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Windows 7: Can you install win 7 on more than 1 home PC

13 Nov 2009   #11
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hamunaptrah View Post
That's strange, I got my Win 7 home premium from Compaq / HP for the new machine and also installed and registered it on my 4 year old Emachine with no problems...just lucky I guess.
Sometimes it holds dual activation on the same machine, but normally will not hold activation for long on the same network.

Anyone else know different?


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13 Nov 2009   #12
Roysie2009

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
I truly believe that with this economy, and MS knows it, the full price cannot be supported. Yes, they came out with a high suggested price, and hope that many people make the purchase. When the sales start slowing down to a certain point (a point that MS already knows) the price will come down. Probably, something similar to the preorder special that they had in July. Bottom line, if you can wait, do so, you will be amply rewarded.
I think MS have shot themselves in the foot on the pricing of this one. If the price of windows 7 was around the GBP20 / USD30, then they would shift a whole load more retail / upgrade versions due to the fact that people who do not know much about pc's and running XP & Vista would like to move to the new OS.

I have lost count how many people have asked me about it but have been put off by the high price.
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14 Nov 2009   #13
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roysie2009 View Post
I think MS have shot themselves in the foot on the pricing of this one. If the price of windows 7 was around the GBP20 / USD30, then they would shift a whole load more retail / upgrade versions due to the fact that people who do not know much about pc's and running XP & Vista would like to move to the new OS.

I have lost count how many people have asked me about it but have been put off by the high price.
That is not a price that Microsoft can afford, however. Simple economics.
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14 Nov 2009   #14
Roysie2009

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roysie2009 View Post
I think MS have shot themselves in the foot on the pricing of this one. If the price of windows 7 was around the GBP20 / USD30, then they would shift a whole load more retail / upgrade versions due to the fact that people who do not know much about pc's and running XP & Vista would like to move to the new OS.

I have lost count how many people have asked me about it but have been put off by the high price.
That is not a price that Microsoft can afford, however. Simple economics.

MS Can't afford it, just how much interest does that company earn each and every day!!!
They earn a whole load more from OEM sales on new pc's, so would it actually hurt them by selling at this price. I got my retail for 50 in the pre order offer as I would never ever pay 150 for an OS, might as well get a new PC
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14 Nov 2009   #15
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Selling at that price point for long periods is not something Microsoft can afford. Some how some way they must issue paychecks to the developers, researcher, and others who contributed to Windows 7. Microsoft makes no money on PC sales, they only make money if that PC ships with Windows and that is just a fraction.
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14 Nov 2009   #16
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Windows 7 is selling great for MS. There is no incentive whatsoever for them to lower the price. And Windows 7 really isn't any more expensive then previous versions of Windows have been. I don't forsee them dropping the price anymore. The big thing this time around is the family pack which gives you 3 copies for $150...that's the cheapest option from Microsoft for 3 licenses that they have ever offered.
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14 Nov 2009   #17
nailz

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roysie2009 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
I truly believe that with this economy, and MS knows it, the full price cannot be supported. Yes, they came out with a high suggested price, and hope that many people make the purchase. When the sales start slowing down to a certain point (a point that MS already knows) the price will come down. Probably, something similar to the preorder special that they had in July. Bottom line, if you can wait, do so, you will be amply rewarded.
I think MS have shot themselves in the foot on the pricing of this one. If the price of windows 7 was around the GBP20 / USD30, then they would shift a whole load more retail / upgrade versions due to the fact that people who do not know much about pc's and running XP & Vista would like to move to the new OS.

I have lost count how many people have asked me about it but have been put off by the high price.
Apple can sell upgrades for $35, given I have purchased Win 98, XP, Vista 64 and Windows 7 is build 7600, ie 7600 days ( it is built at the end of each day)..Windows 7 is not a new product... it is an update to what I have paid for.
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14 Nov 2009   #18
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nailz View Post
Apple can sell upgrades for $35, given I have purchased Win 98, XP, Vista 64 and Windows 7 is build 7600, ie 7600 days ( it is built at the end of each day)..Windows 7 is not a new product... it is an update to what I have paid for.
Single-user Snow Leopard MacOS 10.6) upgrade from Leopard (10.5), $29. (Snow Leopard dropped support for PowerPC Macs.) Leopard was released in late October of 2007, so it's about 10 months more recent than Vista.

The Mac Box Set (for older MacOS 10 systems; it includes a number of updated utilities) is $169. It requires an Intel-based Mac, the first of which were released in early 2006.

Somehow the comparison between Apple and Microsoft seems to be more complex that what you suggest.
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14 Nov 2009   #19
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roysie2009 View Post
I think MS have shot themselves in the foot on the pricing of this one. If the price of windows 7 was around the GBP20 / USD30, then they would shift a whole load more retail / upgrade versions due to the fact that people who do not know much about pc's and running XP & Vista would like to move to the new OS.

I have lost count how many people have asked me about it but have been put off by the high price.
That is not a price that Microsoft can afford, however. Simple economics.
MS is not begging for money. They spend more on just their tech support than most companies spend on entire operatons. They will troubleshoot any issue through to solution even if it takes involving a research team.

Standards like Office and XP made the richest man in the world, who is still trying to give away all that money. The Gates legacy at MS is a company not in that much of a hurry to create another billionaire.
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