Microsoft giving Vista Ultimate to Beta Testers

If you were one of the 20,000 people invited to test out Windows Vista then you’re gonna have a nice present coming to you. In an email sent out to those invited testers it said that you were eligible to receive a free version of Windows Vista Ultimate edition if you had filed at least one bug during the course of your testing. If you did then Microsoft will provide a download link so that you can get your free copy along with the product key.

Lucky Fellows, nice move from Microsoft.Maybe Is this something to get better reviews.

[ Via Cybernet News ]

4 thoughts on “Microsoft giving Vista Ultimate to Beta Testers

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  2. I got a different message from MSFT. Apparently those in the “Family and Friends” CPP are getting hard copies of the Ultimate version, but they won’t be shipped until the release date in January.

    From the e-mail:


    The Windows Product and Consumer Support teams would like to thank you for participating in the Windows Vista Consumer Assisted Support (Friends and Family) beta program.

    We’re proud to announce that we have finalized our work on this version of Windows. Today, we have announced an extremely important milestone for Microsoft, the RTM (Release To Manufacturing) of Windows Vista. After receiving thousands of pieces of feedback via phone support and Web chat, we’ve incorporated much of this feedback into improving Windows Vista. Through your dedication and persistence, we’re releasing an exceptionally better product. We could not have done this without your help!

    Though we are officially announcing the release of Windows Vista today, the new version of Windows will not be available for consumers until late January. Computer manufactures require several months in order to test and prepare a new version of Windows for inclusion on new PC’s. This is a normal part of the process for Microsoft and these manufacturers.

    We’re pleased to announce that we will be sending you one licensed 32-bit retail copy of Windows Vista Ultimate as a thank you for your participation in our program. This complimentary copy of Windows Vista may be installed on a 32-bit or 64-bit capable computer (x86/x64). At this time, we plan to send these out to participants in the February timeframe. We must wait until the product is available for purchase at retail establishments before shipping your copy so please continue to use and enjoy your existing version of Windows Vista until that time. Please take a moment to read the Updated Support Policy section below for important information regarding your support options from this point forward.

    Important: It is important that we have your correct mailing address on file with the Connect site in order to receive this complimentary copy. Please verify this address is current and within the United States or Canada. Verification must be completed on or before December 20th, 2006. Changes made to your mailing address after this date may result in your copy of Windows Vista not being mailed or being sent to the wrong address. Microsoft Corporation is not responsible if your complimentary copy of Windows Vista is not delivered for any reason.

    To verify that your contact and mailing information are current and correct, please visit the site and logon with the same Microsoft Passport account you used when you originally registered for the program. Do this by Dec. 20th 2006 to ensure we have your updated information prior to shipping.

    Again, we thank you and appreciate the time and effort you contributed. Your work greatly helped us in our effort to make Windows Vista the best Windows release ever!


    Windows Product and Consumer Support Teams

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