Has anyone who isnt a technet subscriber got a win7 key yet?

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Re: Has anyone who isnt a technet subscriber got a win7 key yet?

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Here is what I found out so far:
  • The public beta server selects a random key from the list posted above. When keep refreshing you get all of those.
  • The upper 5 keys are 64-bit and the lower 5 are 32-bit keys.
  • The odd thing is that 64-bit keys also work for 32-bit installs. I haven't tried the other way around, yet.
  • They are valid for any language.
  • It seems like Microsoft decided to quit issuing personal keys after their servers went down (it probably takes some time to generate, which would be more work for the servers to do.)
The key I assume to be my personal key begins with "YBJBX". Does anyone else have this one?

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Day2Die wrote:
hounsell wrote:There's a very limited number of keys anyway, all keys out there are one of the following:
64Bit:
Product Key: 7XRCQ-RPY28-YY9P8-R6HD8-84GH3
Product Key: JYDV8-H8VXG-74RPT-6BJPB-X42V4
Product Key: RFFTV-J6K7W-MHBQJ-XYMMJ-Q8DCH
Product Key: D9RHV-JG8XC-C77H2-3YF6D-RYRJ9
Product Key: 482XP-6J9WR-4JXT3-VBPP6-FQF4M

32Bit:
Product Key: TQ32R-WFBDM-GFHD2-QGVMH-3P9GC
Product Key: GG4MQ-MGK72-HVXFW-KHCRF-KW6KY
Product Key: QXV7B-K78W2-QGPR6-9FWH9-KGMM7
Product Key: 4HJRK-X6Q28-HWRFY-WDYHJ-K8HDH
Product Key: 6JKV2-QPB8H-RQ893-FW7TM-PBJ73
I notice that too. I keep refreshing the page and got the same keys.
This is what I got (exactly the same):

x64
7XRCQ-RPY28-YY9P8-R6HD8-84GH3
JYDV8-H8VXG-74RPT-6BJPB-X42V4
482XP-6J9WR-4JXT3-VBPP6-FQF4M
D9RHV-JG8XC-C77H2-3YF6D-RYRJ9
RFFTV-J6K7W-MHBQJ-XYMMJ-Q8DCH

x86
4HJRK-X6Q28-HWRFY-WDYHJ-K8HDH
GG4MQ-MGK72-HVXFW-KHCRF-KW6KY
QXV7B-K78W2-QGPR6-9FWH9-KGMM7
6JKV2-QPB8H-RQ893-FW7TM-PBJ73
TQ32R-WFBDM-GFHD2-QGVMH-3P9GC

Note that since the keys are not unique, I am not violating the rules.
Yep, can confirm the keys aren't unique, so share all you want:

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32-bit
GG4MQ-MGK72-HVXFW-KHCRF-KW6KY
4HJRK-X6Q28-HWRFY-WDYHJ-K8HDH
QXV7B-K78W2-QGPR6-9FWH9-KGMM7
TQ32R-WFBDM-GFHD2-QGVMH-3P9GC
6JKV2-QPB8H-RQ893-FW7TM-PBJ73


64-bit
RFFTV-J6K7W-MHBQJ-XYMMJ-Q8DCH
7XRCQ-RPY28-YY9P8-R6HD8-84GH3
JYDV8-H8VXG-74RPT-6BJPB-X42V4
D9RHV-JG8XC-C77H2-3YF6D-RYRJ9
482XP-6J9WR-4JXT3-VBPP6-FQF4M
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Re: Has anyone who isnt a technet subscriber got a win7 key yet?

