I love the comment about a larger room - thats the room we used for war room (oops we had to change the name to ship room...) forever going back at least to nt4. So there is a little history in there & it is one of the biggest rooms on campus.
as for the setup error - it sounds like your copy was not correct - some of the files are missing.
as for getting the beta - go to http://www.microsoft.com/getbeta3
p.s. yes a bloke named scott graf has a bunch of golden things in his office because he was obsessed with gold member form the austin powers films. That & he used to roller skate around in gold shorts.