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    Re: News - Service Pack 2 beta for Vista and Server 2008 now available to all

    Installing Microsoft OS Beta software is done at your own peril.

    IE8 Beta 2 was almost unusable for me (due to habits, like cutting the address bar, it locked up. A known bug). Auto Complete couldn't be turned off either or it crashed completely!

    I had to uninstall it, luckily IE7 works fine again for me - reading around the net, others had some problems "rolling back".

    I am going to wait for the proper release of SP2.

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    Re: News - Service Pack 2 beta for Vista and Server 2008 now available to all

    indeed WoLFe, BETA, means just that. Not ready, we know its broken.

    All to often people forget this, and end up crippeling their only PC.
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    Re: News - Service Pack 2 beta for Vista and Server 2008 now available to all

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    I'm giving it a miss, too. Do have a spare partition ready and waiting for Windows 7 beta 1 next month, though.
    Sorry to hijack the thread, but is this a public beta? I'd be interested in having a play on a spare partition as well and see what I think. I know everyone and his dog had vista as a beta lol.

    Also, I'll give the beta a miss on my main machine - things are working right now and installing an unfinished patch could break it all! Big risk for little perceived benefit imo.
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    Re: News - Service Pack 2 beta for Vista and Server 2008 now available to all

    Quote Originally Posted by Dreaming View Post
    Sorry to hijack the thread, but is this a public beta? I'd be interested in having a play on a spare partition as well and see what I think. I know everyone and his dog had vista as a beta lol.
    Dreaming, as far as I can remember, Microsoft has stated early 2009 for the public Windows 7 beta. However, the general consensus is that it'll arrive mid-January.

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    Re: News - Service Pack 2 beta for Vista and Server 2008 now available to all

    Quote Originally Posted by Parm View Post
    Dreaming, as far as I can remember, Microsoft has stated early 2009 for the public Windows 7 beta. However, the general consensus is that it'll arrive mid-January.
    I might well get involved in that. I'll see if I can do some bug reports aden hopefully get a free copy of it when it goes full release!
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    Re: News - Service Pack 2 beta for Vista and Server 2008 now available to all

    Thanks for the heads up. Will give this a try on my Windows Server 2008 test system. Hopefully they will bundle in some Hyper-V improvements.

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    Re: News - Service Pack 2 beta for Vista and Server 2008 now available to all

    Been running it since Friday now. Noticed some things seem a bit quicker, although got an issue with a few heavy apps that are acting as if they are generating a ton more disk activity then they used to. It's quite noticeable.

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    Re: News - Service Pack 2 beta for Vista and Server 2008 now available to all

    I hope this doesnt become a required download, im happy with my vista as it is, many upgrades simply fail it :/

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