Windows Vista RC1

Microsoft has made Windows Vista RC1 available for download for the public, but have given no obvious way to get a product key unless you got one when they released beta 2.

However, if you do want one, here are a few simple steps to getting one:

  1. Browse to Microsoft Connect.
  2. Click on ‘Invitations’ on the left hand side, and log in with your Windows Live ID.
  3. Use the following invitation ID: TE06-KVM4-3RM9.
  4. Then click ‘Product Keys’ on the left again, and click Request Product Key.
  5. This should give you a ‘Longhorn Beta 2’ key, but will work with Vista RC1.