Windows Vista Beta 2 has been made available by Microsoft for users to download for free. However, the download speeds can be terrible because there are so many people downloading it! So that is why a site was created that has made the Vista Beta 2 torrent available. They include the MD5 checksum so that you can verify that this is the real version of Windows Vista Beta 2.
Microsoft has not setup this site but some very reputable people, Chris and Jake, have put the site together. They said that if Microsoft wants them to take the site down then they will. So this is not officially done by Microsoft but the torrent is the Official Windows Vista Beta 2 version that was released to the public.
Here are the steps that you have to take to download Vista Beta 2 via the BitTorrent network:
- Start by downloading **FILE REMOVED FROM HOST**. If you don’t already have a BitTorrent Client, we recommend the free µTorrent for Windows (or the open source Azureus on Linux and/or OS X).
- When the ISO has completely downloaded, please run a checksum verification against the file. It must match this MD5 hash: 4B6641731977D390838B24A0C300D1C6. Accept no substitutes, as we downloaded this ISO directly from Microsoft’s servers. We recommend freeware like MD5 for verifying file/text integrity.
- If you haven’t already, you will need to visit Microsoft to get your registration code for this Vista beta. They’re free for the taking!
- This step is optional, but we ask that you please keep the torrent open once you’ve finished downloading it – as that will help increase the speed of subsequent downloads. We’d also appreciate it if you let others know about this site and the torrent.
Do you think Microsoft will let them leave the torrent up? I think that they might because of the horrible experience people are having when they try to download the ISO image from Microsoft.
News Source: TechCrunch