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#1
It's listed as Vista upgrade on Amazon, I'm sure Windows 7 is full version only though. Would this mean you would need to use the Vista upgrade in order to get your full version of Windows 7??

Confused!
#2
seems a good offer why the cold votes?
#3
If this is all it appears - very very hot!
#4
Plus as you say gives you an OS for a second machine for free effectively....

Looking for the catch must admit - otherwise scorchio
1 Like #5
i was going to post it but i could see all the cold voters coming out.

Well done on putting it on and voted hot.
#6
realblender
the way i read it....
1) amazon deliver your copy of vista upgrade right NOW.

2) then when windows 7 is released, they send you a code allowing you to order the Full retail version of windows 7 for free.

There is no such thing as Windows 7 upgrade. hence, i think they will be independent licenses. I don't need vista but it gets me windows 7 cheap!

(The only downside is, that you cannot cancel it as easily as a normal preorder. You would need to return the Vista Disk/)


OK, that sounds good.

But surely after you have claimed your free Windows 7 disc/download that leaves you with a Vista upgrade disc which will surely have some value on resale?

So potentially cheaper still? :whistling:
#7
realblender
There is no such thing as Windows 7 upgrade.


Yes there is.

Originally MS were going to issue Windows 7 E in europe with no upgrade path.

But now they ARE going to offer an upgrade option in Europe.

http://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/windows-7-upgrade-your-options-explained-627117
#8
So surely this makes this a good deal because you are getting a full version for what looks like the upgrade price.
#9
The full price is this anyway AFAIK.

however, what makes it a good deal to my mind is the second OS...
#10
Dell etc charge £10 postage for the "free windows 7 upgrade"

Warned
#11
JB: T&Cs:


5. Postage and packing will be applied to each item in accordance with Amazon.co.uk's standard delivery rates and policies.


In other words, free Super Saver on the free Win 7.
#12
Blimey this should be hotter than this. H+R
#13
MrShed
Plus as you say gives you an OS for a second machine for free effectively....

Looking for the catch must admit - otherwise scorchio


you dont get a second os (altough i think there is a loop hole to this). This is an upgrade for vista home basic.

why its hot for me is that you can get windows 7 for £60 and flog the upgrade.
#14
Decent deal!

Thanks,
Jcb33.
#15
stiffnuts
you dont get a second os. This is an upgrade for vista home basic.

why its hot for me is that you can get windows 7 for £60 and flog the upgrade.


That's exactly what i am trying to say. Can that be done?? If so, this should be scorching!!
#16
Same deal available direct from Microsoft with the option to download the Windows 7 upgrade so no postage to pay. It costs £78.29 but after 15% Quidco it works out at £66.55. It’s nearly £6 more than Amazon but you can choose the 64 bit upgrade version of Vista also which will appeal to some - https://emea.microsoftstore.com/UK/Microsoft/Windows
#17
Except that:
- no postage here either
- 32 and 64 bit are shipped with Win7....
#18
stiffnuts
This is an upgrade for vista home basic.

It's also an upgrade for XP users:

[SIZE="4"]System Requirements[/SIZE]
Windows XP users:
Make sure your computer is ready for the edition of Windows Vista you want.

Windows Vista users:
You must be running Service Pack 1 on your computer.
You must be running a 32-bit version of Windows Vista.
You must already be running a licensed and activated version of Windows Vista Home Basic (32-bit).
#19
MrShed
Except that:
- 32 and 64 bit are shipped with Win7....

I meant that you can choose the 64 bit Upgrade of Vista Home Premium from Microsoft but Amazon only have the 32 bit version. So you could upgrade an XP machine to Vista x64 and put Windows 7 on another machine using either a 32 or 64 bit version.
#20
kiddakidda
That's exactly what i am trying to say. Can that be done?? If so, this should be scorching!!


No you don't get 2 operating systems, as you still have to use the same key, and you only get one valid key. So in effect you may as well just download a pirate copy for your second system, as it would be about as legitimate.
#21
Voted hot, will be looking to install the 64 bit of Windows 7...
#22
sven256
No you don't get 2 operating systems, as you still have to use the same key, and you only get one valid key.

When you buy a retail version of Windows in the grace period prior to a new release Microsoft has for years given you a free version of the new release as well. The two licenses are not related and come with different keys. You can treat them as separate entities and are not obliged to use the new version on the PC that the old version was installed on.
The difference here is that there is currently no upgrade version of Windows 7 for the UK so when you buy Vista Upgrade you get the full version of Windows 7 for free which is what makes this unusual.

This is an amazing deal unless Microsoft is choosing to now link the Windows 7 license to the Vista license which seems highly unlikely unless anyone knows better! It might be technically feasible but I haven’t heard any mention that they are doing that.
#24
Amazon were offering Win 7 for under £45 not so long ago and full versions as well. This will only be an upgrade copy. With it you do get Vista as well but who's going to buy it off you exactly? Seemingly everyone hates it anyway and it's about to get usurped by a younger more superior model. Overall, an OK offer at this point in time but not that worthwhile unless you have a use for both.
#25
I am not that sure that you can actually sell the old Vista Upgrade package although nothing would prevent you from doing so
#26
thegroutch
I'd vote it hot if it weren't amazon, they aint getting another penny of mine


May I enquire as to why?
#27
First at all you have wrong post title.

