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Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32 or 64-bit Upgrade Edition - Software 4 Students Now only £38.95
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32 or 64-bit Upgrade Edition  - Software 4 Students Now only £38.95

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32 or 64-bit Upgrade Edition - Software 4 Students Now only £38.95

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UK Students and family members including parents and guardians:
you've found the most value for money Windows 7 upgrade discount deal.

Buy this upgrade for Windows 7 Professional 32-bit and upgrade from your Windows XP or Vista PC with this essential software from Microsoft. Enjoy the Windows 7 features and advantages on offer here.

As an Official Microsoft Partner, Software4Students can offer this innovative new operating system software at an unbeatable cheap price discount deal to UK home users.

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You don't have to be a student to benefit from this deal. You simply have to know a kid who's in school (Guardian), I think almost everyone does.

I bought this last week and took the download option. No glitches and I had the new OS installed less than an hour later.

Can u buy this and use the serial on a non upgrade version or windows 7? instead of installing windows vista then upgrading?

Jhey

Can u buy this and use the serial on a non upgrade version or windows 7? … Can u buy this and use the serial on a non upgrade version or windows 7? instead of installing windows vista then upgrading?



Yes, but theultimatesteal.co.uk does the same thing for £30

Original Poster

Jhey

Can u buy this and use the serial on a non upgrade version or windows 7? … Can u buy this and use the serial on a non upgrade version or windows 7? instead of installing windows vista then upgrading?



You can actually do a full install on a clean machine using this version. I did and no complaints so far.

RokkaMan

Yes, but theultimatesteal.co.uk does the same thing for £30



Unfortunately the ultimate steal requires an appropriate email address, and while I am eligible I don't have one of 'those' email addresses.

I bought mine on Friday for £2 more, thinking it wouldn't get any cheaper...

scotsann

You can actually do a full install on a clean machine using this version. … You can actually do a full install on a clean machine using this version. I did and no complaints so far.



Really?

According to the software4students website

Please Note: changes to UK release of Microsoft Windows … Please Note: changes to UK release of Microsoft Windows 7Software4Students ask all our customers to please note that Microsoft have recently made a number of changes to the European release of Microsoft Windows 7. Please be aware that while this is subject to change, the latest information that we have is as follows:This version of Windows 7 ships as an upgrade edition. It is NOT possible or permitted to perform a clean install with this product. You must have an existing valid Windows operating system on your hard disk. All editions of Windows 7 will now include the Internet Explorer 8 web browser as standard.




So how did you do a clean install?
Edited by: "Webagents" 3rd Aug 2010

Webagents

Really?According to the softwareforstudents websiteSo how come did you do … Really?According to the softwareforstudents websiteSo how come did you do a clean install? Did you just need the xp key you already had?



I purchased Windows 7 Professional 64-bit from 'The Ultimate Steal' around New Year, and because I was upgrading from a 32-bit OS (XP) I had to do a clean install. I used the same DVD image that I would have used to upgrade, I simply booted from the DVD deleted the existing partition and installed into a brand new partition. It may have searched the HDD for an existing Windows installation during DVD boot-up, I can't remember exactly.

But I think, could be very wrong, most Windows installation discs will allow you to install the full OS from boot-up. What would happen if your HDD died and you had to replace it, how else would you be able to install on a brand new HDD that was going into your existing computer?

I think the check may take place depending on the License key you enter, as it will detect it is an upgrade key. Older Windows used to ask for a CD of a previous Windows installation disc to be entered.

I would always suggest a clean install anyway.
Edited by: "blythyftm" 3rd Aug 2010

Original Poster

On the first install I didn't enter a serial key, Windows then assumed I was using a trial version. Then disc went back in and it upgraded my trial Windows 7 to the full 64 bit version. Yes you are probably correct - it isn't 100% legit, so to speak, but as I was upgrading from a 32 bit o/s I wanted a complete new install. This disc has the full version and and as blythyftm has confirmed it is possible to install fully. Hope this helps.

Thanks OP

scotsann

You can actually do a full install on a clean machine using this … You can actually do a full install on a clean machine using this version. I did and no complaints so far.

Please Note: changes to UK release of Microsoft Windows … Please Note: changes to UK release of Microsoft Windows 7Software4Students ask all our customers to please note that Microsoft have recently made a number of changes to the European release of Microsoft Windows 7. Please be aware that while this is subject to change, the latest information that we have is as follows:This version of Windows 7 ships as an upgrade edition. It is NOT possible or permitted to perform a clean install with this product. You must have an existing valid Windows operating system on your hard disk. All editions of Windows 7 will now include the Internet Explorer 8 web browser as standard.



I too installed with an upgrade DVD on a blank hard disk without needing qualifying media or serials from a previous Windows. Registration was a bit arsy but I followed method 2 here winsupersite.com/win…asp Works a treat.

Bare in mind I got copy more or less on release date so the aforementioned changes may have put a stop to this method.
Edited by: "Ego-X" 3rd Aug 2010

all upgrade win 7 can do clean install. mostly because you can't install 64bit system over previous non-64 ones.

I used these guys and upgraded from XP to Windows 7 doing a clean install. No problems what so ever.

I seem to think that you just needed to have an OS to be able to upgrade if that makes sense. So if you have XP you are allowed to use this to upgrade to Windows 7.

If you had a brand new PC with no OS it may be different. Im sure someone will correct me if im wrong!

Can I used this on a Mac via Bootcamp? Will this work as there is no previous installation of Windows?

shaunpriest

Can I used this on a Mac via Bootcamp? Will this work as there is no … Can I used this on a Mac via Bootcamp? Will this work as there is no previous installation of Windows?



