Microsoft Vista RC2


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Guest

I think Vista is brilliant I really do and although I am only currently
testing it on RC2 it is so good that I am going to buy the Ultimate edition
as soon as it is realeased here in febuary now here is the problem I
understand I can't test Vista forever but I need someone to explain to me why
Microsoft see fit to do this...

Until January 3rd I was happily watching live tv and videos using my Windows
Media Center but the second it reached January 4th the decoder deactivated
like I experienced with RC1 some time ago.

Now I could understand Microsoft doing this if it was a few months after
Vista being released but to deactivate it a whole month before Vista's
release what the hell do you expect me to do.

I have had to put my system date back a month just so the decoder would
reactivate until Vista's realease but I want someone to explain to me why
Microsoft deactivated it so soon.

I have tested Vista for Microsoft since the beta stages and this is how I am
rewarded an OS that is starting to deactivate a month before its release.

Thanks A Bunch Microsoft I Had The Highest Respect For Your Company Until
Now!!!
 
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Robert Firth

Athough I have no clue what you are talking about, sounds like a legal issue
to me. Calm down, things like this shouldn't be enough to make you lose
respect for the company. As the saying goes: "You are using beta\pre-release
software afterall."

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Paul Smith

I've never experienced this with the pre-release versions. But I'd assume
its because Microsoft have to actually pay a licensing fee for each decoder
that they ship. I guess if they're time-bombed it makes it a lot cheaper.

If you're really desperate just reinstall it.

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Yeovil, UK.
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User.
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John Barnes

Does look like you have two choices, set your date back like you did, though
I believe that will change the time bomb for Vista itself, but you aren't
going to use it that long anyway. The second is to download something like
I use, K-Lite codec pack and the Media Player Classic.
 
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Troy McClure

LOL... where do people get the nerve to complain when their BETA software
stops working how they would like it to?!?!?!

where the hell do you people come from??
 
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Brian W

The PC World muppet I spoke to told me Vista would be on the shelves on 30th
Jan, which is a Tuesday. Most software gets UK release on Fridays, so 2nd
Feb sounds about right
 
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Roy Coorne

Brian said:
The PC World muppet I spoke to told me Vista would be on the shelves on
30th Jan, which is a Tuesday. Most software gets UK release on Fridays,
so 2nd Feb sounds about right

Good timing for the grand Vista party on Saturday night the 3rd:)


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