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    I have my Win 7

    What's in the box...

    Well 2 DVD's and a key..

    That's it really.

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    Original Poster

    http://i35.tinypic.com/2hd8vib.jpg

    I got it, aint installed it yet, let me know if its worth it.

    Who did you order with?

    I am waiting for ones from Amazon, Argos and Tesco, hopefully one of them will beat the postal strike.

    Who did you order with,Just checked Amazon and not shipped mine yet,

    Banned

    Got mine too - here's a picture

    http://jmobley123.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/blue-screen-of-death1.jpg

    black gerbil1;6619834

    I got it, aint installed it yet, let me know if its worth it.



    What you upgrading from? I used the RC version on my netbook and the full version on a proper system, Windows 7 is the best Windows yet. That said, on a decent spec PC it really isn't that different to Vista, on a low spec machine it is still slower than XP. I'm only installing the copy on my main PC till I have decided if it is worth paying out for on my media centers and portables.

    FilthAndFurry;6619889

    Got mine too - here's a picture



    Looks like you need to run memtest ;-)

    sibeer;6619930

    Looks like you need to run memtest ;-)



    or install windows 7, what with that error being from Windows XP :whistling:

    Babbabooey;6619934

    or install windows 7, what with that error being from Windows XP … or install windows 7, what with that error being from Windows XP :whistling:




    lol. love it people trying to pass xp off as windows 7, been running windows 7 now for over a month now lot slicker than vista, have recomeded to many and is our project for next year to run out across the company, well done microsoft for once a product that works,

    lomaxm01;6619974

    lol. love it people trying to pass xp off as windows 7, been running … lol. love it people trying to pass xp off as windows 7, been running windows 7 now for over a month now lot slicker than vista, have recomeded to many and is our project for next year to run out across the company, well done microsoft for once a product that works,


    agreed ive been using RC for a few months and i actually like it, opposed to i still hate vista.
    I have even thought about buying it its that good...and i never even paid for XP (my company did :whistling: )

    sibeer;6619925

    What you upgrading from? I used the RC version on my netbook and the full … What you upgrading from? I used the RC version on my netbook and the full version on a proper system, Windows 7 is the best Windows yet. That said, on a decent spec PC it really isn't that different to Vista, on a low spec machine it is still slower than XP. I'm only installing the copy on my main PC till I have decided if it is worth paying out for on my media centers and portables.



    XP but I was gonna dual boot

    Original Poster

    sibeer;6619862

    Who did you order with?I am waiting for ones from Amazon, Argos and … Who did you order with?I am waiting for ones from Amazon, Argos and Tesco, hopefully one of them will beat the postal strike.




    I had ordered with Tesco and Currys.

    This was the currys one £44

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    Babbabooey;6619934

    or install windows 7, what with that error being from Windows XP … or install windows 7, what with that error being from Windows XP :whistling:



    It was a joke - the truth is my computer hasn't crashed for about 3 years:thumbsup:

    FilthAndFurry;6620055

    It was a joke - the truth is my computer hasn't crashed for about 3 … It was a joke - the truth is my computer hasn't crashed for about 3 years:thumbsup:



    No Claims Discount. :thinking:

    Banned

    black gerbil1;6619834

    I got it, aint installed it yet, let me know if its worth it.



    Good to see you're upgrading from Windows 98. :thumbsup:

    Banned

    Thats windows xp error

    Banned

    lumoruk;6620125

    Thats windows xp error



    [COLOR="RoyalBlue"][SIZE="2"][FONT="Century Gothic"]yeah.. everyone else worked that out on page 1.

    Why the excitement? I, and seemingly most others on here, have had it since it RTM'd.[/FONT][/SIZE][/COLOR]

    FilthAndFurry;6620055

    It was a joke - the truth is my computer hasn't crashed for about 3 … It was a joke - the truth is my computer hasn't crashed for about 3 years:thumbsup:



    Thought so, but could just as easily been some pithy Linux or Mac user needing put in their place

    Oh and black gerbil1, if your computer is decent specs, particularly if you use for gaming, then Windows 7 is the way to go. When I set up Vista on my main machine about 18 months ago, I set it dual boot with XP. I was worried about compatibility with Vista 64 after the media backlash, but haven't booted XP for over a year now. Pretty much everything works with Vista / 7 these days so I won't be dual booting when I format this time.

