Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade DVD  - £56.75 **DELIVERED** All you need is a child at school or Uni.
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Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade DVD - £56.75 **DELIVERED** All you need is a child at school or Uni.

£56.75
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Found 31st Oct 2009Made hot 31st Oct 2009
Plus-You are allowed to install this on *TWO* PCs, which effectively brings the cost down to £28.38 each for two copies!![/b]

I know there are a couple of other links/deals around, but they work out to about £62 delivered as charge postage on top but this firm offer free delivery.

Looking at the site it does say "Order now for despatch from Monday 16 November 2009", so it may not be ideal for those who want a quick purchase, but otherwise it surely can't get cheaper than this for those folks that have a child at school but don't have a .ac.uk email address....

Every little helps!!

Customers wanted Windows to be easier for the consumer....and Microsoft listened!

Windows 7 has better ways to find and manage files-like Jump Lists, Improved Taskbar and previews-to help you speed through everyday tasks. It's designed for faster and more reliable performance, so your PC just works the way you want it to. With 64 Bit support, you can take full advantage of the latest powerful PCs. And great features like Homegroup, Windows Media Centre, and Windows Touch make new things possible.

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Mmm...I wonder if my sister can get a discount for working for RM.:-D
Heat and rep.

good price, h&r added, but never used these guys before, any good?

jimlad21;6740582

good price, h&r added, but never used these guys before, any good?



You will have no problem with RM, They supply just about every school in the UK with PC's.
Based about 10 minutes away from me.

It's a good price and i don't know about the company but be careful getting an upgrade disk. The version of the OS you are upgrading needs to be exactly the same as the upgrade disk you buy. This disk is only any use if you have Vista ultimate edition, if you have any other version of vista (e.g home premium or professional) this upgrade disk won't work on it's own.
if you do have another version of vista you first need to upgrade that to Ultimate edition and then to W7 with this disk.

is this the same as the (non) free upgrade when buying laptops and PCs?

easily led;6740610

It's a good price and i don't know about the company but be careful … It's a good price and i don't know about the company but be careful getting an upgrade disk. The version of the OS you are upgrading needs to be exactly the same as the upgrade disk you buy. This disk is only any use if you have Vista ultimate edition, if you have any other version of vista (e.g home premium or professional) this upgrade disk won't work on it's own.if you do have another version of vista you first need to upgrade that to Ultimate edition and then to W7 with this disk.



Are you sure about that given that the range of versions has been "streamlined" & some of the names of the versions have changed - how would you know which is like for like. :?

easily led;6740610

It's a good price and i don't know about the company but be careful … It's a good price and i don't know about the company but be careful getting an upgrade disk. The version of the OS you are upgrading needs to be exactly the same as the upgrade disk you buy. This disk is only any use if you have Vista ultimate edition, if you have any other version of vista (e.g home premium or professional) this upgrade disk won't work on it's own.if you do have another version of vista you first need to upgrade that to Ultimate edition and then to W7 with this disk.




According to this upgrade guide it seems you can upgrade from different versions.

Doesnt say if this is from an "Upgrade Disk" though............

img.hexus.net/v2/…jpg

http://img.hexus.net/v2/software/windows7/upgrade-chart-big.jpg

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To purchase items in this shop you need to either be a student at school / 6th form college, or their parents buying on their behalf. ]Read our FAQs.

The basement is designed for both students and their parents (including guardians and carers) to buy low-cost educational software and hardware for use at home. The licensee of the product must be a full-time school, college or university student in the UK.

Because our special educational discounts are only available to learners (and their parents, guardians or carers) who are current students of the schools, colleges or universities associated with this initiative. So we need you to register and agree to our terms and conditions.

I'd rather burn my balls off with a lighter than give RM money :-)

ordered
RM supply lots of schools throughout the UK, so yes they are good.
Regards,
John

so how many of these end up n ebay with nice little profit ?

does this include 32 bit and 64 bit disks?

sorry just answered my own question

Microsoft software doesn't come with a manual or box, it's CD-only. It comes in a nice CD sleeve though, and the product key is on the back.

No i still didnt answer my own question does anyone know if it comes with both disks?

easily led;6740610

It's a good price and i don't know about the company but be careful … It's a good price and i don't know about the company but be careful getting an upgrade disk. The version of the OS you are upgrading needs to be exactly the same as the upgrade disk you buy. This disk is only any use if you have Vista ultimate edition, if you have any other version of vista (e.g home premium or professional) this upgrade disk won't work on it's own.if you do have another version of vista you first need to upgrade that to Ultimate edition and then to W7 with this disk.




