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Windows 7: Global Windows 7 Launch Party

13 Oct 2009   #261
Snufffed

 

Congradulations to all whom have received your Party Pack, and to those of you whom will shortly be receiving your Party Pack.




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13 Oct 2009   #262
leftkidney

Windows 7 Ultimate - Signature Edition
 
 
Windows 7 Launch Party

OK so I got an email from Microsoft telling me that I could host a Windows 7 launch party, so I figured it was a waste of time I would never win - they said it was because I have installed the RC of Windows 7 and the Beta before that and reported bugs before that via msdn - I downloaded 12 copies of the RC and installed all of them and even filled out the thingies on the computers to tell MS how I like the OS - so they asked me about previous versions of Windows I own so I listed them off (I have all version ever except for the Vista ones, only Ultimate and Home Premium), about 3 days latter I got an email asking me to include the key code for my Windows Vista Ultimate retail edition I got (I won a contest at work and they were giving it away, there is no way I would pay full price for that) so I did that and instantly got a link to a msdn page where I could download Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (gold, final build released to computer manufactures - not the RC the final version) and it never asked me for a key code, there wasnt one already entered in it just worked without one and a message came up saying "this copy of Windows 7 is for MSDN developers only, no activation is required"


but then I got another email that said I did win and they sent me a box with a bunch of things in it including a free copy of Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition signed by Steve Balmer (fake signature it us printed on not actually signed)

also in the box was a set of playing cards, napkins, a Windows 7 flying turtle puzzle, 10 large pretty high quality bags so guests can cary out there stuff, a huge poster, balloons, streamers (red, green, blue, yellow - Microsoft colors), and a bunch of promotional cards for free Zune songs and other software

has anyone else won this?
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13 Oct 2009   #263
Ace38

Windows 7 Ultimate Steve Ballmer Sig. Edition
 
 

I got my party pack yesterday. I was running the gold build in Home Premium thanks to an MSDN account, but needless to say Im running the Ultimate build now.
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13 Oct 2009   #264
Kinematic

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
 
 

I can't complain about a free $320 dollar product, but seriously I think this video sums it up.
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14 Oct 2009   #265
zrtom

W8 Pro, W7 Ultimate, XP Pro x64, Vista x64, Ubuntu
 
 
Two Special Offers for Launch Party Hosts Available Now

Two Special Offers for Launch Party Hosts Available Now
Did anyone get this email today from houseparty? One of the offers is for Norton Internet Security 2010 which leads to a link to the trial download but somewhere in there it mentions that a key will be emailed to party hosts which will activate the product beyond the trial period.

I'm not really trying to start a debate over NIS2010, but I was curious whether anyone tried the link and got a key and whether the key is for a full year or like just a couple months.
Tom
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14 Oct 2009   #266
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zrtom View Post
Two Special Offers for Launch Party Hosts Available Now
Did anyone get this email today from houseparty? One of the offers is for Norton Internet Security 2010 which leads to a link to the trial download but somewhere in there it mentions that a key will be emailed to party hosts which will activate the product beyond the trial period.

I'm not really trying to start a debate over NIS2010, but I was curious whether anyone tried the link and got a key and whether the key is for a full year or like just a couple months.
Tom
I just got the email today, so I installed NIS2010 to try it out, when I get the key I'm not sure if I'll keep norton or not. Depends on how it behaves between now and then.
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14 Oct 2009   #267
zrtom

W8 Pro, W7 Ultimate, XP Pro x64, Vista x64, Ubuntu
 
 

I haven't installed it as yet 'cause I've been using (and liking) MS Security Essentials but I'm curious whether Norton has to "see" it installed before emailing the key or whether the key will come just through filling out the registration prior to the download page.
If the key is good for a year, it might be a good "doorprize" at my cyber House Party...lol Prolly not transferrable but, hey, it's a House Party! Anything goes....
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14 Oct 2009   #268
Antman

 

I did the dance to get the key. Add this delay in providing the key to my list of reasons to dislike Symantec.

I have no intention of using their product(s) on a machine I own or control.
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14 Oct 2009   #269
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
I did the dance to get the key. Add this delay in providing the key to my list of reasons to dislike Symantec.

I have no intention of using their product(s) on a machine I own or control.
+1 They lost me at Norton AntiVirus 2005 which should win a razzy as one of the WORST products ever inflicted on the consumer. I feel ripped off to this day an will run anything to avoid their products on any machines I support or own....ever.
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14 Oct 2009   #270
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobtran View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
I did the dance to get the key. Add this delay in providing the key to my list of reasons to dislike Symantec.

I have no intention of using their product(s) on a machine I own or control.
+1 They lost me at Norton AntiVirus 2005 which should win a razzy as one of the WORST products ever inflicted on the consumer. I feel ripped off to this day an will run anything to avoid their products on any machines I support or own....ever.
Not going to start an argument, but companies DO learn from there mistakes, look at MS for example. They've become more open with the consumers and are starting to make great products.

I feel that people are unjustly treating Norton like crap, they made a mistake, move on and get over it. So far NIS2010 is running really well on my system (as you can see its not the best system out there in terms of specs).

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