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Windows 7: Europe won't pay more for Windows 7. Really!

06 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 
Europe won't pay more for Windows 7. Really!

Europe won't pay more for Windows 7. Really!

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A senior Microsoft executive has denied the company will increase prices for Windows 7 upgrades in Europe because of the ongoing investigation into Internet Explorer.
Microsoft will not offer an upgrade version of Windows 7 to users in Europe. Instead they will be offered the full version for the price of an upgrade. This is because the retail version without a browser will not be ready for October and an upgrade would likely leave a version of Internet Explorer on your machine.
In a letter to the FT today Bill Veghte said: "We will not have an upgrade version available in Europe when we release the new operating system. Therefore, we've decided to offer the full version of Windows 7 to all customers at the lower upgrade price. In the future we may have an upgrade offering of Windows 7 available in Europe, and at that time we would revert to differential pricing."

The company also admitted that its recent move to offer Windows 7 without a browser was taken without the prior approval of the European Commission. The Commission gave a rather frosty reception to that bit of grandstanding.
Tip of the hat to Computerworld and its entertaining report of its spat with Waggener Edstrom, Microsoft's public relations firm over this story.
And thanks to eBuyer which has let slip UK OEM prices - Windows Vista with Windows 7 upgrade form is 90.90 for the 32-bit version and 91.20 for the 64-bit version.
Europe won't pay more for Windows 7. Really! € The Register

For all the Europeans out there! Cheers!

~Lordbob

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06 Jul 2009   #2

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

And they have such pretty blue eyes too
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06 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by petrossa View Post
And they have such pretty blue eyes too

eh?


anyway I hope its true. I dont see why we should have to pay a premium.
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06 Jul 2009   #4

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

sorry, ethnocentric thinking on my part.

In my language we have a saying: You can trust someone on his pretty blue eyes. As in: You're taken for a ride by a salespitch
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06 Jul 2009   #5

PTS-Dos
 
 

Its 49 or 50 Euros for home premium full version i read.
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06 Jul 2009   #6

W7 64b - Leopard 10.6.2 - Ubuntu 10.10 (MBP Snow Leopard 10.6.3)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by segobi View Post
Its 49 or 50 Euros for home premium full version i read.
Where did you read that?
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06 Jul 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by segobi View Post
Its 49 or 50 Euros for home premium full version i read.
WOW , this sounds too good to be true...I seriously doubt it
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06 Jul 2009   #8

PTS-Dos
 
 

dont remember the site I guess its the preorder price...
you may think its the cost for the upgrade version but its not... just the full version! They did it because we have this crappy Version "E" stuff ... because you will not be able to upgrade vista to win 7 E because of the missing Internet Explorer.
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06 Jul 2009   #9

W7 64b - Leopard 10.6.2 - Ubuntu 10.10 (MBP Snow Leopard 10.6.3)
 
 

I think that was the price for the US preorder upgrade home premium
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06 Jul 2009   #10

 
 

So it bl**dy shouldn't be!!!! Without IE8 there's no way to access the Internet
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