July 12, 2006 (Computerworld) -- Microsoft last month made Windows Vista Beta 2 publicly available for download or delivery on DVD via its Windows Vista Consumer Preview Program (CPP). The CPP closed to new registrations on June 30, and it appears Microsoft will not reopen it when Vista Release Candidate 1 arrives, but all registered CPP users will be offered RC1 as well.
What's the best way to install and test Windows Vista? There are three main ways to do so gracefully. There are also one or two tricks of the trade.
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