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Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Upgrade download (can do clean install with it) £39.95 @ software4students
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Upgrade download (can do clean install with it) £39.95 @ software4students

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Upgrade download (can do clean install with it) £39.95 @ software4students

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i brought this for £49.95 a few months back and now its even cheaper can either get real copy with free delivery or download for same price! to avoid all the arugments you can do a clean install with this! i used it on my SSD and still do now

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You have to wonder why, this far into the release cycle, with 8 on the horizon, why they don't just make 7 £40-50 to everyone.

If it was a reasonable price, as opposed to about half the price of a PC, I think there'd be far less piracy of it.

Still, is a fine deal if you're a student

Windows 8 is pretty much going to be around this price during launch, best to wait.

I'd much rather pay for 7 then 8. Got mine when 7 was released for £30 to education (staff and students).

RokkaMan

Windows 8 is pretty much going to be around this price during launch, … Windows 8 is pretty much going to be around this price during launch, best to wait.



Try using it and then say this!

Cold windows8 is due in a couple of months and will be around the same price why would you buy windows7.


Cold Cold Cold

Hot, why have the aweful Windows 8 when you can have the better Windows 7

And yes, i've used both

polly69

Cold windows8 is due in a couple of months and will be around the same … Cold windows8 is due in a couple of months and will be around the same price why would you buy windows7.Cold Cold Cold



Why would you buy windows8. If you don't have a touch screen device?

RokkaMan

Windows 8 is pretty much going to be around this price during launch, … Windows 8 is pretty much going to be around this price during launch, best to wait.



W8 is going to be a disaster. W7 is a good solid operating system.

The standard -miss one release-, microsoft rule.

Windows 98 - decent
Windows ME - euch
Windows XP - solid
Vista - euch
Windows 7 - solid
Windows 8 - probably euch, looks it so far

Did you never come across Windows 2000 then ?

Correct order should be:
Windows 95
Windows NT4
Windows 98
Windows 2000
Windows ME
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8

Windows 2000 was a very stable operating system, more user friendly than NT4 but with some of the nice features in Windows 98.

Shard

The standard -miss one release-, microsoft rule.Windows 98 - … The standard -miss one release-, microsoft rule.Windows 98 - decentWindows ME - euchWindows XP - solidVista - euchWindows 7 - solidWindows 8 - probably euch, looks it so far

annp1

You have to wonder why, this far into the release cycle, with 8 on the … You have to wonder why, this far into the release cycle, with 8 on the horizon, why they don't just make 7 £40-50 to everyone.


Because they want to encourage uptake of Windows 8 - reducing Windows 7 would just make it harder.

Says you cant upgrade a current version of windows 7 - only do a clean install over it.... is that right ?

Great price for Windows 7 Pro at £39.95, I see they have Ultimate reduced to £59.95 too - thanks for sharing this! HEAT!!!

They seem to be offering Office 2010 at a lower price now, finally available at a price I am willing to pay :)X)


Edited by: "amanda65" 23rd Aug 2012

It may be possible to clean install but illegal without a previous windows operating system.

stothy

It may be possible to clean install but illegal without a previous … It may be possible to clean install but illegal without a previous windows operating system.



Not illegal, breach of license agreement.

Did you never come across Windows 2000 then ?



NT4 and 2000 were business versions released in parallel with the consumer versions.

XP was the first to combine consumer/business although as different variants

Can i put this on my pi thingi i pre ordered?

polly69

Cold windows8 is due in a couple of months and will be around the same … Cold windows8 is due in a couple of months and will be around the same price why would you buy windows7.Cold Cold Cold



Because Windows 8 Service pack 1 wont be released till some time later.

Wow! Thanks OP. I thought these wouldn't come back and i need to get a couple, one for a gaming build and another to install on the iMac

Guys, Windows 8 will be this price (provided they do a straight 1-1 dollar to pound conversion like usual). Even if you don't like Metro there are other performance improvements in Windows 8. If it annoys you that much, everyone that is installing this is more than capable of installing Start8 or something to that effect, and I'm sure at some point Microsoft will back off and create a solution.

collectorcol

I've got nothing to add to this thread apart from...OP said BROUGHT X)



Brought and bought are the same word - or does it just seem this way

windows 95 > everything

andymagic

Brought and bought are the same word - or does it just seem this way


Yeah just like lose and loose...

Thinking about updating my laptop either with Windows 7 or 8, buying an ssd and some more ram, can I install this on a new hard drive or does it need to have an OS on it?

Hmm, I've recently bought the Windows 7 Family pack with licence to upgrade 3 machines.

I have my current system on XP and am planning to build a new system to install W7 on. The OP says you can do a clean install, although the site details suggest you can't?

I'm just wondering what's best to do.

I have the following;

1) Old laptop running OEM XP.
2) My PC running XP - again OEM I think from an original desktop bought 7 or 8 years ago.
3) Newer (but dead mobo) laptop running Windows 7 (OEM presumably).
4) A new build I'm currently buying parts for.

I've read that you can't install an OEM version of windows on a new system as it's tied to the original mobo. However, I only learnt this a couple of weeks ago and yet the version of XP I'm running on my PC I'm using now was an original OEM version from a much older machine I had 7 or 8 years ago, and yet I've upgraded (e.g., built two new machines) twice in that time and it has installed twice on new mobos and been validated online ok both times.

So on that basis, would I be able to install the (presumably OEM version from my dead laptop) Windows 7 onto my new build from afresh i.e., no OS on the blank SSD, and then buy a copy of this student offer for £39 to upgrade my own PC which is running XP?

