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

24 Sep 2009   #81
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
I hope one million people complain about this 32-bit thing. So, by November, when I go to the event in DC, I will get the 64-bit version.

I do not want to spend the $10 that MS will charge me when I call 1-800-microsoft and order the 64-bit DVD.
I don't understand the hardship of providing the 64-bit media myself...

Seems like Microsoft is a tad bit lazy...


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24 Sep 2009   #82
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
I don't understand the hardship of providing the 64-bit media myself...

Seems like Microsoft is a tad bit lazy...
Benefit of the doubt - a logistical SNAFU. At a prior event, nobody wanted the 32-bit version.

Just guessing.
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24 Sep 2009   #83
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
I hope one million people complain about this 32-bit thing. So, by November, when I go to the event in DC, I will get the 64-bit version.

I do not want to spend the $10 that MS will charge me when I call 1-800-microsoft and order the 64-bit DVD.
$10 ??? Me neither.

What p*ss*s me off is that they originally had a 'w7 Professional' (or 'Home Premium') pretty blue-box,
then stuck us with this ugly black-box version.

Where do I call to complain ?
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24 Sep 2009   #84
Antman

 

I have shared this before - with Vista, when I called and ordered my $10 64-bit copy, they sent it to me with a new key.
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24 Sep 2009   #85
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobtran View Post
Just attended the Denver launch and they handed out "Ultimate".
CAN'T WAIT TO GET HOME AND GET IT INSTALLED.
Did you see ChuckR?
No, but it was a mad house. Was a good time though. Just checked my copy and Darn....32 bit (The little black folder does say "32- and/or 64-bit disc(s) inside), guess I will have to order a 64 bit disk. I guess $10 isn't too much to pay for a copy of Ultimate although I think they should have given out the 64 bit version instead if only to further the x64 platform. Guess this is a way to increase revenue $10 at a time (Bean counter mentality...go figure).
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25 Sep 2009   #86
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
I have shared this before - with Vista, when I called and ordered my $10 64-bit copy, they sent it to me with a new key.
Does that mean that the original x32 copy could be installed on a pc or did Microsoft ask for the license number of the x32 copy so as to invalidate it.

Answered myself: No you must provide the key to Microsoft when ordering the x64 DVD. Contact info: 1-800-834-6037 8am-10pm ET to order in the US. Waiting to call after 8am ET (Wonder if we can order prior to launch on Oct 22nd? guess I will find out tomorrow).
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25 Sep 2009   #87
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SMOKKINU View Post


While MS does hold a world-wide footprint, its roots are in america, it's primary source of income is through, you guessed it, americans buying and using MS products, it costs money to hold these events, why hold global events like this, when you can spend a fraction of the amount touring the US, and get the biggest return on your dollar... makes perfect sense to me.
Really? The EU has a much larger population than the US ( 500 MILLION) and MS charges up to 60% more for their products in the EU.
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25 Sep 2009   #88
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
The EU has a much larger population than the US ( 500 MILLION) and MS charges up to 60% more for their products in the EU.
SIW2,

Not to be mean,

But:

Free Win 7 with Product Key By Attend free launch event



j/k !!!

Chuck
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25 Sep 2009   #89
QuackPot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SMOKKINU View Post


While MS does hold a world-wide footprint, its roots are in america, it's primary source of income is through, you guessed it, americans buying and using MS products, it costs money to hold these events, why hold global events like this, when you can spend a fraction of the amount touring the US, and get the biggest return on your dollar... makes perfect sense to me.
Really? The EU has a much larger population than the US ( 500 MILLION) and MS charges up to 60% more for their products in the EU.
Not being pedantic but Europe is something like 750 million and US is just over 300 million.
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25 Sep 2009   #90
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
There may be a problem getting x64

I just contacted Microsoft sales (someone named Shawn) about getting a x64 replacement media DVD for the x32 I received at the launch and was told two things.

1) They don't have access to Windows 7 at this time.
2) They told me the Copy we received is NOT eligible to order the x64 DVD.

My initial reaction to this is: We will probably have to wait until Oct 22nd to order the media and you should not tell them where/how you received the software.

I would tend to believe that this person just doesn't know what he was talking about although I could be wrong. It just doesn't make sense that Microsoft would not be willing to provided us the x64 in exchange for the x32 especially if we have to pay the DVD production + the Shipping and Handling.

I guess we will just have to take a wait and see attitude until someone higher up in the company takes action on this issue as I'm sure they will. Why would Microsoft want to P**s off this many developer and IT Professionals (answer; they wouldn't so someone will address this issue eventually).
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