What a load of rubbish....easily led...you obviously are lol

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easily led;6740610

It's a good price and i don't know about the company but be careful … It's a good price and i don't know about the company but be careful getting an upgrade disk. The version of the OS you are upgrading needs to be exactly the same as the upgrade disk you buy. This disk is only any use if you have Vista ultimate edition, if you have any other version of vista (e.g home premium or professional) this upgrade disk won't work on it's own.if you do have another version of vista you first need to upgrade that to Ultimate edition and then to W7 with this disk.



That's not true I'm afraid.

You can install the upgrade disk on an empty hard drive.

Broxy;6740574

Mmm...I wonder if my sister can get a discount for working for RM.:-DHeat … Mmm...I wonder if my sister can get a discount for working for RM.:-DHeat and rep.



Given the nature of the problem RM are currently experiencing I wouldn't advise asking her.

Instead, I would just be thankful she still has a job!

Azzin;6741092

That's not true I'm afraid.You can install the upgrade disk on an empty … That's not true I'm afraid.You can install the upgrade disk on an empty hard drive.



where does it say that

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Borat;6741140

where does it say that



I didn't say it said that, I said you can do it. :thumbsup:

from what I can see you can install this on an empty hard drive by clicking custom setup? meaning you do not need to upgrade, am I correct in thinking this?

I really want to buy it but it's a big risk if you can not do this and it would be useless to me if I did have to upgrade from a previous OS.

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liltman;6741172

from what I can see you can install this on an empty hard drive by … from what I can see you can install this on an empty hard drive by clicking custom setup? meaning you do not need to upgrade, am I correct in thinking this?I really want to buy it but it's a big risk if you can not do this and it would be useless to me if I did have to upgrade from a previous OS.


yes you can do it but it wont be legitimate unless you obviously own a previous OS COA

if you dont then you might as well download a pirate version.

csiman;6741209

yes you can do it but it wont be legitimate unless you obviously own a … yes you can do it but it wont be legitimate unless you obviously own a previous OS COAif you dont then you might as well download a pirate version.



COA?

and bah that is unfair lol, why is it illegal to do that, your installing it, it has a key...am I missing something...anyways thanks for the heads up, don't want to do it if it would be illegal then

csiman;6741209

yes you can do it but it wont be legitimate unless you obviously own a … yes you can do it but it wont be legitimate unless you obviously own a previous OS COAif you dont then you might as well download a pirate version.



Hardly. Given that this version would pass Windows Genuine Advantage, and a pirate version will probably mean trying to find a different hack every six months when Microsoft throw an update to WGA out.

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liltman;6741172

from what I can see you can install this on an empty hard drive by … from what I can see you can install this on an empty hard drive by clicking custom setup? meaning you do not need to upgrade, am I correct in thinking this?I really want to buy it but it's a big risk if you can not do this and it would be useless to me if I did have to upgrade from a previous OS.



You can do it: winsupersite.com/win…asp

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liltman;6741221

COA?and bah that is unfair lol, why is it illegal to do that, your … COA?and bah that is unfair lol, why is it illegal to do that, your installing it, it has a key...am I missing something...anyways thanks for the heads up, don't want to do it if it would be illegal then


certificate of authenticity & serial key

thats the whole point of an upgrade disk (you are upgrading an already owned MS OS). Thats why its cheaper than the full retail version.

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mikegray;6741230

Hardly. Given that this version would pass Windows Genuine Advantage, and … Hardly. Given that this version would pass Windows Genuine Advantage, and a pirate version will probably mean trying to find a different hack every six months when Microsoft throw an update to WGA out.


its illegal - enough said :whistling:

Be careful though.

My girlfriend got an Acer back in march and I just applied for £12 "free upgrade" and told a white lie on the date of purchase and they have accepted my order an despatching soon.

Meanwhile my work mate paid £51 for W7 home premium in costco then i told him about the 12 upgrade and he actually wouldnt have needed to lie. Can say he was proper gutted.

