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Windows 7: Upgrading Vista to Windows 7: what's the lowest-price path???

02 Nov 2012   #1
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 
Upgrading Vista to Windows 7: what's the lowest-price path???

apparently I'm not a very good windows 8 salesman !
someone I've done work for wants to keep an older HP laptop, and put windows 7 on it despite the sweet pricing on windows 8.
If I just wander out and buy a license at bestbuy... that's EXPENSIVE!!
What's the best pricing you know of? I think they have teachers in the fam somewhere but I dunno if there is a deal for 'education'


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02 Nov 2012   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Did you run Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor on the XP laptop to make sure the hardware will handle Windows 7?

It's going to run you around $140 for Windows 7 while you can go to Windows 8 for $40. With a little work you can make Windows 8 look and feel a lot like Windows 7.
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03 Nov 2012   #3
hArLtRoN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Make sure you run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor as said by the previous poster.

Newegg.com has Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64 and 32 bit OEM for $99
http://www.Newegg.com/Product/Produc...tem=32-116-986

I can't remember enough to tell you the differences between a normal version and an OEM version. MAKE SURE YOU LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TWO VERSIONS.
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03 Nov 2012   #4
MichaelTav

W7 HP x64 SP1
 
 

I would suggest to keep away from W8.
I have a feeling it will another Vista, as most software releases are stable on the 2nd goround.
After all, W7 was Vista SP3......
W7 is stable as was XP,,,kinda,,,,wellll, XP had more holes and security vulnerability's than Swiss cheese.
W7 on x64 is good but there are more and more x64 attacks happening, but much less than x32.
I'll wait till W9 is here.

Again,,,,
If your system will upgrade to W7, then get an ISO copy of Windows 7 Home Premium SP1-U ISO from Digital River:
Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River My Digital Life

Purchase a Vista to W7 upgrade disk for the key ($40.00)
Install the ISO and the key and you should be good to go.

The HP Software Download for your product may or may not support drivers for W7 and your notebook.
Check there 1st!
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03 Nov 2012   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

An OEM version runs $99.99 : Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 32-bit - Operating Systems Is also available as 64bit version for the same price.
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03 Nov 2012   #6
gregrocker

 

Michael, where are you finding Win7 Upgrade version for $40?

Student version? Is Currency Loonies?
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03 Nov 2012   #7
MichaelTav

W7 HP x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Michael, where are you finding Win7 Upgrade version for $40?

Student version? Is Currency Loonies?
Best Buy (Canada) had them (Vista to W7) on sale, they are trying to move everything to W8.

I even have a key I can give away for the upgrade disk and key as I have a new HP Envy 17-3090NR 3D with W7.
The upgrade disk, if you rip it to a file, you can edit a specific file, reburn the disk and you will have the option to install any version of W7, as they are all on the upgrade disk.
I know that posting hacks or cracks is not allowed on the forum, so just Google this, its easy to find.
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03 Nov 2012   #8
gregrocker

 

Here's the new link for the tool to unlock all versions of Win7:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/...-Utility.shtml

I would hold onto the Win7 retail key because we've yet to see how consumers will react to a touchscreen OS for desktop usage, yet we already know Win7 is the best OS ever with millions just now discovering and falling in love with it.
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03 Nov 2012   #9
MichaelTav

W7 HP x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I believe it's similar to this one we've been giving out for years: Unlock any version eicfg removal tool

I would hold onto the Win7 retail key because we've yet to see how consumers will react to a touchscreen OS for desktop usage, yet we already know Win7 is the best OS ever with millions just now discovering and falling in love with it.
Your link didn't work, it didn't take me to the page and I didn't want to sort through them to find it.

Try this link, it will take you directly to the page:
Create Windows 7 Universal ISO With All Editions Selection On Install with ei.cfg Removal Utility My Digital Life
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03 Nov 2012   #10
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Please don't steer people away from Windows 8. It's extremely affordable and works as well or better than Windows 7 once you tame it

I dislike the Metro interface so I have my Win 8 setup to look and fell like Win 7. It's solid and fast. I'll be keeping Win 8 and using my retail version of Win 9 to upgrade my Vista laptop in the near future. Just waiting for Acronis to release the update to ATI Home 2012 then I'll make the change.
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