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Public beta release SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 & W7

Public beta release SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 & W7

Postby yeshuas » Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:31 pm

At Tech-Ed in New Orleans, Microsoft announced the upcoming Service Pack 1 beta and the two main new features: RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory.

Full story at http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/bu ... eched.aspx
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Re: Public beta release SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 & W7

Postby shreader » Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:35 pm

Microsoft sends invitations to testers for Windows 7, Server 2008 R2 SP1

Microsoft is assembling the group of testers who will receive the first beta of Service Pack (SP) 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 in July.

The company has begun sending invitations to those it plans to include in the testing program. According to the invitations, the beta bits will be in English, German, Japanese, French and Spanish.

Full story at: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/mic ... in;content
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Re: Public beta release SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 & W7

Postby Rollin » Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:38 am

Thanks for the info guys ^*^

I got accepted, here is the About Windows window with the version number.

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I did a clean install of Windows 7 in VPC then, activated it & got it ready + created a "restore point" for the next SP1 build.
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The SP1 install seemed fast (I fell asleep & lost track of the time).

Haven't noticed any hiccups in it.
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Re: Public beta release SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 & W7

Postby Rollin » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:14 pm

After a few restarts I noticed that on the desktop it says "Evaluation copy..." in the corner so I checked winver & now it shows a expire date too :x

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Re: Public beta release SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 & W7

Postby yeshuas » Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:00 am

Rollin wrote:After a few restarts I noticed that on the desktop it says "Evaluation copy..." in the corner so I checked winver & now it shows a expire date too :x

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OOPS, if I remember correctly how the last ones were, you have to just uninstall it in Control Panel
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Re: Public beta release SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 & W7

Postby Rollin » Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:02 pm

yeshuas wrote:OOPS, if I remember correctly how the last ones were, you have to just uninstall it in Control Panel


Thanks for the reminder Daniel :yesnod:

Yep, the Control Panel add/remove updates worked perfectly.
Removed the Evaluation copy & the expire date @ Run/winver ^*^
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Re: Public beta release SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 & W7

Postby Rollin » Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:10 am

Ahh ya, another day another installation :lol:

After my uninstall above I wanted to try out Internet Explorer 9 PP3 so I did another install of SP1 (using the DVD this time) then installed IE9 PP3.

I haven't noticed any problems using this build of IE9 besides navigating. Still no favorites, back button, Tools, etc.
I did spin through several sites & noticed that PROnetworks default is "Document mode: IE 9" whereas some other sites are lower, I even saw one that the default was IE 5 :lol:

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Re: Public beta release SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 & W7

Postby JabbaPapa » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:33 pm

I have had to stop using this, I was getting continual performance failures with both Opera and Microsoft Security Essentials, occasionally turning my rig into a tortoise.

This is the most unsatisfying Windows client beta build I've used in a very long time...
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