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With me being 15 and having quite a bit of computer knowledge I am interested in going to these conventions/seminars that were held for Windows 7. I also know many people who got free software for attending. I am just extremely curious on how I can get involved and have the upper-hand advantage on being a participant.

If anyone has any suggestions or things to say please let me know! Anything helps. :p

Sean
 

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With me being 15 and having quite a bit of computer knowledge I am interested in going to these conventions/seminars that were held for Windows 7. I also know many people who got free software for attending. I am just extremely curious on how I can get involved and have the upper-hand advantage on being a participant.

If anyone has any suggestions or things to say please let me know! Anything helps. :p

Sean


Not to worry Sean there is plenty of time.
 

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Not to worry Sean there is plenty of time.

Well my main question is... do I have to be apart of a corporation or company? Or are these things that are just held that anyone can go to?

Sean
 

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Sign up to a Windows Live ID, it is free.:
http://login.live.com/login.srf?wa=wsignin1.0&rpsnv=11&ct=1255936222&rver=5.5.4177.0&wp=MBI&wreply=http:%2F%2Fmstc-seminar1-bitmesra.events.live.com%2F%3Freply%3D1&lc=2057&id=73625

Join in and participate in the Technet forums with your ID. Contribute and be noticed. During both processes, accept the options to receive news or email. Have a quick browse here, for example:
http://www.sevenforums.com/
I started doing this many years ago. I grabbed every opportunity to "belong".
Exceptionally, by the luck of the draw, I was accepted onto the Vista BEta testing program and, consequently, the Windows 7 program.
I never regreted it. Frankly it comes to a point where you find a need to filter your mail and stop some of the automated responses!
 
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Sign up to a Windows Live ID, it is free.:
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Join in and participate in the Technet forums with your ID. Contribute abd be noticed. During both processes, accept the options to receive news or email. Have a quick browse here, for example:
http://www.sevenforums.com/http://www.w7forums.com/
I started doing this many years ago. I grabbed every oppoprtunity to "belong".
Exceptionally, by the luck of the draw, I was accepted onto the Vista BEta testing program and, consequently, the Windows 7 program.
I never regreted it. Frankly it comes to a point where you find a need to filter your mail and stop some of the automated responses!
Thanks for the links and your insight. Fabe
 

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Thank you davehc, I will take your advice into consideration :D

Thanks again,
Sean
 

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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
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    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.8GHz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte EP45-UD3P (rev. 1.0)
    Memory
    Corsair XMS2 4x2GB 240-Pin DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
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    NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+
    Sound Card
    Integrated HD Sound Chip - Realtek ALC889A
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    Dual (19'' Samsung 1440 x 900 (2ms) SyncMaster Widescreen)
    Screen Resolution
    2880x900 (Dual 1440x900)
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    WD Caviar Blue - 500 GB, SATA 3 Gb/s, 16 MB Cache, 7200 RPM (WD5000AAKS)
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    OCC Gamestream 600w
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    Apevia X-Discovery
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    1 Back Fan - 1 Side Case Fan - 1 Front Case Fan
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    Razer Lycosa
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    Razer DeathAdder
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Thank you davehc, I will take your advice into consideration :D

Thanks again,
Sean

WOW!!!

That must have been the latest reply to a thread I have ever seen.

Congratulations! (when you read this in 8 months anyway ;))

Oli
 

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Bluedragon7

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Sign up to a Windows Live ID, it is free.:
Welcome to Windows Live

Join in and participate in the Technet forums with your ID. Contribute and be noticed. During both processes, accept the options to receive news or email. Have a quick browse here, for example:
Windows 7 Forums
I started doing this many years ago. I grabbed every opportunity to "belong".
Exceptionally, by the luck of the draw, I was accepted onto the Vista BEta testing program and, consequently, the Windows 7 program.
I never regreted it. Frankly it comes to a point where you find a need to filter your mail and stop some of the automated responses!

Do you get your software before everione else gets it?Did you get the windows 7 milestones?
 

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Thank you davehc, I will take your advice into consideration :D

Thanks again,
Sean

WOW!!!

That must have been the latest reply to a thread I have ever seen.

