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Windows 7: Will Win7 Pro (Full Install) price go down?

18 Aug 2009   #1
s0me0ne

Windows 7 RC 64bit
 
 
Will Win7 Pro (Full Install) price go down?

$300 is a lot for an OS, too much infact . I need that XP Mode so I'll have to get Professional (Full Install version since I never got Vista). Plus I'm sure MS added some network limits like they did with XP Home and Pro (I think XP Home had like a 5 limit connection on a network).

Did Vista's price ever go down after release or was the OEM version cheaper when it was available?


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18 Aug 2009   #2
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Not to sure about the price going down but there is a tutorial to show what features each version has. Just so you may find what you need in the version you decide to purchase. Good luck to you.
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18 Aug 2009   #3
Mystere

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

[QUOTE=s0me0ne;229263]$300 is a lot for an OS, too much infact/QUOTE]

No, the price never "went down", nor will 7's in all likelyhood.

However, there are a number of different ways to get full versions of what you want for reduced prices. These include:

1) Technet ($349, but includes a lot of other stuff and there are discounts available from several places)

2) OEM Copies. We don't know what OEM pricing on 7 will be, but basing it on Vista then you should be able to get a full OEM copy of 7 Ultimat for about $189 from places like NewEgg.

3) Action Pak ($400, but gives you 10 licenses + other stuff)

4) Student Discounts. If you're a student (or know someone who is), you will be able to get it at a reduced price via your school.
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18 Aug 2009   #4
masterB

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by s0me0ne View Post
$300 is a lot for an OS, too much infact
No, the price never "went down", nor will 7's in all likelyhood.

However, there are a number of different ways to get full versions of what you want for reduced prices. These include:

1) Technet ($349, but includes a lot of other stuff and there are discounts available from several places)

2) OEM Copies. We don't know what OEM pricing on 7 will be, but basing it on Vista then you should be able to get a full OEM copy of 7 Ultimat for about $189 from places like NewEgg.

3) Action Pak ($400, but gives you 10 licenses + other stuff)

4) Student Discounts. If you're a student (or know someone who is), you will be able to get it at a reduced price via your school.
Just got the student discount!
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18 Aug 2009   #5
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Also keep in mind that you if you need support for XP or another OS..that you can install some other type of virtualization software like VMWare or Sun VirtualBox and could install XP onto that. So, you don't really need Windows 7 Pro to be able to run an XP virtual machine. Now, maybe there is some specific feature about the virtual XP mode that you really need...but I don't think some people realize that the ability to do this is freely available on XP, Vista or Win7.
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18 Aug 2009   #6
s0me0ne

Windows 7 RC 64bit
 
 

The problem is that windows' licensing.

If i bought another copy of XP pro for use on my win7 computer in a vm, it would only work on that win7 computer, since whenever you move that vm to another computer it updates the vm's hardware and thus would invalidate the license. I might as well just get the win7 pro version and stick with a free XP vm that only works on that machine.

its the main reason I stick with win2000 for all my vms. I'll probably have to have a XP box via KVM, but VMs are much easier to deal with.
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