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Windows 7 Professional Upgrade - £39.78 @ Software 4 Students

£39.78 @ Software4Students
This deal is better than the other one, a couple of quid more for extra features AND you don't have to buy 3 of 'em, AND... it's also available for download. STUDENTS CAN GO TO PRIMARY, SECONDARY… Read More
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This deal is better than the other one, a couple of quid more for extra features AND you don't have to buy 3 of 'em, AND... it's also available for download.

STUDENTS CAN GO TO PRIMARY, SECONDARY, ANYTHING AS LONG AS YOU JUST WRITE THE KID AND SCHOOL NAME.

Microsoft confirm this as legit, as will most of HUKD.

Ultimate is £59.22
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#1
Ok if you're a student, so for me the other deal is better.
#2
GeoThermal
Ok if you're a student, so for me the other deal is better.

Excuse my ignorance, but which 'other deal' are you guys referring to exactly?
#3
Bought a copy myself a few months ago, Excellent value.
1 Like #4
GeoThermal
Ok if you're a student, so for me the other deal is better.


You don't need to be a student to buy this, i didn't, there are no checks done when you buy it
#5
lord_trumpington
GeoThermal
Ok if you're a student, so for me the other deal is better.


Excuse my ignorance, but which 'other deal' are you guys referring to exactly?


Probably means this one http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/microsoft-windows-7-home-premium-upgrade-family-pack-for-xp-vista-for-3-pc-s-108/870879?page=1

Worthwhile if you have 3 PC's of your own to upgrade.
#6
Thanks nilrem - I am v tempted by this deal. Thing is I got vista home premium running fine on my dell xps, so not sure I can be arsed with a rebuild!
#7
lord_trumpington
Thanks nilrem - I am v tempted by this deal. Thing is I got vista home premium running fine on my dell xps, so not sure I can be arsed with a rebuild!

up to you but it will run alot faster esp if you memory instensive stuff like 3d games, high end graphic design/photo/vid editing

Edited By: royals on Feb 07, 2011 20:59
#8
I was going to get this but my pc runs xp. My son has a new pc with windows 7 and it seems really good, But when I read what was needed to custom install this I talked myself out of it. I just know my pc will never be the same after I mess with it.
1 Like #9
talogon
I was going to get this but my pc runs xp. My son has a new pc with windows 7 and it seems really good, But when I read what was needed to custom install this I talked myself out of it. I just know my pc will never be the same after I mess with it.


you will get the best of both worlds.. windows 7 comes with the ability to run a free virtual xp machine. Anything that wont run on 7 (and im yet to find anything) you can run on the virtual xp pc.

Other option, dual boot the pc so you have a choice of xp or win 7 when your machine starts.

It wont be long before the default is win7... besides, if your still on xp, its about time the box had a cleanup i bet ;-)
1 Like #10
Talogon - depending on the spec, your pc may support a 32bit install of home basic
#11
Fair price
#12
Got this deal on Sunday the email with the code arrived instantly, and they didn't even check my student status.
#13
Is it worth the upgrade from Vista? If so, does it wipe everything?
#14
emhaslam
Is it worth the upgrade from Vista? If so, does it wipe everything?

It's a fairly straightforward upgrade from Vista, does not wipe your data - it's a big upgrade from XP
#15
I bought a copy for my son from this lot - no problems
#16
**Please note that changing hardware may result in a loss of license. Licenses are non-transferrable.

Haven't seen that policy since windows 95.
#17
emhaslam
Is it worth the upgrade from Vista? If so, does it wipe everything?


YES!! having stuck with Vista for a year and then switching to 7 the change is remarkable.

So much faster, and better compatibility.

For this price, you really should consider this
#18
Could also be worth mentioning......if you have a fake copy of windows currently I don't think an upgrade will work. You will need to do a clean install
#19
Can you still do that thing like on XP where you use a programme, change the number, phone them, and then get a new number? :{
#20
mcintg
emhaslam
Is it worth the upgrade from Vista? If so, does it wipe everything?
It's a fairly straightforward upgrade from Vista, does not wipe your data - it's a big upgrade from XP

You sure about that? The upgrade options on their website suggest only a 'in place upgrade' keeps existing files, settings, programs in place, and there are a limited number of installations that will allow this kind of upgrade. The others are all custom installs, which gives you a clean build and effectively wipes everything. I've running Vista home premium 32bit on my XPS, so for me that means an upgrade to Win 7 pro will need a custom install.

I recommend you refer to the upgrade options on the website if you're not sure.
1 Like #21
Is this just an upgrade, or can I format my Vista and do a clean install ?
#22
bought this just before xmas and using it right now!

simple install following these steps, and £50 quid saved :)!

Pro is good, but some things are better on Home premium, some things arent. i wouldn't recommend the extra cash for ultimate tho tbh, just seems OTT for most users ;)
#23
bizw0z
talogon
I was going to get this but my pc runs xp. My son has a new pc with windows 7 and it seems really good, But when I read what was needed to custom install this I talked myself out of it. I just know my pc will never be the same after I mess with it.

you will get the best of both worlds.. windows 7 comes with the ability to run a free virtual xp machine. Anything that wont run on 7 (and im yet to find anything) you can run on the virtual xp pc.

Other option, dual boot the pc so you have a choice of xp or win 7 when your machine starts.

It wont be long before the default is win7... besides, if your still on xp, its about time the box had a cleanup i bet ;-)

Remember you need a special feature on your cpu to enable the virtual xp. Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) or AMD Virtualization (AMD-V)
#24
http://www.winsupersite.com/article/win7/windows-7-product-editions-overview.aspx

Difference between Professional and Ultimate, not a lot for the average user. Bitlocker is just drive encrypting.
#25
Plus Transaction Charge £1.95

Product Cost: £33.15
Discount: £0.00
Tax (V.A.T. 20%): £6.63
Transaction Charge: £1.95
Total: £41.73
#26
They did send me an email to confirm the kids names and schools, took about a week to arrive. 2 copies of Office 2010 and Windows 7 upgrade. Good service, all sent seperatly, not in retail boxes, in cd sleeves with serial number on a sticker.
3 Likes #27
souljacker
GeoThermal
Ok if you're a student, so for me the other deal is better.