Congratulations! (when you read this in 8 months anyway ;))

Oli

NONO THIS is the latest reply ever ;)
 

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LOVE8

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Talk about LATE

This is probably one of the oldest and latest replied to threads!

Anyway, did you get a version of Windows 8 on TechNet?
 

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This is probably one of the oldest and latest replied to threads!

Anyway, did you get a version of Windows 8 on TechNet?

No?!?! Is this still an option?
 

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    Memory
    Corsair XMS2 4x2GB 240-Pin DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
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    NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+
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    Integrated HD Sound Chip - Realtek ALC889A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual (19'' Samsung 1440 x 900 (2ms) SyncMaster Widescreen)
    Screen Resolution
    2880x900 (Dual 1440x900)
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    WD Caviar Blue - 500 GB, SATA 3 Gb/s, 16 MB Cache, 7200 RPM (WD5000AAKS)
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    OCC Gamestream 600w
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LOVE8

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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
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    Custom Build
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    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.8GHz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte EP45-UD3P (rev. 1.0)
    Memory
    Corsair XMS2 4x2GB 240-Pin DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+
    Sound Card
    Integrated HD Sound Chip - Realtek ALC889A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual (19'' Samsung 1440 x 900 (2ms) SyncMaster Widescreen)
    Screen Resolution
    2880x900 (Dual 1440x900)
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar Blue - 500 GB, SATA 3 Gb/s, 16 MB Cache, 7200 RPM (WD5000AAKS)
    PSU
    OCC Gamestream 600w
    Case
    Apevia X-Discovery
    Cooling
    1 Back Fan - 1 Side Case Fan - 1 Front Case Fan
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    Razer Lycosa
    Mouse
    Razer DeathAdder
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davehc

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Iv'e just noticed the revival of this VERY old post. But Just to avoid some confusion. As it happens, I do have a Technet account, but in my historic post, I was only referring to the Technet forums - something a little apart. Technet forums are open for anyone to browse, but you need a live ID to contribute. Never will there be a release of new software there.
 

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Darryl Licht

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With me being 15 and having quite a bit of computer knowledge I am interested in going to these conventions/seminars that were held for Windows 7. I also know many people who got free software for attending. I am just extremely curious on how I can get involved and have the upper-hand advantage on being a participant.

If anyone has any suggestions or things to say please let me know! Anything helps. :p

Sean

I have attended Microsoft "Kickoff" events for new OS's since 2001 when MS released XP... They only visit major cities, and usually occur in the weeks just before/after public release. Sometimes these are called roadshows. MS gives away all kinds of freebies to attendees, I saw people win entire systems, windows phones, and an Xbox at the Win7 event in San Diego. But unfortunately... yes you do need to be "in the industry". I am a CIS instructor and consultant, so I qualify that way.

Since you are only 15, and not (YET) working in the industry... your best bet is too keep informed by reading here at 8forums and other MS Win8 blogs, forums, etc.... and cross your fingers that MS has the "Launch Party" promo again for Win8!
 

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LOL :D Well now i'm 17 -- but sweet! Thanks for the information about the events ha, I was extremely curious all this time..!
 

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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
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    Custom Build
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    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.8GHz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte EP45-UD3P (rev. 1.0)
    Memory
    Corsair XMS2 4x2GB 240-Pin DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+
    Sound Card
    Integrated HD Sound Chip - Realtek ALC889A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual (19'' Samsung 1440 x 900 (2ms) SyncMaster Widescreen)
    Screen Resolution
    2880x900 (Dual 1440x900)
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar Blue - 500 GB, SATA 3 Gb/s, 16 MB Cache, 7200 RPM (WD5000AAKS)
    PSU
    OCC Gamestream 600w
    Case
    Apevia X-Discovery
    Cooling
    1 Back Fan - 1 Side Case Fan - 1 Front Case Fan
    Keyboard
    Razer Lycosa
    Mouse
    Razer DeathAdder
    Internet Speed
    Download: 21.08Mb/s | Upload: 3.20Mb/s | Ping: 13ms
    Other Info
    Microsoft LifeCam Cinema
    A40 Audio System - MLG Edition

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