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From: Microsoft Connect
Date: 10-Oct-2006 09:51
Subject: 5744.16384 (RC2) is Now Available for Download!
To: Bing Bao
We are pleased to announce the release of build 5744.16384 as RC2 of Windows Vista. Many of the changes since the last release have been driven by your feedback and we ask that every single beta tester download and install this build as soon as possible. This is the last planned release to the beta program prior to RTM.
If you have not already done so, please obtain a product key for this build from the Microsoft Connect website. If you already have a product key for build 5342 and up you do NOT need a new one. No media will be sent; this release is available as a download only. The images posted are DVD images and the recommended approach is to download and burn a DVD appropriate for your hardware.
Only Vista is being provided.
Upgrades from Vista RC1 are valid.
Upgrades from Windows XP SP2 are encouraged.
Upgrades from any other build are not supported or recommended.
How to get support and provide feedback:
You can report issues by installing the Microsoft Beta Client via the link labeled "How to share feedback" provided on the Vista desktop.
Please join your fellow beta testers, the beta team and the Windows product team in the newsgroups to get questions answered and problems solved.
The following images are available with this release:
Windows Vista (x86 and x64) in English, German, Japanese, French and Spanish.
Windows Driver Kit (For driver developers)
We look forward to your feedback on this new build!
The Longhorn/Windows Vista Beta Team