Windows Vista Build Build 5308 CTP Activation Key...

Windows Vista Build Build 5308 CTP Activation Key...

Post by genc_ymer » Mon, 24 Apr 2006 03:09:08


Hi over there,
I tried to do some research on winFx & Vista 5308 CTP . I downloaded the
Vista 5308 CTP (from my conmpany's MSDN account) and I tried to install it
as Virtual Machine iwith Virtual PC 2004 but during the setup process of
the Vista it asking me for activation Key, even though AFAIK it was a trial
version.

I tried to get the activation Key in the Product Keys list but it was not
anywhere there (No vista keys).

Any idea ???

Thanks a lot in advance,
Genc Ymeri.
 
 
 

Windows Vista Build Build 5308 CTP Activation Key...

Post by jacob navi » Mon, 24 Apr 2006 05:43:43

genc_ymeri a rit :

I had exactly the same problem. After asking in this forum, people told
me to ask directly MSDN support. I phoned them, and they gave me a key.

I installed VISTA (64 bits) with that key and to my amazement, it works.

Well, kind of. It kept begging me to "register", so I tried to register,
but it told me:

"The key you are using is an invalid one. Please enter a new one."
OK, I entered the key I got from MSDN support (and a key that was
accepted by the same system at installation time!!!!) and it told me:

"This is an invalid key"

???????

I looked around. It has great looks of course, windows make now a "3D"
popping gimmick, the trash can is transparent (WOW, what a REAL
PROGRESS!!!) window bars are transparent...

But it kept telling me that I should register, refusing all the keys I
typed in, both the one in the MSDN site and the one I got from MSDN support.

I got bored with it, and when it told me that if I did not activate
immediately "some features will stop working" I gave up, erased the
disk, and let it be.

This has been the most successful VISTA trial I have done to date. All
former VISTA installations did not get past the few installation screens.

I think we should let it be and let Microsoft finish it up (whatever
they are doing) before we loose time with it.

I had just the time to test my compiler system and my IDE in it and they
worked like a charm. lcc-win64 was up and running, compiled a 64 bit
program without any problem, and the IDE worked OK, even the de ***
did not have any new problems.

Will go on working in Windows server 2003. (64 bits). Solid system, very
nice. And I think I can live with a non-transparent trash can.

jacob

 
 
 

Windows Vista Build Build 5308 CTP Activation Key...

Post by genc_ymer » Mon, 24 Apr 2006 21:47:42

>I think we should let it be and let Microsoft finish it up (whatever they

I fully agree

Me too :) :)

Thanks a bunch ,
Genc.