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#1
It looks like this is a full retail version (not upgrade or OEM), in which case this is a fantastic price from a UK retailer.

It is about this price on an auction site, for an Irish copy.

Advantage of a retail version over an OEM version, is that you can install it on future hardware without any problems, whereas an OEM version is locked to the hardware it was first installed on.
#2
Lupeto
Advantage of a retail version over an OEM version, is that you can install it on future hardware without any problems...

If you take it off the first machine of course.
#3
Lupeto
It looks like this is a full retail version (not upgrade or OEM), in which case this is a fantastic price from a UK retailer.

It is about this price on an auction site, for an Irish copy.

Advantage of a retail version over an OEM version, is that you can install it on future hardware without any problems, whereas an OEM version is locked to the hardware it was first installed on.

I can't see anything on the website saying it's a full copy, so people ought to check with the retailer before buying. I wouldn't rely on the picture. I know the description mentions a clean install, but John Lewis is not a computer specialist therefore may not realise the difference.

However, John Lewis customer service is very good, and I'm sure they would refund if you bought it expecting it to be the full version, but found it was the upgrade or OEM.
#4
spock1958
Lupeto
It looks like this is a full retail version (not upgrade or OEM), in which case this is a fantastic price from a UK retailer.

It is about this price on an auction site, for an Irish copy.

Advantage of a retail version over an OEM version, is that you can install it on future hardware without any problems, whereas an OEM version is locked to the hardware it was first installed on.

I can't see anything on the website saying it's a full copy, so people ought to check with the retailer before buying. I wouldn't rely on the picture. I know the description mentions a clean install, but John Lewis is not a computer specialist therefore may not realise the difference.

However, John Lewis customer service is very good, and I'm sure they would refund if you bought it expecting it to be the full version, but found it was the upgrade or OEM.


Upgrade version would say upgrade. John Lewis wouldn't sell OEM.
#5
Spence1115
Upgrade version would say upgrade. John Lewis wouldn't sell OEM.


And the upgrade version is listed separately at £89.99! http://www.johnlewis.com/230687648/Product.aspx
banned#6
I spent about this much on 2 retail packs plus a "free" upgrade disc at launch. Can't believe how much they're charging for it now.
banned#7
Lupeto
It looks like this is a full retail version (not upgrade or OEM), in which case this is a fantastic price from a UK retailer.

It is about this price on an auction site, for an Irish copy.

Advantage of a retail version over an OEM version, is that you can install it on future hardware without any problems, whereas an OEM version is locked to the hardware it was first installed on.


The only problem is, a retail version only allows 3 initial installs, after that you need to phone the microsoft number (free number) and do the whole code-digit thing which is a pain in the butt.

But yeah, Full is better than OEM or upgrade :)
#8
asda in store teeside park windows 7 £80.
#9
people still buy operating system software wow
banned#10
jaydee777
people still buy operating system software wow


People still download cracked copies of OS's?? Not fun when M$ catches onto it and it stops working and you're left without an OS. It's worth shelling out for legit OS's imo.
#11
gooddeals9
jaydee777
people still buy operating system software wow


People still download cracked copies of OS's?? Not fun when M$ catches onto it and it stops working and you're left without an OS. It's worth shelling out for legit OS's imo.


7 years still doing it no problem you keep feeding MS your money for an overprice software
1 Like #12
Well I hope it's the full retail version as I ordered this yesterday... just too good a price to pass over.

I currently running Xp pro, this will be my second attempt to switch to Windows 7, as I bought shortly after it was officially released, but went back to XP... selling my Win-7 on Ebay. I realise I shall have to make the switch eventually, and me adding some SSD drives to my system, win7 which is more ssd friendly may now be better for me, so will give it another try.

Regarding some comment regarding illegal copies, well.. yes I could have installed an illegal copy myself, as I am fairly net and computer savvy, but if no one ever bought any software, there simply would'nt be any!, and though I cannot claim to have never used cloned software, I think £85 is a small price to pay for a legal operating system... mad.. when one can use a copied system... then yes perhaps so, but then that's what makes me different to those that rip of others. Most of us have done it at some point, but regardless how you paint it.... it's still theft, and people who do it are no different to thieves.

I just bought a program a couple of days ago called Splash Pro, when I did a search for it, google also throwed up some links for pirated working versions with working keys, but having trialed the program, I figured it was worth the low price being asked by the company who wrote it... and so I paid up for a legit key. AIS.. if no-one paid for software, there would'nt be any! There will always be those that would'nt pay even if they could afford to, thankfully we are not all the same.

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