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Windows 7: Which to buy - Upgrade or Full for RC computer


27 Jun 2009   #21

Win 7 Ultimate 64bit Signature Edition
 
 

Can someone explain this email I received from Microsoft this morning? It appears to me unless I am reading this wrong, that all Windows 7 RC user are eligible for the upgrade.

"You've been using Windows® 7 for a while now, and we hope you've been enjoying a simpler PC experience. Because you've been a loyal Windows customer, we're offering you the Windows 7 upgrade at a great introductory price* - only $49.99 for Home Premium or $99.99 for Professional. It's our way of saying thanks for trying it out. To take advantage of this deal, pre-order your copy while supplies last."


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27 Jun 2009   #22

Windows 7 Ultimate retail // Windows 7 build 7264 x64, Vista Home Premium SP2 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fishdoc View Post
Can someone explain this email I received from Microsoft this morning? It appears to me unless I am reading this wrong, that all Windows 7 RC user are eligible for the upgrade.

"You've been using Windows® 7 for a while now, and we hope you've been enjoying a simpler PC experience. Because you've been a loyal Windows customer, we're offering you the Windows 7 upgrade at a great introductory price* - only $49.99 for Home Premium or $99.99 for Professional. It's our way of saying thanks for trying it out. To take advantage of this deal, pre-order your copy while supplies last."
I think that microsoft assumes everyone is dual-booting with vista or xp, they have said in earlier statements that RC to retail must be a clean install. But that could change. But yeah, I think they assume we're all dual-booting. (I am lol)
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27 Jun 2009   #23

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fishdoc View Post
Can someone explain this email I received from Microsoft this morning? It appears to me unless I am reading this wrong, that all Windows 7 RC user are eligible for the upgrade.

"You've been using Windows® 7 for a while now, and we hope you've been enjoying a simpler PC experience. Because you've been a loyal Windows customer, we're offering you the Windows 7 upgrade at a great introductory price* - only $49.99 for Home Premium or $99.99 for Professional. It's our way of saying thanks for trying it out. To take advantage of this deal, pre-order your copy while supplies last."
that's the pre-order deal currently on offer at the m$ store
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27 Jun 2009   #24

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PatsBard View Post
I did a clean install of Windows 7 RC on my laptop since it had a new HD and no OS on it. Would I be able to use an Upgrade option on it (upgrading from RC) or do I have to buy the full version?
You can do a RC to RTM upgrade microsoft has said that here and in the windows 7 upgrade test matrix doc.
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27 Jun 2009   #25

Win 7 Ultimate 64bit Signature Edition
 
 

Yeah, if you click on the pre-order your copy link, you get this. That would indicate that the RC users are eligible. I will follow up with a call Monday to Microsoft.

Windows 7 is coming on October 22. Here’s an easy way to get a great deal. Pre-order a Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade for $49** or a Windows 7 Professional Upgrade for $99.** That’s at least half off the suggested retail prices. This offer is available through participating retailers. Pick one below and pre-order today. They’ll tell you how to get your copy.
Then sit back and relax. Your hard work is being rewarded.
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27 Jun 2009   #26

Windows 7 build 7201
 
 

damn and I won't get it.
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19 Sep 2009   #27
Eagleshadow

 
Full OS or Upgrade

I have a Dell Dimension 8400 with XP. I plan to switch to Windows 7. Two questions: Is the 1 meg of ram on board sufficient? I do no graphics or gaming. Mostly web crusing. If my harddrive were to fail or I needed to replace the motherboard in the future would I have to have the full version of Windows 7?
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19 Sep 2009   #28

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

1 GB (not meg) of ram is sufficient for your stated purposes.

I think there would be a way to reinstall the upgrade version if the failures you mentioned occurred. Worst case, if you couldn't reinstall, you could always call Microsoft and explain what happened and I'm pretty sure they would give you a special key or some way to get it working again.
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17 Mar 2010   #29

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Buying OEM is much cheaper and I just called TigerDirect to make sure it came with a key.
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17 Mar 2010   #30

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zomby88 View Post
Buying OEM is much cheaper and I just called TigerDirect to make sure it came with a key.
Curious... Why do you reply and resurrect 5 month old post?
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