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Windows 7: For everyone concerned about buying the upgrade disk

29 Jun 2009   #111
srq2625

Win7 Ultimate, x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by G2gCya View Post
can anyone tell me that which countries had already received windows 7?
None have received the RTM as it's not yet been signed out

Global release date (through retail channels) for Win7 is Oct 22 and some places won't see it until quite a bit later.


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29 Jun 2009   #112
grouchpunk08

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by G2gCya View Post
can anyone tell me that which countries had already received windows 7?
It hasn't been officially released for sale in any country yet, if thats what you mean. It is going to be released in the U.S. on October 22. Though we can pre-order in the U.S., but I'm not sure about any other countries
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29 Jun 2009   #113
zakdoc89

Windows 7
 
 

So does this mean the upgrade is out? How can I got hold of it in South Africa. MS website only allows for shipping to the US.
Edit: Ignore my post, only refreshed the browser an hour later. Didn't see the answers were already there. Apologies....
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29 Jun 2009   #114
grouchpunk08

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zakdoc89 View Post
So does this mean the upgrade is out? How can I got hold of it in South Africa. MS website only allows for shipping to the US.
Edit: Ignore my post, only refreshed the browser an hour later. Didn't see the answers were already there. Apologies....
Don't worry about it. I'm sure that 7 will make it out to south africa eventually sometime once its released
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29 Jun 2009   #115
hotbowler

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I am using Win7 RC Build 7100 as my only OS. I own the retail version of Vista Home Premium 32 bit OS. I have also just purchased the upgrade disk. Reading the above posts I believe I understand how to clean install the upgrade disk. I've noticed that the upgrade apparently comes with both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions. If this is correct, when I do my install, will I be able to choose which version I want (hopefully the 64 bit version) even though I have had only the 32 bit OS. I have tried the RC 64 bit version and it works with no problem.
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29 Jun 2009   #116
grouchpunk08

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hotbowler View Post
I am using Win7 RC Build 7100 as my only OS. I own the retail version of Vista Home Premium 32 bit OS. I have also just purchased the upgrade disk. Reading the above posts I believe I understand how to clean install the upgrade disk. I've noticed that the upgrade apparently comes with both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions. If this is correct, when I do my install, will I be able to choose which version I want (hopefully the 64 bit version) even though I have had only the 32 bit OS. I have tried the RC 64 bit version and it works with no problem.
Yes you will be able to choose whether you want 64 or 32 installed. My Vista disk has both versions on one DVD, and a little box comes up and asks me which one. The 7 Disk will either be the same way or come with 2 DVD's, one for 64bit and one for 32bit. I've seen MS do it both ways in the past. But bottomline, Yes you will be able to choose 32 or 64 bit when it comes time to install. But to be clear, to go from a 32bit to a 64bit, a clean install is required. So as long as you don't try an in-place-upgrade, you'll be fine and be able to install 64bit.
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29 Jun 2009   #117
akash3656

Windows 7 32-bit; no 64 coz its a P4 478
 
 

TO OP: If you want to save time, also a TESTED method: U can modify your section 2, change the upgrade part to clean install... THATS IT... Windows will STILL ACTIVATE AS LONG as you PUT your key when running the setup from WINDOWS 7. BUT IF YOU PUT YOUR KEY WHEN BOOT FROM DVD, it won't work...
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29 Jun 2009   #118
hotbowler

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the help. My Vista Home Premium disk indicates 32 bit only (only one disk in box).
Looking forward to October to get the final version.
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29 Jun 2009   #119
grouchpunk08

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by akash3656 View Post
TO OP: If you want to save time, also a TESTED method: U can modify your section 2, change the upgrade part to clean install... THATS IT... Windows will STILL ACTIVATE AS LONG as you PUT your key when running the setup from WINDOWS 7. BUT IF YOU PUT YOUR KEY WHEN BOOT FROM DVD, it won't work...
You are basically explaining the same method that, if one were running vista, pop in the disk while running Vista, and choose clean install, only you are saying do it from within 7 instead of choosing upgrade from the newly installed 7? Am I understanding you correctly? I thought had already stated that method
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29 Jun 2009   #120
akash3656

Windows 7 32-bit; no 64 coz its a P4 478
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grouchpunk08 View Post
You are basically explaining the same method that, if one were running vista, pop in the disk while running Vista, and choose clean install, only you are saying do it from within 7 instead of choosing upgrade from the newly installed 7? Am I understanding you correctly? I thought had already stated that method
Sorry, its stated before as "DOUBLE-INSTALL", but upgrading after installing is slow.. A short re-cap:

WHAT I WOULD DO IF my country had the 50$ offer:
1. Install Windows 7 without key.
2. Also uncheck activate online.
3. Once Windows 7 installed (30 day trial),BOOT IT then run the autorun from Windows 7 DVD...
4. Put your Upgrade key.
5. Select Clean Install (It will still work) [not upgrade].
6. WAIT.
7. Once all is done. ACTIVATE!
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