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LAST CHANCE! Windows 7 upgrade UK confirmed - get your FULL version BEFORE Sept 1st 2009 ! ~£65 £64.99

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It looks as though the UK upgrade version has now been confirmed, which wil become available from Sept 1st. This article suggests MS will honour pre-orders placed before this date will be full versio… Read More
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It looks as though the UK upgrade version has now been confirmed, which wil become available from Sept 1st. This article suggests MS will honour pre-orders placed before this date will be full versions:

http://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/microsoft-confirms-windows-7-upgrade-versions-628536

An alternative to ebuyer is Amazon - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Microsoft-Windows-Home-Premium-PC/dp/B002DUCMT2
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#1
"For customers who have already pre-ordered the full version of Windows 7 E in the EU – either as part of special pre-order offers or otherwise – they will receive full versions of Windows 7 that include Internet Explorer 8. These customers, and any other customer who pre-orders Windows 7 before upgrade versions are available on September 1, will still be able to get upgrade pricing for Windows 7 full versions."
Taken from... http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=19886

According to a rep on the forum, ebuyer also don't charge untill the ship the item. Heated!
#2
Seems like a useful heads up for those interested.

Personally, I have no need to upgrade, no point in me spending £65 just to run my apps on something different that I barely know is there anyway. What I've got does everything it needs to.

Heat for those that need Win7 though and a good opportunity for those with a pirated os to leaglise!
#3
Did i read somewhere that this can be insalled on up to five pc's legitimately ? Or is it a 1 only product ?
#4
Squelds
Did i read somewhere that this can be insalled on up to five pc's legitimately ? Or is it a 1 only product ?


This is for one installation only. There will be a Win 7 Family Pack which will retail for £150 that will allow 3 installations - but will be in limited supply.

If you were lucky enough to download the Win 7 RC from Microsoft, this works until June 2010. So I will worry about a new OS then! Until then, both my home PC and Netbook are very happy running the RC for FREE!
#5
Squelds
Did i read somewhere that this can be insalled on up to five pc's legitimately ? Or is it a 1 only product ?

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#6
>It looks as though the UK upgrade version has now been confirmed, which will become available from Sept 1st

Just to clarify.

It is the PRICING that is available from Sept 1st, not the actual product.
#7
Damn... 5 pcs around the house could be very expensive.
#8
LAST CHANCE! Windows 7 upgrade

I happen to believe that once Windows 7 is released, there will be lots of cheap upgrades. The "reduced" pre-order hype is just a marketing gimmick.

Second question. Unless you have no OS, do you really need another?
#9
pet2000

Second question. Unless you have no OS, do you really need another?


Like ive always said m8... im more than happy with my modified Vista. Once you tweak it it runs no probs and very quick - much better than straight out of the box.
#10
bobafett
This is for one installation only. There will be a Win 7 Family Pack which will retail for £150 that will allow 3 installations - but will be in limited supply.



I'm not sure this has been confirmed in EU yet...
#11
androoski
Seems like a useful heads up for those interested.

Personally, I have no need to upgrade, no point in me spending £65 just to run my apps on something different that I barely know is there anyway. What I've got does everything it needs to.

Heat for those that need Win7 though and a good opportunity for those with a pirated os to leaglise!


i'm pretty sure you can't upgrade an illegal copy of an older os. you would need to buy a full price version.

word of warning: check that your hardware has updated drivers for win7 before installing.
#12
I currently run Vista ultimate 64bit...
I'm interested in the Win 7 Ultimate? .. Ebuyer dont have it but dabs have at £159?
If I pre order now are you all saying that the price will alter after 1st september,
and Orders will not be despatched until Oct 22nd?
#13
Better to buy from amazon...
Either buy the windows Vista home premium for £60 odd and get Windows 7 upgrade free..!!! or go for the Windows 7 Home premium full version for £63.99. Plus Amazon will gaurantee the price till release. So if for soem reason aamazon were to drop the price to £45, even though you pre ordered at £63.99 you would pay only £45!!

Ebuyer are good.. but in this case.. I'd go Amazon!!
#14
The full retail prices will kick on 1st Jan 2010 according to a bit of paper in Comet the other day.
#15
winchman
The full retail prices will kick on 1st Jan 2010 according to a bit of paper in Comet the other day.


I agree... thats what every other news story is saying as well.. Prices will remain the same (or even fall) till Jan 2010!! After which they will go to the predefined RRP (or so they say)
#16
i heard that it was suppost to be

44.97 until 9th aug
then 79.99 until december 31st
then 179 jan 2010
#17
pet2000
I happen to believe that once Windows 7 is released, there will be lots of cheap upgrades. The "reduced" pre-order hype is just a marketing gimmick.

Second question. Unless you have no OS, do you really need another?