It should go fine shaun, I've installed 2 PCs with upgrade versions, 1 with a previous vista where I formatted the drive during install and once with a brand new drive going into an existing pc, where the original drive had been removed, so as far as Windows installation was concerned it was a new PC.

I've not used bootcamp, but did use VMware Workstation to install XP on a Mac for a friend and it went smoothly, no problems at all.

Thanks for your help Willie - greatly appreciated. I think I might buy this for my MBP.

Rep added.

Edit: I hate this new website layout. Can you still rep people?

Edit2: I hate having to justify why I'm editing my posts! So annoying!

scotsann

You can actually do a full install on a clean machine using this version. … You can actually do a full install on a clean machine using this version. I did and no complaints so far.


only applicable if the machine has an existing OS ( XP or VISTA) ... won't install on a blank drive.....

Has anyone who has upgraded from Vista to Windows 7 confirm whether there is any noticeable difference ? I don't mean in terms of functionality but is the machine noticeably quicker ? I have Vista running on my laptop and personally have no problems with it so jsut want to make sure that if i'm going to do the upgrade that it is actually worth it....thanks

scotsann

You can actually do a full install on a clean machine using this version. … You can actually do a full install on a clean machine using this version. I did and no complaints so far.



+1
I did 2 hours of background study
printed out 3 ways to upgrade
did a wipe and bang straight in. no rpblem at all.

COCO

How much should it be?

Original Poster

wnofal

only applicable if the machine has an existing OS ( XP or VISTA) ... … only applicable if the machine has an existing OS ( XP or VISTA) ... won't install on a blank drive.....



I beg to differ. Google it if you need detailed instructions, but it is possible.

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johnnyshuttle

How much should it be?



Anything from £90 upwards. I think Play have it just now for £139.99, might give you some idea...

for university students you should first make sure that your university doenst have a partnership with microsft.
I go to liverpool john moores university and can get this and loads of other microsoft software for free. all legitimate versions supplied with serials etc.

Is it better than my XP?

scotsann

I beg to differ. Google it if you need detailed instructions, but it is … I beg to differ. Google it if you need detailed instructions, but it is possible.



I do have that Upgrade...I'm currently using it on my nettop... It would happily install on a blank harddrive ( mis-phrased it earlier) but it won't activate.
I had to install an old copy of xp ( and it doesn't have to be activated nor genuine) so when 7 is installed it would activate normally.

Not only me....everyone I know who has it had to do the same thing.....with all due respect to Google of course!

sorry to be really thick but does this include Word, powerpoint etc?
I have an upgrade disc but it doesn't look like it has them

lanemondo

sorry to be really thick but does this include Word, powerpoint etc?I … sorry to be really thick but does this include Word, powerpoint etc?I have an upgrade disc but it doesn't look like it has them



This is the Windows operating system. What you are thinking of is Microsoft Office

When I go to buy this it comes up as £40.90

johnnyshuttle

Is it better than my XP?


Depends on your computer specification, but on most it should be much better. If you meet req. specs then it should work perfectly.

cheers, understood!

dsmuk

This is the Windows operating system. What you are thinking of is … This is the Windows operating system. What you are thinking of is Microsoft OfficeWhen I go to buy this it comes up as £40.90

How does one take advantage of this offer if he ain't the one who's a student?

Product Cost: £33.15
Discount: £0.00
Tax (V.A.T. 17.5%): £5.80
Transaction Charge: £1.95
Total: £40.90

£40.90 delivered - £38.95 before the £1.95 transaction charge

shaunpriest

Thanks for your help Willie - greatly appreciated. I think I might buy … Thanks for your help Willie - greatly appreciated. I think I might buy this for my MBP.Rep added.Edit: I hate this new website layout. Can you still rep people?Edit2: I hate having to justify why I'm editing my posts! So annoying!



I too hate the new layout - what a backward step! - apart from that it's not compatible with Explorer 6 still used in many work places and government bodies (though I admit I probably shouldn't be looking for bargains during the day!) - all the pages are corrupted with IE 6.

nice thanks

wnofal

I do have that Upgrade...I'm currently using it on my nettop... It would … I do have that Upgrade...I'm currently using it on my nettop... It would happily install on a blank harddrive ( mis-phrased it earlier) but it won't activate. I had to install an old copy of xp ( and it doesn't have to be activated nor genuine) so when 7 is installed it would activate normally.Not only me....everyone I know who has it had to do the same thing.....with all due respect to Google of course!



That's odd!

http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/clean_install_upgrade_media.asp

And as I said earlier I can verify this works.

only applicable if the machine has an existing OS ( XP or VISTA) ... … only applicable if the machine has an existing OS ( XP or VISTA) ... won't install on a blank drive.....



You can or could using the method above.

Right, to end argument, as a person who has installed both Student upgrade and 'real' upgrade Windows disks, I can verify that this is the full version of Windows 7 being sold as an upgrade. The only difference between this, and the full Windows 7 edition, is the EULA. The serial works for a clean install *but* as it is sold as an upgrade, it is against the EULA to install this without having an earlier version of Windows. In the same way that you can buy off Software4Students without being a student, you can install this without having Windows - it's (arguably) illegal of course, but you can do it.

do you get sent a COA sticker or something? if i bought this and was to sell the machine how can i prove its a legit copy?

what one should i get 32 or 64?

want to put it on an acer revo

ALICOM007

do you get sent a COA sticker or something? if i bought this and was to … do you get sent a COA sticker or something? if i bought this and was to sell the machine how can i prove its a legit copy?



You're emailed the serial. You can provide the email as a reciept.

phatbhoy

what one should i get 32 or 64?want to put it on an acer revo



If it's an Atom processor, 32, if a modern powerful processor, 64
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