Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium E (PC) PRE ORDER (£44.97 delivered @ Amazon)
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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium E (PC) PRE ORDER (£44.97 delivered @ Amazon)

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Found 15th Jul 2009
Windows 7 Pre-order Promotional Price

Windows 7 Pre-Order offer starts at 00:00 BST on 15 July 2009 and ends at 23:59 BST on 9 August. Offer is subject to promotional stock availability and may be changed or withdrawn without notice by Amazon.co.uk.

The E version means it's for Europe and has no Internet browser with it, other than that it's a full retail package

Also if this deal is expired, check Amazon anyway as they keep going out of stock but then replenishing

Amazon will only charge your card on despatch of the item

Comparison of versions windows.microsoft.com/en-…ons


Added by hajj_3
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This box comes with 2 discs, 1 is a 32bit (aka x86) disc, the other disc is a 64bit disc (aka x64).

This is the FULL RETAIL package, you dont need any other previous version of your windows on to upgrade from, you can install it from a formatted harddrive.

It says the RRP is £150 however it will actually be around £90 as windows7 is around 10% cheaper than vista for each of the same versions.


The only non-business function you might miss is that it wont be able to run in XP mode for applications that wont work on Windows 7

NON-promotional prices after approx 9th August:

Windows 7 Home Premium E FULL RETAIL - £150
Windows 7 Home Premium E OEM - APPROX £90
Windows 7 Professional E FULL RETAIL - £220
Windows 7 Professional E OEM - APPROX £105

In-depth table of features available in each version: img269.imageshack.us/img…jpg


Added by peackshelb
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The full Retail version of Vista Home Premium is RRP £165. Please note Hajj_3 that this is 10% more than £150 which is the stated RRP for the full Retail Windows 7 Home Premium on offer here.

412 Comments

2p cheaper than eBuyer - nice.

Smashing...

Sorry, someone ring a taxi?!?

So its going to go back up to £150 after this promo finishes?

Banned

Don't activate till the 30 days is up you might hate it

Remember this is the 'E' version (which stands for Europe) and is supplied without an internet browser

Windows 7 E does not come with a browser in the UK...you will need to … Windows 7 E does not come with a browser in the UK...you will need to have a browser such as Internet Explorer 8 or a browser from another software manufacturer saved to a CD/DVD or external storage device before starting.



]Taken from here

Banned

kumaran;5751828

Remember this is the 'E' version (which stands for Europe) and is … Remember this is the 'E' version (which stands for Europe) and is supplied without an internet browser



lol and??

Original Poster

Blender;5751800

So its going to go back up to £150 after this promo finishes?


That's the plan as far as I can tell, I believe you will be able to upgrade from Vista (assuming you have a proper license etc) for £79. This is a retail version not an upgrade, it is just missing an internet browser. I'm sure Microsoft will make free copies of IE8 available to those who require it when the time comes or something along those lines

Banned

Although I do condone piracy but £45 is expensive just for a disc.

gR8_mUndA;5751882

Although I do condone piracy but £45 is expensive just for a disc.



It's not an empty disc

is this 32bit? I want to use my 4gigs of ram!

gR8_mUndA;5751882

Although I do condone piracy but £45 is expensive just for a disc.



So is newly released games that retail at almost the same price.

This here is a deal and it's much cheaper than paying in a few months or in 2010. Get on board with a Full OS now while you can.

People really have no excuse now as it's price is so affordable.

gR8_mUndA;5751882

Although I do condone piracy but £45 is expensive just for a disc.



Your not buying a disc your buying a licence to use the software.

gR8_mUndA;5751882

Although I do condone piracy but £45 is expensive just for a disc.



this is the cheapest MS have ever had an OS at release / pre-order ......... doubt you'll find it cheaper

brokenarrow;5751895

is this 32bit? I want to use my 4gigs of ram!



This retail version comes with both 32 and 64 bit (but only only 1 license obviously)

kumaran;5751828

Remember this is the 'E' version (which stands for Europe) and is … Remember this is the 'E' version (which stands for Europe) and is supplied without an internet browser


Oh no! (voice: family guy person)

Does that mean I'll have to buy one?!......Only joking, I know this means have one ready on a USB drive or a disc.

