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Windows 7: Windows 7E will you buy it?

View Poll Results: Will you buy Windows 7E
Yes 37 30.08%
Maybe 14 11.38%
No 53 43.09%
Will buy another version 19 15.45%
Voters: 123. You may not vote on this poll

09 Jul 2009   #1
Orbital Shark

 
 
Windows 7E will you buy it?

With Microsoft opting to exclude Internet Explorer from Windows 7 in the European Union, the big question is 'Will you buy Windows 7E?'.

My answer is 'HELL NO!!! I'm not supporting the EU in any way!!! I'd like the freedom to choose what Internet Browser I use, not have it dictated to me or removed all together!!!' i'm gonna buy the US version & hope it works with no issues
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If you do not download an Internet Browser & save to another source before installing Windows 7E you will NOT have access to the internet

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Microsoft
The E editions of Windows 7 do not contain an Internet browser. Please get a browser from Microsoft or a third party and have it on a CD/DVD or another device so it's ready to install after the Windows 7 installation is complete
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09 Jul 2009   #2
penguin17

Win7 7201 x64
 
 

I'll be buying it as it really makes no difference to me, I have all my browser installers on another drive and can always get ie8 from windows update if and when i need it.

The US version will work on anyones pc, my copy of XP has "for distribution in USA/Canada only" and i've had that re activated a few times over the phone with microsoft.
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09 Jul 2009   #3
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

I have voted maybe - as I have not decided on where to source my copies of windows 7 - I will not be rushing into it as I want to ensure that the E version is OK before I make a move

Even If I do go for the E Version I will install IE, although not my personal choice of browser, as the current No 1 browser I will have to support it
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09 Jul 2009   #4
Legacy Code

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
With Microsoft opting to exclude Internet Explorer from Windows 7 in the European Union, the big question is 'Will you buy Windows 7E?'.

My answer is 'HELL NO!!!!' i'm gonna buy the US version & hope it works with no issues
warning   Warning
If you do not download an Internet Browser & save to another source before installing Windows 7E you will NOT have access to the internet
I think i will go with the US version to be honest as i dont really want to wait till the EU version comes out .... Mr Impatient YES. Technet here i come lol.

Im pretty sure you will be able to download and install the browser of your choice in 7E, Its the whole point of what the EU are moaning about


Worst ways you will get an installation disk with a choice of web browsers on it ( but from what i gather you will get an option screen when you intally set up your OS.)
  • Chrome.
  • FireFox.
  • IE8. (Thats if they are even allowed to offer you it ?)
  • Maxthon.
  • Opera.
  • Safari .
Think that will be about it
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09 Jul 2009   #5
spliff

7600x64 RTM
 
 

Actually, I have never bought an os and hope never have to.
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09 Jul 2009   #6
knuckles84

Windows 7 / Linux Mint
 
 

I will buy it 2x perhaps 3x.

One for me, one for my Girlfriend, and a HomePremium for a next Netbook (I wil not use a starter edition)

That the IE is not included is a good thing for me, so I do not need to uninstall it
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09 Jul 2009   #7
manosdoc

Windows 7 / W2k8 R2
 
 

No.
It will have the luck of Edition N. Microsoft did a hat trick with EU here.
IE and its libraries are rather important. An integrated product is better than adding executives later.

No. I will go for Full Retail code.
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09 Jul 2009   #8
Fliplip

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spliff View Post
Actually, I have never bought an os and hope never have to.
Well i was like that until recently.

My PC is becoming a bit unstable (ive update from 7077 to 7260 via a few builds) so i do need to start from scratch soon.
So yes, of course ill be buying W7E. In fact ill be pre ordering it for £49 next week if i can.

Cant say i use IE much and ill have FF3.5.xx on disc ready.
I already have a bootable SD card with the latest build and any extras i need to install, ill just replace the old files with the new ones from the W7E download/disc.
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09 Jul 2009   #9
Asgaro

Windows 7 | b7100 | 64 bits
 
 

I'm going for the E-version because I never use IE
This is NOT because I dislike IE's market share but purely because I've been a Firefox user since v1.5!
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09 Jul 2009   #10
Fliplip

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

The only slight worry i have is that some programs (Newsleecher being one of them) uses IE to display its news page. Im wondering if MS are leaving all the code out or just the main browser app.
Still, its not a problem to install IE8 as soon as i need it.
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