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Windows 7 FAMILY Upgrade pack (3 licences) - £129.99 @ Amazon available now. (£43.33 a licence)
Windows 7 FAMILY Upgrade pack (3 licences) - £129.99 @ Amazon available now. (£43.33 a licence)

Windows 7 FAMILY Upgrade pack (3 licences) - £129.99 @ Amazon available now. (£43.33 a licence)

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Out thursday:

* Microsoft Windows 7 Family Pack contains a single license for Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium that can be installed on up to 3 PCs.
* Windows 7 Home Premium (includes 32-bit & 64-bit versions) 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
* Make the things you do every day easier with improved desktop navigation
* Start programs faster and more easily, and quickly find the documents you use most often
* Make your web experience faster, easier and safer than ever with Internet Explorer 8
* Easily create a home network and connect your PCs to a printer with HomeGroup
* UK English


Need to have windows XP or Vista on those PCs being upgraded.

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Looks a steep price.

Original Poster

pet2000;6610870

Looks a steep price.




3 licences = £43.33 a licence. Not steep IF you want Windows 7 not linux and all the other freebies available.

No it is steap when you consider its an "upgrade" pack, however the pre-order offer is now ran out iirc so really this isnt a bad price. Hot.

Good price if you are upgrading

4 days left!!!

It says "Microsoft Windows 7 Family Pack contains a single license for Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium that can be installed on up to 3 PCs."

It says nothing about "requires existing installation" or "will check for...".

Would like to know as am building new PC, but I cannot see anywhere that clarifies what "upgrade" means

Anyone know for sure ?

I'll be staying with XP, no need for multiple licenses, have used the same license on 4 computers.

hdizzle;6611150

4 days left!!!


Postal strike on thursday :?

Good deal though, didn't think they were doing it for the uk..

pet2000;6610870

Looks a steep price.



This is an excellent price. The family pack was meant to cost £149.99

With multiple computers, this price works out cheaper than the pre-order price many people have paid.

Excellent price for Windows 7 -the first MS OS worth buying since XP Running the RTM on several machines here, everyone loves it.

eldudereno;6611206

I'll be staying with XP, no need for multiple licenses, have used the … I'll be staying with XP, no need for multiple licenses, have used the same license on 4 computers.



You do realise that is illegal :whistling:

If you have three PC's you want to put Windows 7 on this is the cheapest legal way to do so since the £40 a disk Argos deal many moons ago. Only thing to bear in mind is that if you later sell the PC it would be a funny licensing situation.

mikemod;6611214

Postal strike on thursday :?Good deal though, didn't think they were … Postal strike on thursday :?Good deal though, didn't think they were doing it for the uk..



I'll be downloading the student upgrade :-D

good price if you need 3 licences

That sticker says "Upgrade for Windows Vista" in the top left, so beware, XP users.

sibeer;6611272

You do realise that is illegal :whistling:



Not necessarily.

sibeer;6611272

You do realise that is illegal :whistling:If you have three PC's you want … You do realise that is illegal :whistling:If you have three PC's you want to put Windows 7 on this is the cheapest legal way to do so since the £40 a disk Argos deal many moons ago. Only thing to bear in mind is that if you later sell the PC it would be a funny licensing situation.



Just put ubuntu on it! :thumbsup:

[QUOTE=mikemod;6611214]Postal strike on thursday :?QUOTE]

Aye tell me about it! Don't get me started on public sector workers! It's tough times all round and these guys have to realise that it's a fact of life that changes in business have to be made. If they're not happy, they should go and look for another job!

I wasn't that bothered about getting W7 on release date and was quote happy for it to arrive via regular mail. Now thanks to the strike, I've had to pay an extra £7 for express delivery as I don't want to risk it getting lost in the post!

Just a shame its an upgrade pack and not the full version. It may persuade some people to buy a legit operating system.

I use Windows Vista but it's a shame you have to have that installed to install this version of Windows 7. I'd much prefer doing a clean installation from fresh.

