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Windows 7: Free Win 7 with Product Key By Attend free launch event

07 Nov 2009   #161
bmetelsky

Windows 7
 
 

I attended the event in Cleveland, OH on October 12th. Turned in my 32-bit W7 Ultimate for a 64-bit version that they said we would get within 4-6 weeks. Two weeks later they emailed me and informed me I had been given a 1 year subscription to TechNet! I downloaded W7 64-bit and can't wait for Office 2010 to come out....


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07 Nov 2009   #162
Colonel Travis

Black Label 7 x64
 
 

One of the MS presenters at the session I went to said they've never turned down anyone at any of these things. Don't need to register ahead of time, "just show up." Exact quote. Policy might change if they start to get 10,000 walk-ins at every city. As was stated earlier, they won't let you in the morning AND afternoon sessions.

I went to the one in Dallas, multiplex theater. One large theater was really full, although I thought I'd have no one sitting immediately beside me. Right before the afternoon session began, though, two older ladies found the couple empty seats beside mine. The lady right beside me emitted a putrid odor every 30-40 seconds. I have no idea what the hell it was, all I know is that I'd never smelled it before. She kept pulling snacks out of her bag and was eating and eating and eating. A lot of people had snacks, but this person brought in half a grocery store. I thought - I'm going to puke if I sit in this chair for four more seconds, forget the next four hours. So I bolted to another theater that had the same presentations, just in reverse order. Maybe 25 people in there, had a whole row to myself, clean air, felt like a new man.

Anyway, the point is that they could have handled lots more people. If you have not signed up and want to go, then go. I only went to get a free copy of 7, but some of the stuff was interesting to listen to. Not all of it, but some.
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08 Nov 2009   #163
slowrey

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I signed up for the one in Houston but I'm on a waitlist. Anyone know if they will contact me? The event is Monday and I'm 3 hours away.
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08 Nov 2009   #164
Colonel Travis

Black Label 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by slowrey View Post
I signed up for the one in Houston but I'm on a waitlist. Anyone know if they will contact me? The event is Monday and I'm 3 hours away.
John Weston of MS - who did all the sessions in the theater I was in at the Dallas event - said they've turned away no one at any of these events so far. He said if people just show up, they let them in. In my theater there was room for, I don't know, 100-150 more people. Attendance was sparse. Meanwhile, the other theater that was doing the same presentation in reverse order had several hundred people, very full. A couple other theaters had presentations on stuff I didn't care about, so I never checked how many were in there. When I was walking around in between sessions I heard lots of people say they were on a waitlist. I didn't even know they had waitlists, but if you're on one I'd go. I was in the afternoon session and saw people signing in well after the stated check-in time.
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08 Nov 2009   #165
slowrey

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Colonel Travis View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by slowrey View Post
I signed up for the one in Houston but I'm on a waitlist. Anyone know if they will contact me? The event is Monday and I'm 3 hours away.
John Weston of MS - who did all the sessions in the theater I was in at the Dallas event - said they've turned away no one at any of these events so far. He said if people just show up, they let them in. In my theater there was room for, I don't know, 100-150 more people. Attendance was sparse. Meanwhile, the other theater that was doing the same presentation in reverse order had several hundred people, very full. A couple other theaters had presentations on stuff I didn't care about, so I never checked how many were in there. When I was walking around in between sessions I heard lots of people say they were on a waitlist. I didn't even know they had waitlists, but if you're on one I'd go. I was in the afternoon session and saw people signing in well after the stated check-in time.

Well then I'm going. It's a 3 hour drive for me but I'm unemployed right now and could use the networking and the free software. Unfortunately that means I have to get up at 4am to make it by 7am!
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09 Nov 2009   #166
MoInSTL

Windows 7 Professional x64, SP1
 
 

Heading out to event in St. Louis now. Finally! It would be fun to meet someone from the forum. I am female, older and will be wearing jeans and an olive green v-neck pullover.
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09 Nov 2009   #167
slowrey

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

well i arrived and now on a waitlist i sure hope i get in since i drove 3 hours to get here.
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09 Nov 2009   #168
donnyb

Win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MoInSTL View Post
Heading out to event in St. Louis now. Finally! It would be fun to meet someone from the forum. I am female, older and will be wearing jeans and an olive green v-neck pullover.
I wish I had read this before now, as I was there all day today. I do not live in St Louis, but am visiting at my daughter's house. BTW, did you request a
64 bit software? I did, and there was nobody else doing it. They pulled me aside and I had to fill out another form. I asked why there wasn't a long line asking for the 64 bit S/W, and she told me they didn't want to advertise this, so I felt like I was well informed for being a part of SevenForums.
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10 Nov 2009   #169
suprattalljdm

7 Home Premium
 
 

Wish I would have seen this post earlier!
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10 Nov 2009   #170
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

I signed up for the event they had in Santa Clara, CA at the beginning of last month. I work about 2 miles from the AMC theater where the event was held and showed up to register when the doors opened. They registered me but then told me I had to come back in the afternoon and couldn't attend the morning session. I got a bag with some junk software in it (which I ended up discarding) and a ticket for my free copy of Win 7. I left and went back to work but came back at my lunch to see if I could pick up my copy of Win 7. I was told I would have to attend the session from 1:00pm to 5:00pm and at the end of the session I would be given my copy. I had no intention of sitting in their presentation for 4 hours so I left. Never got my free copy and didn't get a t-shirt either. I thought it was pretty poorly handled event and a waste of my time.
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