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

12 Nov 2009   #201
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition

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I think as a Sr software Engr at a major software company with 23 years experience, I just might qualify as an IT Pro.
I think it may also qualify you as No.4 as well:

It Takes a Village Idiot: The Jerks of Online Forums - PC World
That's just 2 funny... someone needs to create a VIP thread devoted to this article and ann the types... LMAO!

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12 Nov 2009   #202

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

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I think as a Sr software Engr at a major software company with 23 years experience, I just might qualify as an IT Pro. Getting paid for my time wasn't an issue but wasting company time that could be put to better use is an issue to me. I guess I'm just too old fashioned in that regard.
I'm sorry that i assumed that you weren't a programmer or an IT never indicated that you were.

As far as wasting time, I guess the biggest issue was that they didn't let you into the morning session for developers. As a person involved in desktop rollout, support, patching, and group policy administration...4 hours of time spent on the newest desktop OS in the Microsoft family was hardly a waste of "my" time. This wasn't really me milking the clock and trying to get out of work for the afternoon.

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As an IT pro, I will have access to Win 7 for my work whenever I need it and wouldn't need the "free copy" for work purposes. Since you all were apparently "on the clock" then the free copy you received will be used in your work and not for your personal use, right?
Actually, my work will require that I install Windows 7 Enterprise Edition following a corporate standard when it's time to run Windows 7. They won't allow me to bring in my own copy of Windows 7 Ultimate to run on my work machine.

My job also provides me with an MSDN subscription so I too have access to all of the software that I need...including Windows 7. However, I'm not allowed to use that software on my home machine and that is what this free copy is for.

So, in this case, the copy of Windows will be for my personal use. It's going to be my knowledge of the product and various things that I learn about the deployment and the support of the product that will bring the benefit to my job...and make the time on the clock worthwhile.
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12 Nov 2009   #203

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

I have no idea what that is. It asks people to host an Event.

Never heard nything about it till now. I am on these kind of Forums a lot - and I see all the mags in this country.

No publicity whatsoever for whatever that was.

Maybe they went to schools?

That is completely different from the big US launch events.

No one I know knew anything about it.
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There was a European Launch Tour as well!

I never heard of it.

Get on the Bus Tour Europe | born to learn
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18 Nov 2009   #204

64 bit

I also went to the St. Louis Event. Unfortunately, I did not read this board prior to it! I emailed The New Efficiency team about the 64 bit disk, and they said a lot of people had this concern, and told me to send an email to I did so, and have yet to hear back. They also asked me to be patient. So, I am patiently waiting...
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18 Nov 2009   #205

Win 7 Home Premium

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Typical UK and Europe get ignored as well as ripped off.
Anyone would think we weren't an important market to MS.
Prices for W7 are I:I on the dollar. Whilst I know the pound has lost value against the dollar recently it still isn't one to one.
Anyway, why aren't they holding promos in Europe?

And, did they forget Canada, again?
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26 Nov 2009   #206

Windows 7

Lol...thats gr8
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28 Nov 2009   #207
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6

Anyway, the there were no Win 7 DVD (free copy) for attending the Event in Kolkata (India)- 4 hours of lecture and after that a launch-thats it.
After the event day,they phoned me asking "how it was? how you got your copy of Win 7" etc.Anyway I was obviously looking for the DVD, but I had to say the Microsoft guy "it was great" though I was not happy really

Bad luck for me this time
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 Free Win 7 with Product Key By Attend free launch event

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