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Windows 7: Windows 7 pricing announced - cheaper than Vista‏

26 Jun 2009   #71
TechOutsider

Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by apollo911 View Post
Great, but what is the difference between the upgrade and full versions?
You can go from XP/Vista to 7 with an upgrade version. With the full version, you can go from scratch (after a format) to 7.


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26 Jun 2009   #72
apollo911

Windows 7, Vista HP, XP Pro
 
 

so if you buy the upgrade version and then need to re-install at some point.. you can't?
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26 Jun 2009   #73
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

You can, just keep your old XP disk/reg# handy (like in the same case as your W7 disk) You don't need to have an installed XP, just the disk or the reg code.
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26 Jun 2009   #74
Sammy

vista x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Baatfam View Post
So the upgrade is for both 32bit and 64bit on the same disk?
Since the only offer the one, I'm assuming that is the case.
Probaly not Vista 32/64 Bit came on 2 different disk
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26 Jun 2009   #75
apollo911

Windows 7, Vista HP, XP Pro
 
 

right so you just need an XP or Vista key and not an installed system to use the 'Upgrade' in exactly the same way as the 'Full' which would be double the price.

How odd.
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26 Jun 2009   #76
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by apollo911 View Post
right so you just need an XP or Vista key and not an installed system to use the 'Upgrade' in exactly the same way as the 'Full' which would be double the price.

How odd.
One of the reasons to collect COA keys of older "throw-away" computers before they are recycled. Been doing it for years....

Win7 will make available another "generation" of XP COAs as people buy new computers to replace their old one which can't run Vista/Win7.

Unfortunately many of the throwaway COA keys are OEM keys, but you never know when even those will be fine under the right circumstances.
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26 Jun 2009   #77
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Baatfam View Post
So the upgrade is for both 32bit and 64bit on the same disk?
Since the only offer the one, I'm assuming that is the case.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sammy View Post
Probaly not Vista 32/64 Bit came on 2 different disk
This one has me puzzled as well.

Has anyone actually ordered the "pre-order" upgrade offer yet? At what point does the buyer specify a 32 bit versus 64 bit install kit (if necessary)?

The Win7 Install CD will be for all versions (Home Premium, Pro and Ultimate) differentiated only by the Product Key/COA.

Will they ship the upgrade kit with both the 32 bit and 64 bit kits?

I don't really care personally as I now have a Technet subscription but I know I will be asked....
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26 Jun 2009   #78
Baatfam

Windows 7 Profesional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Baatfam View Post
So the upgrade is for both 32bit and 64bit on the same disk?
Since the only offer the one, I'm assuming that is the case.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sammy View Post
Probaly not Vista 32/64 Bit came on 2 different disk
Yes Vista did...

But the preorder page at Newegg did not have a choice of 32 or 64...
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26 Jun 2009   #79
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Muad Dib View Post
This one has me puzzled as well.

Has anyone actually ordered the "pre-order" upgrade offer yet? At what point does the buyer specify a 32 bit versus 64 bit install kit (if necessary)?

The Win7 Install CD will be for all versions (Home Premium, Pro and Ultimate) differentiated only by the Product Key/COA.

Will they ship the upgrade kit with both the 32 bit and 64 bit kits?

I don't really care personally as I now have a Technet subscription but I know I will be asked....
yes I did. this is a portion of a page I viewed after buying. at the bottem it says 64 and 86 on this product,

Reasons to buy
  • Record TV on your PC: Watch, pause, rewind, and record TV, movies, and other video content with Windows Media Center, updated to manage a single TV guide containing both standard and digital high definition TV shows.1
  • Personalize your desktop: Easily change backgrounds, window colors, and sounds to reflect your personal style. You can even turn your desktop into a slide show of your favorite photos.
  • Enjoy better Web browsing with Internet Explorer 8: Get impressive new features such as Web Slices, which lets you track information such as auction items, sports scores, and weather reports without revisiting a site.
  • Access recently used files with just two clicks: Right-click the relevant program icon (such as Word) on your taskbar and Jump List will show your most recent, frequently used, and pinned Word documents.
  • This product includes both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
Buy, download Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade from Microsoft Store
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26 Jun 2009   #80
Baatfam

Windows 7 Profesional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myzr7 View Post
  • This product includes both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
Ah...thanks!
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