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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (Upgrade Version) £58.94 @ Tesco Direct
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (Upgrade Version) £58.94 @ Tesco Direct

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (Upgrade Version) £58.94 @ Tesco Direct

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Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade Version makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. You can even watch, pause, rewind, and record TV. Get the best entertainment experience with Windows 7 Home Premium

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plus Quidco and tesco clubcard points (worth 4xtimes in partner rewards) and the £5 on your new catalogue probably works as well..

TDX-DRET code gets you £5 off
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and 4% cashback with topcashback.

What's the verdict on whether you need the Pro version, so that you've got WinXP emulation as well as standard 7?

just wary of hardware not having drivers etc, as some of my kit is pretty old. With an upgrade, can you have dual boot too?

so if i have xp on one PC and vista on my laptop can i buy this to upgrade them both?

thanks have gone for this

Neiliboy;6750815

so if i have xp on one PC and vista on my laptop can i buy this to … so if i have xp on one PC and vista on my laptop can i buy this to upgrade them both?



nope this upgrade will cover the vista ....but for the XP you need the full vision

amancalledchip;6696739

TDX-DRET code gets you £5 off117 clubcard pointsand 4% cashback with … TDX-DRET code gets you £5 off117 clubcard pointsand 4% cashback with topcashback.



tescos take forever to pay cashback i have been waiting over 4 months for just £1.50.

equalityforall;6697863

What's the verdict on whether you need the Pro version, so that you've … What's the verdict on whether you need the Pro version, so that you've got WinXP emulation as well as standard 7?just wary of hardware not having drivers etc, as some of my kit is pretty old. With an upgrade, can you have dual boot too?



Windows 7 contains a massive amount of drivers with it anyway, if not the majority of Vista drivers will work fine for it. XP mode would not solve the problem of no drivers anyway due to the nature of virtualization, it will however allow you to run legacy applications (ie 16 bit programs). Dual boot shouldnt be a problem, but I would make an image of your existing OS and back it up before as the installer might want to wipe the hard disk.

mrbluesky;6750860

nope this upgrade will cover the vista ....but for the XP you need the … nope this upgrade will cover the vista ....but for the XP you need the full vision



Taken from MS website and upgrade pack.

If you have Windows XP, you can purchase Windows 7 Upgrade versions. But you must back up your files, clean install, and reinstall your applications.

I purchased a family upgrade pack to upgrade 2 vista and one XP system.

Great deal, but isn't anyone else REALLY disappointed by Windows 7? It doesn't really seem to add that much of anything despite the huge amount of hype surrounding it. It's more like a Vista service pack. Upgrade installation was painless, but if I had my choice again, I think I'd be tempted to stay with Vista and just wait for Win7 to come with the next computer I buy.

equalityforall;6697863

What's the verdict on whether you need the Pro version, so that you've … What's the verdict on whether you need the Pro version, so that you've got WinXP emulation as well as standard 7?just wary of hardware not having drivers etc, as some of my kit is pretty old. With an upgrade, can you have dual boot too?



I created a separate partition and installed in to the new partition, the system then rebooted as dual boot.

Picard123;6750926

Great deal, but isn't anyone else REALLY disappointed by Windows 7? It … Great deal, but isn't anyone else REALLY disappointed by Windows 7? It doesn't really seem to add that much of anything despite the huge amount of hype surrounding it. It's more like a Vista service pack. Upgrade installation was painless, but if I had my choice again, I think I'd be tempted to stay with Vista and just wait for Win7 to come with the next computer I buy.



To be honest having upgraded three systems I have not noticed any improvement over Vista, but that is just my opinion.

equalityforall;6697863

What's the verdict on whether you need the Pro version, so that you've … What's the verdict on whether you need the Pro version, so that you've got WinXP emulation as well as standard 7?just wary of hardware not having drivers etc, as some of my kit is pretty old. With an upgrade, can you have dual boot too?



