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EXPIRING - as as they migh not accept a CD mailer as a full retail copy ..

A bit of a faf, but if you buy Microsoft Windows Vista Business Upgrade for £40.62
here : http://www.software4students.co.uk

You get a free upgrade to Windows 7 Professional when it comes out.

More Details here :



http://www.microsoft.com/uk/windows/buy/offers/upgrade-faq.aspx
http://emea.microsoftstore.com/UK/Microsoft/Windows/Windows-Vista

This is only valid for upgradeing from XP/Vista basic etc.

According to the software4students site, You can register software4students gaurdians / grandparents etc of students can register.

Props. to craigmcintosh_2 who spotted the original student offer.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deal/342187/windows-vista-business-40-62-softwa/

Probably the cheepest way to get the Pro version.
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#1
Can I use the XP Pro code that Is attached to my Dell machine? (desktop)
#2
l33t-krew
Can I use the XP Pro code that Is attached to my Dell machine? (desktop)


I don't see why not. You will need to install it on the same PC, as that is likley to be an OEM licence , which is non-transferrable
#3
Is this an OEM license?

cheers

http://i25.tinypic.com/2430mqc.jpg
banned#4
all major manafacturers install oem software (cheaper for them) so yes, this is an OEM even though it doesn't specify it on the label, I know some do, especially HP machines.
#5
Having a look at the website, imho its worth paying £16 extra and getting Vista Ultimate now and getting a free upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate.
#6
Are you sure this qualifies for free Windows 7 upgrade?
#7
Meh, looking closely its no good for me as it is only the 32bit edition, which should already be dead. (running 6Gb DDR3 ram).
#8
Im not sure if this is included, you can't just buy Vista now and presume that you will be able to upgrade to Windows 7 for free as the retailer has to participate in the program in order to qualify.

"Specified PCs that are pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, or Windows Vista Ultimate may qualify for a copy of the equivalent Windows 7 product. Similarly, in some markets, retail packaged Windows Vista software products (sold separately from PCs) may also qualify for a copy of the equivalent Windows 7 product."
#9
http://www.microsoft.com/uk/windows/buy/offers/upgrade.aspx

Under "love Your Current PC"

Buy a Windows Vista upgrade now. Get a Windows 7 upgrade later.

Are you happy with the PC you have, but haven't updated its operating system to Windows Vista yet? There's never been a better time. With the Windows 7 Upgrade Option, you can get the benefits of Windows Vista today, and be ready for Windows 7 when it's ready. Here's how it works:

Make sure your PC is ready for Windows Vista. Download and run the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor.
Purchase a qualifying version* of Windows Vista from a participating retailer.
When Windows 7 is ready, follow the retailer's instructions to get the upgrade.


Or am I missing something?
#10
l33t-krew
Meh, looking closely its no good for me as it is only the 32bit edition, which should already be dead. (running 6Gb DDR3 ram).


I think with Windows 7, you can Install 32bit or 64 bit using the same licence.
#11
only problem is we are getting windows 7E this does not come with ie8 or other ms software. Also it apparantly does a clean install and as such you need to back up all files you need to keep as these will be lost during install process. Thinks i will just stick with xp pro for the moment.
#12
djfluff
http://www.microsoft.com/uk/windows/buy/offers/upgrade.aspx

Under "love Your Current PC"



Or am I missing something?


yeah.......................... the participating retailers bit :thumbsup:
#13
djfluff
Or am I missing something?


Yes, proof that Software4Students or the student version qualifies.

vannus
only problem is we are getting windows 7E this does not come with ie8 or other ms software. Also it apparantly does a clean install and as such you need to back up all files you need to keep as these will be lost during install process. Thinks i will just stick with xp pro for the moment.


It comes with everything else unless you buy the N version, it's only IE8 that's not installed by default (and you can grab it off the microsoft website if you want it).

A clean install for any new OS is a good idea anyway - upgrades tend to cause problems, and you'll only lose those files on the same partition (disk) as windows when you do a clean install, everything else will be untouched.
#14
Just ordered mine from Argos £39.99 using the 20% pre order games discount code someone posted a thread earlier but can't find it now?
#15
You dont need any proof i ve ordered Vista, Office from them with no proof
#16
Where does it state on the website that it's part of the Windows 7 Upgrade offer?
#17
robot1000
Where does it state on the website that it's part of the Windows 7 Upgrade offer?

I'd want that confirmed before purchasing. MS will give you Win 7 if you buy Vista Upgrade now but it's not clear whether it's open to all retailers!
#18
Bhogey
Just ordered mine from Argos £39.99 using the 20% pre order games discount code someone posted a thread earlier but can't find it now?


