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Windows 7: If I buy/activate a Vista Bus OEM now ....

11 Sep 2009   #1
wildgoat

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
If I buy/activate a Vista Bus OEM now ....

do I get a free upgrade to Win 7 Business? Atleast all laptops I'm seeing in the market have a similar offer. Does MS offer this upgrade to OEM users as well?

Thank you


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11 Sep 2009   #2
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

I think you need to be sure you get an upgrade certificate when you get vista. It's not automatic.

Ken
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11 Sep 2009   #3
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you specifically buy one that comes with a free upgrade, yes. I just bought my wife a new laptop, and specifically made sure it came with the free upgrade. You get a piece of paper in the box, to register with the OEM, and they will send you the upgrade disc on Oct 22nd. The free Vista upgrades were handled this way as well.
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12 Sep 2009   #4
wildgoat

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm buying the OEM from a dealer folks. Should I or Should I know? I'd hate to know later that I lost out on a Win 7.
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12 Sep 2009   #5
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

You can only upgrade to the same version (for free)
To upgrade to W7 Business ... The Laptop must come with Vista Business
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12 Sep 2009   #6
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Just make sure you get the certificate and you can up grade to the same version. Which repeats what every one just said.

Ken
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14 Sep 2009   #7
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wildgoat View Post
I'm buying the OEM from a dealer folks.
If they are selling it with the upgrade certificate, then go for it. If not, then wait 5 weeks and get Windows 7 when it is publicly available, and use the 90 day Enterprise RTM version of Windows 7 in the meantime.
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14 Sep 2009   #8
Crypto

Windows 7 Professional, Windows XP
 
 

Do we have Windows 7 Business ?
I guess its cheap if you wait some more time to get a Windows 7 Installed Lap
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