". No restrictions, no problems, no limitations, etc.?
    Skai-zu
    What?



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    ^^ lol

    There isn't a totally cracked version yet that doesn't require any tricks but it's just a matter of time.

    Other than that you can use a couple of methods to extend your deadline which I'm sure you know where to find.

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    I'm gonna wait till theres a good version of Vista Ultimate edition is out. Being that my comp has all the drivers and software preloaded I'm kinda reluctant to install it cause I'll probably end up with a shit load of problems either driver or software related. I just saw something on the news about vista but I can't remember what version they said has the media center application in it. That may be the better bet for me if I do choose to install vista.
    Last edited by S!X; 01-31-2007 at 01:36 AM.

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    It was no big I tried it , went back to XP because my software choices were limited . I can wait 6 months then try again , till then I'm happy with XP Black Pro .

    Was reading about the Vista upgrade route that renders your XP key useless thought that was pretty funny like a car wreck .

    If you choose to purchase an upgrade version of Windows Vista to upgrade XP, you will no longer be able to use that version of XP. Either on another system, or as a dual-boot option. The key will be invalidated, preventing activation.


    13. UPGRADES. To use upgrade software, you must first be licensed for the software that is eligiblefor the upgrade. Upon upgrade, this agreement takes the place of the agreement for the software you upgraded from. After you upgrade, you may no longer use the software you upgraded from.



    Link : http://www.tomcoyote.org/tech/vista-...our-xp-key/74/
    Last edited by peat moss; 01-31-2007 at 03:17 AM.

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    Here's the lie to M$ Vista Upgrade Limitations from M$

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    With a support note quietly posted to its Web site, Microsoft confirmed what enthusiasts have long feared: Users who purchase Upgrade versions of Windows Vista will not be able to perform clean installs of the operating system. Instead, they will need to first install their previous OS and then upgrade in-place to Vista.

    "This problem occurs because Windows Vista [Setup] does not check upgrade compliance," a support note on Microsoft's Web site reads. "Therefore, you cannot use an upgrade key to perform a clean installation of Windows Vista."

    While this is sure to infuriate some users--and certainly, it contradicts information Microsoft provided me with last year--the reality is that upgrade installs of Windows Vista essentially wipe out the OS and perform an install that is very much like a clean install. The real problem here, therefore, will be the length of time it takes to install Vista using the Upgrade media: Though Vista often installs in about 30 minutes, previous versions often take twice as long.

    UPDATE: I haven't tested this yet, as I don't have Vista Upgrade media to test, but I'm told that Microsoft's internal documentation does explain how to clean install Vista using an Upgrade version. It appears to be more of a workaround than a true clean install, however. Here's what it says.

    1. Boot with the Windows Vista Upgrade DVD.

    2. Click "Install Now."

    3. Do not enter a Product Key When prompted.

    4. When prompted, select the Vista product edition that you do have.

    6. Install Vista normally.

    7. Once the install is complete, restart the DVD-based Setup from within Windows Vista. Perform an in-place upgrade.

    8. Enter your Product Key when prompted.

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