You don't need to be a student to buy this, i didn't, there are no checks done when you buy it

Why bother buying it then? You're actually paying your own money out for something you're not eligable for. You may as well get a freebie off the web. The rest of us will buy the correct one. This is a deals site and you're wasting money.

Edited By: tapi on Feb 07, 2011 23:02
#28
Any ideas for me ?

I have a PC running Vista which I want to upgrade to Win 7 and a laptop which has Win 7 Starter on it that could also do with an upgrade to a full Win 7 package. However, I can find 1 or 3 or more license deals but not 2, even though I bought Office 2007 through S4S and it had 2 licenses.

Don't really want to shell out for 3 or 2 singles without a discount.
#29
Is this the right thread to mention that, as a student, I get most Microsoft software (Windows 7 Pro included) for absolutely sod all through MSDN Academic Alliance?

No?

Oh.
3 Likes #30
tapi
souljacker
GeoThermal
Ok if you're a student, so for me the other deal is better.


You don't need to be a student to buy this, i didn't, there are no checks done when you buy it


Why bother buying it then? You're actually paying your own money out for something you're not eligable for. You may as well get a freebie off the web. The rest of us will buy the correct one. This is a deals site and you're wasting money.

What a bizarre comment!
#31
neither hot nor cold, this offer has been on for at least 1 year. Also, it is meant to be student/edu-related discount.

Edited By: hunter0405 on Feb 08, 2011 00:02
1 Like #32
WillPS
Is this the right thread to mention that, as a student, I get most Microsoft software (Windows 7 Pro included) for absolutely sod all through MSDN Academic Alliance?

No?

Oh.


Good luck with your student loan.
#33
BustyB293
Is this just an upgrade, or can I format my Vista and do a clean install ?


Upgrade edition "basically" means you need to have windows on your hard drive before installation. You can migrate from XP (that's a clean install). If you have Vista, you can either do a upgrade or a clean install.

So, for your question, Yes.

Edited By: hunter0405 on Feb 08, 2011 00:12
#34
Hi im running xp,on doing the windows upgrade advisor it says i need a better graphics card and more ram,
im running at 1.5 gb of ram but my motherboard supports up to 3 so i should be ok but is it essential for me to get a new graphics card orvis that just needed for the fancy stuff?
#35
kaiser051
Hi im running xp,on doing the windows upgrade advisor it says i need a better graphics card and more ram,
im running at 1.5 gb of ram but my motherboard supports up to 3 so i should be ok but is it essential for me to get a new graphics card orvis that just needed for the fancy stuff?


As long as your graphics card support pixel shadder 2.0 (in simply terms, a graphics card from the last 3-4 years-ish) it "should" work on win7 pretty well.
For the RAM, I would recommended an upgrade to 3GB for better experience.

Edited By: hunter0405 on Feb 08, 2011 00:33
#36
Hi,
I'm interested getting this version of Windows 7 but when I ran the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor it said my system could upgrade to 32 bit Home Premium or Ultimate edition but no mention of the Professional edition. I don't want to spend the extra on the Ultimate. Does anyone know if this would work? Many thanks.
1 Like #37
geordie61263
Hi,
I'm interested getting this version of Windows 7 but when I ran the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor it said my system could upgrade to 32 bit Home Premium or Ultimate edition but no mention of the Professional edition. I don't want to spend the extra on the Ultimate. Does anyone know if this would work? Many thanks.
Would be fine. Home Premium and Ultimate are the editions Microsoft is targetting at home users, the tech specs of all of them (above Home Premium) are essentially the same.
#38
geordie61263
Hi,
I'm interested getting this version of Windows 7 but when I ran the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor it said my system could upgrade to 32 bit Home Premium or Ultimate edition but no mention of the Professional edition. I don't want to spend the extra on the Ultimate. Does anyone know if this would work? Many thanks.


Professional is similar to "Business" version in the Vista era. It has all the Home Premium features plus some enterprise/business features such as joining a domain. If the word domain doesn't ring any bells to you then you probably don't need it. For most home users, Home Premium will be fine, only get anything higher if it's cheaper.
#39
WillPS
geordie61263
Hi,
I'm interested getting this version of Windows 7 but when I ran the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor it said my system could upgrade to 32 bit Home Premium or Ultimate edition but no mention of the Professional edition. I don't want to spend the extra on the Ultimate. Does anyone know if this would work? Many thanks.
Would be fine. Home Premium and Ultimate are the editions Microsoft is targetting at home users, the tech specs of all of them (above Home Premium) are essentially the same.

Thanks for the quick reply. Much appreciated.
#40
hunter0405
geordie61263
Hi,
I'm interested getting this version of Windows 7 but when I ran the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor it said my system could upgrade to 32 bit Home Premium or Ultimate edition but no mention of the Professional edition. I don't want to spend the extra on the Ultimate. Does anyone know if this would work? Many thanks.

Thanks. The site doesn't seem to have the Windows 7 Home Premium edition for sale, just the Professional or Ultimate. I just want to move away from Vista but as long as the Professional edition will work that'll do fine. Thanks again.

Professional is similar to "Business" version in the Vista era. It has all the Home Premium features plus some enterprise/business features such as joining a domain. If the word domain doesn't ring any bells to you then you probably don't need it. For most home users, Home Premium will be fine, only get anything higher if it's cheaper.

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