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Didn't preorder the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium. Now its about £115 !! How much did you pay for yours??? Read More
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
Didn't preorder the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium. Now its about £115 !! How much did you pay for yours???
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
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#1
do you know anyone with a student address - staff or students get it for £30 thats how I got mine.

any of these will do:-

email address which ends with .ac.uk, ac.im, ac.gg, ac.je or open.ac.uk.
#2
30 for ultimate
#3
£11.50 for ultimate. Plus a free shirt. And a pen. Delivered. Legally. :D

Also got free home premium / professional from MSDNAA
#4
45 for Home Premium, 90 for Pro - still not dispatched though from Amazon :(

John
#5
Some people pay for Windows? :w00t:
#6
peodude
Some people pay for Windows? :w00t:


Yes, some of us are not criminals.
#7
>Now its about £115 !!

ebuyer has Home Premium for £80

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/168373
#8
guilbert53
Yes, some of us are not criminals.


The ones buying a Student edition when they are not a student may as well put a £50 note down the drain and download it. It amounts to the same thing.
#9
The ones buying a Student edition when they are not a student may as well put a £50 note down the drain and download it. It amounts to the same thing


not really it's for staff too & my GF is staff and she uses the computer too so I'm happy with that.
#10
Got Windows 7 Ultimate for free from the MSDN.

Also got Office 2007 as well for free! :-D
#11
guilbert53
Yes, some of us are not criminals.


Microsoft are the criminals. The richest company in the world and their charging £200+ for an operating system that superseeds one that never worked properly! Everyone with Vista should get a free upgrade - no questions asked.

How many computers in the world run on this? If it was £1 a copy it would still make plenty of millionaires.

Please do yourself a favour and pay £0.00 for any microsoft product. You doing no one any good by bragging you paid for it.
banned#12
£69.56 for the professional from Ebuyer....though I have one on the way from Amazon for £89....I need to send it back though can I just refuse delivery?
#13
MarzBarz;6631166
30 for ultimate

Where from?
Jakg;6631183
£11.50 for ultimate. Plus a free shirt. And a pen. Delivered. Legally. :D

Also got free home premium / professional from MSDNAA

£11.50? Damn and how?
#14
£0 for Pro :) but i only get one copy free, but can get another copy of pro for £30 :)
#15
30 for Pro. Can't wait till Thursday!
#16
tibby
Microsoft are the criminals. The richest company in the world and their charging £200+ for an operating system that superseeds one that never worked properly! Everyone with Vista should get a free upgrade - no questions asked.

How many computers in the world run on this? If it was £1 a copy it would still make plenty of millionaires.

Please do yourself a favour and pay £0.00 for any microsoft product. You doing no one any good by bragging you paid for it.



What a absolute load of rubbish.

Wow it's a capitalist society, welcome to the world.

And since when have Microsoft been the richest company in the world?

I paid £39.99 for mine, bargain if you ask me for 3 years use, then I can sell it on when the next release come out.
#17
£310. Was hoping my old work would renew my license but they noticed.:cry: But if you take into account the amount of editions I can use it only works out £30 each.
banned#18
Got 20 copies coming from Ebuyer going to put them all on ebay for profit!
#19
tibby
Microsoft are the criminals. The richest company in the world and their charging £200+ for an operating system that superseeds one that never worked properly! Everyone with Vista should get a free upgrade - no questions asked.

Vista works fine, it's just the reputation which is 'broken'


Please do yourself a favour and pay £0.00 for any microsoft product. You doing no one any good by bragging you paid for it.


Or put your money where your mouth is and not use/support a Microsoft OS, there are plenty of free alternatives out there rather than use such weak reasoning for piracy.

John
#20
Johnmcl7;6639111
Vista works fine, it's just the reputation which is 'broken'



Or put your money where your mouth is and not use/support a Microsoft OS, there are plenty of free alternatives out there rather than use such weak reasoning for piracy.

John

Once again enticing arguments for the purpose of? Nothing i'd imagine.

As whether Vista works for an individual is based on the individual, if people dont get on with it and thus doesnt work for them then in their eyes it may well be classed as 'broken'...or is this semantics again?

How can you put your money where your mouth is and use a FREE OS? Surely thats semantics again...and that isnt really a weak reasoning for piracy either as if someone believes they dont support the company by doing so they are providing themselves with the said satisfaction ;-)
#21
lumoruk
Got 20 copies coming from Ebuyer going to put them all on ebay for profit!


LOL!

How much could you possibly make for each one?

[eBay is admittedly full of idiots so you'll be making a profit either way]
#22
hdizzle;6639198
LOL!

How much could you possibly make for each one?

[eBay is admittedly full of idiots so you'll be making a profit either way]


idiots over there will pay over RRP so probably a killing!
#23
lumoruk
Got 20 copies coming from Ebuyer going to put them all on ebay for profit!


now thats what im talking about but i see flea bayers are getting a little clever a few years ago ebay was like a gold mine you can put items way above the rrp price and they would buy
#24
Got my copy of Home Premium delivered on Monday from PCW for £45.
Anyone tried installing it yet?
#25
awoodhall2003
Once again enticing arguments for the purpose of? Nothing i'd imagine.

