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Windows 7: Leaked Win7 Upgrade Pricing

05 Jun 2009   #21
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jblazea50 View Post
how do you make clean install with update disc?
You're not aware of the trick with the Vista Upgrade disc?
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase...rade_clean.asp

I still think that it'll be possible with Seven.


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06 Jun 2009   #22
werD

Windows 7 Build 7229 x86 and x64
 
 

MS should sell custom flash drives with Win7 on it
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06 Jun 2009   #23
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by holo88 View Post
i refuse to stick that abortion on my computer. even if it is only for 20 minutes.
vista, in its purely satanic form, can break things with it's shear will.

looks like I'm buying the full version.
20 minutes for Vista? I can differ on that one! I spend about 8hrs. getting Vista on lately just to see a fresh install for SP2 and then backing the entire primary up! "8hrs.!" A nice clean install of 7 that takes about 20 minutes then some for drivers.

Full version Ultimate 64 retail thank you!
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06 Jun 2009   #24
Avien

Windows 7 Build 7600|16384- 64bit
 
 

I seriously think MS would be wise enough to fix that solution. $350+ for a retail version, or $150 for an upgrade that works as a retail. Seems like everyone will do the latter.
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06 Jun 2009   #25
Jonmor68

Vista Home Premium & Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by werD View Post
MS should sell custom flash drives with Win7 on it
I think that's a good idea, include it in the pack.
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06 Jun 2009   #26
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

i remember seeing pen-drives with XP stickers on them. don't know where i saw it, but it looked really cool. was colored blue, and green (like the default xp theme)
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06 Jun 2009   #27
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by holo88 View Post
i remember seeing pen-drives with XP stickers on them. don't know where i saw it, but it looked really cool. was colored blue, and green (like the default xp theme)
Yeah you can buy those (don't know if you can anymore though).
I think they were to run it from a USB, not install it though.

~Lordbob
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06 Jun 2009   #28
Snufffed

 

UPGRADE disks are not to be frowned on. Actually they are better than (IMHO) Full Disk. MS recommends (some Beta Testers) upgrade every time, while they also have others that do a CLEAN INSTALL every time. I'm on of the "Always Upgrade" now per the manual from a Vista "UPGRADE DISK Set " , To clean install, follow all instructions when it comes to "Insert KEY" say NO, the popup will "ask if your sure" say yes. this will give you 30 days without a KEY fully functional.
Prior to 30 days, insert the DVD and simply upgrade this time using the UPGRADE KEY. PLUS it is a bunch CHEAPER.

Has any seen the Vista SP1 compliance test? it sort of looks like Win7 Upgrade test.
SP1 would only upgrade the following.
Quote:
[HostBuild]
MinClient=6000.16386
MinServer=6001.16510
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06 Jun 2009   #29
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

I just came out of one office supply chain that still sees the full retail version of Vista Home Premium priced at $219.99. It stands to reason that the 7 Ultimate upgrade disk pricing would be close to that when 7 is first out.

As for upgrade disks I still have the old 95 upgrade disk hanging here somewhere when originally upgrading from 3.1!
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06 Jun 2009   #30
MUff1N

Windows® 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

"Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade ($49.99) and the Windows 7 Professional Upgrade ($99.99)"

As I said the Upgrade disk for Windows 7 Ultimate should be around a 150 bucks & it looks like this pricing will hold true.

I said this months ago that I'm going the upgrade disk route for the half price deal.
You'd have to be insane (or more money than brains) to pay FULL price for this.

And everyone here that has said you can upgrade the disk to itself with no prior OS installed for a clean install is absolutely right!

This is Brian Livingston's website Windows Secrets on this...

Save by avoiding the 'full' version
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