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Windows 7: Windows 7 Pre-Sales Remain Strong

08 Jul 2009   #11
srq2625

Win7 Ultimate, x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mlevy View Post
On the payment issue. I contacted Newegg and specifically asked about this. I was told that I would NOT be billed until the item is in stock or ships...
"OR"?

It's usually SOP for the billing to happen as part of the order fulfillment process - about a day before UPS gets the package.


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08 Jul 2009   #12
DJG

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DrWho View Post
Night Hawk,
I'm sitting here laughing.........really!
I downloaded that "Windows 7 Upgrade Adviser" and it crashed when I ran it.
Advisor doesn't like 64-bits ... go figure.
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08 Jul 2009   #13
wwoods

Vista64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DJG View Post
Advisor doesn't like 64-bits ... go figure.
Runs just fine here on my Ultimate64 system as well as my wifes Ultimate64 system....so yea it works on 64 bit.
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08 Jul 2009   #14
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 DrWho View Post
Night Hawk,
I'm sitting here laughing.........really!
I downloaded that "Windows 7 Upgrade Adviser" and it crashed when I ran it.

However, this PC was specifically built to test Vista, several years ago and today I'm running the Win-7 RC1 version on it. (I'm currently on my XP-Pro HD)

With both Vista Ultimate 64 and Win-7 64 I've seen no incompatibilities, with my hardware.

I just thought it was funny.



EDIT:
I logged in to Win-7 RC1 and ran the Compatibility checker again.
It installed and ran and reported that my Video card doesn't support Areo.
I'm running Win-7 now and everything is working fine. I doubt I really need to change Video Cards.
The only compatibility tool used here recently was for the new Virtual PC beta ironically after that and the XP mode was already on! At one point I had 32bit device drivers working for the old tuner card here before the company released an update that supports the 64bit Vista.

Compatibility issues here? naaaa.... I simply have one program that will need to be replaced out of a long list of them!
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09 Jul 2009   #15
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

The problem for me is that the offer is only for the upgrade version, not the full retail. I assume that Vista is required for the upgrade version to work, but I do not have, nor will have Vista. Besides, upgrade versions aren't usually as good as the full versions. I don't guess that the upgrade would work with WS2K8...would it? Otherwise, I guess I will just have to wait and pay more.
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09 Jul 2009   #16
fakeasdf

Win 7 Pro x64 x 3, Win 7 Pro x86, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

do you have XP, from what I've read the licensing will work out when upgrading from XP. The actual upgrade won't, but the cheaper Windows 7 will...
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09 Jul 2009   #17
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fakeasdf View Post
do you have XP, from what I've read the licensing will work out when upgrading from XP. The actual upgrade won't, but the cheaper Windows 7 will...
Yes, I have XP x64, but I don't understand...are you saying that the upgrade license will work to install the full version also?
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09 Jul 2009   #18
fakeasdf

Win 7 Pro x64 x 3, Win 7 Pro x86, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

I'm saying you can buy an upgrade version at the reduced price and install it. Your xp x64 will serve as the OS from which you are upgrading from.
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09 Jul 2009   #19
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Okay, I see what you are saying now. The other question is about an upgrade vs a full version. In the past, some people have said that an upgrade was more troublesome than the full version. I don't imagine that anyone really knows about this in relation to W7 yet, but have you heard any speculation about this?
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09 Jul 2009   #20
Jacen

Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600 Build 7600
 
 

To my understanding, the upgrade is the full version. The only difference between the "upgrade" and retail is that the "upgrade" makes sure you have some sort of Windows product installed.

Since you have XP installed you will have to do a clean install which in my opinion is the best way to go. The upgrade issues you are referring to are when essentially the new version is layed over the existing one. This is where the issues arise.

A clean install basically puts a fresh system on your computer.

For example, when I bought my laptop I was eligible for the Vista upgrade since my laptop came with XP and Vista was near release. I got my upgrade disk and now I can do clean installs on any computer our there provided the computer has a license for Vista. This disk has been invaluable as I hate all the junk that comes on my Dell computers. I also used it on my wifes Toshiba to clear all the extra crap they put on it.

My hope is that this Windows 7 upgrade will be the same. This way if I purchase another computer I can immediatly wipe off all the prepackaged crap that computer manufactures like to install. I was able to gain an extra 10GB of space.

Anyone feel free to correct me if I am wrong.
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