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Tilka wrote:Here is what I found out so far:
The key I assume to be my personal key begins with "YBJBX". Does anyone else have this one?
W00t, my key(s) are not unique!
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Day2Die wrote:Note that since the keys are not unique, I am not violating the rules.
You wouldn't be anyway

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Is it against the rule to post the keys if they are unique?
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Day2Die wrote:Is it against the rule to post the keys if they are unique?
It is against the rules if they can be used to activate the RTM of the product. This is a beta and not an RC so they are going to change the pidgenx.dll and whatever checks the key.
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hounsell wrote:That IS all they're giving out for the Public beta... Technet/MSDN is probably different, though I don't know for sure.
I can confirm that the Technet Subscribers get 10 unique (different than the public) generic (x86 or x64) keys.

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Tilka wrote:
Day2Die wrote:Is it against the rule to post the keys if they are unique?
It is against the rules if they can be used to activate the RTM of the product. This is a beta and not an RC so they are going to change the pidgenx.dll and whatever checks the key.
Means that RC keys can be used to activate RTM?
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you can actually start getting windows seven the "official way" now. just go to:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/window ... nload.aspx

follow through, and it will give you the download link, as well as a 1 out of the 10 generic keys posted above. the key i got yesterday is not a generic key, because starting today, microsoft stopped handing out unique keys.

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codenamepenryn wrote:you can actually start getting windows seven the "official way" now. just go to:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/window ... nload.aspx

follow through, and it will give you the download link, as well as a 1 out of the 10 generic keys posted above. the key i got yesterday is not a generic key, because starting today, microsoft stopped handing out unique keys.
I wonder how much activation can be made with one key before it's used up?
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maybe its 2.5 million since that was supposed to be the limit right?

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zamadatix wrote:maybe its 2.5 million since that was supposed to be the limit right?
MAYbe, but until now, the downloads are still online, and I have a hunch it's already pass the 2.5 million mark...
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imagine the bandwidth they are using... im getting 800kbs but thats probably because i have a 8mbps line!

anyway i doubt they would really limit the number of beta tester to 2.5 million, seems a bit high for a "limit" to me.

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Just letting everyone know, I havent been able to download 7000, but the keys generated from the website also work to activate 6956 .

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zamadatix wrote:imagine the bandwidth they are using... im getting 800kbs but thats probably because i have a 8mbps line!

anyway i doubt they would really limit the number of beta tester to 2.5 million, seems a bit high for a "limit" to me.
That means that they have much much more bandwidth than Rapidshare!
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I know, i posted this question yesterday already , but where is the German-MUI pack for the 32-bit beta?
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marius-m wrote:I know, i posted this question yesterday already , but where is the German-MUI pack for the 32-bit beta?
Why don't you just download the german ISO?
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FarCry3r wrote:
marius-m wrote:I know, i posted this question yesterday already , but where is the German-MUI pack for the 32-bit beta?
Why don't you just download the german ISO?
I have only dsl1000.. it needs ~ 8h.. and I don't want install it again.
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if you had done it overnight you would've only had to worry about installing again, i have to install again for 64 bit (and am about to do that now )

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marius-m wrote:
FarCry3r wrote:
marius-m wrote:I know, i posted this question yesterday already , but where is the German-MUI pack for the 32-bit beta?
Why don't you just download the german ISO?
I have only dsl1000.. it needs ~ 8h.. and I don't want install it again.
I got if 1 hour faster than you and I still didn't install the beta yet, now downloading R2 ISO'es
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These aren't hosted on Microsoft's servers, they're on alkami's CDN network.
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maybe all testers get the same keys? they can probably be used over 10 times.

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Keep in mind that not all 7 beta keys are created equal:

the public keys don't have the ability to use the feedback tool to send bug reports but might have the ability to send feedback (afaik)
The Technet\MSDN keys might have the ability to seed bug reports and do have the ability to send feedback (afaik)
Microsoft Connect keys do have the ability to send bug reports and are unique 5 activation keys (1 to each tester) (I know this one for sure, as this is my key)

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If you don't enter any key or you enter a public key you get just the Feedback option. Does anyone actually look at the feedback reports I wonder or only the bug reports? I have sent some feedback items in but you do wonder if they ever get round to looking at them!
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I don't think they would add it if they didn't plan on reading them...

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