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Windows 7: How MS Increases Profits

05 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Basic, 64 bit
 
 
How MS Increases Profits

Every time someone buys a computer with Windows pre-installed, MS makes a profit. There is a fairly constant stream of new users, and a fairly constant stream of people buying a new computer because their old one broke down; so how do they increase profits?

1) Come out with a new OS, so people will buy it and install it on their old computer, even though it hasn't worn out yet.

2) Get people so excited about the new OS that they'll buy a new computer that has the new OS pre-installed.

Folks, this is no big secret.
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05 Apr 2012   #2

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vince53 View Post
Folks, this is no big secret.
So why did you feel the need to share?
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05 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Basic, 64 bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vince53 View Post
Folks, this is no big secret.
So why did you feel the need to share?
Because various posts indicate that many people don't know this.
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05 Apr 2012   #4

 

Really, I ain't spotted any!!!
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05 Apr 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vince53 View Post
Because various posts indicate that many people don't know this.
But, what about below??


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vince53 View Post
Folks, this is no big secret.
MS doesn't care if you buy Windows in a box off the retail shelf, or from buying a new computer that has Windows preinstalled that the OEM paid MS for a volume license and now you buying it from the OEM.

It's no different than any other business in that they want you to get excited about their new product, and purchase it.
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05 Apr 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vince53 View Post
Every time someone buys a computer with Windows pre-installed, MS makes a profit. There is a fairly constant stream of new users, and a fairly constant stream of people buying a new computer because their old one broke down; so how do they increase profits?

1) Come out with a new OS, so people will buy it and install it on their old computer, even though it hasn't worn out yet.

2) Get people so excited about the new OS that they'll buy a new computer that has the new OS pre-installed.

Folks, this is no big secret.
This is what every company does.
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05 Apr 2012   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

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05 Apr 2012   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

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Don't let Apple know
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05 Apr 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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Don't let Apple know
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Too late by the looks of it....


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05 Apr 2012   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

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Don't let Apple know
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Too late by the looks of it....
Not my fault
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