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06 Jul 2009   #1
ian1983

XP Windows7
 
 
MS Store

Hello,

I have sent an email to ms store customer services to no avail.

i am living in the uk and i am going to pre order windows 7 home premium E

if i get it from amazon i know both x86 and x64 versions are supplied in the disk/package

...is this the same if i buy direct from microsoft and select the option to download? ...will i be able to download both versions?


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06 Jul 2009   #2
Sammy

vista x64
 
 

Yes and Yes
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12 Jul 2009   #3
TrevinC

Windows 7
 
 

I'm the Lead Program Manager for Microsoft Store.

Sammy is correct, and purchasing the download version from Microsoft Store in the EU will give you access to both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
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19 Jan 2010   #4
Kelta92

Mac OS X Snow Leopard
 
 

Hi,

I am about to purchase Windows 7 and even though I live in Sweden I do not really speak the language and the bottom line is that the laguage of IT is english.

So anyway my question is that is it possible to do that:
- I register to the US MS Store (with a fake address of course)
- and buy Windows 7 as a downloadable software?

So that I could avoid shipping fees, other additional package taxes and the software I purchase would be english.

Do you think it is possible to do the way I described it?

Thank you so much!
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19 Jan 2010   #5
TrevinC

Windows 7
 
 

Unfortunately we do not accept foreign billing addresses on the US MS Store.

However, you should be able to purchase at one of our online stores serving many markets in the EU.

Go to Microsoft Store Home and scroll to the bottom and find our "country selector" and choose the appropriate country. You will get taken to that store front and be able to purchase.
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20 Jan 2010   #6
Kelta92

Mac OS X Snow Leopard
 
 

Thanks for your answer, but I would like to make it completely clear. So if I would ONLY purchase downloadable content (so that there is no shipping at all so the address is irrelevant so I can just pick a random US address to register) do I need to have a correct billing address?
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20 Jan 2010   #7
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kelta92 View Post
Hi,

I am about to purchase Windows 7 and even though I live in Sweden I do not really speak the language and the bottom line is that the laguage of IT is english.

So anyway my question is that is it possible to do that:
- I register to the US MS Store (with a fake address of course)
- and buy Windows 7 as a downloadable software?

So that I could avoid shipping fees, other additional package taxes and the software I purchase would be english.

Do you think it is possible to do the way I described it?

Thank you so much!
In Scandinavian countries you can normally buy English versions of all Microsoft products in store. I bet when you go to any bigger software store in Sweden, you can find Windows 7 in English. Also online, here's for example one Swedish online store selling English Windows 7.

Kari
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20 Jan 2010   #8
TrevinC

Windows 7
 
 

Kelta: It doesn't make sense to try to register with a "random US address" because that needs to be a valid billing address attached to your credit card. So as I mentioned before, you cannot do this on the US Microsoft Store, but you can purchase copies from one of our online stores in the EU (e.g. Germany, UK, Netherlands, etc).
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