Almost installed Vista
Yeah, I almost installed Windows Vista.
Anton gave me his copy of Windows Vista Beta 2 which is part of Microsoft’s Customer Preview Program. He got it from the Microsoft CIO Summit he attended the other week (see Microsoft Loves you with Vista & Office at PTB).
He thought I might have good use of it since I just bought a new Core 2 Duo laptop. And I thought it would be fun to test it with my new rig.
So. there I was preparing the System Recovery disks (2 DVDs) before I upgrade to Vista. Been trying to finish the backup process but it failed at least 3 times. All this time, I was just staring at the 2 DVDs contemplating which one to install — the x86 32-bit version or the x64 64-bit version.
I rarely read manuals and stuff and I always rely on on-screen wizards but because I was kinda frustrated with the repeated backups, I glanced on the inside cover of the DVD.
Then, I saw this — This is a time-limited pre-release software and will expire on June 1, 2007.
I stopped, canceled the backup and said never mind.
The kit also contains a unique product key. Will I be able to use this with the final release? No? Okay….