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Windows 7: Installing E editions of Windows 7

15 Jul 2009   #1
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Installing E editions of Windows 7

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Here’s where you’ll find detailed instructions about how to install E editions of Windows 7 when they're available in the European Economic Area, Croatia, and Switzerland on October 22.

Windows 7 launches in the UK on the 22nd October and the main version sold within the UK will be the “E version”. This includes Windows 7 E Home Premium, Windows 7 E Professional, Windows 7 E Ultimate and Windows 7 E Starter editions. This version of Windows 7 (along with the N version*) will not include a browser (for example: it will not come with Internet Explorer 8). We recommend therefore you have an Internet browser from Microsoft or from another software manufacturer saved onto a CD/DVD or another medium before you install Windows 7.

Guidance on installing Windows 7 :

Step One: Back up your files and personal data

As you need to perform a custom (clean) install, you need to generate backup copies of all personal data including documents, pictures, music and videos, this is independent of whether Windows Vista, Windows XP, or another operating system is installed on your PC. You can save your files to a USB, external hard drive or to an online storage device such as Windows Live SkyDrive.

With Windows Easy Transfer you can simply transfer user accounts and data from one Windows operating system to another. In addition you can read Windows help instructions, and watch a video on Windows Easy Transfer. You can also learn how you can restore certain files in this article. Click here for more information.

Step Two: Save your preferred browser (e.g Internet Explorer 8 or a browser from another software manufacturer)

Go to your preferred browser of choice and instead of running the application, save it to your preferred storage device whether that is a DVD, USB or an external storage device, have that handy for when you install Windows 7 as this will be needed for you to be able to get onto the internet.

Please see here to obtain Internet Explorer 8.
You can learn more about saving Internet Explorer 8 or alternatively order a CD by clicking here.

Step Three: Install Windows 7

Next, install Windows 7 by following the included instructions.

Step Four: Re-install your browser

Re-install your browser from your DVD, USB, or other external storage device.

Step Five: Re-install all your personal data

Re-install all your personal data including your files and media that you want to use on your PC.

* N version will be available in some retailers and this is a version of Windows 7 which includes the same functionality as Windows 7 E, except that it does not include Windows Media Player and related technologies. Like Windows 7 E it does not include a browser (e.g Internet Explorer 8). As a result, you will need to separately install a media player in order to play or create audio CDs, media files, or personal videos; organize media library content; create playlists; transfer media to portable media players; share photos on a home network; or perform other media player–related tasks.

Computer manufacturers may pre-install third party media players on computers running Windows 7 N. Consumers may also separately install media players, either from Microsoft or a third party.
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15 Jul 2009   #2
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I thought IE8 would be included in E versions?
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15 Jul 2009   #3
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You can buy the IE8 CD for £3.44 British pounds sterling = 4.00 Euros.

Although its not essential to have the CD as you can download/install it for free

https://om2.one.microsoft.com/opa/Pr...vaScriptOn=yes
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15 Jul 2009   #4
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

or just plug in a flash drive containing firefox or IE8 setup file.
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15 Jul 2009   #5
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

That's fairly cheap. However, why should we in the EU have to go through all this hassle?
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15 Jul 2009   #6
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 

i don't get the fuss. personally, i don't use IE. i don't use WMP either, which is why i ordered the N edition.

but if i ever want either of those apps, i can just download and install them. it's not like my version of windows will some how be crippled for life
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15 Jul 2009   #7
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

There is no version of IE8 available to download for Windows 7 yet but Ive read that that will be sorted when the OS is released.
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15 Jul 2009   #8
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
That's fairly cheap. However, why should we in the EU have to go through all this hassle?
Because that's what the European Parliament decided you should get when they fined Microsoft all those millions of dollars.

The trouble is Microsoft took them literally, which I don't blame them for. I think the EU was hoping Microsoft would include a choice of browsers in the installation.
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15 Jul 2009   #9
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Don't complain - in the EU you get the full version for the upgrade price.

That is only because of the tiff with the monopolies commission.
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16 Jul 2009   #10
computerboy

Windows 7 7100 32-bit, Vista Home Premium 32-bit, XP Home 32-bit, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

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Here’s where you’ll find detailed instructions about how to install E editions of Windows 7 when they're available in the European Economic Area, Croatia, and Switzerland on October 22.
WTF Switzerland isn't even part of the EU. And I never wanted to be part of those f****** especially the French and Germans
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