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Microsoft Windows 7 Professional - £34.08 @ Pugh

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5y, 8m agoFound 5 years, 8 months ago
as title bit cheaper than software4students but dont know what this site is like

£7.99 delivery charges, which makes this more expensive than the 2 deal on here.
- NeoTrix

UPGRADE ONLY: In order to perform a clean install using this edition, you must have an existing valid Windows operating system licensed to your PC. For in-place upgrades from Vista Home Premium or Vista Ultimate, you will need to purchase Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate.
- Infinite Element
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[mod]#1
if its cheaper its cheaper.
1 Like #2
Yeah there cool.......ordered from them a wee while back and no issues



renagade27
1 Like #3
£7.99 delivery so not cheaper. Thats what put me off using them in the past.
#4
Pugh are very good indeed from past experience. I wouldn't have an issue at all placing an order if you need one.
#5
Pugh are reliable from prevoious experience
#6
Pugh are great. I ordered from them and paid the delivery and found out that they are only based about 30mins up the road from me! A very suspect delivery driver dropped it off, I think he might have worked there, lol.
#7
The Therapist
£7.99 delivery so not cheaper. Thats what put me off using them in the past.


I think SW4S is like £2 delivery, so, it's about the same.

This deal is better than mine if you're not a parent/kid/student/guardian.

Edited By: SamuraisShadow on Mar 21, 2011 21:18
#8
#9
From the website:
Please Note: This version of Windows 7 ships as an upgrade edition. In order to perform a clean install using this edition, you must have an existing valid Windows operating system licensed to your PC. For in-place upgrades from Vista Home Premium or Vista Ultimate, you will need to purchase Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate.
#10
upgrade only. bah, not hot for me
1 Like #11
This deal is better than mine if you're not a parent/kid/student/guardian.
But don't you have to be a student for this deal as well?


Edited By: Patr100 on Mar 21, 2011 21:39
1 Like #12
Yep ... I've ordered from Pugh a number of times - so happy to recommend

You do need to provide proof of colledge/ uni via a valid educational e-mail address

Also, not the fastest delivery - probably due to the validation check
3 Likes #13
nick1austin
From the website:
Please Note: This version of Windows 7 ships as an upgrade edition. In order to perform a clean install using this edition, you must have an existing valid Windows operating system licensed to your PC. For in-place upgrades from Vista Home Premium or Vista Ultimate, you will need to purchase Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate.


It is currently possible to use the correct ISO from this page and then use "Workaround 3" on this page.
1 Like #14
Patr100
But don't you have to be a student for this deal as well?


You're supposed to be a student for both deals. The other website allows you to buy their software for the primary user who is a student. I don't think anyone actually enforces these, especially for home use - just so long as your business isn't running on student editions you're probably ok!
3 Likes #15
andyxl987
Patr100
But don't you have to be a student for this deal as well?


You're supposed to be a student for both deals. The other website allows you to buy their software for the primary user who is a student. I don't think anyone actually enforces these, especially for home use - just so long as your business isn't running on student editions you're probably ok!


If you're going to do that then you might as well download the software from Torrent - the "licence" will be exactly the same :|
2 Likes #16
gizmouk

If you're going to do that then you might as well download the software from Torrent - the "licence" will be exactly the same :|


Exactly - glad i'm not the only one who realises the difference between being able to install software, and being legally allowed to do so. Using an upgrade when you don't own a licence for an earlier version of windows, or using a student licence when you don't qualify is no better than downloading a torrent etc..still 100% illegal and unlicenced.