Bang, exactly, http://www.goodbyemicrosoft.net/news.php?cat.3 showing W7 to be not what people expected
#18
Depressed Maggot
Bang, exactly, http://www.goodbyemicrosoft.net/news.php?cat.3 showing W7 to be not what people expected


Perhaps a LITTLE bit of bias there, bearing in mind the site...!!!
#19
I'm not exactly a power user, Vista's fine for me. It still seems slightly soon for a new OS.
#20
MrShed
Perhaps a LITTLE bit of bias there, bearing in mind the site...!!!


Nah, I found this site by chance and thought it was quite good. Many interesting articles. Its up to people to make their own minds up.
#21
Depressed Maggot
Nah, I found this site by chance and thought it was quite good. Many interesting articles. Its up to people to make their own minds up.


Er.....well, its CLEARLY biased.

Thats different from saying it has bad articles or is a bad site.

But by definition, it is hardly going to have a balanced view, and put articles positive for microsoft up...
#22
are they going to release a 64-bit version?
#23
MrShed
Er.....well, its CLEARLY biased.

Thats different from saying it has bad articles or is a bad site.

But by definition, it is hardly going to have a balanced view, and put articles positive for microsoft up...


Relaying accurate information is not biased, how can it be? Thats like saying someone was being negative because they told you someone died.
#24
No thats simply not true.

Its biased in the fact that it will relay "accurate" information (if I take it as being accurate by the way - for the sake of argument I will) but only that supports ITS standpoint.

It will not for example place an article (of which there are many) saying how MS has pulled one out of the bag somewhat with Win7 compared to Vista.

Lying? Probably not. Factually incorrect? Probably not. Biased? Most certainly.
#25
indianbelters
are they going to release a 64-bit version?


Hopefully not, MS always seem to screw up the x64 revisions of their OS' by locking them down far too much.
#26
saw this article ealier: http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9595_22-333953.html

"Microsoft said Monday that it plans in a week to end an offer that allowed those buying Windows 7 in Europe to get the full version of the operating system for the price normally charged for the upgrade version. "

so, grab while you can. Hope that helps.
#27
Spark
Hopefully not, MS always seem to screw up the x64 revisions of their OS' by locking them down far too much.

You get 32 and 64 bit versions on the same disc.

Windows x64 has been brilliant since 2003 Server.
#28
Depressed Maggot
Nah, I found this site by chance and thought it was quite good. Many interesting articles. Its up to people to make their own minds up.

It is biased against Microsoft. Not a bad thing, but it's more a Linux evangelist site than a non-MS one.
#29
redline
I currently run Vista ultimate 64bit...
I'm interested in the Win 7 Ultimate? .. Ebuyer dont have it but dabs have at £159?


Is there anything in the Ultimate edition you absolutely need? From what I can see, the 7 Pro edition will do me fine, and that's after using Vista Ultimate. It seems to be a huge premium just for BitLocker and some languages. Come to that, Home Premium would probably have been fine as well, except I wanted the extra compatibility safeguards of Virtual XP Mode.
#30
are there any cheap pre-orders for the ultimate version ?
#31
ultimate version of the RC is pretty sweet! Media Center is seriously cool makes me wanna build a Media Center PC now
#32
Depressed Maggot
Bang, exactly, http://www.goodbyemicrosoft.net/news.php?cat.3 showing W7 to be not what people expected


"If you're going to go to that much trouble, why not upgrade to Linux, install VirtualBox, and run Windows XP in the VirtualBox environment? (Or VMware or any other virtual environment.) Then you can begin migrating your applications over to Linux, where you will enjoy more stability, more security, less expensive hardware and software, less lock-in, and easier upgrades."

Funniest thing I ever heard, just imageine how much time and expense that would incurr.. only to find out (as if you didn't already know) that Linux is not a viable business OS platform. The money you save on licences is suddenly spent on the nerdiest Linux consultants out there...

I personally think that Windows 7 will be very popular. most companies stuck with XP but once support starts being withdrawn they will be forced to migrate to W7. Love it or hate it, MS has you by the balls....
#33
HSpin
Is there anything in the Ultimate edition you absolutely need? From what I can see, the 7 Pro edition will do me fine, and that's after using Vista Ultimate. It seems to be a huge premium just for BitLocker and some languages. Come to that, Home Premium would probably have been fine as well, except I wanted the extra compatibility safeguards of Virtual XP Mode.


Yes I'm thinking exactly the same as when ive looked at the comparisons: -
Comparison Chart
But the Ultimate is only £10 difference from the Pro version? Its the leap from Premium to Pro which is the killer!!
The only feature I quite like the look of is backing up over a network which the Premium version wont? But for a £85 price hike its quite an expensive feature, and I've no idea if its a good feature?
#34
pet2000
Unless you have no OS, do you really need another?


