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Windows 7: Questions on getting Windows 7 and install.

15 Sep 2009   #1
Mjcanton

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Questions on getting Windows 7 and install.

Hey everyone, I had trouble contacting Microsoft in any way to answer a couple questions, maybe someone here can help!

1. I ordered my computer (Lenovo Y650) on June 12th, it shipped on the 13th, and I received the computer a couple weeks later. Do you know if there are any ways I could get the free upgrade seeing it is so close to the June 26th cutoff date?

2. If there is no possible way.. I was considering buying the Vista/Windows 7 upgrade package for around $130. The reason I was going to do this was so I could put Vista on one of my different computers and upgrade my current to Windows 7. Is this possible and/or legal? It seems to good to be true to be able to get a New OS for my other computer and the Windows 7 upgrade disc for my new one for only $10 more than the Windows 7 upgrade disc.

Thoughts/answers would be nice! Thanks


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15 Sep 2009   #2
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Good luck getting the free upgrade.

If you can't, you should have no problem upgrading your computer to Win 7 so long as the version of Windows on it is legitimate.

Where are you planning on buying this Vista/Windows 7 upgrade package?
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15 Sep 2009   #3
Mjcanton

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I am planning to order it right off of Microsoft's website.

If I do order the combo, the upgrade doesn't need to be loaded on the copy of Vista I receive in the mail, correct? It should technically work on any computer with Windows Vista right?
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15 Sep 2009   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

That would be correct.
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15 Sep 2009   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mjcanton View Post
Hey everyone, I had trouble contacting Microsoft in any way to answer a couple questions, maybe someone here can help!

1. I ordered my computer (Lenovo Y650) on June 12th, it shipped on the 13th, and I received the computer a couple weeks later. Do you know if there are any ways I could get the free upgrade seeing it is so close to the June 26th cutoff date?
Funny I think you might ahve missed this one given that its sept

2. If there is no possible way.. I was considering buying the Vista/Windows 7 upgrade package for around $130. The reason I was going to do this was so I could put Vista on one of my different computers and upgrade my current to Windows 7. Is this possible and/or legal? It seems to good to be true to be able to get a New OS for my other computer and the Windows 7 upgrade disc for my new one for only $10 more than the Windows 7 To be 100% sure you should contact microsoft but if you ordered a rtm dvd you can legitimately run it on you desktop and laptop. You shoild search here @SF because there are tons of thread dealing with th eula, etc

Thoughts/answers would be nice! Thanks
Hope this helps

Ken
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15 Sep 2009   #6
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you didn't get the upgrade coupon with your laptop, you aren't going to qualify for a free upgrade. If the upgrade combo pack is purchased together (never heard of such a thing, so I'm guessing), it wouldn't surprise me if they are tired together somehow. If you want to have Windows 7 on two systems, consider waiting for details on the Family Pack.
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