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Windows 7: Free Upgrade to 7 ???

13 May 2009   #1
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 
Free Upgrade to 7 ???

Quote:
"I'd like to see a free upgrade [to Windows 7] for Vista Ultimate users," said Michael Cherry, an analyst with Directions on Microsoft.
Microsoft Urged to Give Vista Ultimate Users Free Windows 7 Upgrades - PC World

What are the chances of that?


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13 May 2009   #2
aussiegreen

windows 7 rc 64bit and vista 32bit
 
 

bugger all they did not do it with milleniem why would they feel obliged to do it with Vista its no where near as bad as milleniem was.
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13 May 2009   #3
fakeasdf

Win 7 Pro x64 x 3, Win 7 Pro x86, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

I wouldn't do it... Vista works just fine... Maybe the lack of drivers, and UAC being annoying was a pain in the beginning, but since sp1 vista was a solid operating system that got a bad rep...
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13 May 2009   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
bugger all
LOL
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13 May 2009   #5
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Ummm, 0 or none at all???
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13 May 2009   #6
poin2

Windows7
 
 

Well, the lack of Ultimate Extras does make the analyst suggesting it understandable.

Highly doubt they'd do it for free though, especially since there's almost certainly some legal mumbo jumbo about "no guarantees" in the Vista Ultimate stuff.

Anyway, if they were smart they'd take pricing for upgrades coming from Ultimate into account if possible, but I highly doubt they'd do it fully "free."

The big lack of follow through on those hyped Ultimate extras was pretty bad though.
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14 May 2009   #7
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

I DID read something about 2 months ago about this -- you might find that some OEM computers which will be shipped from August with VISTA already installed will offer a Free W7 upgrade.

I can't remember Chapter and verse however - but given the current state of the economy this would makle a lot of sense -- people wouldn't "Hold off" buying a computer because the new OS wasn't quite ready yet.

This article could be of interest however

Vista to Windows 7 Free Upgrade Plans Leaked? - Tom's Hardware

Cheers
jimbo
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14 May 2009   #8
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Yeah you are right there jimbo. I also read somewhere that in July anybody who purchases vista will be offered a free upgrade to windows 7.
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14 May 2009   #9
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

So everybody that has vista ultimate gets a free upgrade.... hmm
problem. There are literally millions of folks who acquired vista ultimate instead of going through the hassle of driving to the store and shelling out almost 400 dollars.
With really noway to distinguish these parties from paying customers, i doubt that will happen.
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14 May 2009   #10
poin2

Windows7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
I DID read something about 2 months ago about this -- you might find that some OEM computers which will be shipped from August with VISTA already installed will offer a Free W7 upgrade.
Yes, there's expected to be a free upgrade system for those purchasing new computers with Vista Home Premium and up starting June 26.

However, this article is about those who purchased Vista Ultimate over the last couple years not getting all the extras they were promised and thought they were paying for, and if Windows 7 should be free to all those who purchased it already.

And yes, they could have a way to distinguish legitimate Ultimate keys for such a thing.
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