You do when an operating system is as bad as Vista!
banned#35
just been having a chat with bill gates after he kicked my ass in a bit of mma action - he says win7 will retail at £50; there are no versions - just ultimate for all.
#36
HSpin
Is there anything in the Ultimate edition you absolutely need? From what I can see, the 7 Pro edition will do me fine, and that's after using Vista Ultimate. It seems to be a huge premium just for BitLocker and some languages. Come to that, Home Premium would probably have been fine as well, except I wanted the extra compatibility safeguards of Virtual XP Mode.


mb1
You do when an operating system is as bad as Vista!


I can never understand why people slate Vista?
I have had it nearly two years and never had a single problem or crash?
I'm running the 64bit version on a dual Xeon 5130, with 8gb Ram, with the same rig with Xp installed I had the odd crash but nothing major, but since putting on vista it seems rock solid?
#37
Depressed Maggot
Relaying accurate information is not biased, how can it be? Thats like saying someone was being negative because they told you someone died.


It's like this;

That website you posted puts up a headline saying "6 in 10 say 'No' to Windows 7". Their supporting facts for this are from a survey conducted by ScriptLogic where 40% of business IT departments said they will be deploying Windows 7 in the near future. From that they decided that 60% of IT departments have no plans to deploy Windows 7 in the near future and therefore "6 in 10 say 'No' to Windows 7".

It's a flakey argument at best. For a start "6 in 10" implies 6 out of every 10 users have no plans to go with Windows 7, implying a 40% market share for the new OS. In actual fact the figure only represents businesses. So, 60% of businesses currently aren't planning to deploy Windows 7. Of those 60% some will be running Linux or Unix systems, either through choice or through need. Others will be running OS X. Some simply won't be able to afford Windows 7 lisences (43.3% of the 60%) and others will be waiting to see how other businesses fare with Windows 7 before making a decision (39.1% of the 60%).

Personally i'd say that 40% of businesses currently having plans to deploy Windows 7 is a very positive statistic. That's a huge uptake considering the OS hasn't even launched yet.

redline
I can never understand why people slate Vista?
I have had it nearly two years and never had a single problem or crash?
I'm running the 64bit version on a dual Xeon 5130, with 8gb Ram, with the same rig with Xp installed I had the odd crash but nothing major, but since putting on vista it seems rock solid?


I found it to be a mixed bag. I got a copy when i was at uni, installed it on my laptop and it ran like crap. However, i only had 512MB RAM on that machine and I never bothered to upgrade it. Once i built my first desktop the performance issues disappeared, more RAM and a faster Dual Core processor. After this i found i liked the OS a lot more, there were some really neat features in it. I certainly couldn't have gone back to XP.
#38
redline
I can never understand why people slate Vista?
I have had it nearly two years and never had a single problem or crash?
I'm running the 64bit version on a dual Xeon 5130, with 8gb Ram, with the same rig with Xp installed I had the odd crash but nothing major, but since putting on vista it seems rock solid?


Believe it or not most people don't have that type of setup.. still I guess you got to bragg which was no doubt the point of your post.

Vista is bloated and does require a reasonable processor and at least 2gb RAM to run adequately. W7 is much more efficient, I run W7 Ulitmate on the same hardware Vista Ultimate was on and there is a massive difference in performance.

UAC is improved, the UI is better and power saving is improved greatly which is a great benefit for laptop users.

If you are running Vista (even happily) I'd still recommend you upgrade when the price is right for you of course.
#39
satchef1
Personally i'd say that 40% of businesses currently having plans to deploy Windows 7 is a very positive statistic. That's a huge uptake considering the OS hasn't even launched yet.


I totally agree - it's a great statistic for an OS that isn't out of the starting blocks yet.

If the other 60% aren't thinking about it now they sure will be in the next 12-24 months (which is your typically design / planning stage anyway) then I think an awful lot of companies will adopt.

This recession ain't gonna last forever... :whistling:
#40
redline
Yes I'm thinking exactly the same as when ive looked at the comparisons: -
Comparison Chart
But the Ultimate is only £10 difference from the Pro version? Its the leap from Premium to Pro which is the killer!!
The only feature I quite like the look of is backing up over a network which the Premium version wont? But for a £85 price hike its quite an expensive feature, and I've no idea if its a good feature?


Hey, if you want BitLocker but only want to encrypt your remobable usb disks and you don't want to pay for the ultimate edition.

Download the Windows 7 RC release (it installs Windows 7 Ultimate) and right-click the drive and Bitlock your disk.

The Bitlocker app gets installed on the disk to allow you to login and use your files. Both Windows 7 and Vista will recognise this and allow you to Read and Write to the disk.

If you use the bitLocker drive in WinXP, then you can login but only Read from the disk.

I went for 'Pro' but wanted BitLocker from the Ultimate edition for my portable drives. Job done for me anyway!

Taff :thumbsup:

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