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Windows 7: Windows 7 Pre Order is live

29 Jun 2009   #91
grouchpunk08

Windows 7 Ultimate retail // Windows 7 build 7264 x64, Vista Home Premium SP2 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snuffy View Post
Where did you find a OFFicial MS disk with both x86 and x64. I was sent two different DISK, and yes 1 key for both versions. I could also activate both versions,. COULD use either version as dual boot, but not both at the same time.
The Home premium Vista disk that came with my laptop from gateway contained 32bit and 64bit on the same disk. Not sure about retail disks tho


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29 Jun 2009   #92
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I believe the Retail Vista editions only came with one dvd - except Ultimate which had both.

Recently some oem's have been sending both bit versions - I suppose to encourage people to move to 64 bit.
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29 Jun 2009   #93
grouchpunk08

Windows 7 Ultimate retail // Windows 7 build 7264 x64, Vista Home Premium SP2 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
I believe the Retail Vista editions only came with one dvd - except Ultimate which had both.

Recently some oem's have been sending both bit versions - I suppose to encourage people to move to 64 bit.
Possibly. But 7 will come with 2 disks bundled with HP and PRO, while I assume ultimate will contain both like vista ultimate did, its in the preorder FAQ.

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Will I get 32-bit or 64-bit discs?

You’ll get both. Windows 7 Home Premium and Professional packaged products include both 32- and 64-bit discs.
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29 Jun 2009   #94
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

grouchopunk,

Yes, thanks I am aware of that - I was answering Snuffy's question about the Vista discs in the previous posts.
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29 Jun 2009   #95
grouchpunk08

Windows 7 Ultimate retail // Windows 7 build 7264 x64, Vista Home Premium SP2 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
grouchopunk,

Yes, thanks I am aware of that - I was answering Snuffy's question about the Vista discs in the previous posts.
Oh I wasn't assuming you didn't, I was just adding info for other readers that may have been concerned. I quoted your post because my info was still relevant to what you guys were talking about, not to make it seem as if you didn't know. My bad
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29 Jun 2009   #96
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi,

The price increase for the boxed dvd's is entirely consistent.

If you have a Retail version of Vista, MS will send you a replacement dvd ( or the different bit version ) for $10 ( inc. shipping) - might have gone up to $12 or so recently.

It seems the fact they are now charging around $20 for the 7 dvd ( inc . shipping) can be explained by the inclusion or two dvd's.
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29 Jun 2009   #97
Snufffed

 

I did not know that lesser version were sent with both version on one disk.
I am very glad that has been explained - Thanks to both of you.
SIW2 and grouchopunk.
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29 Jun 2009   #98
Chappy

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

OK, I've seen this question asked so many times in the first 4 pages that I'm not even gonna read any more, but answer it now.

UPGRADE VERSION IS A FULL VERSION!!

The only qualifier is that in order to do an Install with an Upgrade disk, you have to insert the install disk from an earlier OS's retail CD-DVD OR enter the key from a legitimate previous OS when the process requests it!

There is no such thing as a "Partial" OS...aka Upgrade, they're all the full OS, only the upgrade version can be installed only if you Own a previous version and/or have a valid key for it.
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30 Jun 2009   #99
Snufffed

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
OK, I've seen this question asked so many times in the first 4 pages that I'm not even gonna read any more, but answer it now.

UPGRADE VERSION IS A FULL VERSION!!

The only qualifier is that in order to do an Install with an Upgrade disk, you have to insert the install disk from an earlier OS's retail CD-DVD OR enter the key from a legitimate previous OS when the process requests it!

There is no such thing as a "Partial" OS...aka Upgrade, they're all the full OS, only the upgrade version can be installed only if you Own a previous version and/or have a valid key for it.
YES, only if you Own a previous version and/or have a valid key for it
other wise you get 30 days, plus the -rearms.
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30 Jun 2009   #100
imacken

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I'm in the UK. If I buy the upgrade from Amazon US, will it work in the UK?
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