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Windows 7: Win7 For Students

21 Oct 2009   #11
Crath

Linux Ubuntu x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crath View Post
Well on that win7 upgrade chart that was floating around for awhile, it showed that you could upgrade from win xp, so I could install a fresh copy of xp then upgrade.

also, i heard you could upgrade from win7 beta, but tell it to do a fresh install then. I will read your links
Uh, No... sorry no direct upgrade from XP is available... never was! Here: Going from Windows XP to Windows 7? It's not pretty | Computing | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
heres the chart - http://mossblog.allthingsd.com/files...rade-chart.png

read the fine print at the * at the bottom. they say if you are upgrading from an os older than xp, then you need to buy a full license.


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21 Oct 2009   #12
waiting

Vista
 
 
I got it!!

Just FYI I just got an email saying my download of win7 was ready - and it's not even midnight here (central time zone) yet!

I am currently downloading the win7 installer at ~590k/sec (not bad at all!)

Have fun everyone!
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21 Oct 2009   #13
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Here's another article on the same topic: WIndows XP to Windows 7 upgrade options : Christopher Null : Yahoo! Tech

And here is the official upgrade chart from MS:


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21 Oct 2009   #14
thinklight

vista
 
 

I don't know if you guys know this but the "upgrade" through digital river or win741.com or whatever is a actual retail copy and not an upgrade that requires a previous version of windows to be installed on your computer.

I sent out an email a few weeks ago asking this same question.

"Shopper Comments: I wanted to know whether this deal was for the full
retail version of windows 7 professional 64 bit; or whether this was for
the upgrade version of Windows 7 professional 64 bit which requires a
previous version of Windows Vista or Windows XP to currently be
installed on your computer?"

"Dear Customer,

Thank you for contacting the Windows 7 Offer online store.

We apologize for the confusion.

The Windows 7 offered in this promotion is a full version. You can
install this product even though you do not have a previous Operating
System installed in your computer or if you want to make a multi boot
using Windows 7. The "Upgrade" included in the product name is just
because Windows 7 is the latest Operating System Windows developed.

For more information please contact our pre-sales department at:

1-800-642-7676


Sincerely,
Isidro M.
Windows 7 Offer online store
Customer Service
studentwindows.us@digitalriver.com"
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22 Oct 2009   #15
Crath

Linux Ubuntu x64
 
 

@thinklight - thanks!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by waiting View Post
Just FYI I just got an email saying my download of win7 was ready - and it's not even midnight here (central time zone) yet!

I am currently downloading the win7 installer at ~590k/sec (not bad at all!)

Have fun everyone!
wow, thanks for the info! No email here yet... what month / or even month/day did you get yours?

I ordered mine september 21st...
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22 Oct 2009   #16
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Wow they have upgrade all over their offer! That's good news for many who ordered or are considering ordering this great deal!

I did also find this MS employee blog: "If you purchased the Windows 7 Upgrade, you only need the original media (CD / DVD) of Windows XP or Windows Vista. The Upgrade media will ask you to insert the media from XP or Vista so it can perform a check of the physical media before proceeding. Of course, if you already have Windows Vista installed on the machine, it will just allow you to perform an in-place upgrade."

Heres the site: Harold Wong's Blog Site : Can I do an In-Place upgrade from Windows 7 Release Candidate To Release Code??

So I guess MS was listening and all you will have to do after backing up everything is to show a Win7 upgrade disk that you own XP or Vista by inserting the CD/DVD when asked! NICE
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22 Oct 2009   #17
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Don't worry about that - the student key appears to be the full version.
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22 Oct 2009   #18
waiting

Vista
 
 

Bummer that you ordered it well before me - i ordered on oct 16.....

The good news is that the download is still going pretty quickly. I'm on a wireless and it's still steady at just over 600k

The subject of the email I just got was: "Windows 7 Offer - Product Now Available (Order #xxxxxxxxx)"

I'm sure it won't be long before some more of us get it!
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22 Oct 2009   #19
Crath

Linux Ubuntu x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by waiting View Post
Bummer that you ordered it well before me - i ordered on oct 16.....

The good news is that the download is still going pretty quickly. I'm on a wireless and it's still steady at just over 600k

The subject of the email I just got was: "Windows 7 Offer - Product Now Available (Order #xxxxxxxxx)"

I'm sure it won't be long before some more of us get it!
Did your download url have a long hash in it? or was it pretty basic and included your order numbeer? I've been trying to trick the site (by going to "re-downloaded my purchased products" and putting in my order number) but its not working :P
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22 Oct 2009   #20
zorviny

OS X
 
 

My download link just appeared on my order form.... you can check yours too by entering in your info at this link http://store.digitalriver.com/store/...isplayHelpPage
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