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    This was just posted on Engadget. It is a leaked BestBuy memo and the part I like is a special deal for a few days where they will offer a Win7 Home upgrade for $49.

    Best Buy memo explains that Vista doesn't work, details Windows 7 upgrade plans

    I hope it turns out to be true.

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    I'll be amazed if that is true, I'd love to pick Win7 for $50 might even splurge and get Professional for the full $100
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      Originally posted by Reaperassault View Post
      I'll be amazed if that is true, I'd love to pick Win7 for $50 might even splurge and get Professional for the full $100
      Ditto. I just hope my local BestBuy will be supported.

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        I just dl'd the RC x64 edition. I'm going to give it a whirl. I'm after maximizing my ram for gaming, as I do all productivity kind of things on my Ubuntu box.
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          Originally posted by tHa_KhAn View Post
          I just dl'd the RC x64 edition. I'm going to give it a whirl. I'm after maximizing my ram for gaming, as I do all productivity kind of things on my Ubuntu box.
          I just now finished installing the 64 bit version to. It's my first time on a 64 bit as well. I like it so far. Forgot how long it takes to reinstall all your apps and games.

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            That's not bad, $50 for Home Prem. upgrade. Though, I'd probably get the OEM Win7 Home Prem. DVD rather than the upgrade so it'll be easier if I have to reinstall Windows.
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              Re: Windows 7 upgrade plans

              Originally posted by Acreo Aeneas View Post
              That's not bad, $50 for Home Prem. upgrade. Though, I'd probably get the OEM Win7 Home Prem. DVD rather than the upgrade so it'll be easier if I have to reinstall Windows.
              That's what I was thinking about too.

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                The article mentions upgrades for Premium and Professional. What about Ultimate? What's that upgrade cost?
                Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

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                  Originally posted by Acreo Aeneas View Post
                  I'd probably get the OEM Win7 Home Prem. DVD rather than the upgrade so it'll be easier if I have to reinstall Windows.
                  You mean "when", not "if", don't you? :row__631:
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                    Re: Windows 7 upgrade plans

                    Originally posted by Melee View Post
                    You mean "when", not "if", don't you? :row__631:
                    Hmm, I guess it's a "when". Sometimes I do reinstall Windows if I'm fed up with all the junk I've loaded onto the HDD. Sometimes I'm just uber lazy and really don't feel like the trouble of a reinstall and will put it off for eternity.

                    Does it matter if I use "if" vs. "when"?
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                      I've had the same install of vista since 2006, still running strong
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                      • #12
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                        You could always use an imaging program and install Win7 and a few of your usual programs like firefox and then take an image.

                        When ever you decide you need a fresh start, format and drop the image back onto your main drive. Only takes a few mins, and you don't have to reinstall much except your games.

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                          Originally posted by Acreo Aeneas View Post
                          Does it matter if I use "if" vs. "when"?
                          Nah, just giving you a hard time because I've found I need a fresh install every year or two.
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                            Ok here is a silly question, I have XP installed now, when I get Win7 do I need the upgrade version or the complete version (64bit of course)? Also does anyone know if I would need RAID drivers on disk or will a thumb drive work, if doing the upgrade or full install of Win7?

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                              Re: Windows 7 upgrade plans

                              Originally posted by Reaperassault View Post
                              I've had the same install of vista since 2006, still running strong
                              I haven't reinstalled yet, but it's only been about 11 months since I built this rig. I had thought I had one of Seagate 11 series bad HDDs, but that turned out to be false, so I don't see a complete reformat any time soon.

                              Originally posted by Bamboo View Post
                              You could always use an imaging program and install Win7 and a few of your usual programs like firefox and then take an image.

                              When ever you decide you need a fresh start, format and drop the image back onto your main drive. Only takes a few mins, and you don't have to reinstall much except your games.
                              Hmm, I'll have to find detailed instructions on how to do that. I haven't used a image to restore a HDD in years. Last I tried was with Norton Ghost and a 80 GiB IDE HDD on a old rig.

                              Originally posted by machineofdeath View Post
                              Ok here is a silly question, I have XP installed now, when I get Win7 do I need the upgrade version or the complete version (64bit of course)? Also does anyone know if I would need RAID drivers on disk or will a thumb drive work, if doing the upgrade or full install of Win7?
                              If you have a RAID setup, it's probably best to start anew with a fresh install of Windows 7. Upgrades can be very messy and time consuming if something goes wrong.
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