I'd probably buy it now, but dunno if I'm getting a new PC, and possibly a free upgrade (I read about it on here, I can't remember the ins and outs and conditions)

kumaran;5751828

Remember this is the 'E' version (which stands for Europe) and is … Remember this is the 'E' version (which stands for Europe) and is supplied without an internet browser]Taken from here



Microsoft had made the decision not to install internet explorer on windows7 as people like to make there own choices from what i know it will be present on the disc but will be up to the end user to install.

No internet Explorer ? didnt bother me I dont use it anyway I use FireFox ... Good deal

polly69;5751919

Microsoft had made the decision not to install internet explorer on … Microsoft had made the decision not to install internet explorer on windows7 as people like to make there own choices from what i know it will be present on the disc but will be up to the end user to install.



Well microsoft had no choice in the matter to be fair. Any how it has an embedded browser which will auto install, notepad!:) Just use that to download firefox, chrome, safari or whatever one suits you.:thumbsup:

plap;5751904

This retail version comes with both 32 and 64 bit (but only only 1 … This retail version comes with both 32 and 64 bit (but only only 1 license obviously)



Where did you hear this as i cant find no info and ebuyer are selling 2 versions a 32&64bit edition.

mulmul;5751925

No internet Explorer ? didnt bother me I dont use it anyway I use FireFox … No internet Explorer ? didnt bother me I dont use it anyway I use FireFox ... Good deal



Yes but if you think back I bet you used IE to download firefox?
So if you dont have a browser installed then you will have to download one on another machine and transfer it or use the embedded browser in notepad to download firefox.:thumbsup:

embedded browser in Notepad?? Am I missing something here.. can you go online with the Notepad application?

playaz;5751954

embedded browser in Notepad?? Am I missing something here.. can you go … embedded browser in Notepad?? Am I missing something here.. can you go online with the Notepad application?



Oh yes. (also handy when using networked computers without browsers installed!)

Open notepad, click help, help topics. The it will open a window. On the top bar right click and select 'jump to URL' the type in your full web address like 'http://www.google.com':thumbsup:

I want the pro version but it hasn't been released on Amazon yet its on ebuyer at £80 which is great value as it comes with a xp licence as well because you can run xp from inside windows7 but your cpu requires visualization.

I'm thinking of preordering the premium from Amazon as i can always cancel when pro become available I'm just needing an answer as if it does do x64 it implies that it supports 64bit hardware but that doesn't mean it will use it XP supports 64bit cpu and will play nice with 8gb of ram but it wont address it all.

Great price for a new OS I am tempted.

GAVINLEWISHUKD;5751968

Oh yes. (also handy when using networked computers without browsers … Oh yes. (also handy when using networked computers without browsers installed!)Open notepad, click help, help topics. The it will open a window. On the top bar right click and select 'jump to URL' the type in your full web address like 'http://www.google.com':thumbsup:



yup that is the solution

Banned

GAVINLEWISHUKD;5751968

Oh yes. (also handy when using networked computers without browsers … Oh yes. (also handy when using networked computers without browsers installed!)Open notepad, click help, help topics. The it will open a window. On the top bar right click and select 'jump to URL' the type in your full web address like 'http://www.google.com':thumbsup:



Does not work using that method in vista anymore (the notepad uses a new 'help' system now). However opening any '.chm' help file it doeswork.

However it is still using the internet explorer engine to browse the internet so your logic is flawed as without any underlying built in internet explorer installed like previous os's it will do nothing.

Ordered great price in 6 months from now this will be well over £100 its cheaper than xp home for those with a netbook this is way better than installing xp get yourself windows7.

Best price I have seen for this so hot.

But I'll stick with my policy of not paying MS for their OS. So I'll stick with windows 7 RC until next year then get it then. (legally, before any one asks)

GAVINLEWISHUKD;5752008

Best price I have seen for this so hot.But I'll stick with my policy of … Best price I have seen for this so hot.But I'll stick with my policy of not paying MS for their OS. So I'll stick with windows 7 RC until next year then get it then. (legally, before any one asks)



will they release security updates for the RC if there is any ? I mainly use MS OS in my virtual machine so i guess it is doesnt matter as long as my main linux OS is secure .

