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Windows 7: For everyone concerned about buying the upgrade disk

27 Jun 2009   #31
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

The Dell installation discs that I have come across are in fact install discs - not a manufacturer image.

In that case, it will work fine.

Not sure if you can download to India from the US site - I suspect not.


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27 Jun 2009   #32
grouchpunk08

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harpua View Post
Ok now I've confused myself.

If I have Vista Bus. oem key and and a hard drive with it installed on it, I gather that I cannot use that to validate an upgrade to W7 home premium for some ridiculous reason. So then I would have to use the dual Win 7 installation method (described elsewhere) in order to use an upgrade version of W7 home premium, if I'm understanding this correctly, as if I had never even owned Vista.

I guess it seems that way if you want 7 Home premium
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27 Jun 2009   #33
shekabhishek

Windows 7
 
 

ok, thanks guys, but the US prices are so tempting Microsoft could have made so much more money if they had these prices all across the globe
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27 Jun 2009   #34
grouchpunk08

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shekabhishek View Post
ok, thanks guys, but the US prices are so tempting Microsoft could have made so much more money if they had these prices all across the globe
I agree with you on that one.
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27 Jun 2009   #35
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grouchpunk08 View Post
I guess it seems that way if you want 7 Home premium
I use TrueCrypt and Acronis True Image Home anyway, and don't run any legacy XP only programs, and don't need remote access to another machine, so yes, I believe that W7 Home Premium will meet my needs just fine and it seems to be a very good deal for only ~$50. Well worth it to be able to say goodbye to Vista for ever.

But I still don't understand how this upgrade validation thing works exactly. If, as was said earlier in this thread, it is the Vista installation media (and not the user's Vista key) that is used to validate the right to upgrade, it would seem that any Vista install disk should be sufficient to validate an upgrade to any version of W7 provided one has purchased the appropriate W7 upgrade key for the version they want to install.

So if that is correct, all one would have to do is insert an easily obtained Vista install disk when prompted and you are good to proceed to install any version of W7 you have purchased.

And if that doesn't work, there is always the double W7 (first w/o key and then upgrade from within W7 w. key) install route.

So I'm pretty happy to be able to get a version of W7 that will satisfy my needs for only ~$50.
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27 Jun 2009   #36
grouchpunk08

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harpua View Post
I use TrueCrypt and Acronis True Image Home anyway, and don't run any legacy XP only programs, and don't need remote access to another machine, so yes, I believe that W7 Home Premium will meet my needs just fine and it seems to be a very good deal for only ~$50. Well worth it to be able to say goodbye to Vista for ever.

But I still don't understand how this upgrade validation thing works exactly. If, as was said earlier in this thread, it is the Vista installation media (and not the user's Vista key) that is used to validate the right to upgrade, it would seem that any Vista install disk should be sufficient to validate an upgrade to any version of W7 provided one has purchased the appropriate W7 upgrade key for the version they want to install.

So if that is correct, all one would have to do is insert an easily obtained Vista install disk when prompted and you are good to proceed to install any version of W7 you have purchased.

And if that doesn't work, there is always the double W7 (first w/o key and then upgrade from within W7 w. key) install route.

So I'm pretty happy to be able to get a version of W7 that will satisfy my needs for only ~$50.
I don't fully understand it either, I'm just going by the upgrade path provided by microsoft and what was explained to me on the phone. But yeah, if all else fails, then the double install would certainly work.
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27 Jun 2009   #37
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
So if that is correct, all one would have to do is insert an easily obtained Vista install disk when prompted and you are good to proceed to install any version of W7 you have purchased.

Looks that way.

I believe MS are really interested in generating the idea 7 has had a record pre sales run - Bestseller at Amazon, etc.

That may filter into the consciousness of businesses.

It will also influence the journalists who are getting the press releases.
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27 Jun 2009   #38
BRAQUET

WINDOWS 7 rtm 16384
 
 

someone can send me a link to buy an ultimate windows 7 upgrade and what is the difference between box and upgrade someonne say me upgrade is less than box i want to say that the box is full and upgrade have not all like box edition i am right ,,,,????
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27 Jun 2009   #39
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You can get the upgade in a box if you like. It is $14.99 extra plus shipping.

The difference is between the Upgrade License and the Full Retail License.
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27 Jun 2009   #40
grouchpunk08

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BRAQUET View Post
someone can send me a link to buy an ultimate windows 7 upgrade and what is the difference between box and upgrade someonne say me upgrade is less than box i want to say that the box is full and upgrade have not all like box edition i am right ,,,,????
Link sent, guy above me explained lol.
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