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Windows 7 Pre-order Promotional Price
Windows 7 Pre-Order offer starts at 00:00 BST on 15 July 2009 and ends at 23:59 BST on 9 August. Offer is subject to promotional stock availability and may be changed or withdrawn without notice by Amazon.co.uk.
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#1
Good price but most home users will be better of with the premium edition :thumbsup:

http://hotukdeals.com/item/440956/microsoft-windows-7-home-premium-e-/
#2
Already posted - and a full, useful thread here - http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/429272/microsoft-windows-7-home-premium-pr
#3
ricaird
Already posted - and a full, useful thread here - http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/429272/microsoft-windows-7-home-premium-pr


Wrong mate, this post is for the Professional edition, should not be expired
#4
£80 from eBuyer is a bettter deal...
#5
Why expired?

I can still order this. :roll:
#6
Misterel
£80 from eBuyer is a bettter deal...


Shows as 0 in stock though, so I think they might have used up all their pre-orders (for now at least, whether they will add more pre-orders I don't know).

Based on that , voted hot :thumbsup:
#7
Mattitude
Shows as 0 in stock though, so I think they might have used up all their pre-orders (for now at least, whether they will add more pre-orders I don't know).

Based on that , voted hot :thumbsup:


If they've all gone from there, agreed :)
#8
Does anybody know what the E stands for after the the word Professional? Is this a full retail copy or an upgrade?
#9
AFAIK no uk copies are upgrades. they require a clean install and are full versions (32 and 64 bit) on disc

R.
#10
I think the E (European) edition doesn't install Internet Explorer by default (EU regulations). Therefore a good idea to have Internet Explorer, Firefox or your browser of choice on a CD or USB stick to install before you go online.
#11
sk1881
Does anybody know what the E stands for after the the word Professional? Is this a full retail copy or an upgrade?


As mumbojumbo said the E stands for European (edition). This version comes without Internet Explorer installed but is otherwise a Full retail copy.

Under EU competition policy Microsoft is facing large fines for forcing Internet Explorer on everyone that buys their OSs. Rather than giving their customers of choice of browsers when they install Windows, Microsoft have spat the dummy and are offering no browser with Windows 7 in Europe.

But the end result is that if you don't mind downloading your browser of choice onto a usb stick or burning it to a CD/DVD, then you can have a full retail copie of Win 7 (Home Premium or Professional) for less than half the asking price in the US :)

Three cheers for the EU!
#12
peackshelb
As mumbojumbo said the E stands for European (edition). This version comes without Internet Explorer installed but is otherwise a Full retail copy.

Under EU competition policy Microsoft is facing large fines for forcing Internet Explorer on everyone that buys their OSs. Rather than giving their customers of choice of browsers when they install Windows, Microsoft have spat the dummy and are offering no browser with Windows 7 in Europe.

But the end result is that if you don't mind downloading your browser of choice onto a usb stick or burning it to a CD/DVD, then you can have a full retail copie of Win 7 (Home Premium or Professional) for less than half the asking price in the US :)

Three cheers for the EU!


IE being stripped has nothing to do with the preorder price. Americans are getting a preorder price too.
#13
ricaird;5752305
Already posted - and a full, useful thread here - http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/429272/microsoft-windows-7-home-premium-pr


tallpete33;5752323
Wrong mate, this post is for the Professional edition, should not be expired


Also that thread is a couple of weeks old and well, well down on the home page.

Most people coming to the site won't see it back there. I think these individual deal posts are a welcome addition.
#14
Misterel;5752334
£80 from eBuyer is a bettter deal...


Aren't Ebuyer sold out? I could be wrong.
#15
Good deal
#16
Can anyone verify the issue with Remote Desktop on the Home Premium Edition?
It can't be 'host' but can it 'remote'?

Thanx

AMO
#17
What a rip off, nearly £90 to be a microsoft beta tester.
#18
davelfc
What a rip off, nearly £90 to be a microsoft beta tester.

Windows 7 RC!
#19
smiffy1989
IE being stripped has nothing to do with the preorder price. Americans are getting a preorder price too.


Actually because Microsoft had no time to create an upgrade disc with no IE, they have offered europeans the full retail disc at preorder price rather than the upgrade disc Americans are getting. Its a rather fortunate result, but the EU gets full retail versions in place of upgrade discs whilst keeping the upgrade price.
#20
can someone help me out? What is the best Win7 upgrade path from Vista Ultimate? I'd like to keep the 64bit going if I can.
#21
robot1000
Windows 7 RC!


They've never released an operating system that isn't beta. Mugs
#22
The home premium does not have the windows xp compatibility layer (xp in a hardware accelerated virtual machine). So Professional or Ultimate are the way forward IMO.
#23
You can get the Home Premium edition in 64bit - but if you want the extra features to match the ulitimate version of vista you'll need the ultimate version of Windows 7.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000317523

Good guide of what versions do what there.
#24
Looks like the MS Store has broken under the strain. :w00t:
#25
Is this an OEM or retail?

If its an oem, I'll stick to XP and wait till it dies...
#26
dichromate
Is this an OEM or retail?

If its an oem, I'll stick to XP and wait till it dies...