@kamza

You're totally right to tar all public sector workers with the same brush. I particularly think of all those ****ing selfish nurses who work for less money than you do, more hours and under harsher conditions who've never gone on strike while under-resourced and saving lives.

I think it's clear to see that because posties and train drivers go on strike, that means everyone's as bad. Well done mate.

flyingflea;6611488

I use Windows Vista but it's a shame you have to have that installed to … I use Windows Vista but it's a shame you have to have that installed to install this version of Windows 7. I'd much prefer doing a clean installation from fresh.



Not necessarily. This is in the blurb of the Amazon page.

[INDENT]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 Amazon has is:

* This version of Windows 7 ships as a full edition, suitable for both new Windows users and Windows Vista users looking to upgrade. Although a ‘clean install’ is not essential for existing Windows Vista users, this is recommended by Microsoft UK. [/INDENT]

Interesting, no?

I've asked a question about this ]on the product page.

flyingflea;6611488

I use Windows Vista but it's a shame you have to have that installed to … I use Windows Vista but it's a shame you have to have that installed to install this version of Windows 7. I'd much prefer doing a clean installation from fresh.



Even if this is an "Upgrade Version" you can still do a clean install with it. You either have to have the disks or Vista installed then you will be able to format and install windows 7. Just means you have to proove you have a legit copy of Windows Vista or XP.

martinmarv;6611503

Not necessarily. This is in the blurb of the Amazon page.[INDENT]Please … Not necessarily. This is in the blurb of the Amazon page.[INDENT]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 Amazon has is: * This version of Windows 7 ships as a full edition, suitable for both new Windows users and Windows Vista users looking to upgrade. Although a ‘clean install’ is not essential for existing Windows Vista users, this is recommended by Microsoft UK. [/INDENT]Interesting, no?I've asked a question about this ]on the product page.



I know that with the upgrade versions of Vista it was possible to trick the OS into thinking that there was a MS OS working already so one could buy Vista upgrade pack for a PC without an OS and install it as thought it was the full version.

Perhaps you start off the installation with XP or Vista installed then it asks whether you want to format the OS and install from scratch or whether you want to overwrite the old OS but keep all other files.

you can install the same copy 3x. they really dont care. just make up an escuse if required.

ive isnatlled the same xp in many machines, vista too

just buy a single one rather than the 3pack

kamza;6611421

[QUOTE=mikemod;6611214]Postal strike on thursday :?QUOTE]Aye tell me about … [QUOTE=mikemod;6611214]Postal strike on thursday :?QUOTE]Aye tell me about it! Don't get me started on public sector workers! It's tough times all round and these guys have to realise that it's a fact of life that changes in business have to be made. If they're not happy, they should go and look for another job! I wasn't that bothered about getting W7 on release date and was quote happy for it to arrive via regular mail. Now thanks to the strike, I've had to pay an extra £7 for express delivery as I don't want to risk it getting lost in the post!



But why do the changes always have to be to the detriment of the workers terms and conditions?

Oh that's right let the market decide what's right - it's not like they ever get it wrong is it?

Now as for the deal - if its true that one license can be installed on a number of pcs without any problems that's great. If not this looks a good deal to me.

barijohn;6611572

Even if this is an "Upgrade Version" you can still do a clean install … Even if this is an "Upgrade Version" you can still do a clean install with it. You either have to have the disks or Vista installed then you will be able to format and install windows 7. Just means you have to proove you have a legit copy of Windows Vista or XP.



I don't think it's just the disks any more. I think now it has to be installed and activated.

Good price. Didn't think of it before, but it's a little expensive to upgrade nowadays with 3 PCs (desktop, laptop, htpc).