You also need to be aware that your h/w supports virtualization

See here to check if your is supported

microsoft.com/win…spx

Vulcan01;6750971

To be honest having upgraded three systems I have not noticed any … To be honest having upgraded three systems I have not noticed any improvement over Vista, but that is just my opinion.


the search seems much faster as does bootup and shutdown (both 10 secs). Much better i reckon.

Can anyone find a non upgrade version? Seriously.

chocci;6751070

the search seems much faster as does bootup and shutdown (both 10 secs). … the search seems much faster as does bootup and shutdown (both 10 secs). Much better i reckon.



No difference in my boot times on Quad core and core i7 systems but then I do not load unneccessary drivers in vista.

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Hi there fellow savers.Just thought i would but in and say if your a teacher or Student you can get Windows7 Professional for £30 over here microsoft.com/stu…spx
Cheers

chocci;6751070

the search seems much faster as does bootup and shutdown (both 10 secs). … the search seems much faster as does bootup and shutdown (both 10 secs). Much better i reckon.



I though the world record for booting was 11 seconds :?

Vulcan01;6751127

No difference in my boot times on Quad core and core i7 systems but then … No difference in my boot times on Quad core and core i7 systems but then I do not load unneccessary drivers in vista.



Have you set the system to boot on more than one core?
msconfig > boot > advanced options

Mine wasn't set to dual core by default. I've also turned off GUI boot to shave further seconds off.

Very pleased overall and glad I upgraded from XP.

DragonChris;6751111

Can anyone find a non upgrade version? Seriously.


Yes. Why?
amazon.co.uk/Mic…MT2

so other than a possible faster search and quicker start up shut down is windows 7 really worth £50+ upgrade from vista or xp???

Picard123;6750926

Great deal, but isn't anyone else REALLY disappointed by Windows 7? It … Great deal, but isn't anyone else REALLY disappointed by Windows 7? It doesn't really seem to add that much of anything despite the huge amount of hype surrounding it. It's more like a Vista service pack. Upgrade installation was painless, but if I had my choice again, I think I'd be tempted to stay with Vista and just wait for Win7 to come with the next computer I buy.



I'm with you in that Windows 7 is very much a Vista Service Pack, and in some ways it doesnt add much other than its a far more pleasant OS to use (IMO), but having used Vista for the last 18months I find it a breath of fresh air. There was something wrong with Vista and it just never became friendly to me, however from the 1st time I used Windows 7 I thought "I really like this, I could get used to this". Vista on the other hand said "Hmm, not sure I like this, I hope I will get used to it eventually".

Reading between the lines I think MS released Windows 7 rather than a Vista Service Pack because they knew what a PR disaster Vista was, they needed a relaunch (and all the extra cash from sales). Love them or loath them Microsoft have given us a really good OS in Windows 7, even if they should have given it us for free or better still got Vista right in the first place!

Even bigger question, if you run same application on same computer just different OS, (diff partition) for example converting dvd to divx, does win7 still take twice as long as under xp? Probably the main reason I still use xp, sorry, but I turn all the 'eye-candy' off, my OS is just there to launch apps, not actually look great. I don't give two hoots about all the 'ease-of-use' or the enhanced graphics, the end of the day, what do I care how a window looks when it's minimised, or shut? If it means I need to run 4 times the power purely for the gimmicks, then count me out!

Wish MS would concentrate on more important things like stability, driver compatibility and functionality, instead of sticking bells and whistles on a pig of a program, Vista being my case in point.

MBeeching;6751208

Have you set the system to boot on more than one core?msconfig boot … Have you set the system to boot on more than one core?msconfig > boot > advanced optionsMine wasn't set to dual core by default. I've also turned off GUI boot to shave further seconds off.Very pleased overall and glad I upgraded from XP.



Thanks for that tip I have just tried it and the boot time was the same 23 seconds for Win 7 and 24 seconds for Vista. It was worth a try.

Just done a bit of searching on the boot on multiple cores and it indicates that it is only to test problems with specific cores and will not improve boot up times.

