I installed Vista’s Release Candidate 1 Build 5600.
I had two major issues with the install: networking and product activation.
Internet access just would not work. It took several hours with Google, on another computer, to find out that the new TCP/IP stack has a few required “tweaks”. So, after hacking the network settings, I was able to get network access.
However, product activation, that wonderful new feature which ensures that no person can ever run an “illegal” copy of Windows, would not activate.
Someone already has my key.
I have 10 days remaining before my Windows machine shuts down.