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Windows 7: Thinking About Upgrading

24 Sep 2009   #11
QuackPot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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It's the fact that it's free that MS might have attached some strings to it.
Check out what the MSDNAA license are about. You may not be paying for it now, but considering your school paid Microsoft for the MSDNAA access, and you are paying tuition to attend that school...you might want to reconsider when you call it free.
That's what ran through my mind about this. I'll need to see my lecturer about it. It wouldn't surprise me in the least if this was the case.


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24 Sep 2009   #12
QuackPot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harpua View Post
May not apply to you but I just thought I'd mention that as hard drives are so cheap these days, I think it's worth considering keeping a recent backup clone of your hard drive after you get it all installed and set up (or you could just do a compressed back up image. I do both, but I like clones better.) Anyway, if you do that, you can always just pop in a recent cloned drive of your installation and then you can avoid reinstalling or reactivating, assuming the clone is going into the same machine that the clone was made from.
I have a backup of my laptop just after I loaded up vista for ths first time which is burned to a DVD. I'll be doing the same with W7 if and when I get it.
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24 Sep 2009   #13
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

Cool that you can fit everything on a DVD. My backups are over 100 GB so that won't work for me unfortunately. Maybe when huge flash drives/cards get cheap enough, that would be a cool thing to back up to.

But I do like to be able to just swap in a cloned hard drive to get up and running again with everything configured and more or less up to date, in just 3 minutes with a Phillips head screwdriver.

I suppose I should split my partition up but I've never gotten around to it.

Oh, and don't say "if and when" about getting W7. It's awesome. You'll love it. Don't think twice about not doing it.
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24 Sep 2009   #14
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

That's very good advice about the backing up, you definitely won't go wrong by doing that.
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24 Sep 2009   #15
QuackPot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harpua View Post
Cool that you can fit everything on a DVD. My backups are over 100 GB so that won't work for me unfortunately. Maybe when huge flash drives/cards get cheap enough, that would be a cool thing to back up to.

But I do like to be able to just swap in a cloned hard drive to get up and running again with everything configured and more or less up to date, in just 3 minutes with a Phillips head screwdriver.

I suppose I should split my partition up but I've never gotten around to it.

Oh, and don't say "if and when" about getting W7. It's awesome. You'll love it. Don't think twice about not doing it.
I really want windows 7 but it all depends if my Uni will allow it or not through MSDNAA. But it's going to 20 on a MS deal which I'll get as an xmas present should MSDNAA go tit's up.
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24 Sep 2009   #16
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

It's well worth it even if you have to pay a small amount.

I got it from Technet, but I'll soon be getting another FREE less restricted Ultimate license ("Signature Edition," whatever that is) from being a "Confirmed Windows Launch Party Host."

I'm actually looking forward to doing the party thing. Hoping it might give my nascient consulting business a boost.
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