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17 Jul 2009   #1

Vista x64
Windows 7 Pre-Order from

Amazon has Windows 7 on Pre order as you may know. I have already pre ordered the Pro version for 89 (price went up now) but today i saw this:

"Customers who buy an eligible copy of Windows Vista from between 26th June and 15th October 2009 [ame=""]are eligible for a free copy of the equivalent version of Windows 7[/ame] when it is launched. Click for details."

Now if you read closely you'll see that the equivalents for Windows 7 Ulti are:

Windows Vista, Ultimate Edition with Service Pack 1
[ame=""]Windows Vista, Ultimate Edition with Service Pack 1, Upgrade Version[/ame]

According to again, if i buy Vista Ulti today (full) that would cost me 166.53 and if i buy the upgrade version of Vista Ulti that's 151.46.

As you know Windows 7 E Ultimate in Europe comes FULL (meaning no upgrade package available and also that's stated on amazon) so that means i can buy the upgrade version of Vista Ulti and on Oct 22th will send me the FULL version of Windows 7 Ultimate? Or there's a catch?

What do you guys think?

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17 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 64-bit

Firstly, the only difference between 'upgrade' and 'full' versions is that with the 'upgrade' version you need a prior installation or DVD to install. (There are even ways round that.)
Secondly, if the free upgrade to 7 for Vista buyers is anything like what I went through with XP and Vista then I wouldn't bother. It will almost certainly be done by agents of MS through a voucher scheme, and last time it took quite a few months after Vista was released for the DVD to be delivered.
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