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Windows 7: Microsoft tries to make Windows 7 easier to open


06 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 
Microsoft tries to make Windows 7 easier to open

Microsoft tries to make Windows 7 easier to open

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Microsoft is trying to make Windows 7 easier than Windows Vista on many levels--right down to the box it comes in.
Microsoft aims to make Windows 7 easier to use, even when it comes to getting the disc out of the box.
(Credit: Microsoft)
One of the many criticisms of Windows Vista was the incredibly complex packaging that Microsoft used for both Vista and Office 2007. In an effort to prevent theft and piracy, Microsoft created boxes that required their own set of instructions to open.
In a blog posting on Wednesday, Microsoft said it will use a package that is shaped similarly to the Vista one. However, the box will open more like a standard DVD case.
The case, which will be recyclable, will contain just the disc and a getting started guide. Overall, Microsoft said it reduced the packaging weight by 37 percent.
Microsoft plans to start selling Windows 7 on October 22, although pre-sales of the product as well as a free upgrade program for new PC buyers are expected to both kick off on Friday.
Microsoft tries to make Windows 7 easier to open | Beyond Binary - CNET News

That is pretty sad. Its own INSTRUCTIONS!?!?!??!?!

~Lordbob

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06 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

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for those who don't have opposable thumbs thumbs (irony), windows will now be distributed in a bland, boring case that will not entertain at all while you install it. back to you, in the news room.
well thats a relief. dont know how i'd manage to open the 'switchblade' box without some kind of detailed instruction sheet, with poorly drawn illustrations, and written in a language that i'll never be able to read (Aztecan?)......

j/k, it's the inside that counts.

im going to bed
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06 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

That's OK. One day it will just be downloaded by all, so no need to worry about opening anything.
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06 Jul 2009   #4
LFB

Windows7 Enterprise SP1 x64 (Technet)
 
 

damn... I like that box... lol





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06 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I do too :/
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06 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

I liked the box also, better then those paper packaging.
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06 Jul 2009   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LFB View Post
damn... I like that box... lol






What was so hard about the opening of that box that required a new packaging?
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06 Jul 2009   #8
Legacy Code

 

I wonder how much money was spent on box devolpment and if they had beta testers working the bugs out lol.

Now you know why the full product ( without upgrade options and discounts) is so expensive....
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06 Jul 2009   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Almost tempted to spend the extra $33 and get the boxed version.

Maybe they will just sell me the box without the dvd's.
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06 Jul 2009   #10

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Almost tempted to spend the extra $33 and get the boxed version.

Maybe they will just sell me the box without the dvd's.
LOL

Special Edition Windows 7 Boxes!
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