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amc11890 did you use the download manager or the direct download link?


Unfourtanetly i was unable to install vista,  i got to the last part when it was finalizing the upgrade and then it stopped responding and i had to reboot and then it restored it back to xp,  ill try again tomorrow.

For the people that successfully installed vista:  are all the programs/files that you had on xp on vista will you installed it?

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HOLY CRAP.. Vista kicks ass!  I will post allot more information tomorrow, hopefully I will get my article together tomorrow.

It's seriously smooth and visually clean.  I was expecting it to run slower than XP because it's so new but on my system it seems even faster.  I can tell you already....... the day this OS hits the shelves as a finished product I will be getting my copy for sure!

My first speedtest taken with Vista

:::.. testmy.net test results ..:::

Download Connection is:: 8737 Kbps about 8.74 Mbps (tested with 5983 kB)

Download Speed is:: 1067 kB/s

Upload Connection is:: 1060 Kbps about 1.06 Mbps (tested with 1496 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 129 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net (Server 1)Test Time:: 2006/06/08 - 11:43pm

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-J4U76HVYQ

U-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-SL9IWZGPT

Host Average:: host:cox.net dl-avg:4623Kbps ul-avg:662Kbps

User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0; WOW64; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; WinFX RunTime 3.0.50727) [!]

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i download it strait from microsoft and i was getting almost to around 300kB/s

32-Bit  http://download.windowsvista.com/preview/beta2/en/x86/download.htm



this is here I got it from - 

and with gigaget dl manager

and 4 threads

32 bit about 4 to 6 hours

64 bit is loading now at 200K adv

5 megs svc - cox cable

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ive just created another partion an my hard drive and did a fresh install of vista. So far ive got alot of xp programs to work on vista. Hell i had to use a xp sound driver to get my sound to work. The driver creative had to vista woundnt install

How do you create a new partion on your Hard Drive? So I don't have to wright over all my XP files?

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I've managed to download it... but i think i might have to reformat my HDD and partition it, i really don't want to overwrite my XP!!

It downloaded rather fast too... took me bout an hour and 20 Min's to come down... 725KB/s all the way :)

Can it only be used by burning it to DVD?? When i try open the ISO file, it's only got a Readme file in it?? (this is probably answered somewhere in this post, but I've not really had time to look through)

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How do you create a new partion on your Hard Drive? So I don't have to wright over all my XP files?

I recommend:

Symantec's Norton Partition Magic 8.0 (PowerQuest version if possible)

Acronis Disk Director Suite

Paragon Partition Manager 7.0

Either of the above programs will work just fine. :)

Note: I didn't see a trial for Norton's solution on their site, but it may be offered somewhere else.

Acronis & Paragon does offer a free trial on the product page.

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