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Windows 7: Are you going to buy Win7 at these Prices

20 May 2009   #61
nikef

windows xp / vista /windows 7 / ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redsoxm16 View Post
no. you would have to get the final version
That is a shame ,what a wasted copy

Thanks for your help


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20 May 2009   #62
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

What's unfortunate is that some people have just bought Vista and been disappointed by it. They'll be reluctant to jump onto yet another OS. I have Vista Ultimate x64 sitting here in a brand new case and it was $200. Will I buy W7? Of course I will but the upgrade editions, while cheaper, are useless.

You HAVE to have the full retail to ensure a smooth install, hence the higher price.
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20 May 2009   #63
Ohgami

Main: Dual Boot (Vista SP2 64 Ultimate & Win7 64 7100) Laptop:Win7 64 7100
 
 

I too am a little bit unhappy with all the different versions. I had Vista Home Premium and did well with it but HAD to get Ultimate for 1 Thing!! I'd prefer if I could have used the Digital Locker feature and gave them $10-20 for the 1 Ultimate feature I needed. I know that sets a bad president but if you only need 1 or 2 Ultimate items why waste the money on it.
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20 May 2009   #64
MasterEvilAce

Win
 
 

Gotta be fake.. $200 for the starter edition?
I don't think so.

What I'd like to see (although would PREFER cheaper.. such as not $50 increments.. and would like to see ultimate at ~200$)

Starter $100
Home premium- $150
Professional - $200
Ultimate-$250
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20 May 2009   #65
Robearl2x

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

I will probably buy ultimate since by then I will be so thoroughly hooked on the product
that I really won't have a choice. I really like win seven over vista. I have them both on my laptop and I never ever use vista.
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20 May 2009   #66
12eason

Windows 7077
 
 

I would pay a quarter of that, but even then I'd still think it expensive.
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20 May 2009   #67
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 SIW2 View Post
You can expect keen pricing on upgrade discs.

There would have to be - if upgrade disc for 7 Pro was half the Retail price - say, $150 - there won't be too many takers.

If M$ want people to upgrade , they need to price that very low.
Upgrade disks are seen for far lower prices to start with since you can only see the newer version installed when starting the installer on an existing copy of a previous version. For 7 that would be 2000, XP, Vista.

The high prices everyone is complaining about are see on the full install editions whether retail or oem while the retail package contains both 32bit and 64bit versions of the same edition while oem is either one or the other bought separately. The upgrade disk for 7 Pro wouldn't be 50% at $150- but more like 75% of the retail price if the final prices are anything like seen on Vista.

That was about $260 for the Ultimate upgrade disk in early 2007, $200 for Business, and $160 for Home Premium at the time. Windows Vista pricing favors PC upgrades • The Register
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20 May 2009   #68
Snufffed

 

That is still way to much for Vista (IMHO).
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20 May 2009   #69
Night Hawk

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

I couldn't argue about that before Vista's initial release and later finding out from someone went retail not oem that both the 32bit and 64bit Ultimate editions were either included with the retail box or saw a coupon for the 64bit at that time. $399- for Ultimate was an absurb price when I had been paying $180- for 98SE and actually less for XP SP2 oem while XP Pro SP2 retail still gets close to $200 when you look around for it. Newegg.com - Microsoft Get Genuine Kit Windows XP Professional SP2 - Operating Systems
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20 May 2009   #70
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
I couldn't argue about that before Vista's initial release and later finding out from someone went retail not oem that both the 32bit and 64bit Ultimate editions were either included with the retail box or saw a coupon for the 64bit at that time. $399- for Ultimate was an absurb price when I had been paying $180- for 98SE and actually less for XP SP2 oem while XP Pro SP2 retail still gets close to $200 when you look around for it. Newegg.com - Microsoft Get Genuine Kit Windows XP Professional SP2 - Operating Systems

are they f%#king crazy?!? $200 for xp! that gotta be a gimmick, for old people or something. because there's no way someone in their right mind would pay for that. it's 75 dollars at my local walmart. i thinks that just because they been there forever.
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