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Forum: General Discussion 24 Jul 2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,721
Posted By Arkhan
I've been trying out a bunch of the windows 7...

I've been trying out a bunch of the windows 7 builds. Overall, it's more stable and substantially faster than vista (especially when dealing with network tools and files).
It's marginally faster...
Forum: General Discussion 23 Jul 2009
Replies: 8
Views: 5,510
Posted By Arkhan
Still get them earlier than general availability...

Still get them earlier than general availability though. And the gold partners can use those to build their final deployment images, which you can't officially do with a technet copy...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 23 Jul 2009
Replies: 9
Views: 2,427
Posted By Arkhan
Anything after 7264 theoretically has the final...

Anything after 7264 theoretically has the final activation code in it, but it's a fair bet that microsoft activation will deny activation for those builds with an official public RTM key. Besides,...
Forum: General Discussion 23 Jul 2009
Replies: 41
Views: 14,791
Posted By Arkhan
And here's a short video...

And here's a short video (http://blogs.msdn.com/e7/archive/2009/07/22/our-next-engineering-milestone-rtm.aspx) of the 'ship room' where a representative from each team literally signed off on the RTM...
Forum: General Discussion 23 Jul 2009
Replies: 8
Views: 5,510
Posted By Arkhan
OEM copies will be available early for the big...

OEM copies will be available early for the big ones (HP, Dell etc) and small ones (microsoft gold partners). I very much doubt OEM copies will enter the retail channel for non partners, i.e. sold on...
Forum: General Discussion 20 Jul 2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,845
Posted By Arkhan
Maybe. There are two types of OEM...

Maybe.

There are two types of OEM activation. The first works like a full retail key, but only once; this is the key that comes on the COA sticker, and is a single computer activation which...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 20 Jul 2009
Replies: 5
Views: 2,188
Posted By Arkhan
What you're asking is, is windows 7 free if you...

What you're asking is, is windows 7 free if you have a genuine copy of vista. No, I'm afraid it's not, you'll need to buy an upgrade copy and install over the top of vista with 7, using your new...
Forum: General Discussion 16 Jul 2009
Replies: 19
Views: 2,159
Posted By Arkhan
This is the UK offer for windows 7 E (full, not...

This is the UK offer for windows 7 E (full, not upgrade); it only started yesterday, 15th July, and runs until 9th August. Home premium is supposed to be 49.99, and professional 99.99. Amazon were...
Forum: General Discussion 06 Jul 2009
Replies: 27
Views: 61,950
Posted By Arkhan
Each purchase is a single licence to use on a...

Each purchase is a single licence to use on a single pc (at a time). Upgrade copies require an existing licenced copy of an older version of windows on that machine also.
If you subsequently buy a...
Forum: Network & Sharing 30 Jun 2009
Replies: 5
Views: 4,022
Posted By Arkhan
One extra thing to be aware of; windows 7 has RDP...

One extra thing to be aware of; windows 7 has RDP 7 (as opposed to the 6.1 in vista) which drastically improves performance; when I was testing RDP 7 to 7 the other day, I was able to watch the bbc...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 28 Jun 2009
Replies: 30
Views: 4,722
Posted By Arkhan
One thing apple does right is the family pack for...

One thing apple does right is the family pack for osx; 5 installs off of one disc for about 30% more than a single licence, as long as they're all under one roof. Of course there's no key or...
Forum: General Discussion 28 Jun 2009
Replies: 151
Views: 14,986
Posted By Arkhan
It seems to be part of their policy; you can't...

It seems to be part of their policy; you can't upgrade from XP or Vista N versions at all, even to Win7 N or E. Of course, N versions are the same price as the normal versions, and harder to get hold...
Forum: General Discussion 28 Jun 2009
Replies: 151
Views: 14,986
Posted By Arkhan
Do an in-place upgrade from within the existing...

Do an in-place upgrade from within the existing OS (i.e. upgrade over the top), or the preferred option of booting the upgrade media, using the upgrade key, it sees the existing vista partition and...
Forum: General Discussion 27 Jun 2009
Replies: 20
Views: 5,971
Posted By Arkhan
We're a schools agreement customer, with a bunch...

We're a schools agreement customer, with a bunch of MOLP stuff for various bits we don't want to site licence. I'm trying to talk the school into adding vista business to the schools agreement, so we...
Forum: General Discussion 27 Jun 2009
Replies: 151
Views: 14,986
Posted By Arkhan
This is really sweet. This used to work in 98 and...

This is really sweet. This used to work in 98 and even XP, but they stopped it in vista; the upgrade-from version had to be installed on the HDD.

Being able to use original media to authorise a...
Forum: General Discussion 27 Jun 2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,540
Posted By Arkhan
Well, RTM will have been out for 6 months by...

Well, RTM will have been out for 6 months by then, and you'll have 3 months to get your data out between shutdowns so it should be ok! :)
Forum: General Discussion 27 Jun 2009
Replies: 20
Views: 5,971
Posted By Arkhan
As I understand it, you get time-unlimited full...

As I understand it, you get time-unlimited full install 'demos' of all the important microsoft software(desktop OS, servers, office etc etc) that you can use to build test systems with, prior to...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 27 Jun 2009
Replies: 56
Views: 4,785
Posted By Arkhan
The EU want microsoft to give other main browsers...

The EU want microsoft to give other main browsers similar prominence and availability as IE; either as an install option, a post-install screen; or even making them available through windows update,...
Forum: General Discussion 26 Jun 2009
Replies: 67
Views: 40,582
Posted By Arkhan
Another option when installing the upgrade media...

Another option when installing the upgrade media as a clean install.

Install it once without a key, as a clean temporary install, using the DVD to boot. Go all the way until the desktop. Reboot.
...
Forum: General Discussion 26 Jun 2009
Replies: 67
Views: 40,582
Posted By Arkhan
Full versions can do a clean install on a machine...

Full versions can do a clean install on a machine with no OS, upgrade requires a copy of xp or vista on that machine already (as far as the licence goes, anyway) - and it checks, so you need windows...
Forum: General Discussion 26 Jun 2009
Replies: 35
Views: 4,843
Posted By Arkhan
Yes, this should work. We won't know for certain...

Yes, this should work. We won't know for certain certain until RTM comes out, but various people in the know say it will.




That's correct-ish. If you want to do an in-place upgrade, then no,...
Forum: General Discussion 26 Jun 2009
Replies: 35
Views: 4,843
Posted By Arkhan
Yup, that's right.

Yup, that's right.
Forum: General Discussion 26 Jun 2009
Replies: 30
Views: 4,164
Posted By Arkhan
The full version you can do a clean install...

The full version you can do a clean install directly. The upgrade version needs to do an in-place upgrade, or if clean installing, there needs to be a qualifying install (xp or vista) already on the...
Forum: General Discussion 26 Jun 2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,227
Posted By Arkhan
VPN connections TO a destination work fine in...

VPN connections TO a destination work fine in vista home premium, so it should also work in windows 7 home premium. You can even have people vpn into your pc. The main difference is people connecting...
Forum: General Discussion 26 Jun 2009
Replies: 10
Views: 3,933
Posted By Arkhan
Retail (boxed) full and upgrade copies of vista...

Retail (boxed) full and upgrade copies of vista came with a single licence key that worked with both the x86 and x64 discs in the box.

The windows 7 RC keys work for both x86 and x64, so it's a...
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