The sooner this dirty loophole is closed the better!
#17
You can do a clean install using this, you only need a previous OS license to be correctly licensed.

see http://www.winsupersite.com/article/windows-7/clean-install-windows-7-with-upgrade-media.aspx
#19
thing that put me off older offers like this is the agreement to allow further scrutiny of your eligibility with the possibility of having to pay the full rrp if caught out which was a high price if caught. i'd guess if they had no word from you they'd revoke your licence with MSFT
1 Like #20
gizmouk
If you're going to do that then you might as well download the software from Torrent - the "licence" will be exactly the same :|

That may be strictly true, but the key difference is buying a copy like this means firstly they get 40 quid they wouldn't get otherwise and secondly you get a working key, two pretty key differences.
#21
yep u can use this for first time install.

just make sure you enter the product key in the setup and not later or wont work.
#22
so when you stop being a student does this mean its illegal to use?
#23
gizmouk
andyxl987
Patr100
But don't you have to be a student for this deal as well?


You're supposed to be a student for both deals. The other website allows you to buy their software for the primary user who is a student. I don't think anyone actually enforces these, especially for home use - just so long as your business isn't running on student editions you're probably ok!


If you're going to do that then you might as well download the software from Torrent - the "licence" will be exactly the same :|


Rubbish
#24
gizmouk
andyxl987
Patr100
But don't you have to be a student for this deal as well?


You're supposed to be a student for both deals. The other website allows you to buy their software for the primary user who is a student. I don't think anyone actually enforces these, especially for home use - just so long as your business isn't running on student editions you're probably ok!


If you're going to do that then you might as well download the software from Torrent - the "licence" will be exactly the same :|


Rubbish
Dawsy
so when you stop being a student does this mean its illegal to use?


No and YOU don't need to be a student as long as one regularly uses the PC and student makes it sound like college/Uni only any school child counts too even if aged 4
#25
Rich44

Rubbish


well no, the law is pretty clear on this one, as are the licence terms..

OP - you should update the thread title to show that this is an upgrade only version, as its a bit misleading at the moment :)
#26
^^

You're right...the law's the law.

But who do you think Microsoft are more likely to want to chase? The person who's (albeit only partially) paid them for the software or the person's who's got it for free?

And if they were that bothered, why don't Microsoft enforce the student licences more rigourously? This could be easily done by asking for a ac.uk e-mail address, as has been done in the past.

Just my two pennies worth...

And I think you can do clean installs with the upgrade version of Windows 7, AFAIK.
#27
All these seem able to be installed without a previous MS OS. From memory, you install it but don't put the key in or something and then do put in the key second time around. Google for the right instructions.
2 Likes #28
komakino

why don't Microsoft enforce the student licences more rigourously? This could be easily done by asking for a ac.uk e-mail address, as has been done in the past


Anyone can easily get a ac.uk address.

I'm in the camp that says Microsoft gets £40 and I get a working key. Don't really care if that makes someone splutter into their cornflakes.


Edited By: camelopardis on Mar 22, 2011 09:56
2 Likes #29
Let's face it, Microsoft over-price their products anyway. They ought to release Windows 7 cheap (or free like Ubuntu) and make money from their applications, but they'd rather charge extoritonate prices for it, and people resort to torrents or student discounts.

My child barely uses our laptop whereas me and my missus use it loads. As soon as he starts school I'll be buying Windows 7 via the software4students discount, and anyone who thinks that's criminal needs to have a word with themselves!
2 Likes #30
camelopardis
komakino

why don't Microsoft enforce the student licences more rigourously? This could be easily done by asking for a ac.uk e-mail address, as has been done in the past


Anyone can easily get a ac.uk address.

I'm in the camp that says Microsoft gets £40 and I get a working key. Don't really care if that makes someone splutter into their cornflakes.


Really? As far as I know, they're only allocated to educational institutions and they will only give you one of their email accounts if you work/study there.

On another note, I think people are getting confused between Microsoft's terms of service and the law. Downloading a copy of Windows from the pirate bay or somewhere could potentially land you in trouble in the criminal courts. If you get this deal and you're not a student, you're not breaking the law - you're merely in breach of Microsoft's terms of service. They could take you to the civil courts over it, but nothing more - there's no criminal element to it.

