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Windows 7: Full Retail Version of Pro For Students only 29.99

30 Sep 2009   #21
Mulaka

Windows 7
 
 

I called and bought two Pro versions...one for my wife and one for me. I paid the extra $5 to have the DVD sent. Guy said it would have both 32 and 64 bit on one disk.

Oh, and no, the download version is an .exe not an .iso. I would get the disk if I were you. The servers for downloading will probably be crazy, plus having it as an .exe vs an .iso is rather annoying.


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30 Sep 2009   #22
mn9500

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mulaka View Post
I called and bought two Pro versions...one for my wife and one for me. I paid the extra $5 to have the DVD sent. Guy said it would have both 32 and 64 bit on one disk.

Oh, and no, the download version is an .exe not an .iso. I would get the disk if I were you. The servers for downloading will probably be crazy, plus having it as an .exe vs an .iso is rather annoying.
will the disk ship on 10/22/09 or will it be at my house on the release date?
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01 Oct 2009   #23
QuackPot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

If you buy and install this does it have to be registered under your name or can you give it to a friend?
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01 Oct 2009   #24
samburrows

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sideeffect View Post
UK students can also get it for 30 if they have an ac.uk email address starting from today. http://www.microsoft.com/uk/windows/...r/default.aspx

Think I will buy one today
I wonder if there is a way us UK Students can get the full version rather than "upgrade" - as per detailed in this thread for the US Students.
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01 Oct 2009   #25
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

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Even with the downloaded version, why would you have to store it on a computer?
To my understanding, the download is only stored for a certain time frame. With digital river it is stored online for 30 days. Once downloaded I would have to burn a copy and keep that handy. Otherwise I would store it on an external.

Looking back I guess it would be ok to only have available as download but there is something about having a microsoft issued hardcopy that gives me a little more sense of security. I am a create of habit.

It only cost me an extra 8 bucks with shipping and tax.
What's the big deal about burning yourself a copy? If you burn yourself a copy from the "download" and verify the burn, it will be just as good as the disk they would be sending you. This is why I don't understand the concern.

Btw, the downloads of the various flavors of 7 available on Technet are iso's.
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01 Oct 2009   #26
sideeffect

Windows 7 x64 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samburrows View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sideeffect View Post
UK students can also get it for 30 if they have an ac.uk email address starting from today. http://www.microsoft.com/uk/windows/...r/default.aspx

Think I will buy one today
I wonder if there is a way us UK Students can get the full version rather than "upgrade" - as per detailed in this thread for the US Students.
When I bought the Professional upgrade version yesterday it said I would have to do a fresh install as upgrade only works from Home Premium. The download is not available till the 22nd October so i won't know till then. I have an old copy of XP pro lying around but hopefully I won't have to install that first.
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01 Oct 2009   #27
samburrows

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

Having spent the morning reading around these forums (fantastic knowledge base by the way!) I think having the Pro-Upgrade disc will be fine.

Worst case scenario would appear to be using the "double install" method, which if I understand correctly means there are no real advantages to having a retail copy.

Ordered my copy for 30 this morning, dead happy
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01 Oct 2009   #28
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

It's also possible that the activated RC will count as a qualifying OS for upgrade purposes. I recall hearing something about this, the idea being that MS wanted to do something to reward people who "helped" them by testing the RC. But no one will know for certain until the upgrade versions are released and people start trying to see what can and can't be done.

And then once one has the RTM of 7 installed (and activated, (or perhaps not activated, that remains to be determined)) that installation itself will surely act as a qualifying OS for future reinstalls using an upgrade version, and those installs can be either upgrade installs or clean installs. So I think it's likely that one way or another, there will be a way for just about anyone to make an upgrade version work for them.
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01 Oct 2009   #29
poin2

Windows7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mn9500 View Post
the digital download will be an iso right? and is there any official sizes of the iso's for the different editions of the full version....
All their downloads to date (beta, RC, MSDN, Technet, etc.) have been iso's, but they could theoretically change that for the official release if they think too many people could get confused by the format.

Each install "disc" should be in the 3GB ballpark, but until they're out, no one will know the detailed sizes and other info.
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01 Oct 2009   #30
mn9500

 
 

i sent an email to the ms store, and it will be available as either an .iso or .exe, so i think im going to download it now.

and the download version does include the 32 bit and 64 bit version.
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