With demand for the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) version of Windows Vista overwhelming their download servers, Microsoft has temporarily removed the x64 version of the Windows Vista from connect.microsoft.com, MSDN and Technet download sites to reduce server load.
Those that have already started to download the x64 version will be able to continue downloading it; however, no new downloads of the x64 version will be permitted until the server load is lessened.
The x86 version of Windows Vista will still be available, but new downloads may intermittently not be offered when servers near full capacity.
Microsoft plans to offer the x64 version of the Windows Vista for download again once the download demands on their servers settle down.
It is awesome to see all this interest in Windows Vista, and hopefully things return to a state of normalcy in the next few days. In some ways, this is almost a virtual version of scenes that happened when people rushed into stores to get their hands on Playstation 3 gaming consoles. Only here with these Windows Vista downloads, no one is being physically trampled in the stampede.
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