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Windows 7: Check out the New Windows 7 Packaging

24 Jun 2009   #11
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TechOutsider View Post
I doubt dropping a DVD on the floor would damage it, unless you do it until the DVD physically cracks/breaks. Liquids don't damage DVDs for the most part.
You've never heard of scratched disks? With a sleeve with one end always open a simple drop on the floor could easily see one little piece of debris get caught in it right up against the side of the disk you don't want anything touching. ut oh! ssccratcchhh... aw crap!

Not everyone has a nice carpeted floor under their station for things like "ESD"! and other factors while running or working on cases. A good impact on the side of a disk extended slightly out of a sleeve can pose a problem if the disk ends up with a crack in the material. Stranger things have happened!

And what happens if you should happen to see something(any liquid actually) spilled on a cardboard which still amounts to paper sleeve? It ends rather soggy fast! At least a plastic casing can be wiped off and even washed clean and dried if that should happen.

("gee? now where did that disk sleeve slip off to I wonder? if I had a slightly larger plastic casing... )

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26 Jun 2009   #12


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26 Jun 2009   #13

Windows® 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Personally for storage & safety I would want the plastic case as for reasons stated above.
I got a LOT of DVD's & I want my Windows 7 Ultimate investment to stand out from the rest of them!
It will make it easy to find.

I wonder if you'll be able to copy the DVD without DRM removal programs?
Would be good because I really don't want to use the original for anything other than to make my installation disk Copy!

I've done this with every single game & OS I've ever owned. Keeps them Safe & in Excellent condition!
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28 Jun 2009   #14

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi all
This is still TOO MUCH packaging
After all how many of you actually travel with the DVD install disc - these days just copy the ISO to a USB or even on to the computers hard disc.

I think ALL my excessively packaged DVD's have long since been copied to HD and the packaging sent back not to Landfill but to the Retailer.

The concern over "packaging to protect the Disc" is just 100% dog poo.

If the EU had any sense it would pursue companies - especially Supermarkets who use excessive packaging rather than messing around with stupid things like should Windows ship with IE included etc etc.

You can still produce a nice Bold LOGO on a standard DVD jewell case -- we don't need those horrible thick cases anymore (not that we ever did in the first place)


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28 Jun 2009   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I like that case, simple and clean, but is a little big, but i like
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28 Jun 2009   #16
The Sly Assassin

W7 7127 X64

Packaging looks good enough, and i agree with the earlier statements, that case is better then sleeve .
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28 Jun 2009   #17
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04

The case packaging is fine, for those who think it is too much then listen to this..

Would you rather have a bulky case and protected disc, or a small case and a broken disc so you have to go out and buy a new disc, and run the chance of that breaking too?
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28 Jun 2009   #18
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

I look at that and make the comparison to what XP came in. At least MS smartened up for 7 rather then the lame sleeves previously used for XP! Even the Vista OEM disks came in a smart plastic case inserted into a sleeve rather then only a sleeve.

For those unsatisfied with the new box take a look at the selection of XP and Vista even open faced sleeves no less seen at - Operating Systems, Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows Vista 32, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Media Center, Linux

Now look at their own promo for 7 seen at - Pre-Order your Windows 7 Now!
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28 Jun 2009   #19
xan K

Windows 7 x64

nice cases! the Home Premium green retail case is mine!
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29 Jun 2009   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

I like the boxes too. Protection for the win. Also, it's easier to spot
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