In short, no - unlike yourself I'm not that petty.


As whether Vista works for an individual is based on the individual, if people dont get on with it and thus doesnt work for them then in their eyes it may well be classed as 'broken'...or is this semantics again?

No it's not semantics, it's frankly incredible that you can't just accept you were wrong in one thread and are now taking this across different threads - if you wish to make yourself look as childish and immature as possible, you're certainly succeeding but it's of no benefit to the forum.

The intention of using terms 'broken' and 'requiring a free upgrade' appears quite clear in that it suggests the original product was not fit for purpose. The obvious counterargument is that while you may get the impression Windows 7 is an entirely different operating system, it's actually just a revision of Vista. There's nothing fundamentally wrong with Vista despite the reputation it has received

How can you put your money where your mouth is and use a FREE OS? Surely thats semantics again...and that isnt really a weak reasoning for piracy either as if someone believes they dont support the company by doing so they are providing themselves with the said satisfaction ;-)


No, it's not semantics - you're trying to take a saying literally, it doesn't work that way. It is a weak reason for piracy, if someone doesn't believe in the OS then they shouldn't use it - simple as that. By continuing to use the OS without paying for it they're still actually supporting it as the majority of hardware and software vendors will continue to support the most commonly used operating system. If those who claimed to be against MS instead of pirating the software went for one of the free alternatives then hardware and software vendors would be far more inclined to develop their products for other operating sytems.

John
#26
£43 after quidco ish from Tesco - Have a new 1TB Ecogreen sitting here so may as well do both at once. Or should I wait and purchase a 64GB SSD to use as the OS & Apps drive :?


mmmmmmm.....cravings.
#27
Free a la MSDN :)
#28
Johnmcl7;6639233

The intention of using terms 'broken' and 'requiring a free upgrade' appears quite clear in that it suggests the original product was not fit for purpose. The obvious counterargument is that while you may get the impression Windows 7 is an entirely different operating system, it's actually just a revision of Vista. There's nothing fundamentally wrong with Vista despite the reputation it has received
John

it isnt a revision though is it...the kernel is integrated differently, its more centralised, alongside lots of other differences, although many end users will never notice, just like a lot of people probably dont even know what the kernel is or does, but yet it is key to the OS. Just because a perception is formed that its a revision, much alike that vista was rubbish is a perception as well, does not necessarily make it correct (or of course wrong). So although differences on the exterior might seem limited the differences behind the OS are different in the way it works.

Much alike i could create a website page by page using only basic html code, or i could use a CSS and although it could display exactly the same information in exactly the same way it would be working differently in the background which the end user may never realise.
t0mm;6639276
Free a la MSDN :)

alright for some :p
#29
emasu
£43 after quidco ish from Tesco - Have a new 1TB Ecogreen sitting here so may as well do both at once. Or should I wait and purchase a 64GB SSD to use as the OS & Apps drive :?


mmmmmmm.....cravings.


Depends on your system, I'm close to taking out my 128GB SSD and replacing it with a conventional drive for a new W7 install as I'm getting impatient with the lack of capacity even if it does improve system performance.

John
#30
Has anyone got there win 7 pc manufacturers upgrade yet.I'm waiting for mine through the acer scheme.Does anyone know if it's delivered via normal mail or the likes of parcelforce.
banned#31
Strange got my copy of Home premium from Amazon but not my Pro version which was dispatched at the same time
#32
awoodhall2003
it isnt a revision though is it...the kernel is integrated differently, its more centralised, alongside lots of other differences, although many end users will never notice, just like a lot of people probably dont even know what the kernel is or does, but yet it is key to the OS. Just because a perception is formed that its a revision, much alike that vista was rubbish is a perception as well, does not necessarily make it correct (or of course wrong). So although differences on the exterior might seem limited the differences behind the OS are different in the way it works.

It can seem arbitrary for an outsider as to why certain versions of Windows only warrant being classified as a point release as in XP (5.1) and Win7 (6.1). It certainly reinforces the perception that they aren’t major architectural upgrades which from personal experience seems worthy of consideration.

At the end of the day it’s also down to personal preference. I was very happy with Windows 2000 and used it for many years after XP was released and only upgraded when certain vendors stopped writing drivers for Win2K or wrote applications that required XP. I found XP to be less stable than Win2K but also appreciated the new features so it was a mixed bag for me.
I had Vista x32 on a laptop and demoed the x64 version on my desktop but I never particularly took to the interface or felt that it offered new features that made upgrading worthwhile. So I replaced the Vista demo with Win7 RC1 x64 and found myself really enjoying the interface and how quick it is to boot. So even if it is ‘just a point release’ it feels as if they have made significant improvements in the usability department which impacts on day to day productivity.
On top of that 64 bit support is more solid now than when Vista was released so moving from XP to Win7 x64 makes more sense now and offers even more tangible benefits. Unless of course MS have just put something in the water that pulls the wool over our eyes.

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