Nick

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El Reg

Microsoft has wagged its finger at users to dissuade them from hacking … Microsoft has wagged its finger at users to dissuade them from hacking upgrade versions of Windows 7 to get a full copy of the new operating system on their PC.Reacting to tips being served up online, Microsoft has warned that while it's technically possible to perform what's known as a "clean" install of Windows 7 on a PC, you'll be breaking the law. You'll be breaking the Microsoft End User License Agreement (EULA), meaning you're potentially running a pirated copy of Windows.Also, Microsoft has "reminded" small-and-medium-size businesses they cannot transfer licenses for Windows from old machines to new PCs.Eric Ligman, global partner experience leading in Microsoft Worldwide partner group has blogged bluntly: "Bottom line is, no, OEM Microsoft Windows licenses do not have any transfer rights and live and die on the original computer they are shipped with and installed on, period.These kinds of things happen each time there's a new release of Windows.In past years, Windows users have posted advice on how to get the upgrade editions of Windows XP and Windows Vista working on PCs without Windows pre-installed on the hard drive.Upgrade copies are always cheaper than the full product.Last week's release of Windows 7 has delivered a fresh crop of advice."Unfortunately, it looks like it is time to have this conversation again," an apparently exasperated Ligman wrote. "Technically possible" does not always mean legal," he said of the advice being posted."When these posts and write-ups state that you can install clean from an Upgrade piece of software and they fail to mention that you need to own a qualifying software license to be legal to use the Upgrade software for the installation, they give the impression that because it is technically possible, it is legal to do."Unfortunately, by doing this, they irresponsibly put end users at risk of loading unlicensed software." ®



theregister.co.uk/200…ll/

At the end of the day, this isn't a warez'd version of 7 and I'll bet a pound to pinch of **** that every person that did the same with the Vista upgrade disks is still running a fully working copy of Vista.

Microsoft created this 'loophole' (remember no one is hacking the O/S, changing code or reverse engineering anything here) and there's ****** all they can do about it.

csiman;6741245

its illegal - enough said :whistling:



Illegal if you dont own any COA but as long as you have a legit copy of any Windows Version (with COA) then this is legal.

Can I upgrade to 64 bit windows if I only have 32 bit Vista?

cheers

Borat;6740901

does this include 32 bit and 64 bit disks?sorry just answered my own … does this include 32 bit and 64 bit disks?sorry just answered my own questionMicrosoft software doesn't come with a manual or box, it's CD-only. It comes in a nice CD sleeve though, and the product key is on the back.No i still didnt answer my own question does anyone know if it comes with both disks?



It just comes with one disc, but the disc has both the 32- and 64-bit versions on it.

Misleading post - please state that this is offer is for Students and Parents only.

Voted cold only because the OP hasn't been bothered into include this very important caveat.

Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade DVD - £56.75 **DELIVERED**So I know there are … Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade DVD - £56.75 **DELIVERED**So I know there are a couple of other links/deals around, but they work out to about £62 delivered as charge postage on top but this firm offer free delivery.Looking at the site it does say "Order now for despatch from Monday 16 November 2009", so it may not be ideal fo rthose who want a quick purchase, but otherwise it surely can't get cheaper than this for those folks that don't have a .ac.uk email address....Every little helps!!Customers wanted Windows to be easier for the consumer....and Microsoft listened!Windows 7 has better ways to find and manage files-like Jump Lists, Improved Taskbar and previews-to help you speed through everyday tasks. It's designed for faster and more reliable performance, so your PC just works the way you want it to. With 64 Bit support, you can take full advantage of the latest powerful PCs. And great features like Homegroup, Windows Media Centre, and Windows Touch make new things possible.

is there anything to stop someone who isnt a student registering?!
does it count if my little one is at pre school?!!

Goose74;6741323

Can I upgrade to 64 bit windows if I only have 32 bit Vista?cheers



You cant "upgrade" but you can if you clean install.

ah really, shame. so if I "clean install" microsoft might unauthenticate me at some future stage?

Goose74;6741428

ah really, shame. so if I "clean install" microsoft might unauthenticate … ah really, shame. so if I "clean install" microsoft might unauthenticate me at some future stage?



I really doubt it. Once you've clean installed it will look like the full version to Microsoft. From what I've heard they haven't even stopped the people using pirated copies yet :roll:

jazid;6741399

Misleading post - please state that this is offer is for Students and … Misleading post - please state that this is offer is for Students and Parents only. Voted cold only because the OP hasn't been bothered into include this very important caveat.



Although I agree that the T&C of the deal do need highlighting that doesnt turn the deal itself cold.

I thought it was the deal we voted on - not how well presented it is in HUKD.

...............or did someone get out of bed on the wrong side :roll:

Perhaps a silly question ( as the chart makes no mention of it) but can you upgrade from Windows 7 Premium using this ?

jazid;6741479

Perhaps a silly question ( as the chart makes no mention of it) but can … Perhaps a silly question ( as the chart makes no mention of it) but can you upgrade from Windows 7 Premium using this ?



As long as its a legit copy I cant see any reason why not - not sure if you'll need to clean install though.

I do have a retail copy of windows7 ultimate cost £150
can I simply take the cdkey from this package and use the existing dvd to install? :-D
Thanks for any advise in advance

jazid;6741399

Misleading post - please state that this is offer is for Students and … Misleading post - please state that this is offer is for Students and Parents only.


I concur, would the OP please amend the title to show that this is STUDENT software. :x
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