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Windows 7: Why not MS sell Win 7 OS via Steam ?

15 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
 
 
Why not MS sell Win 7 OS via Steam ?

Why not Microsoft sells Win 7 version downloadable via Steam much cheaper than media DVD and dull retail boxes ?, Steam take PC games over than retail boxes and offers great deal of prices for PC games.

I would love to buy full version downloadable for Win 7 OS Pro or Ultimate for less $100 with clean key and unlimited reinstall OS.

I am still running with Win 7 x64 7232 with rc key till 3/2010.

Just my 2 cents.

dg

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15 Jul 2009   #2

win7
 
 

why would they even consider this? they can charge anything they want, and people will pay and they know it.. silly to think of lowering prices and profits... its a business....
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15 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 Pro (MSDN)
 
 

The Microsoft Store offers digital download delivery of Windows 7 (if you pre-ordered Windows 7, you'll notice the option). They don't offer a discount for the download version, though (except that it has no shipping cost).
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15 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 ultimate RTM x64
 
 

it may conflict with GLaDOS
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15 Jul 2009   #5

Windows-7 64bit, Mac OS X 10.5 leopard, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

my opinion is that steam should stay a online gaming service and not be a distributor of operating systems and applications but they are selling a downloadable version of windows-7 in iso form upon release
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15 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMax View Post
it may conflict with GLaDOS
lol. portal rocks!

besides. how do you expect to reinstall your os when the thing installing it, gets formatted? well one could argue that you can download it through steam, and then burn it to a cd! ....... just go to the store.... less pain, more 7
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15 Jul 2009   #7

7600x64 RTM
 
 

So, w/ technet if I subscribe, I can get 7 ult w/ valid key? How does that work? Advantages?
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15 Jul 2009   #8
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Windows 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spliff View Post
So, w/ technet if I subscribe, I can get 7 ult w/ valid key? How does that work? Advantages?
I think the details are in the agreement which you'll receive.

For Vista it was one key for every product, including Ultimate, which was good for activation on up 10 PCs.
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15 Jul 2009   #9

Windows 7 64-bit (7127) & Mac OS X 10.5.7
 
 

Because Steam is crap. But even then, for OS distribution!? That's the most retarded idea I've ever read. Being able to download the OS you paid for is one thing, but doing it through Steam makes no sense.
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16 Jul 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMax View Post
it may conflict with GLaDOS
Probably. She might have another meltdown!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr Puffin View Post
my opinion is that steam should stay a online gaming service and not be a distributor of operating systems and applications but they are selling a downloadable version of windows-7 in iso form upon release
Agreed.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spliff View Post
So, w/ technet if I subscribe, I can get 7 ult w/ valid key? How does that work? Advantages?
You can get up to 10 keys, with 10 acts each. For only $350. The catch, is that it is for "testing", and must be uninstalled after your Sub ends. Though it is up to you to do this, they do not enforce it (much?).

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jon55 View Post
Because Steam is crap. But even then, for OS distribution!? That's the most retarded idea I've ever read. Being able to download the OS you paid for is one thing, but doing it through Steam makes no sense.
Steam is actually a really great program. But, as Puffin said above, it should stay a game service.

~Lordbob
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