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News Host a party, get Windows 7 free

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 4 Sep 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN I want to change my name but I also don't

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    Signature Edition? Does that provide anything over the standard Ultimate?
     
  3. gurboura

    gurboura TopLevel Computers

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    I think it's a new idea that could actually be of use to Microsoft.

    Throw a party and invite family members/friends that aren't technology smart, and show them how Windows 7 stacks up against Vista. It'll be a better atmosphere than going to your local retailer and asking "If I bring in a bag of chips, and share them with you, can you show me how Windows 7 is better than Vista, in a fun, friend environment?"
     
  4. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    Take a shot for every time the "ding" error sound plays... hell... i can almost see me hosting this while drunk...
    "right... gather around... i am gonna show y'alls what rules about windows seven, and consequentiall- *hic*... consequentially (tomorrow i'll work on my speech impediment) score all this free s*** from Microsoft...
    Right... so win7 ships in this AWESOME box, which pretty much looks like a normal windows box... and has loads of awesome s*** going on... I didn't have to install any drivers on my rig, unless i want to actually play games... it does this *show windows snap to sides/maximise/peek features*, and has a new taskbar... it's also WAYYYYY cooler than Vista (and i liekd vista...). Can someone get me some booze, my drink is broken, and all this yapping on about BS is making my throat dry out...
    Right... then you have a new taskbar, it's a bit snappier, and thank you microsoft for my free Win7 Ultimate edition... thanks for the dirnk, and let's get f*** like the economy.

    Oh... one more thing: it comes with IE8... great browser... almost as good as some of the others... and much better than IE6 for doing... *access some streaming vid pr0n site* *Roaring laughter as i type in something involving midgets and donkeys*...
    Cheers."
     
  5. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    That sounds like the most fun-filled evening I could possibly have with my family and friends.

    No. In reality I'd rather stuff barbed wire up my ass. I don't want to be that guy, thanks.
     
  6. gurboura

    gurboura TopLevel Computers

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    For some of my friends and family, they'd probably find it interesting, and I get a free copy of Windows 7, seems like a win-win situation.

    Now, if they weren't giving out the free copy of Windows 7, I'd just be handing out DVDs of Windows 7 Eval and charging them to install it :worried:
     
  7. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    I value my friendships muuuuuuuch more than I value Windows, even if 7 is better than Vista, It's still worse than Longhorn. Also, I'm an Ubuntu Fanboy.
     
  8. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    It would be funny if each dorm room here threw a Windows 7 party, and we would just go from room to room.
    We get MSDNAA anyways.
     
  9. licenced

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    I don't understand how they would know you actually hosted the party - do they need some kind of evidence before sending you the goods?
     
  10. ashikamlani

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    It says on the website that you have to upload pictures and the like so I guess that's the proof.
     
  11. antiHero

    antiHero ReliXmas time!

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    I could think about having a party with my friends. Install windows 7, have some beer, get free stuff and then uninstall it so my friends could trough a party.


    I LIKE FREE STUFF!!!
     
  12. SBS

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    Someone's tempted :p
     
  13. Phil Rhodes

    Phil Rhodes Hypernobber

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    But I don't want windows 7...
     
  14. Rkiver

    Rkiver Cybernetic Spine

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    Sure why not, a gang of my mates and I are all techies, and any reason for a party. I have multiple machines that we can test it on, including netbooks, laptops, average pcs and bloody powerful ones.
     
  15. ./^\.Ace./^\.

    ./^\.Ace./^\. New Member

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    PhotoPalooza would be great if they gave you a free multi-touch display to play with...

    the site says only for residents of the "UNITED STATES" so I guess I wont be signing up...
     
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  16. logan'srun

    logan'srun following the footsteps of giants

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    shoot, I signed up, but sweden's not on the list - so I'll see if i get it or not.

    I think it would be fun (at least if you include doing shot's everytime it says 'please wait' or something like that)

    besides, it's free so why not?
     
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    It's my lads 10th birthday during that week. I was going to take him and his mates to Lazermaze followed by a Maccy D's - not any more! Who needs clowns? He'll be well chuffed.
     
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  18. cjmUK

    cjmUK Old git.

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    Seems like money for old rope perhaps. If I didn't already have an RTM copy of Ultimate x64 and if my family lived nearer, I'd host a party. You mess about for an hour or so, and get £200 worth of software in return. And the silver lining is that one or more relatives might actually decide to upgrade or buy a new W7 PC - thus making my life that bit easier. Surely I can't be the only one remotely supporting a gaggle of family and friends? The awkward minority are still stuck on XP, which is a PITA since it's 3 years since I last used it in anger.

    Sure, it's hardly cool, but it's a good deal.
     
  19. cjmUK

    cjmUK Old git.

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    +1 Rep. You are a god.

    My daughter's brithday is October 21st - problem solved... assuming I can pass of a screaming 5 years olds as 'key decision makers with purchasing authority', that copy is mine!
     
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  20. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    have applied, any excuse to have a party ;)

    like the waiver, you agree that alchohol may be drunk at your party but you wont hold us responsible, blah blah
     
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