I could then sell my W7 family pack as I only actually need 2 installations of XP and not 3, my old laptop being TOO old to run W7 so will stay with XP.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

win 8 = poo

Both valve and blizzard have slammed it and said MS need to radically change it before they even think about developing updates and games for it

Edited by: "Creatzy" 23rd Aug 2012

everyone might wanna watch out as i purchased windows 7 professional the same way as a student discount offer and now it's obsolete as it only last a couple of years or a certain amount of reinstallings.. which then the serial code becomes invalid, i had to phone microsoft to find this out as the contact details for the company i purchased it from doesn't get thru to anyone!! your better off buying a brand new full official copy of windows 7 from the start, i've just bought windows 7 ultimate x32 and x64 for £92 from a company off amazon which they only had a couple left, thou amazon's best offer now is £113.29 which is around the same price as windows 7 home

amazon.co.uk/gp/…E0U hope this info helps..
Edited by moderator: "Aug 23, 2012 12:44" 23rd Aug 2012

Pinklips

Can i put this on my pi thingi i pre ordered?

Nope

andymagic

Brought and bought are the same word - or does it just seem this way





Pet hate of mine this is - I cringe every time I see people say 'brought'.

It's quite simple really;

Bought is to buy - think bought/buy.
Brought is to bring - think bRought/bRing.

Just remember the 'BR' bit.

Sad really but it does my head in!

shayr1992

Guys, Windows 8 will be this price (provided they do a straight 1-1 … Guys, Windows 8 will be this price (provided they do a straight 1-1 dollar to pound conversion like usual). Even if you don't like Metro there are other performance improvements in Windows 8. If it annoys you that much, everyone that is installing this is more than capable of installing Start8 or something to that effect, and I'm sure at some point Microsoft will back off and create a solution.



Start 8 doesn't solve anything though. "Desktop" on 8 isn't really a desk top it's a full screen metro app, the file browser, a separate full screen app. System search... full screen app. You can't minimise anymore so multi-tasking is a nightmare. Anyone going from 7 to 8 on a standard desktop or laptop is going to have a bad time.

Tempted to go for this instead of Win8

polly69

Cold windows8 is due in a couple of months and will be around the same … Cold windows8 is due in a couple of months and will be around the same price why would you buy windows7.Cold Cold Cold



I've tried Windows 8 and it's awful. It's basically Windows 7 but when you press the Windows key it comes up with a screen that's only good for touch-screen devices.

well i had a bad experience with this company, i ordered windows 7 abt year ago they sent it to the wrong address and refused to refund or send agian . it wasn't even in the same city! telling me to go chase after it myself.

needles to say after many phone calls and headaches latter between them and Microsoft .

i was told by Microsoft not to purchase and rethink abt buying form them in future, as it was not the full operating system that Microsoft would have supplied hence the cheap prices.

Anyways Microsoft upgrade me to windows 7 ultimate free of charge for the hassle i had after weeks of trouble form this company.

so be careful when buying , if what Microsoft was saying is in fact true it's cheap for a reason.

happy shopping peeps

definitely wont be touching Windows 8 had a preview copy a few months ago, its horrible, Ill be sticking with windows 7 as long as possible

Concentrating on the retailer rather than the product, S4S used to add a 'transaction fee' (read as daylight robbery) after going through most of the ordering process. Is the retailer still doing this or has the dodgy practice been stopped?

using windows 8 myself just now seems to be abit annoying and i don't like the live mail app not as easy to use as the one i uses normally :-( and i seem to spend more time on the desktop screen than on the metro screen .

not sure if i see myself upgrading £14.99 or not im used to windows 7 now and the pc is only uses for downloading, streaming and general browsing. so it may be a waste of time and hassle .

anyone else staying with win 7 ?

collectorcol

I've got nothing to add to this thread apart from...OP said BROUGHT X)

Not correct. Its quite simple. Brought is from 'Bring'. Bought is from … Not correct. Its quite simple. Brought is from 'Bring'. Bought is from 'Buy' !! Hope that helps.



spock1958

Concentrating on the retailer rather than the product, S4S used to add a … Concentrating on the retailer rather than the product, S4S used to add a 'transaction fee' (read as daylight robbery) after going through most of the ordering process. Is the retailer still doing this or has the dodgy practice been stopped?



Yep, I just got charged this @£1.95.... think that's a bit cheeky to throw that in at the last minute without any warning, should really be added to the title // price.

Phila4

Pet hate of mine this is - I cringe every time I see people say … Pet hate of mine this is - I cringe every time I see people say 'brought'.It's quite simple really;Bought is to buy - think bought/buy.Brought is to bring - think bRought/bRing.Just remember the 'BR' bit.Sad really but it does my head in!



More annoying to me is pronouncing H as Haitch rather than Aitch

Good deal if you don't want to wait for Windows 8.

Krooner

Start 8 doesn't solve anything though. "Desktop" on 8 isn't really a desk … Start 8 doesn't solve anything though. "Desktop" on 8 isn't really a desk top it's a full screen metro app, the file browser, a separate full screen app. System search... full screen app. You can't minimise anymore so multi-tasking is a nightmare. Anyone going from 7 to 8 on a standard desktop or laptop is going to have a bad time.


Have you even used Windows 8? The desktop isn't a "full screen metro app", the file explorer / system search is a standard desktop application (just like the file explorer in Windows 7, except with some enhancements) and you can minimize everything apart from Metro apps which you don't have to use.

I've used Windows 8 for the last month, the only time you *have* to see a full-screen app (without a 3rd party application like Start 8 ) is on start-up and when you launch an app (Win [+ w] + type -> enter). I've probably spent less than 10 minutes in full-screen applications while using Windows 8.



Edited by: "James123" 23rd Aug 2012
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