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Windows Windows 7 for £49.99 - Pre-order

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

  1. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    It would be nicer if they let you pick which version you want to install with the RC, If I only was using Home Premium, I wouldn't want to buy Ultimate.

    I even made fun of people who were buying Vista Ultimate. >_>
     
  2. thehippoz

    thehippoz New Member

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    I'd want ultimate too.. just having something gimped on my main makes me roid rage!

    what's this with win 7 professional btw.. they going back to the xp naming scheme? ultimate = professonal now?
     
  3. Horizon

    Horizon Dremel Worthy

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    It was home premium, business, ultimate now is home premium, professional, ultimate
     
  4. philheckler

    philheckler Used to be a pc enthusiast

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    Anyone know a source for the feature list of each edition - i'd like to know what you get with each version...
     
  5. Horizon

    Horizon Dremel Worthy

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    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/compare-editions

    unlike vista, it's pretty much

    pro = all features in home prem + features
    ultimate = all features in pro + features

    so you decide how much OS you want to pay for instead of being forced to choose between feature set A vs feature set B
     
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  6. benji2412

    benji2412 <insert message here>

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    So what about the 32- and 64-bit versions?
     
  7. oasked

    oasked Stuck in the Mud

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    What about them? You'll be able to choose between them if you pre-order etc.

    64-bit is better though.
     
  8. benji2412

    benji2412 <insert message here>

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    I was just wondering the price difference. If you could pick up the 64-bit for the same price that'd be great.

    I tried installing the RC but I got a lovely BSOD. The stop code has something to do with 7 not liking PCI-express x16 GPUs plugged in. Having a lack of PCI ones and a Striker II NSE mobo meant that I just couldn't be bothered and that I'd stick with XP a little while longer until the release. But at £49.99, I'm sooo down on that. I hope its not an OEM copy though.
     
  9. cosmic

    cosmic New Member

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    No - its a full retail copy for your £50
     
  10. cosmic

    cosmic New Member

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    All the copies of Windows 7 (apart from Starter which is for Netbooks) are listed on the MS site as

    Not sure if there are separate 32 and 64 bit versions, might be you get to choose when you install.
     
  11. CrispyChips

    CrispyChips What's a Satsuma?

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    I'm wondering if I could upgrade to Windows 7 without having an OS installed already, like some people did with Windows Vista.
     
  12. Sir Digby

    Sir Digby The Supprising Adventures

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    £50 for a full copy?

    Maybe I'll bite and put off getting new hardware for a bit :sigh:
     
  13. Tynecider

    Tynecider Since ZX81

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    wow this is cheap, its almost unbelievable.
    nice
     
  14. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    As I need an OS anyway (new build, and currently running Beta) I'll defo get it.
     
  15. philheckler

    philheckler Used to be a pc enthusiast

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    Wonder what the stock levels will be like for the pre - order...
     
  16. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    According to the UK pre order site home premium will be £49.99 but Pros gunna be £99.99 not the £79.99 in the article :grr: still cheap though
     
  17. cosmic

    cosmic New Member

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    These prices are not for "update" copies - they are full retail copies, so you should be able to install from scratch.

    The article says there are not going to be any update copies of Windows 7 for Europe.
     
  18. Zoon

    Zoon Hunting Wabbits since the 80s

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    Yeah these versions are the -E versions without IE8 or media player I think, due to all the antitrust stuff in the EU.

    They're selling them cheap to get ppl to buy them fast to shut the antitrust commission up.

    I'm happy to take the chance, as I'm still using XP but would like a freshen up!
     
  19. [Sam]

    [Sam] New Member

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    Do you have a link to a site in the UK where you can pre-order? I've not seen any yet. :thumb:
     
  20. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    you cant pre-order yet.

    MS site says from 16th july - 9th aug.
     
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