Microsoft was bowed over in the face of consumers' response to RC2.Those who have kept an eye on the evolution of Windows Vista Release Candidate 2 and also the latecomers have discovered that Microsoft has disallowed downloads of Build 5744 and that the links are inoperable. This is the case as the Microsoft has reached the download target for windows Vista RC2 within 72 hours. This in the context in which the download target was generous enough permitting in excess of 200,000 downloads.
“The amount of information coming out of the Windows Team between now and business availability in November is going to be daunting, but we’re really excited about Windows Vista and we know you are, too, so we’ll do our best to give you as much detail as soon and as often as we can,” wrote White on the Windows Vista Beam Blog.
Concomitantly with the closure of RC2, Microsoft is also making available the retail license terms for Windows Vista. Microsoft has introduced a couple of changes in the Windows Vista license terms compared to Windows XP. More explicitly, the operating system's warranty has expanded from nine months to a whole year and validation failure will determine access restriction and the unavailability of Vista specific features.
The links to download Windows Vista RC2 are posted here: http://jsbi.blogspot.com/2006/10/windows-vista-rc2-released-to-public.html
The links to get a product key for Windows Vista RC2 are posted here: http://jsbi.blogspot.com/2006/10/how-to-get-windows-vista-rc2-product.html