You ordered Home Premium for £40 not the Professional edition.
#19
Does anybody have something solid to say you will get upgraded?? The MS site saying you'll get a free upgade with them and certain retailers is not really proof you'll get it here!?..
#20
Reading a little deeper.....

"The Windows 7 Upgrade Option is available through participating PC manufacturers on selected PCs and through Microsoft on qualifying purchases of Windows Vista packaged product."

It suggest to me you only get upgraded if you buy the software through microsoft.
#21
I would leave well alone and get a copy through additions or ebuyer
#22
Jonah;5779769
I would leave well alone and get a copy through additions or ebuyer

Or wait until Software4Students starts selling Windows 7 at upto 80% off. Even starting at full retail price it will work out cheaper than the current offers (if the Vista Ultimate Upgrade price is anything to go by).

I can happily carry on with XP until October.
#23
vannus
only problem is we are getting windows 7E this does not come with ie8 or other ms software. Also it apparantly does a clean install and as such you need to back up all files you need to keep as these will be lost during install process. Thinks i will just stick with xp pro for the moment.


I'm really not seeing a problem here - Clean install is always better than upgrading, and IE sucks. Get firefox!

but if you really feel that continuing to use IE is the way forward (and it isn't) then you can just download it
#24
I'm not convinced that buying an upgrade will work as part of the upgrade scheme. If you bought the OS full version then I think you would be ok, but I doubt that buying a Vista upgrade will mean you can then upgrade to Win 7

I hope I'm proven wrong though!
#25
kevyn
I'm really not seeing a problem here - Clean install is always better than upgrading, and IE sucks. Get firefox!

but if you really feel that continuing to use IE is the way forward (and it isn't) then you can just download it

Download it with what? ;)
#26
anyone heard if they have a offer on for people in the NHS ?
#27
Adamo
Download it with what? ;)


FTP
#28
Adamo
Download it with what? ;)


with firefox or internet explorer onto a usb stick right before you put in the windows 7 dvd... simples
#29
I was going to do this with Windows Vista ultimate upgrade but...

You don't get a physical CD with this, only a download link and a key code. I don't think this constitutes enough proof to upgrade to Windows 7. Read through the terms and conditions and I don't think this constitutes a retail version.

And for some reason the offer was listed on the ultimate steal site but I couldn't access it, only Office 2007.

EDIT: sorry just realised this isn't the ultimate steal site, so if you get a retail boxed copy it might be ok. That'll be the key factor
#30
=EDIT: sorry just realised this isn't the ultimate steal site, so if you get a retail boxed copy it might be ok. That'll be the key factor


This is a CD mailer isn't it?...not a retail box...and £42.57 delivered
#31
Hmm.. T's & C's do stipulate a retail box... I'm gonna expire the deal, just incase.

Microsoft Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program for Retail Packaged Product
Thank you for being a valued Microsoft customer! As a show of our appreciation for your qualifying purchase of Windows Vista Home Premium, Business or Ultimate, we would like to offer you an upgrade to Windows 7 when available. Please review the following information regarding the redemption process before continuing:

Eligibility & Order Information: If you acquire a qualifying Windows® Vista retail packaged product between June 26, 2009 and January 31, 2010 you are eligible to receive the corresponding Microsoft Windows 7 product upgrade for the cost of shipping and handling ($9.99). Please allow 6-8 weeks (pending inventory availability) for delivery following the Windows 7 release on October 22, 2009.

Required Proofs Of Purchase: You will be required to provide the following proofs of purchase to redeem your upgrade: (1) the 25 character Product Key, including dashes, from your Windows Vista product, located on the inside panel of your product box and (2) a copy of your dated sales receipt that clearly shows the name of the store where you acquired your product.

*This program is valid for boxed product purchases only. If you acquired qualifying Windows Vista software pre-loaded on a new computer, please go here.

After you have provided the requested information below, to validation your purchase, you will be asked to complete the following steps:

1. Please print out two copies of the order receipt page.
2. Keep one copy for your personal records.
3. Mail the second copy, along with your dated sales receipt, to the Microsoft Service Center. All mail must be postmarked by March 1, 2010 and received by April 1, 2010.

Your purchase may be subject to terms and conditions for a specific product and/or region in addition to the Terms and Conditions below. Please click here for any additional applicable product and/or region specific terms and conditions.
#32
The idea was sound though :)
#33
djfluff
The idea was sound though :)


The idea was wonderful...but the devil is in the detail...shame:)
#34
what does gaurdians mean? spellchecker pro needed

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