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Windows 7: Pre Order win 7. Why only US and Canada

10 Jul 2009   #1

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Pre Order win 7. Why only US and Canada

Hi Guys,

I want to pre order windows 7 and benefit from the low price but I notice its only for US and Canada. Why is that. Is there going to be a discount available for Europe as well.

Ok pre order ends tomorrow. I only want a download, no shipping. So if someone has an answer please be quick..Thanks

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10 Jul 2009   #2

XP Windows7
 
 

if you are from the uk the pre order starts on the 15th of this month and finishes on the 9th August

Microsoft Windows: Windows 7 Pre-Order Offer

the prices are 49.99 Home Premium and 99.99 Professional

the EU versions are Windows 7 E - Without IE

also installation requires a clean install - remembering to download an internet browser setup file prior to installing
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10 Jul 2009   #3

Seven x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ian1983 View Post
if you are from the uk the pre order starts on the 15th of this month and finishes on the 9th August

Microsoft Windows: Windows 7 Pre-Order Offer

the prices are 49.99 Home Premium and 99.99 Professional

the EU versions are Windows 7 E - Without IE

also installation requires a clean install - remembering to download an internet browser setup file prior to installing
Thanks for the quick reply. Im from the netherlands. So this pre order will this be only in Uk or Other EU contries as well.
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10 Jul 2009   #4

XP Windows7
 
 

ive just had a look and the microsoft site for the nederlands and i can't seem to find the pre order offer dates listed. But if you look here

https://windows7upgradeoption.com/

you will see it says return on 31st August to order for most EU countries

however the UK pre order starts 15th July.

sorry i cant be of more help
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10 Jul 2009   #5
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SevenSeas View Post
Hi Guys,

I want to pre order windows 7 and benefit from the low price but I notice its only for US and Canada. Why is that. Is there going to be a discount available for Europe as well.

Ok pre order ends tomorrow. I only want a download, no shipping. So if someone has an answer please be quick..Thanks
Due to an EU ruling , we will get the FULL OS , for an upgrade price. Its all down to an anti-trust case against Microsoft .

We may have to wait for it tho I'm afraid until the case is sorted out by the EU.

We wont be getting IE8 pre installed , instead we will have the option to choose the browser of our choice.Check out the thread for more info ( discussion gets a bit heated , but its all good )

Windows 7 to be shipped in Europe sans IE
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10 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

hmm why isnt ultimate mentioned in the pre-order?
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10 Jul 2009   #7

 

July 8, 2009 |
Windows 7 pricing latest: $137 family pack, steep discounts in UK

By John Lister


Across the Atlantic, British buyers will (as usual) be paying more for the software in direct comparison to the U.S., but the discounts on offer are much steeper. Whereas the advance payment offer in the U.S. cuts the price of a Home Premium upgrade from $120 to $50, the equivalent U.K. deal from some retailers is a two-thirds price cut, from 150 to 50.

Shamed in the USA again.

Actually this TREAD is rather old and very much out of DATE. The UK will have almost as good a deal as China...
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