    vibeone;6620196

    [COLOR="RoyalBlue"][SIZE="2"][FONT="Century Gothic"]yeah.. everyone else … [COLOR="RoyalBlue"][SIZE="2"][FONT="Century Gothic"]yeah.. everyone else worked that out on page 1.Why the excitement? I, and seemingly most others on here, have had it since it RTM'd.[/FONT][/SIZE][/COLOR]



    Because it is the first sign of the delivery of retail copies that many of us have ordered. I know I have waited to format my main system till I have everything in hand as I don't want to install a activation work around. Not worth installing with an activation countdown as the key may not be the exact version match for the version installed and that would mean formatting again.

    Banned

    sibeer;6620319

    Because it is the first sign of the delivery of retail copies that many … Because it is the first sign of the delivery of retail copies that many of us have ordered. I know I have waited to format my main system till I have everything in hand as I don't want to install a activation work around. Not worth installing with an activation countdown as the key may not be the exact version match for the version installed and that would mean formatting again.


    [SIZE="2"][FONT="Century Gothic"][COLOR="RoyalBlue"]
    I didn't mean installing a crack or countdown reset... its been RTMd and from past deals, it seemed a lot of people on here had either MSDN or Technet subscriptions etc.[/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE]

    Hi, where is the best place to get this without downloading it? i downloaded a version a couple of months ago but never installed was too scared in case it ruined my lappy/hard drive lol.

    Banned

    mine just arrived too.

    ordered from dixons for £42 (plus £2 quidco)

    just waiting for the ebuyer value PC to arrive now (£219) as sold my old PC for £150

    happy days

    vibeone;6620346

    [SIZE="2"][FONT="Century Gothic"][COLOR="RoyalBlue"]I didn't mean … [SIZE="2"][FONT="Century Gothic"][COLOR="RoyalBlue"]I didn't mean installing a crack or countdown reset... its been RTMd and from past deals, it seemed a lot of people on here had either MSDN or Technet subscriptions etc.[/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE]



    They canceled the MSDN / Technet subscription loop hole that was popular on here well before the Win 7 final codes were available. To my knowledge most people on here don't have subscriptions and even if you do they are for testing use only :whistling:

    There are very good OEM bios emulation installs for cracked versions, basically it works from the Dell or similar type volume license install. If you install the right version of Windows on a PC that has the correct OEM identification then it will always validate fine. In reality this is just as illegal as misusing the MSDN / Technet subscriptions.

    Personally I think this is a fair priced product at around £50 for a retail version. If you can afford a PC to run it on then really you can afford the OS too, but obviously not everyone thinks like that.

    Banned

    vibeone;6620196

    [COLOR="RoyalBlue"][SIZE="2"][FONT="Century Gothic"]yeah.. everyone else … [COLOR="RoyalBlue"][SIZE="2"][FONT="Century Gothic"]yeah.. everyone else worked that out on page 1.FONT][/SIZE][/COLOR]



    I was typing on my mobile :roll:

    Could anyone answer a silly question...

    I have a genuine copy of office 2007 but I have used all the licences, so if I was to upgrade to Windows 7 would I have to buy another copy of office?

    sibeer;6622879

    They canceled the MSDN / Technet subscription loop hole that was popular … They canceled the MSDN / Technet subscription loop hole that was popular on here well before the Win 7 final codes were available. To my knowledge most people on here don't have subscriptions and even if you do they are for testing use only :whistling:There are very good OEM bios emulation installs for cracked versions, basically it works from the Dell or similar type volume license install. If you install the right version of Windows on a PC that has the correct OEM identification then it will always validate fine. In reality this is just as illegal as misusing the MSDN / Technet subscriptions.Personally I think this is a fair priced product at around £50 for a retail version. If you can afford a PC to run it on then really you can afford the OS too, but obviously not everyone thinks like that.



    Fair enough if it was £50 for the top package. You cannot even get the bottom package for £50 anymore and when you have 15 computers and 1 copy or having to pay for it 15 times it's a bit dear, when you have already spent money on 15 computers and 15 operating systems previously

    ltbb
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