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    hippychick's Avatar Memo, what memo? BT Rep: +5
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    Welcome! If you have a 64-bit ready PC, you now have the option to receive trial software for Windows XP Professional x64 Edition via CD or download. Read below about the different options for obtaining the pre-release software, and then use the links on the right to register to order the CD Kit or download product files. Please note that in either case, the pre-release software is time-limited and will expire in 360 days.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/6...n/upgrade.mspx

    Later this month they'll have the cd

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    Free CD that costs Microsoft money


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    Quote Originally Posted by hippychick
    Please note that in either case, the pre-release software is time-limited and will expire in 360 days.
    meh, the crackas will be all over that like stink on doo-doo
    i dont think some of us will have to worry about it timing out after a year
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    Quote Originally Posted by FKDUP74
    meh, the crackas will be all over that like stink on doo-doo
    i dont think some of us will have to worry about it timing out after a year
    I don't think that MS will care if you crack a beta and keep using it.
    The latest build is almost fully functional...previous builds were not.
    Now I can get into Windows Update.
    Too bad there's nothing there for me.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by clocker
    I don't think that MS will care if you crack a beta and keep using it.
    oops, it is still beta

    but, truth told, i dont think they would turn up too many rocks for the ppl that get the final release illegally

    they couldve screamed and threw a fit and screwed a lot of ppl
    when that verification stuff started, but they didnt
    I am just a worthless liar. I am just an imbecile.
    I will only complicate you. Trust in me and fall as well.
    I will find a center in you. I will chew it up and leave.
    I will work to elevate you just enough to bring you down.

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    I had thought that either Microsoft, AMD or Intel (not certain which) pulled or is planning to pull development for 64bit systems? Leaning towards Microsoft... I wish I could recall the source I had heard this from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izagaia
    I had thought that either Microsoft, AMD or Intel (not certain which) pulled or is planning to pull development for 64bit systems? Leaning towards Microsoft... I wish I could recall the source I had heard this from.
    Microsoft have had 64-bit versions of NT based systems before now, primarily for the Dec Alpha based machines. But sales were so small there was not enough demand to justifying supporting the software so they dropped it some time ago. This may well be what you heard.

    Now that mainstream chipmakers are producing 64-bit systems there is no way that MS will "pull" the development of this product - it would leave the field wide open for Linux to fill, giving it much more acceptance than it has now and severely threatening MS's market share.
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