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Windows 7: 7 Pricing too high say Dell


30 May 2009   #1

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7 Pricing too high say Dell

Darrel Ward, director of product management:

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I can tell you that the licensing tiers at retail are more expensive than they were for Vista
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...Schools and government agencies may not be able to afford the additional cost.
Dell says Windows 7 price is possible barrier | Nanotech - The Circuits Blog - CNET News

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30 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 64 Home Premium
 
 

Uhh, I have to wonder why they insist on the premium price?

Who is going to move from Xp, Linux or Vista if its too expensive?

Hell even an early adopters discount would be nice...
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30 May 2009   #3

 
 

The price is the only thing that's souring my Seven experience.
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30 May 2009   #4

Windows: 7100 RC1 & Vista SP2
 
 

Imagine if Microsoft becomes the next GM? You'd think they'd start becoming more humble instead of ignoring their own greed which was a big downfall of the banking industry. Lower prices for 7 SHOULD be the order for the day considering Vista was a disater for their reputation despite finally getting it right since SP1 and now SP2.
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31 May 2009   #5

Windows 7 build 7201
 
 

May be we should sign a petition to Microsoft, considering they are building 7 based on our feedbacks.

Pricing is the biggest deterrent for most people when adopting Vista, and it still is. If MS wants more sale and less piracy, a much lower pricing model should be adopted. At a lower price, XP-users will more than likely flock to use Windows 7
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31 May 2009   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

So, do we actually know what the price will be?
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31 May 2009   #7

Windows 7 x64 (RTM via MSDN)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wpurcell View Post
So, do we actually know what the price will be?
And that's the real question. We don't know. What we do know is that Dell is fishing for a lower price. They are trying real hard to manipulate the pricing with this pre-emptive strike.

Do you have any idea what Dell pays for OEM Vista. Rumor I heard was Home Premium OEM for Dell was under $60. What are they crying about?

PhreePhly
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31 May 2009   #8

Windows® 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

No-one knows for sure the exact price of what all the 7 OS are going to be on the final release, but I would imagine that Ultimate will be at around $300 "Retail".
So I'm going to see if they have the Upgrade version like they did with Vista for half price ($150) & upgrade it to itself like in Vista!
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31 May 2009   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I think an upgrade version will work as long as you have a copy of a previous Win OS. This has worked in the past for me with XP.
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31 May 2009   #10

Windows® 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wpurcell View Post
I think an upgrade version will work as long as you have a copy of a previous Win OS. This has worked in the past for me with XP.
Windows will upgrade to itself...this is where the double install of Windows 7 comes into effect so you can do a clean installation of Windows 7 without upgrading from a previous OS using the upgrade DVD.
This method worked with Vista & I see no reason why this wouldn't also work with Windows 7.
But if all else fails I CAN upgrade from Vista Ultimate if I have too to get the discounted price.

More info on this method at Windows Secrets.
Get Vista upgrade, never pay full price

"Use Vista's 'upgrade' version to clean-install "

The secret is that the setup program in Vista's upgrade version will accept an installed copy of XP, W2K, or an unactivated copy of Vista itself as evidence of a previous installation.
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