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Good deal from Software for Students.

The checks aren't very thorough when they check your details, they just ask you to name a college and that's it, not like Adobe products who ask you to send them photocopies of student ids and other documents. I signed up for an evening class, and thought that would do it for me. all they asked me to do was name my college, and then I got an email the next day saying it had been sent. So take your pick i reckon! I can't say this is a dead cert, but I really don't think it's being checked.

This deal has free P&P.

Windows 7 Professional edition: £39.95
Windows 7 Ultimate edition: £57.99

PS:

It's been pointed out that I should mention that you need to already have a copy of Windows on your PC before you buy this. There is a bit of software on the Microsoft website you can download called the "Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor". You can find it here:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/en-us/default.aspx

It lets you know if your version of Windows can be upgraded using this software.

Double PS:

Okay NOW it's been pointed out that you DON'T need a version of windows on your PC before you buy this! Roar, you just need to install it WITHOUT putting your registration code in. Once it's installed put your code in, and it works fine.

I'm not sure how the thanking system works on here, but thank you to the people who replied.

TRIPLE PS!

It comes as a disk, the code is on the sticker on the disk's packaging.

The professional edition comes with the Windows XP simulator - the home edition doesn't. The XP simulator is useful if the software you use isn't windows 7 compatible for some reason.

Windows 7 is much faster in my opinion, and although the new tricks it comes with take time to get used to, they enevitably become useful once you know them.

the difference between 64 bit and 32 bit is a matter for ability to access ram memory, so 64 bit is faster than 32. The reason they still sell both versions is that older pcs can't handle 64 bit. I think that's correct!
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#1
Mine came through yesterday, no checks whatsoever, although I do have a .ac email address. A very good price and well worth buying for anyone still using the RC edition, remember the Beta trial expires on March 1.
#3


That was over a month ago, which means you are allowed to repost
#4
Moose2000
Mine came through yesterday, no checks whatsoever, although I do have a .ac email address. A very good price and well worth buying for anyone still using the RC edition, remember the Beta trial expires on March 1.


I just used Hotmail!
#5
amackie
I just used Hotmail!


I used my own personal email address as well. No checks or anything. Recieved in a couple of days. Heard of it origionaly here and glad to see it being posted again as not everybody saw it first time (over a month ago). Heat from me :thumbsup:
#6
Mines ordered heat added good find thanks
1 Like #7
just beware - downside is you need to have a fully licensed previous windows OS as this will not install from scratch on a formatted drive - or no good for linux users either who want Windows - this is an UPGRADE not an "install from scratch version"
1 Like #8
dmm1000
just beware - downside is you need to have a fully licensed previous windows OS as this will not install from scratch on a formatted drive - or no good for linux users either who want Windows - this is an UPGRADE not an "install from scratch version"


Not true I have just installed it on a formated hard drive and the secret is not to enter the key untill after the install. When you get to the key entry box during the install just leave blank and sellect next.
#9
You can only install this on one computer, therefore if you require an upgrade on more than one computer you will have to purchase another one.
#10
Do they send you a copy of Windows 7 when you purchase this or is it only a downloaded version?
Thanks in advance.
#11
enemi
Do they send you a copy of Windows 7 when you purchase this or is it only a downloaded version?
Thanks in advance.


It should come via disc through the post.
#12
dmm1000
just beware - downside is you need to have a fully licensed previous windows OS as this will not install from scratch on a formatted drive - or no good for linux users either who want Windows - this is an UPGRADE not an "install from scratch version"


Thanks but I know, I have Vista installed on my lappy.
#13
redchud
It should come via disc through the post.



Cheers buddy, I was just worried it is a downloaded version online when you purchase it.
So if they send you a disc for the upgrade, I assume it's possible to install it, and reformat in the future and use the same disc again?

Thanks
#14
enemi
Cheers buddy, I was just worried it is a downloaded version online when you purchase it.
So if they send you a disc for the upgrade, I assume it's possible to install it, and reformat in the future and use the same disc again?

Thanks


Sorry not sure on that but someone will know!
#15
faz54
Not true I have just installed it on a formated hard drive and the secret is not to enter the key untill after the install. When you get to the key entry box during the install just leave blank and sellect next.


How did you get on activating it> Tried everything and couldnt get it to work. Gave up in the end and installed Vista with a valid key and then upgraded
#16
Used them a few times before and they're a good outfit to buy from, no problems activating products.
#17
hot deal
#18
dmm1000
just beware - downside is you need to have a fully licensed previous windows OS as this will not install from scratch on a formatted drive - or no good for linux users either who want Windows - this is an UPGRADE not an "install from scratch version"


Some failed input.

It doesn't make a difference, It is the key that will activate. You can do a clean install with this, meaning it is also possible to install from scratch (i.e. no qualifying Windows O/S is installed).
#19
midiman
How did you get on activating it> Tried everything and couldnt get it to work. Gave up in the end and installed Vista with a valid key and then upgraded


I found this link which details how to 'get around' the issue.