It's only Windows Vista Home Premium Upgrade + Free Windows 7 upgrade

Your post is very misleading!

stiffnuts
This is an upgrade for vista home basic.


This upgrade is for users running:

a)Windows 2000 Professional
b)Windows XP not Pro. (will only install "Clean" install.upgrade is not possible.possible from Xp Pro to Vista Ultimate only!)
c)Windows Vista
#28
siliconbits
I am not that sure that you can actually sell the old Vista Upgrade package although nothing would prevent you from doing so


As long as you havent activated it, theres no reason why not - its retail after all.
#29
PENETRATOR
First at all you have wrong post title.

It's only Windows Vista Home Premium Upgrade + Free Windows 7 upgrade

Your post is very misleading!



Theres no win 7 UPGRADE here - its full retail! Have you read the link?

To be eligible for a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium E, the qualifying products are:
• Windows Vista, Home Premium Edition with Service Pack 1
• Windows Vista, Home Premium Edition with Service Pack 1, Upgrade Version
#30
PENETRATOR
First at all you have wrong post title.
It's only Windows Vista Home Premium Upgrade + Free Windows 7 upgrade
Your post is very misleading!

There is currently no upgrade version of Windows 7 for the UK; that's the whole point. :thumbsup:
#31
MrShed
Theres no win 7 UPGRADE here - its full retail! Have you read the link?

Hmm, I simply do not accept that that information is correct.

MS are doing an upgrade version for Europe now. Those that originally pre-ordered back when full versions were promised will still get the full versions, but I can't see them giving full versions away with upgrade copies of Vista. Doesn't make sense.
#32
Dancc
Hmm, I simply do not accept that that information is correct.

MS are doing an upgrade version for Europe now. Those that originally pre-ordered back when full versions were promised will still get the full versions, but I can't see them giving full versions away with upgrade copies of Vista. Doesn't make sense.


Read the T&Cs. Dont accept it if you dont want, doesnt make it any less true.

People, before you post, READ THE DAMN LINK!
#33
just realised this was vista not win 7 lol lol
#34
Agharta
When you buy a retail version of Windows in the grace period prior to a new release Microsoft has for years given you a free version of the new release as well. The two licenses are not related and come with different keys.[/B] You can treat them as separate entities and are not obliged to use the new version on the PC that the old version was installed on.
The difference here is that there is currently no upgrade version of Windows 7 for the UK so when you buy Vista Upgrade you get the full version of Windows 7 for free which is what makes this unusual.

This is an amazing deal unless Microsoft is choosing to now link the Windows 7 license to the Vista license which seems highly unlikely unless anyone knows better! It might be technically feasible but I haven’t heard any mention that they are doing that.


Have you got any proof of this?

As I thought both keys are not valid once newer operating system is activated the previous one is invalid.


As you state you normally get a upgrade version not full retail (normally) hence only getting one key. But it's looking more and more likely there will be a windows 7 upgrade in the Europe, and not just the full retail.

In any case, I would find it hard to believe you will get 2 operating systems, with two valid keys. As this has never been the case in the past, with these kind of offers.
#35
Sven - what difference does it make?

In the T&Cs, as I quoted above, it EXPLICITLY states that it will be the Windows 7 E version that is received.
#36
MrShed
Sven - what difference does it make?

In the T&Cs, as I quoted above, it EXPLICITLY states that it will be the Windows 7 E version that is received.

Well for starters there's no such thing as an 'E' version any more.
1 Like #37
Yes....I understand that.

*counts to 10*

MS have stated that they will honour all orders of "E" version with FULL versions.
#38
MrShed
Yes....I understand that.

*counts to 10*

MS have stated that they will honour all orders of "E" version with FULL versions.

That was up to the point in which they scrapped the 'E' version surely, lol.

Anyone else smell an Amazon screwup?
#39
MrShed
Yes....I understand that.

*counts to 10*

MS have stated that they will honour all orders of "E" version with FULL versions.


That was only for pre orders of the windows 7 operating system, as far as I'm aware.

This is not the pre order for the windows 7 operating system. Here you are buying windows vista, With a curtsy windows 7 upgrade, as it's so close to the windows 7 release.
#40
sven256
Have you got any proof of this?
In any case, I would find it hard to believe you will get 2 operating systems, with two valid keys. As this has never been the case in the past, with these kind of offers.

From my personal experience it’s always been this way, the freebie is not linked to the original purchase and the product keys are obviously separate. How could you expect the same key to work on two different versions? It’s not logical captain. :thinking: Do you have experience of something different?

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