Can you upgrade over vista and keep all your files etc ? Vista is one of the worst operating systems I have ever used, Xp was 10 x times better I cant wait to see the back of it

alera;6751406

Can you upgrade over vista and keep all your files etc ? Vista is one of … Can you upgrade over vista and keep all your files etc ? Vista is one of the worst operating systems I have ever used, Xp was 10 x times better I cant wait to see the back of it



You can, but I would suggest a dual boot.

If you've got kids in education (school through to and including Uni), you can get the Ultimate version for £59.95 from Software4students
More details here:
hotukdeals.com/ite…6-7

alera;6751406

Can you upgrade over vista and keep all your files etc ? Vista is one of … Can you upgrade over vista and keep all your files etc ? Vista is one of the worst operating systems I have ever used, Xp was 10 x times better I cant wait to see the back of it



Vulcan01;6751441

You can, but I would suggest a dual boot.



If you want to keep keep things simple, ie you want Vista running as it should do, just do an UPGRADE over the existing vista, keeping your files and apps. NB. make a copy of your data first just in case something goes wrong.

Meh I REALLY HATE vista and cant wait to see the back of it this seems like a good price.....

Really I want a bigger primary drive, thinking dual boot stick a new drive in the machine at the moment....

WIll my pc stillsee the vista drive ie can access all the files ?

madwelsh;6751355

Even bigger question, if you run same application on same computer just … Even bigger question, if you run same application on same computer just different OS, (diff partition) for example converting dvd to divx, does win7 still take twice as long as under xp? Probably the main reason I still use xp, sorry, but I turn all the 'eye-candy' off, my OS is just there to launch apps, not actually look great. I don't give two hoots about all the 'ease-of-use' or the enhanced graphics, the end of the day, what do I care how a window looks when it's minimised, or shut? If it means I need to run 4 times the power purely for the gimmicks, then count me out! Wish MS would concentrate on more important things like stability, driver compatibility and functionality, instead of sticking bells and whistles on a pig of a program, Vista being my case in point.



I dont know about the DIVX issue you mention, but Windows 7 runs well on almost anything from what I've seen, and I believe someone got it running on a Pentium 3! It isn't the clunky power-hungry beast Vista was. Its hard to part with XP, but I think this OS will give it a send off in the coming couple of years.

University students can get this or Pro for £30 via MS direct. (+£9 for the physical disc).

Win 7 also deletes the full version of Windows Movie Maker. Gutted. Really nice piece of (free) software too :-(

Neiliboy;6750815

so if i have xp on one PC and vista on my laptop can i buy this to … so if i have xp on one PC and vista on my laptop can i buy this to upgrade them both?


Only if you buy two copies.

Picard123;6753961

Win 7 also deletes the full version of Windows Movie Maker. Gutted. … Win 7 also deletes the full version of Windows Movie Maker. Gutted. Really nice piece of (free) software too :-(


It’s now part of Windows Live so you can just download it from Microsoft.

Agharta;6754064

It’s now part of Windows Live so you can just download it from Microsoft.



Isn't that a severely cut down version? ie No HD support, limited codec output etc

The student version that you can get from Microsoft is actually a full version licence. Upgrade was used as a PR term.

Picard123;6754547

Isn't that a severely cut down version? ie No HD support, limited codec … Isn't that a severely cut down version? ie No HD support, limited codec output etc



It's currently cut down as it's still in beta. They plan to put everything back eventually.

DarthBlingBling;6755100

The student version that you can get from Microsoft is actually a full … The student version that you can get from Microsoft is actually a full version licence. Upgrade was used as a PR term.


That sounds very odd, what are you basing this on?

Agharta;6755481

That sounds very odd, what are you basing this on?


[FONT=Verdana]
On one of the previous student deals, a member had found a statement from the reseller which had stated it was the full installation pack for all editions of Windows 7 that they were selling - for the life of me I can't remember which thread it was on but it had been confirmed by a member who was either a student or a parent of one.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

Original Poster

I have the student version and can confirm it will do an upgrade or full install
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