So anyone implying you might as well get a pirate copy of Windows over this deal doesn't know what they're talking about. Realistically, the most that would come of downloading a pirate version is being sued by Microsoft (and even that's highly unlikely) so there is some similarity in practise - but not in theory.
#31
If you're not a student then you really shouldn't be using this license.
So what I see most of you saying.
Because buying this license makes you as legal as somebody downloading a copy from a torrent.
I know people don't like to hear this - but that is the truth.

Personally I feel that if you're going to buy a license that isn't legal for you to use then you're just a little silly.
You have paid money to be illegal rather than downloading for free and being equally illegal.
#32
PhearFactor
nick1austin
From the website:
Please Note: This version of Windows 7 ships as an upgrade edition. In order to perform a clean install using this edition, you must have an existing valid Windows operating system licensed to your PC. For in-place upgrades from Vista Home Premium or Vista Ultimate, you will need to purchase Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate.



It is currently possible to use the correct ISO from this page and then use "Workaround 3" on this page.

The windows 7 32 ultimate link is broke on the page you gave Here

its bust
1 Like #33
oldmanhouse
camelopardis

Anyone can easily get a ac.uk address.


Really? As far as I know, they're only allocated to educational institutions and they will only give you one of their email accounts if you work/study there.


I know at my uni they suspend your .ac.uk address as soon as you leave.

My opinion is that if you're not a student you probably shouldn't buy a student version, but I'd be a hundred times more sympathetic to someone who did this than someone who just downloaded it illegally without paying a penny.

Also, I'd say that if you're a parent and your kids use your computer for educational purposes, that's probably fair game.

If you have no reason whatsoever to buy student software, well yes you shouldn't but you're in a whole different ballpark to those who illegally download all of their music, films and software and never pay a penny for any of it.
#34
Stoofa
If you're not a student then you really shouldn't be using this license.
So what I see most of you saying.
Because buying this license makes you as legal as somebody downloading a copy from a torrent.
I know people don't like to hear this - but that is the truth.

Personally I feel that if you're going to buy a license that isn't legal for you to use then you're just a little silly.
You have paid money to be illegal rather than downloading for free and being equally illegal.



Very well put
#36
marteee
Stoofa
If you're not a student then you really shouldn't be using this license.So what I see most of you saying.Because buying this license makes you as legal as somebody downloading a copy from a torrent.I know people don't like to hear this - but that is the truth.Personally I feel that if you're going to buy a license that isn't legal for you to use then you're just a little silly.You have paid money to be illegal rather than downloading for free and being equally illegal.
Very well put


Whilst it is a valid point there are other considerations. Downloading from Pirat Bay etc leaves you open to potential virusus and also Windows Genuine Activation will inevitably sus on to you and start bombarding you with really annoying messages.

Buyin a students licences gets you a disc which is free from virus's and a genuine usable Microsoft Key. You can argue the morality of it to till the cows come home but ultimately it is for each individual to determine how they feel about it.

I used to have no qualms about using pirated stuff but I guess i my old age I have developed a conscience and now choose to buy my software. I am in the camp that has no problem with using a students licence if I feel it is appropriate and do own a student version. I also recently purchase a 3 user licence upgrade version which was posted on here for around £108 so have taken both routes.

As some one else so elequantly put it. if that makes someone choke on their cornflakes then that is their problem. I am comfortable with what I do today

Just my 2p's worth
#37
If you need 3, it's cheaper on Amazon - but if I understand correctly, it will wipe everything already on the drive???
#38
stevep1950
If you need 3, it's cheaper on Amazon - but if I understand correctly, it will wipe everything already on the drive???


Only if you can't do an in-place upgrade.
#39
nick1austin
From the website:
Please Note: This version of Windows 7 ships as an upgrade edition. In order to perform a clean install using this edition, you must have an existing valid Windows operating system licensed to your PC. For in-place upgrades from Vista Home Premium or Vista Ultimate, you will need to purchase Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate.


I have a Pc with XP, if i was to clean install could i use the XP key?
#40
Some information about using the Upgrade for a clean install of Windows 7:

http://www.winsupersite.com/article/windows-7/clean-install-windows-7-with-upgrade-media.aspx

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