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Windows 7: Beta to RTM on 10/22

16 Oct 2009   #1
foreversilent004

Win7 x64 7232
 
 
Beta to RTM on 10/22

I have one computer at the moment. It had XP on it but when the 7 Beta was out, I reformatted the entire HDD and installed the new OS

I am a student and eligible for the Win741 offer, 7 Pro for $30 bucks

I know a fresh install is mandatory, but having the beta instead of the factory XP won't be a problem will it?


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16 Oct 2009   #2
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

yeah, no problems at all. because it's the full version.
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16 Oct 2009   #3
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

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Which actual version is the $30 deal again ?
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16 Oct 2009   #4
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

HP or Pro full version for $29.99
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16 Oct 2009   #5
poin2

Windows7
 
 

You're supposed to be able to install the upgrade discs coming from the RC.

And it's Home Premium and Professional upgrades they're offering through that student thing.

http://www.downloadsquad.com/2009/07/11/windows-7-rc-users-will-be-able-to-install-windows-7-upgrade-dis/

http://blogs.chron.com/techblog/archives/2009/07/a_major_windows_7_upgrade_question_gets_an_an.html

You shouldn't have to reinstall XP first. Just keep in mind that if you reinstall Windows 7 to a blank hard drive in the future that after a point they'll no longer activate the RC again. In that case you would have to put on something like XP first.
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16 Oct 2009   #6
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

I'm not sure why you're talking about upgrade. According to several sources, the student discount applies to the full version.
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16 Oct 2009   #7
foreversilent004

Win7 x64 7232
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
I'm not sure why you're talking about upgrade. According to several sources, the student discount applies to the full version.
I literally just bought the Win741 offer, it is an upgrade.
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16 Oct 2009   #8
foreversilent004

Win7 x64 7232
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poin2 View Post
You're supposed to be able to install the upgrade discs coming from the RC.

And it's Home Premium and Professional upgrades they're offering through that student thing.

http://www.downloadsquad.com/2009/07/11/windows-7-rc-users-will-be-able-to-install-windows-7-upgrade-dis/

http://blogs.chron.com/techblog/archives/2009/07/a_major_windows_7_upgrade_question_gets_an_an.html

You shouldn't have to reinstall XP first. Just keep in mind that if you reinstall Windows 7 to a blank hard drive in the future that after a point they'll no longer activate the RC again. In that case you would have to put on something like XP first.
Excellent info, thanks
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16 Oct 2009   #9
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by foreversilent004 View Post
I literally just bought the Win741 offer, it is an upgrade.
Some contradicting info then.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrneil001
The student windows 7 version avail thru www.win741.com is the FULL VERSION. I ended up emailing Digital River, the people that pairs up with Microsoft to sell their product online and got this OFFICIAL answer:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for choosing Windows 7 Online store.

We understand that you are interested to purchase Windows 7 Upgrade
through our 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.

Sincerely,
Joanna A.
Windows 7 Offer online store
Customer Service
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrneil001
Anyways, I started thread in another Forum when I first ran into this problem, figured out the solution and already have others confirming in fact, that it is the Full Version by emailing Digital River, as I did. Here is the thread's address, just in case you would like to see for yourself: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/10...chase-question
Student version Windows 7

Student windows 7 version is this upgrade the same as the full version if I am upgrading from XP
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16 Oct 2009   #10
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Our team of experts here on SevenForums don't give up easily on problems.

So when you get your Win7 DVD, just ask your questions , We are ready
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