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Windows 7: Beware of student downloads looking too good to be true

22 Oct 2009   #11
LAM445Z

Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nosmo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I fail to understand your point. If you pay for an upgrade installation media and instead get the full version, you get more than you paid for. With full you can always upgrade if you want to.

It's like paying for a pound and getting half a pound free.

Kari
These guys are posting about all the marvelous things the so called 'Upgrade Media' will do. Install from boot for example. Someone with a real upgrade will get a surprise when they attempt to activate if the install is done incorrectly.
So how would I determine if what I purchased through the 741 offer was a Full version or an Upgrade Version?


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22 Oct 2009   #12
longboarder543

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I don't quite understand this thread. When you go to win741.com , and click "Buy", it takes you to the digital river site -- the versions that you download there are not ISO's, but rather an msi that you have to run from a currently running windows os that you plan to upgrade. Yes, there is an unofficial method to convert the extracted files from the download into a bootable ISO, but from all the problems people are having with the digitalriver downloads (I should know, I purchased through win741), I am almost certain these are upgrade editions. See the thread here .
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22 Oct 2009   #13
Nosmo

Win 7 32 bit , Win xp Sp3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by longboarder543 View Post
I don't quite understand this thread. When you go to win741.com , and click "Buy", it takes you to the digital river site -- the versions that you download there are not ISO's, but rather an msi that you have to run from a currently running windows os that you plan to upgrade. Yes, there is an unofficial method to convert the extracted files from the download into a bootable ISO, but from all the problems people are having with the digitalriver downloads (I should know, I purchased through win741), I am almost certain these are upgrade editions. See the thread here .

Sorry I started this thread. The downloads from digital river site and win741 give the impression they are upgrade versions but they are actually full installs. Thinking these full retail install versions are upgrades, we have been getting miss information about what a supposed upgrade will do and how it will install.
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