RC1 CPP Now Available to General Public

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A quick update on CPP status:


Windows Vista RC1 is now publicly available.  This means that 32- and 64-bit downloads for all three languages (English, German, and Japanese) are live.  If you did not receive and email in the previous wave, you can now both download the ISO image and request a product key (PID).


More importantly, how do I get access to the RC1 build?  Go here.

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  • Help.
    Just installed VISTA candidate 1 and now:
    1) my HP 4110 all in one printer is no longer working.
    2) HP says that the problem stems from IE 7.0 and they are working on a fix but in the meantime they suggested that I
    A) remove IE 7.0,
    B) Install 6.0
    C) perfrom a level 3 uninstall of the exisiting HP driver software
    1) It appears that I (system admin of my own machine) lack the authority to remove IE 7.0
    2) You can't reinstall 6.0 over 7.0
    3) I can't reinstall my previous XP home OS since VISTA ensures there is no going back.
    4) I can't even find IE 7.0 in my list of installed programs using VISTA's control panel.

    In addition to the chock-full-of-fun I'm having trying to undo the voodoo that you do so well, I am also having issues with other program that had previously been working under XP sp2.  

    System restores are worthless and other than scrubbing the hard drive, I am beginning to think I've made a grave mistake.


    PS I am jealous.

  • As posted on the Windows Vista blog at 10 AM today... The public can sign up (in case you missed...

  • TH_John,

    You can not uninstall IE 7 and install IE 6 in Vista.

    That HP "support" person is just ignorant.

  • Keys are avail, but the EN / US 32bit download links do not work the moment!


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  • What shoud i do if that page says:
    "Thank you for participating in the Microsoft Windows Vista Customer Preview Program.

    You have received the maximum number of Product Keys available for this program. "

    ;((  but i lost my BETA 2 key, and i really want to have this RC1 for more than 14 days.....  ;(

  • installed rc1 today, so far so good. a couple of driver issues and had to deep six roxio backup mypc. when windows one care becomes available for vista the roxio program will be redundant anyway. one thing, it seemed funny that "msn premium", does not work with vista. that seemed a little ludicrous but hey ms is a big company. looks like ie-7 for the time being. beautiful interface!

  • The links do indeed work, I just checked them.

  • I was wondering if AOL's antivirus software works with Vista RC1

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  • L'annonce à été faite hier sur le blog de l'équipe Windows Vista. Alors que jusqu'a présent les beta...

  • I have been trying since last evening at 5:00 EST and the website has said "Page Cannot Be Displayed" every time.  I'm just going to the main page, selecting my country, and hitting Go - from there I just get a page that seems to be down.  I've tried this from multiple computers with the same problem.  Is something wrong here?

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