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Free or nominal fee for Windows 7 Upgrade from 26th June for newly bought PC's& Laptops from various retailers
Free or nominal fee for Windows 7 Upgrade from 26th June for newly bought  PC's&  Laptops from various retailers

Free or nominal fee for Windows 7 Upgrade from 26th June for newly bought PC's& Laptops from various retailers

Details can be read here pcadvisor.co.uk/new…086

Some retailers mentioned
Dixons
Currys
PC World
Comet
Amazon

Will be interesting to see if they will put there prices up with this offer. Or maintain current prices.

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they done this before vista came out it wont affect the prices

Banned

About bloody time! Cheers '84

only aplies if you buy the pc from 26TH JUNE if youve just bought a pc recently you get nada,nuthing

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Guess it will be the full retail version of Windows 7 and not an upgrade version since that will not be released in Europe..

Not good for me - I bought a Laptop last saturday.

MS

It's not free (the manufacturer sets the fee), though, and it only applies to certain PC's - any PC with XP or Home Basic is excluded.

thrustmaster;5588050

]http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8118749.stmGuess it will be the … ]http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8118749.stmGuess it will be the full retail version of Windows 7 and not an upgrade version since that will not be released in Europe..



Full retail version for £80? sounds too good to be true

£50 if you pre-order (see other post)

Cold. Not really a deal, you get the 'upgrade' only so they don't have to discount the laptops, or go through and update them themselves.

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jimmymac87;5588195

Cold. Not really a deal, you get the 'upgrade' only so they don't have to … Cold. Not really a deal, you get the 'upgrade' only so they don't have to discount the laptops, or go through and update them themselves.



Yes but if your like my nephew who starts uni in September and needs a laptop before then. If he chooses to buy a laptop from a retailer now with this offer as opposed to one who isn't offering it, then it will be a worthwhile deal as he would have to pay the £50 in October and still update it himself anyway.

hurdy;5588177

£50 if you pre-order (see other post)



Seen that have MS decided to play nice or what

stephenjames84;5588257

Yes but if your like my nephew who starts uni in September and needs a … Yes but if your like my nephew who starts uni in September and needs a laptop before then. If he chooses to buy a laptop from a retailer now with this offer as opposed to one who isn't offering it, then it will be a worthwhile deal as he would have to pay the £50 in October and still update it himself anyway.



He would not HAVE to pay £50 in October.

Nobody HAS to upgrade, many people are still running PCs with XP on them quite happily, and that came out 8 years ago.

Anyone know if Dell are doing this tomorrow? Can't get a straight answer from them.

elflembo;5588121

Full retail version for £80? sounds too good to be true



Considering XP came out in 2001 and was not replaced till early 2007 it could be argued that this Windows 7 product should actually be Vista Service Pack 3, not a new chargable version.

Considering everybody has paid for Vista in the last 2 and half years, asking people to pay out for an "upgrade" to V7 from Vista is a bit much.

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guilbert53;5588351

He would not HAVE to pay £50 in October.Nobody HAS to upgrade, many … He would not HAVE to pay £50 in October.Nobody HAS to upgrade, many people are still running PCs with XP on them quite happily, and that came out 8 years ago.



Confused myself with my reply about the £50

But quite agree I still run xp and have never loaded vista on any of my machines and I will continue to do so to at least 3-6 months after windows 7 comes out to see what the what other people think about it and its early security issues before I take the plunge. But I know my 19 year old nephew wants the latest edition asap and I am sure there will be many others like him so a promise of a free or small fee upgrade offer will be great for anyone buying a new laptop with Vista before October if they want Windows 7.

jamstaruk1972;5587929

they done this before vista came out it wont affect the prices



Did it with Windows 3.1 to Windows 95 too

Showing my age here :whistling:

stephenjames84;5588439

But I know my 19 year old nephew wants the latest edition asap and I am … But I know my 19 year old nephew wants the latest edition asap and I am sure there will be many others like him.



I have never understood the panic to get the latest version of Windows on a computer.

It only an Operating System.

Its there as a "base" platform for all your applications, which are the important thing.

Whats the big deal about getting Windows 7 on a computer.

guilbert53;5588500

I have never understood the panic to get the latest version of Windows on … I have never understood the panic to get the latest version of Windows on a computer.It only an Operating System. Its there as a "base" platform for all your applications, which are the important thing.Whats the big deal about getting Windows 7 on a computer.



because the O.S can, for some types of users, have a massive effect on their productivity/quality of work. e.g. programmers who set up their O.S to perform certian tasks which they repeat frequently. I know moving to win7 [over vista] would make my working life easier & quicker, and more enjoyable...

Wont be moving to 7 anytime soon. I have software on my Vista machine that doesn't work on 7 (Silicon Image Sataraid5 manager), although MS claim everything that works on Vista will work on 7...

7 is far superior to use than Vista. Download RC1 and try it yourself.

jukkie;5588811

Wont be moving to 7 anytime soon. I have software on my Vista machine … Wont be moving to 7 anytime soon. I have software on my Vista machine that doesn't work on 7 (Silicon Image Sataraid5 manager), although MS claim everything that works on Vista will work on 7...




Good point Mr S. Don't forget all the hardware which will struggle with Windows 7 as the drivers won't be there. :thumbsup:

6 months down the line everybody will be whingeing about Win 7, same as they did with Vista, XP etc. I think peeps see Windows 7 as this all singing and dancing magic bullet which it probably won't be . . .
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