@ schnide

So when did you know how many hours I work, how much I earn and under what conditions I earn my money? You don't! So don't start to comare one persons job to another without knowing all the facts! I wasn't referring all public secor workers in my comments. Actually I totally agree with you on the nurses though...under paid for what they do and yet totallly committed in their jobs. The point I was trying to make was that this year, in my job I've achieved all my objectives and have done everything and more that my company has expected of me. A typical working week is around 55-60 hours and what do I get back as a way of thanks? A 10% salary reduction! Do I go out on stike? No, cos I know that I'm not the only one who's having to accept change in the workplace.

londislagerhound;6611354

Not necessarily.



Elaborate please!

Original Poster

The postal strike shouldnt affect this as post is still being delivered Thursday - its counter staff on strike thursday and postmen/women on strike friday.

Anyone found a good deal on the non-upgrade 3 pack?

kamza;6611895

@ schnideSo when did you know how many hours I work, how much I earn and … @ schnideSo when did you know how many hours I work, how much I earn and under what conditions I earn my money? You don't! So don't start to comare one persons job to another without knowing all the facts! I wasn't referring all public secor workers in my comments. Actually I totally agree with you on the nurses though...under paid for what they do and yet totallly committed in their jobs. The point I was trying to make was that this year, in my job I've achieved all my objectives and have done everything and more that my company has expected of me. A typical working week is around 55-60 hours and what do I get back as a way of thanks? A 10% salary reduction! Do I go out on stike? No, cos I know that I'm not the only one who's having to accept change in the workplace.



And that is your choice, you are entitled to it. Others might think differently and be prepared to do something about it.

Amazon are dropping the Royal Mail due to the Postal strike so delivery isn't affected but may even be quicker!

hot deal :thumbsup:

CrazyJack;6611182

It says "Microsoft Windows 7 Family Pack contains a single license for … It says "Microsoft Windows 7 Family Pack contains a single license for Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium that can be installed on up to 3 PCs."It says nothing about "requires existing installation" or "will check for...".Would like to know as am building new PC, but I cannot see anywhere that clarifies what "upgrade" meansAnyone know for sure ?



It does check for an existing install, but it's not clever enough to check to see if it's a registered install AFAIK, so the work around is, install 7 WITHOUT entering the key, then run the setup from your new "30 day trial" install, perform a clean install, THEN enter the key.

As far as I know this works, I bloody hope so because I've bought the student professional upgrade version :whistling:

Babbler;6611932

The postal strike shouldnt affect this as post is still being delivered … The postal strike shouldnt affect this as post is still being delivered Thursday - its counter staff on strike thursday and postmen/women on strike friday.



What I'm worried about is them doubling the amount of "fully vetted" xmas temp workers from 15,000 to 30,000 this year. Just wonder how many will be thieving little gits.

ill be getting the student one too

but then again 2 people in my house are students so...

Banned

The details on the Amazon site say this;

# This version of Windows 7 ships as a full edition, suitable for both … # This version of Windows 7 ships as a full edition, suitable for both new Windows users and Windows Vista users looking to upgrade. Although a ‘clean install’ is not essential for existing Windows Vista users, this is recommended by Microsoft UK.# All editions of Windows 7 will now include the Internet Explorer 8 web browser as standard



Pretty good deal in my opinion

cheaper to buy keys off e-bay then download a copy seen some for £16 i done it with games saves time
id rather not upgrade won't that take more of hard drive and lag your pc more? because full retail needs a clean install

mmorpg_gamer;6613245

cheaper to buy keys off e-bay then download a copy seen some for £16 i … cheaper to buy keys off e-bay then download a copy seen some for £16 i done it with games saves timeid rather not upgrade won't that take more of hard drive and lag your pc more? because full retail needs a clean install



How legit are these codes though? I would hate to find my copy of Windows 7 becoming unusable due to some update somewhere down the line.

mmorpg_gamer;6613245

cheaper to buy keys off e-bay then download a copy seen some for £16 i … cheaper to buy keys off e-bay then download a copy seen some for £16 i done it with games saves timeid rather not upgrade won't that take more of hard drive and lag your pc more? because full retail needs a clean install



If you are going to pay £16 to get a stolen key from some pirate trading on ebay... you may as well just download a pirated copy for free...
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