Windows 7 still only £49 and £99 in John Lewis (in store only)
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Windows 7 still only £49 and £99 in John Lewis (in store only)

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Found 5th Aug 2009Made hot 7th Aug 2009
Windows 7 is due out on October 22nd, and stores and web sites were selling it (pre order) a few weeks ago on a speical price.

Those special prices have mostly gone, but you can still buy Windows 7 IN STORE from John Lewis at £49.95 for the Home version and £99.95 for the Professional version.

Not available online.

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No stock in Edinburgh store - and according to the nice lady on the phone, no stock at the pre-order price code in ANY of their stores...

Original Poster

I ordered it yesterday in the store in Solihull.

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So we've rated this hot for what reason?

vibeone;5957356

So we've rated this hot for what reason?



because other places have bumped their price to about £70

Dixons are offering these prices online still @ 07/08. :~

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Computerman;5957569

because other places have bumped their price to about £70


But its not available?

any links to the dixons deal?

vibeone;5957669

But its not available?

When it is available in October the price is double. So any place selling it still at the low preorder price will get a HOT vote.

This is a good price. Voted hot, tweeted and repped.

aires;5957638

Dixons are offering these prices online still @ 07/08. :~



Have you got a link? As its showing at nearly £70

I called up the store in Glasgow and placed an order - the guy said you could do it at any store - Then when it arrives you can pick it up or they will send it out for free. Took card details which wont be charged until it comes in and gave me an order number. However - He said this offer runs out before 10th August so its a limited offer

£69.93 in dixons

I think I know the answer to this but i'm guessing there are no online retailers doing anything close to the £45 price?

Not interested in £70..

kenyoufeelit;5957965

I called up the store in Glasgow and placed an order - the guy said you … I called up the store in Glasgow and placed an order - the guy said you could do it at any store - Then when it arrives you can pick it up or they will send it out for free. Took card details which wont be charged until it comes in and gave me an order number. However - He said this offer runs out before 10th August so its a limited offer



Thanks. just reserved mines from this store also. They didnt take any payment card - they've given me a customer order ref no and said they will call me on the day of launch to pick it up.

Cheers

worked for me, phoned Kingston branch and they took the order and said they will contact me to confirm I still want them before charging me when they become available.
Cheers OP

Hi,
I've just spoken to JL in Cheadle and ordered over the phone with free delivery ... not bad service!

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blammo;5958149

shame about that nasty bug though eh?? … shame about that nasty bug though eh?? :Phttp://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=15901



Tell me you're being ironic on that one

Thanks for posting this. Just ordered one from the Liverpool branch. Happy days:)

Take a look at this post for Professional version, cheapest so far, but downside is you must pay now, it is from comet

hotukdeals.com/ite…89/

Anywhere else still offering it for £49.99?? No John Lewis stores here =(

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Cold, Ubuntu is free!

inspiron;5959155

Cold, Ubuntu is free!



hello smart ass ... post this comment on a Ubuntu offer thread and go away! Title is for windows 7..

blammo;5958149

shame about that nasty bug though eh?? … shame about that nasty bug though eh?? :Phttp://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=15901



Don't worry - I'm sure it will be the first of many! :-D

inspiron;5959155

Cold, Ubuntu is free!



And that's about as much use as balls on a pope if you want to play any decent games.

So you'd vote cold any piece of software that you have to pay for then?
:prop:

inspiron;5959155

Cold, Ubuntu is free!



UBUINTU is more a pain in the butt than an Operating System.
Spend more time finding ways to get programs to work than actualy using them.
:whistling::thumbsup:

My daughter has just bought a laptop prior to going to Uni and there was some mention of being able to upgrade (?) to Win 7. The laptop currently has Vista Home Premium.
Q from a luddite - is it worth her upgrading? :?

Thanks

alecb;5963640

My daughter has just bought a laptop prior to going to Uni and there was … My daughter has just bought a laptop prior to going to Uni and there was some mention of being able to upgrade (?) to Win 7. The laptop currently has Vista Home Premium.Q from a luddite - is it worth her upgrading? :?Thanks



yes, windows 7 is much better than vista and a lot faster according to various reviews on the internet.

Is the software for just 1 pc ???

Blotch;5963727

yes, windows 7 is much better than vista and a lot faster according to … yes, windows 7 is much better than vista and a lot faster according to various reviews on the internet.



Agreed on Vista but not convinced it's worth moving from XP

none left in any of the store having rang around

Spod;5959358

Don't worry - I'm sure it will be the first of many! :-D



This is not a bug people! Windows 7 was supposed to use this much memory to quicken that particular disk check. It will still leave about 50mb so it won't crash your pc. This is just a case of media hype trying to find the 'first' major bug in Windows 7. Fail. ;-)

Look here for proof:

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Nice. Hot!!

whelpin;5963531

UBUINTU is more a pain in the butt than an Operating System.Spend more … UBUINTU is more a pain in the butt than an Operating System.Spend more time finding ways to get programs to work than actualy using them.:whistling::thumbsup:



Windows is more familiar; but, as a user of both operating systems, I have to say that they both have advantages and disadvantages. I've bought Windows 7 simply to escape Vista Hell (yes, it improved, but it's still nowhere near good enough), as I still use MS Word (don't have the time to fiddle about with OOorg) and windows' power management is more effective on my laptop.

Ubuntu (not UBUINTU - spelling it wrong with the shout button enabled makes your pathetic critique - assuming it can be called that - less credible still) is not a pain in the butt for the most part (assuming it recognises your hardware - something that is always improving). It's certainly faster than Vista and 7 (tinyurl.com/cqpb7j), boots quicker, is more stable and arguably more secure (as well as the fact it's free). It comes with a great range of free software and takes up hardly any space on your hard drive (but nevertheless manages to include more useful applications by default than Windows! A full featured office suite for starters). I find virtual desktops really useful too. What programs did you find hard to work, out of interest?

On the other hand, I really like Windows 7 and I think it will be my main OS when it's released. The sheer amount of software available for Windows, coupled with gaming support gives it the edge for me.

Still, I do wonder how a company with as much money as Microsoft has not managed to make Windows faster than Ubuntu and co; frankly, it staggers the mind.
Anyway, use the OS that best suits your needs On the plus side, Windows 7 can still be tried out till June 2010 for free and Ubuntu will always be free - so try them both and use the one that works for you.

Regards to all. :thumbsup:

the date on john lewis for this offer is 10 August.

I've expired it, as the price is now £79.95.

johnlewis.com/230…spx

Cheers.

alecb;5963640

My daughter has just bought a laptop prior to going to Uni and there was … My daughter has just bought a laptop prior to going to Uni and there was some mention of being able to upgrade (?) to Win 7. The laptop currently has Vista Home Premium.Q from a luddite - is it worth her upgrading? :?Thanks



You can't currently upgrade to Windows 7 as there are currently no upgrade installations being released for sale in Europe (not sure about the US). They will be available eventually but not at the date of release of Windows 7 Full.

I paid for Windows Vista Ultimate and am not about to fork out yet more money less than 2 years later.

Word on the strasse is that there will be a patch that brings Vista up to Win7 standards. I'm holding out.

"Available to pre-order in our shops for £79.95 (usual price £149.95) until 10th August" expired.
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