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Windows 7: So if I were to buy Vista Ultimate Upgrade now...

15 Jul 2009   #1
Rising

Windows 7 RC
 
 
So if I were to buy Vista Ultimate Upgrade now...

Would I be eligible to receive a Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade? I know if I were to buy the Vista Ultimate full version, I'd be eligible for a W7 Upgrade but what about the Ultimate Upgrade version? I'm currently a student and I can get Vista Ultimate Upgrade for $65 via Microsoft's ultimate steal deal. I'd get that now if I knew I could get W7 Ultimate Upgrade free (or $10 shipping/handling). I'd also like to know if I'd actually get the boxed version since I hate disk sleeves.


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15 Jul 2009   #2
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

No it does not qualify for the Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program
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15 Jul 2009   #3
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rising View Post
Would I be eligible to receive a Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade? I know if I were to buy the Vista Ultimate full version, I'd be eligible for a W7 Upgrade but what about the Ultimate Upgrade version? I'm currently a student and I can get Vista Ultimate Upgrade for $65 via Microsoft's ultimate steal deal. I'd get that now if I knew I could get W7 Ultimate Upgrade free (or $10 shipping/handling). I'd also like to know if I'd actually get the boxed version since I hate disk sleeves.
I believe that you can upgrade from XP (am I right?)

If not, then there might be a student discount......

~Lordbob
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15 Jul 2009   #4
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
I believe that you can upgrade from XP (am I right?)

If not, then there might be a student discount......

~Lordbob
I think your mixing this up with the upgrade disc's

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YupYup View Post
The "Upgrade Option Program" is a completely different program intended to give you a free copy of windows 7 when you purchase a qualifying vista version or a new machine that comes with vista preinstalled. If you are looking to purchase a windows 7 upgrade disc you are looking in the wrong area, you will need to visit the microsoft store for your country or online retailer.
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16 Jul 2009   #5
Rising

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YupYup View Post
No it does not qualify for the Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program
Okay, I read that and it states:

"Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Starter Edition, and all editions of Windows XP as well as ROEM SKUs, COEM SKUs, Academic SKUs and volume license SKUs are not eligible for the Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program"

It says nothing of the Upgrade editions of Vista, unless you're referring to the "Academic SKU"? Or is that something different?
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16 Jul 2009   #6
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rising View Post
Okay, I read that and it states:

"Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Starter Edition, and all editions of Windows XP as well as ROEM SKUs, COEM SKUs, Academic SKUs and volume license SKUs are not eligible for the Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program"

It says nothing of the Upgrade editions of Vista, unless you're referring to the "Academic SKU"? Or is that something different?
Yes i was referring to the "Academic SKU"
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16 Jul 2009   #7
Rising

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Heh, figures. Not really surprised though considering. Hopefully W7 Ultimate shows up as a student deal shortly after release. Considering they'd like to bury Vista after 7 comes out, I don't see why not. Thanks for the help.
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06 Oct 2009   #8
gregrocker

 

You can get $29 Windows 7 Pro NOW with .edu email addy, calling MS.

Full Retail Version of Pro For Students only 29.99
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06 Oct 2009   #9
Ryan2320

Windows Seven x64
 
 

Like gregrocker said you can ONLY GET Home or Pro not Ultimate versions if you are a student.. For only $30 not including shipping..

I was able to get Pro the FULL Version (according to the rep) for only $36


!!YOU HAVE TO BE A STUDENT IN ORDER TO GET THIS DEAL!!
AND AN E-MAIL ADDRESS WITH .edu

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You can get $29 Windows 7 Pro NOW with .edu email addy, calling MS.

Full Retail Version of Pro For Students only 29.99

Hope this Helps..
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