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Windows Windows 7 for £49.99 - Pre-order

Discussion in 'Software' started by cosmic, 25 Jun 2009.

  1. cosmic

    cosmic New Member

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    azrael- likes this.
  2. cribcoch1

    cribcoch1 Old Age is a Bitch

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    At least some good news..thanks for that.
     
  3. cosmic

    cosmic New Member

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    Just hope that MS have enough server capacity on 15th July for those wanting a cheap copy of Windows 7, if the pricing is correct then its a third of the retail price for "home" version although will probably go for the Pro version at £79.99
     
  4. oasked

    oasked Stuck in the Mud

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    Right, I'll be pre-ordering that then. The discount is fairly sizeable although how much will the OEM discs be?
     
  5. thehippoz

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    that's not bad at all.. about the cost of one of my student loan payments xD
     
  6. Ransoman

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    I certainly hope that an OEM copy of home premium will be under £80 come launch. The current vista price is already a considerable chunk of any pc build budget.
     
  7. philheckler

    philheckler Used to be a pc enthusiast

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    I'll be pre - ordering at that price - no brainer really.
     
  8. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    That's a very good find. I just might take advantage of it considering I always use English software versions. :)
     
  9. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    Win 7 pro looks interesting for me, lets see what pennies i have...
     
  10. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    Hmm.. all pre-order prices are in US$, and those links are to the US site. Go to the UK site, and not only is there no mention of pre-order discounts, but no mention of Win7 whatsoever!

    Is this just a US offer?


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    Not until tomorrow... duh!... I thought it was the 26th today!
     
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  11. cosmic

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    I found another interesting article on this. The pre orders start on different dates in different countries, its the reason there is only info on the US site - they can pre-order now. See the link below for more details

    http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2009/06/25/windows_7_price_discounts/
     
  12. cosmic

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    Windows 7 pricing is very close/identical to Vista prices, so would expect the price for the OEM version to be the same as VIsta - so yes mabe £80 for the "home" version

    On this deal you get full retail Pro for the same price as OEM - so maybe a better deal.
     
  13. cosmic

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    Worth noting that MS also announced that people buying Vista based machines from 26th July would get a free upgrade to Windows 7. Still trying to track down details of how this works - like will it be a voucher the way it was with Vista ? - hope not
     
  14. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    Is Win7 Pro the same version as what the RC is, or is Ultimate different.

    I want Windows XP mode. ;(
     
  15. cosmic

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    I have read XP mode is an addon for Win7 Pro and Ultimate. Not seen release details, but might be something you have to download from the MS site.
     
  16. oasked

    oasked Stuck in the Mud

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    The RC is Ultimate. I imagine you need Professional (i.e. the business version) or Ultimate for XP mode. Remember that you'll also need a full license for XP too.
     
  17. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    Yeah, I have an XP license, so that's not an issue.

    It's too bad they're not taking orders for Ultimate, they want to milk when it comes out. I'm expecting $200+.. :(
     
  18. Invictus.

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    what date is it out? if october / november ill probs preorder professional rather than premium
     
  19. cosmic

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    The official worldwide launch / availability date is October 22 so a long wait. Me thinks MS is keen to get a lot of pre orders in so they can claim the launch to be a great success. At the pre-order price can see a lot of demand.
     
  20. mjm25

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    what about Ultimate :( that's what the RC is... HEAR ME MICROSOFT!! I WANT ULTIMATE!!!! those teases...
     
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