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/10/27/clean-install-windows-7-with-upgrade-media-and-product-key-on-formatted-or-empty-blank-hard-drive/

I need a copy of Windows 7 as my RC is going to expire and i the above is true, I will definitely be buying this.
#20
jads
I found this link which details how to 'get around' the issue.

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/10/27/clean-install-windows-7-with-upgrade-media-and-product-key-on-formatted-or-empty-blank-hard-drive/

I need a copy of Windows 7 as my RC is going to expire and i the above is true, I will definitely be buying this.



I tried that but couldnt get it to work. Might work for others though
#21
i'm getting a transaction of £1.95 taking it to £41.90

still deciding! just put XP on my acer aspire one & dont know if this would be that much better or not!
#22
Would there be much of a difference upgrading from a Vista Home Premium 32 bit laptop to windows 7 professional. Also what difference does 32bit and 64bit have and what would the best 1 to go for or do i have to get 32bit as my laptop has 32bit at the minute. Just want to speed my laptop up a bit. I have used this website before for office 2007 and they didnt disappoint.
#23
quidditys_shore
i'm getting a transaction of £1.95 taking it to £41.90

still deciding! just put XP on my acer aspire one & dont know if this would be that much better or not!


me too so got it from pugh.co.uk for £41.36 instead!
#24
decky87
Would there be much of a difference upgrading from a Vista Home Premium 32 bit laptop to windows 7 professional. Also what difference does 32bit and 64bit have and what would the best 1 to go for or do i have to get 32bit as my laptop has 32bit at the minute. Just want to speed my laptop up a bit. I have used this website before for office 2007 and they didnt disappoint.


+1

I have Vista Home Premium 32 bit and would love this as an upggrade.

Can I do this quite simply?
#25
From what I've experienced, you can purchase a computer with say Windows 7 Home Premium, then upgrade it using the code you received for either Professional or Ultimate over the internet.
#26
Hi, wats the difference between a 32bit and 64bit? Will both work on a sony vaio laptop? Which one is better thnx in advance...
#27
Sorry if this sounds silly but, if I already have Windows 7 Home Premium on my PC which originally was an upgrade from Windows Vista, can I purchase Windows 7 Ultimate and install it on my PC?

Any additional information would be helpful.
#28
Nice find, heat added
#29
is this Windows 7 Ultimate x64 or is it only x86 (32bit) ?
#30
Aarons8960
Hi, wats the difference between a 32bit and 64bit? Will both work on a sony vaio laptop? Which one is better thnx in advance...

The main difference is that with a 32 bit OS, you're limited to using (up to and including) 4 GB of RAM as that's the maximum that the OS will see. You should also check to see if your hardware will support the 64 bit version before choosing that one.
#31
Happy with vista. No doubt the next PC will have w7 anyway. £60 is 3 decent games.
#32
Sigmatic
The main difference is that with a 32 bit OS, you're limited to using (up to and including) 4 GB of RAM as that's the maximum that the OS will see. You should also check to see if your hardware will support the 64 bit version before choosing that one.


up to 3gb on 32bit.
#33
Windows licenses work on either 32 or 64 bit installations. If you have a dual core cpu, you should just opt directly for the 64-bit version and save yourself future hassle. pretty much anything that runs on 32 bit will work on 64.
#34
does this come with it's COA Sticker ?
#35
WheresMeNuts
does this come with it's COA Sticker ?


If it's the same as the one I got at launch then no, windows 7 comes as a download and the product key comes in an email.
#36
Thnx 4 replying!
I have a 1.2ghz dual core, if i go for the 64bit will it run slower then the 32bit or does it not make a difference?
Sigmatic
The main difference is that with a 32 bit OS, you're limited to using (up to and including) 4 GB of RAM as that's the maximum that the OS will see. You should also check to see if your hardware will support the 64 bit version before choosing that one.
#37
Like others have said you can install on a fresh hard drive with this legitimately. You simply do not activate until you have installed Windows and updated it. Plenty of other ways if that doesn't work - check Google.
#38
i bought windows 7 from ebay for £10. Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Version 32 & 64 Bit is £30
works great and 100% Genuine. bought three copys now all running fine and passed all microsoft tests its genuine:thumbsup:
#39
Sigmatic
The main difference is that with a 32 bit OS, you're limited to using (up to and including) 4 GB of RAM as that's the maximum that the OS will see. You should also check to see if your hardware will support the 64 bit version before choosing that one.


I would also throroughly check if 64 bit drivers are available. Everything requires slightly different drivers for 64 bit and if your computer happens to have a lot of wierd name companies who keep their prices down by not regularly updating drivers then you may get a lot of headaches.

This is more important than any other reason imo
#40
32bit Windows can only address 3.5GB of RAM, 64bit can address up to 32GB I believe. Run the Windows 7 compatibly
checker and also check that you can get 64bit drives for ALL of your hardware.


Has any body used this Disk to install windows 7 on more than 1 PC that activates and updates?

Cheers

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