Full Retail.
#27
Upgrade or full? I assume Full...?
#28
smiffy1989
IE being stripped has nothing to do with the preorder price. Americans are getting a preorder price too.


ghost101
Actually because Microsoft had no time to create an upgrade disc with no IE, they have offered europeans the full retail disc at preorder price rather than the upgrade disc Americans are getting. Its a rather fortunate result, but the EU gets full retail versions in place of upgrade discs whilst keeping the upgrade price.


Yep, ghost is spot on, so no special pre order price on the Full retail edition in the US ... did I hear someone say RIP OFF USA :)

dichromate
Is this an OEM or retail?

If its an oem, I'll stick to XP and wait till it dies...


This is retail not OEM see for details:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/feature.html/ref=amb_link_84367553_1/278-3052553-1293147?ie=UTF8&docId=1000321063&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=special-product-offers-3&pf_rd_r=1X3GKQ4KG9GDTS4SNMRP&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_p=470371973&pf_rd_i=B002DUCMT2
#29
MrShed
Upgrade or full? I assume Full...?


Full version.
#30
sorry but i'm sticking with XP - does well for me so far
#31
Hot from me!
#32
Save money install Ubuntu, it does everything the average home user needs from a PC and costs £0.

Boots in 30 seconds, nice visuals, no configuration issues, free legal software, auto updates, no firewall or anti virus needed (but available), never defrag and a new version released every six months or so.

I've just updated seven family PCs and saved hundreds of £s when many were planning on buying new computers because the Windows PC was slow and old.

For the cost of Windows 7 you can buy a second user PC (HP P4 3ghz 1gb 80gb) install Ubuntu and spend no further money for years for all but gamers.

£90 for an OS is NOT a Hot Deal.
#33
I currently run a 32 bit vista machine but have to keep a 32 bit XP machine to run my accounts package on (Quickbooks pro 2002)

If I install 64 bit windows 7 on the vista machine will I be able to run the 32 bit xp only accounts package in it?


Thanks

R.
#34
Just ordered from Amazon; shame about the £80 Ebuyer deal being sold out
#35
mjr600
Save money install Ubuntu, it does everything the average home user needs from a PC and costs £0.

Boots in 30 seconds, nice visuals, no configuration issues, free legal software, auto updates, no firewall or anti virus needed (but available), never defrag and a new version released every six months or so.

I've just updated seven family PCs and saved hundreds of £s when many were planning on buying new computers because the Windows PC was slow and old.

For the cost of Windows 7 you can buy a second user PC (HP P4 3ghz 1gb 80gb) install Ubuntu and spend no further money for years for all but gamers.

£90 for an OS is NOT a Hot Deal.


I think you're missing the point, you're comparing chalk and cheese, just because they're both physical objects (or in this case W7 and Ubuntu are OSs).

Yes Ubuntu will work, but for people who aren't tech savvy they want to be able to go to PC World and get ripped off for a hardware peripheral that will just work when connected to a machine, and Windows is easier for that. Things like MCE which have had millions of pounds thrown at them will always be better than somebody's free effort. You can use Office compatible programs but most people would presumably want it to just function like the machine at work.

I understand where you're coming from but just don't agree it's best for the average end user. I'm a mac user myself but I've bought W7 for my HTPC, works great with the 360 as an extender, means I can get some HD channels on Freesat too.

In comparison with the amount MS has charged in the past, plus the EU legislation making these full editions, this is a great deal for a lot of people to go legit
#36
mjr600
£90 for an OS is NOT a Hot Deal.


For the product highlighted it's a good price. Bit harsh to slate a deal on personal preference though.

Just to note, don't Amazon usually take on more pre-orders on than they can fulfill? I'm expecting some people to be disappointed.
#37
Bossworld
I think you're missing the point, you're comparing chalk and cheese, just because they're both physical objects (or in this case W7 and Ubuntu are OSs).

Yes Ubuntu will work, but for people who aren't tech savvy they want to be able to go to PC World and get ripped off for a hardware peripheral that will just work when connected to a machine, and Windows is easier for that. Things like MCE which have had millions of pounds thrown at them will always be better than somebody's free effort. You can use Office compatible programs but most people would presumably want it to just function like the machine at work.

I understand where you're coming from but just don't agree it's best for the average end user. I'm a mac user myself but I've bought W7 for my HTPC, works great with the 360 as an extender, means I can get some HD channels on Freesat too.

In comparison with the amount MS has charged in the past, plus the EU legislation making these full editions, this is a great deal for a lot of people to go legit


+1
#38
rheumatoid
I currently run a 32 bit vista machine but have to keep a 32 bit XP machine to run my accounts package on (Quickbooks pro 2002)

If I install 64 bit windows 7 on the vista machine will I be able to run the 32 bit xp only accounts package in it?

Thanks R.


If you buy the Pro version, then it should be possible to run the "XP" mode of Windows 7 and your application will probably work. Software can be touchy however, so until you try it you can't be sure

Ask the supplier of your package whether they have tested it under XP on Windows 7
#39
hot for me.
only thing i did not understand is of 32 bit & 64 bit.. what is this version in amazon?? any ideas.

i had ubuntu, but lot of things i am used to in xp & vista so much are not there, and there is compatibitlity issues for many software. donno any avg. user like me can do well with ubuntu.
#40
mmah
hot for me.
only thing i did not understand is of 32 bit & 64 bit.. what is this version in amazon?? any ideas.


You get both versions in the box.

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