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Windows Vista Build 5728 Released!
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Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:40 am Reply and quote this post


Official Release: September 25, 2006

Just minutes ago, Microsoft released yet another refresh of Windows Vista to its beta testers via Microsoft Connect.

Buid 5728 is available for x86, which is about 2,622MB (2.6GB) and x64 which is just over 3,620MB (3.5GB). The download is available in English, German and Japanese.

Also available is build 5728 of Windows Longhorn Server which again, is available for both x86 and x64 platforms.

-> Download: Windows Vista Build 5728 Public (x86)

-> Download: Windows Vista Build 5728 Public (x64)


Last edited by Jose Castillo on Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:55 pm; edited 1 time in total

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Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:26 pm Reply and quote this post
What is the difference between the x86 and the x64?
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Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:55 pm Reply and quote this post
x86 is a 32-bit system

x64 is a  64-bit system

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Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:34 pm Reply and quote this post
Ok,
Umm, that doesn't really make sence though, the 64bit is what it should be, but why is the 32bit version "x86"?

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Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:59 pm Reply and quote this post
x86 is the name of the 32 bit processors chipset developed by Intel, like the Intel x86 Chipset with the Intel Pentium 4 and Intel Pentium D, whereas Intel Core Duo is 64 bit.
The x86 architecture has dominated the desktop computer, portable computer, and small server markets since the 1980s IBM PC...
You can run x86 bit OS on a 64 bit PC, and the Windows XP 64bit doesnt make alot of difference, but the 64 bit vista runs alot better than x86 vista on the Intel Core 2 Duo.

I don't really see the pojnt in using all your bandwidth to download every pre-release beta of Vista, I get them often enough but not every time, and I started with Longhorn Beta 1, then Vista Beta 2 (The first good one, and publiv release), and Ive had a couple since that, inlcuding this one  

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As hardware has evolved, the architecture has twice been extended to a larger word size. In 1985, Intel released the 32-bit 386 to replace the 16-bit 286. The 32-bit architecture is called x86-32 or IA-32 (an abbreviation for Intel Architecture, 32-bit). In 2003, AMD introduced the Athlon 64, which implemented a further extension to the architecture to 64 bits, variously called x86-64, AMD64 (AMD's branding), EM64T or IA-32e (Intel's branding), and x64 (Microsoft and Sun Microsystems vendor neutral naming convention), not to be confused with IA-64.


By 2002, it was obvious that the 32-bit address space of the x86 architecture was limiting its performance in applications requiring large data sets. A 32-bit address space would allow the processor to directly address only 4 GB of data, a size surpassed by applications such as video processing and database engines.

Intel introduced the IA-64 architecture, the basis for its Itanium line of processors. IA-64 provides a backward compatibility for older 32-bit x86 in emulation mode only; however, this mode of operation is exceedingly slow.

*I learn more than I ever would using the Internet/Contats than if I had wasted my time doing the IT A Level, which has more to do with Excel than actual computers... remember its not computing, but Information Technology  

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Fri Sep 29, 2006 4:36 pm Reply and quote this post
Ah, thanks for the information.

Do you know if I can install Vista Beta on my external hard drive? I might try it if I can...

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Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:47 pm Reply and quote this post
Yes, you can install any version of Mac, Windows, & Linux on any type of HD. I dont guarentee the best results, but you can try and see what you get
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Sat Sep 30, 2006 4:52 pm Reply and quote this post
Ah, good. I am downloading it now. This is gonna be a LONG download! Lol!
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Sun Oct 01, 2006 6:49 am Reply and quote this post
Yep, you can install it on any hard drive, as long as it is bi enough (well, over 20-30GB I'd recommend.) I wouldn't recommend a partition however.
Vista took 2 hours when I had 2mb/s, not to bad, Id recommend using Firefox (with Download Manager) or getting the download manager from Microsoft during download.

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Once you complete the registration process, we will send you an e-mail message with download instructions and a link for accessing Windows Vista RC1 (ISO file) using a download manager. We recommend that you use the Download Manager, as it will let you resume the download if your Internet connection is interrupted.



As if there is a break in the connection, It will not cancel the entire download  
It is great to try though!  

If you don't want to download the ISO and burn it on to a DVD, you can order the DVD for under £10 off Microsoft.com , but personally I cant see the point.


http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/preview.mspx for more information

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Sun Oct 01, 2006 2:20 pm Reply and quote this post
One More Build before RTM, Says Microsoft

Brad Goldberg, General Manager of Microsoft's Windows Client Business Group, would, no doubt, prefer not to be called a horse.

But Goldberg did say on September 29 that Microsoft has one more EDW (External Developer Workstation) build of Vista slated before the product RTMs (releases to manufacturing). That means one more fairly widescale test release. Then it's soup, Goldberg said.

As of today, Microsoft believes it will make Vista available to businesses in November 2006 and release the product through all other channels in January 2007, Goldberg reiterated. Yep, it's all systems go.

Anyone want to bet on the business launch date for Vista? My guess? November 9. Why? Because it's a Thursday (traditional Microsoft product launch day) and by then, we'll all supposedly be ready for a new day.

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Sun Oct 01, 2006 4:01 pm Reply and quote this post
Thanks for the help guys. I have downloaded it, created the DVD, but before I install, I am just going to change what data is on different partitions, so I have a good 40GB for it.
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Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:50 pm Reply and quote this post
Innovations wrote:
Yes, you can install any version of Mac, Windows, & Linux on any type of HD. I dont guarentee the best results, but you can try and see what you get

Hmm... It seams with Vista, you can't. It came up with some warning, saying that the set up was incompatible with external devices with USB or Firewire.

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Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:07 pm Reply and quote this post
Interesting, my mom has it on her 350GB External HD. I was the one who installed it with no problems.
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