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    Looks like I might be heading into BestBuy tomorrow:

    http://www.engadget.com/2009/06/25/w...rders-start-t/





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    Re: Windows 7 official pricing announced, limited pre-orders start tomorrow

    so what is the deal with the 'upgrade disks' I don't fully understand, I get that they are $50 but do I have to install vista every time I install 7 , because that seems to silly, or is it just OEM in different terms
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      Re: Windows 7 official pricing announced, limited pre-orders start tomorrow

      Originally posted by Reaperassault View Post
      so what is the deal with the 'upgrade disks' I don't fully understand, I get that they are $50 but do I have to install vista every time I install 7 , because that seems to silly, or is it just OEM in different terms
      Was wondering about the same thing...

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        Re: Windows 7 official pricing announced, limited pre-orders start tomorrow

        If this is anything like the XP upgrade disks, when you do not have a qualifying previous version installed , you will get prompted to put your previous version media in the CD/DVD drive.

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          Re: Windows 7 official pricing announced, limited pre-orders start tomorrow

          With Vista, there was a known loophole where you could install Vista from upgrade disk, not activitate, then put the disk in and install again. The OS would still see it as an upgrade from a previous OS.

          And with how fast Win7 installs, I don't really see that as much of a hassle considering most people only reinstall once every other year or so, if even that often. I have read about tons of people that haven't reinstalled in 4-5 years, sometimes longer.

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            Re: Windows 7 official pricing announced, limited pre-orders start tomorrow

            If I have Vista Ultimate from way back, do I need to purchase the full?

            Looks like I might go to Best Buy too.

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              Re: Windows 7 official pricing announced, limited pre-orders start tomorrow

              Big update for this:

              Windows 7 pre-orders begin, now (update: but not for Europe)

              and

              How to Pre-Order Windows 7 Tonight (and How To Cut The Line)


              If you are trying to decide what version you need:


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                Re: Windows 7 official pricing announced, limited pre-orders start tomorrow

                Why in the world are OEM and retail the same price? That's absurd. I know I'll never use MS tech support or any of the other perks of retail, why should I pay for it?

                I want a full copy of Home Pro. No way I'm pay $300 for it. With all the distros of Linux out there, pay THAT much for an OS is unfathomable to me.


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                  Re: Windows 7 official pricing announced, limited pre-orders start tomorrow

                  That was pulled from WiKipedia Spyder, and I really doubt the OEM will be the same price as Retail. More than likely it will be about $99 just like Vista OEM is now.

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                    Re: Windows 7 official pricing announced, limited pre-orders start tomorrow

                    I look at it this way: New video card, or Win 7. Sorry, but I'll go for the new card everytime.

                    Ninety-nine is more in my price range. Guess no preorder for me. I'll wait for the OEM.


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                      Re: Windows 7 official pricing announced, limited pre-orders start tomorrow

                      Spyder, I'm confused. Why would you want to pay $99 when you can get the preorder for $50?

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                      • #12
                        Re: Windows 7 official pricing announced, limited pre-orders start tomorrow

                        Wait, all I found online was the Pro upgrade version. I want the full version so I don't have to install XP every time I format the drive.


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                          Re: Windows 7 official pricing announced, limited pre-orders start tomorrow

                          Originally posted by Bamboo View Post
                          With Vista, there was a known loophole where you could install Vista from upgrade disk, not activitate, then put the disk in and install again. The OS would still see it as an upgrade from a previous OS.

                          I can confirm that this does work for Vista, obviously I don't know about Win7.

                          Here's the directions for anyone interested http://www.windowssecrets.com/comp/070201
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                            Re: Windows 7 official pricing announced, limited pre-orders start tomorrow

                            Where is this $50 option people speak of? That wouldn't be bad (unless I would have to install a previous os first (pita). Otherwise I will probably stay with Vista and hope I get my hands on some free promo copy ><.


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                              Re: Windows 7 official pricing announced, limited pre-orders start tomorrow

                              Looks like I'll be getting the Professional version upgrade.
                              Is there such thing as upgrade OEM? That would be even better.


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