Reser;5751999

Does not work using that method in vista anymore (the notepad uses a new … Does not work using that method in vista anymore (the notepad uses a new 'help' system now). However opening any '.chm' help file it doeswork. However it is still using the internet explorer engine to browse the internet so your logic is flawed as without any underlying built in internet explorer installed like previous os's it will do nothing.



totally agree

mulmul;5752026

will they release security updates for the RC if there is any ? I mainly … will they release security updates for the RC if there is any ? I mainly use MS OS in my virtual machine so i guess it is doesnt matter as long as my main linux OS is secure .



Yes fully supported until April 2010.:thumbsup:

mulmul;5752026

will they release security updates for the RC if there is any ? I mainly … will they release security updates for the RC if there is any ? I mainly use MS OS in my virtual machine so i guess it is doesnt matter as long as my main linux OS is secure .



actually i'm not sure about this, unless you don't connect the OS in the virtual machine to internet.

Reser;5751999

Does not work using that method in vista anymore (the notepad uses a new … Does not work using that method in vista anymore (the notepad uses a new 'help' system now). However opening any '.chm' help file it doeswork. However it is still using the internet explorer engine to browse the internet so your logic is flawed as without any underlying built in internet explorer installed like previous os's it will do nothing.



Ah yes sorry works a little different on vista dont use it often. As for the flaw I'm not so sure. On XP pro if you dont install IE (via nlite) then notepad still works as the core browser files are embedded into windows. Not sure on vista as not tried it but would guess it would be the same or help wouldn't work and guessing it will be the same for windows 7, as I dont think people will be too pleased if the help doesn't work on their new windows 7(as no browser is installed).
When I get time I will have a play to find out, if you find out first please post it as I'm sure it will come in use.:thumbsup:

mamboboy;5752044

How can you get it legally if you don't pay MS? Doesn't make much sense … How can you get it legally if you don't pay MS? Doesn't make much sense to me...



Buy a dell outlet machine when a good spec to price one comes up (normally 4am!). Clone the harddisk then install windows on my machine. Then I wipe the original harddisk and strip the machine down and sell the parts. Done it several time and always covered my costs.:thumbsup:

So yes Dell and the people who buy the parts subsidies my OS is probably a better way of putting it.:)

awesome but it will still be totally free to anyone that can use a keyboard and google + it will have issues like all OS which wont be ironed out until 2011 probably.
going to get one myself but it will not be £150 they have already stated it will be £79 for ages after the release for HP retail so don't get carried away thinking £45=£150 come october.

GAVINLEWISHUKD;5752057

Buy a dell outlet machine when a good spec to price one comes up … Buy a dell outlet machine when a good spec to price one comes up (normally 4am!). Clone the harddisk then install windows on my machine. Then I wipe the original harddisk and strip the machine down and sell the parts. Done it several time and always covered my costs.:thumbsup:So yes Dell and the people who buy the parts subsidies my OS is probably a better way of putting it.:)



yea but that's oem which sucks and I very much doubt you can sell the individual parts and break anywhere close to even.

GAVINLEWISHUKD;5752057

Buy a dell outlet machine when a good spec to price one comes up … Buy a dell outlet machine when a good spec to price one comes up (normally 4am!). Clone the harddisk then install windows on my machine. Then I wipe the original harddisk and strip the machine down and sell the parts. Done it several time and always covered my costs.:thumbsup:So yes Dell and the people who buy the parts subsidies my OS is probably a better way of putting it.:)



damn, you're a genius!:thumbsup:

Very good price just pre ordered, many thanks to OP :thumbsup:
Am i right in thinking that this is a limited offer and when all the cheap copies have gone it will revert back to the original price?

Great price for a great OS, ordered 3 copies.

Cheaper at staples. £43.46.

staples.co.uk/ENG…=WW

edit: looks like this is ex vat price. In which case amazon is cheapest.
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