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Windows 7: Windows 7? Don't Upgrade, Buy A New PC

18 Oct 2009   #11
Crypto

Windows 7 Professional, Windows XP
 
 



Best Buy loads up for Windows 7 launch




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I talked to an HP lady and this is what she told,

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Not entirely sure at this stage (I'm waiting for confirmation on some of the finer details from the HP Online Store) BUT, I would recommend checking the hpdirect.com store after 10/18 when it will be updated with all the models that will have Windows 7. If you want to purchase before 10/18 then we offer a FREE upgrade to windows 7 once it becomes available that you can use to update after your purchase.
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I would like to get a Vista pre-installed machine so i can later order the shiny upgrade disk, havent touched or bought a genuine Disk after Windows 95


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18 Oct 2009   #12
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

I was in BBuys Thursday ..
and the geeks had several HP Laptops lined up with a strange Progress screen running on them.

I asked .. "What's the HP's doing" ... He said "We're wiping the HD"
Then I asked .."Why don't you use the recovery routine"

He had a blank look for a second .. then said .. "We have a disc to do that"

I suspect they were reloading them with W7 and didn't want to say that.
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18 Oct 2009   #13
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noyb View Post
I was in BBuys Thursday ..
and the geeks had several HP Laptops lined up with a strange Progress screen running on them.

I asked .. "What's the HP's doing" ... He said "We're wiping the HD"
Then I asked .."Why don't you use the recovery routine"

He had a blank look for a second .. then said .. "We have a disc to do that"

I suspect they were reloading them with W7 and didn't want to say that.
And then try and charge anyone buying them the ever popular $100 or so "setup fee".
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18 Oct 2009   #14
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Probably .. I didn't think of that.

Later .. I asked a Geek how much were they going to charge to install Mail for the non geekys
He didn't know what I was talking about.
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18 Oct 2009   #15
BeechV35Pilot

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noyb View Post
And support may be a problem because it no longer has the OEM support tools.
Depending on the OEM these tools are often located in their own, separate hard drive partition, impervious to a reformat/reload of the system partition.

Personally I also enjoy the task of periodically reformatting and reloading. It is the bidet of home computers...
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18 Oct 2009   #16
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

If I worked answering the OEM support Emails ..
Or answering the phone for an ISP’s help ... Or at BBuys …

I would have scheduled a nice Long vacation for Oct 23rd.

I see that the HP Shopping Site is upgrading their models ..
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18 Oct 2009   #17
Crypto

Windows 7 Professional, Windows XP
 
 

Do you think bestbuy shops will still sell Vista installed Notebooks ?
Will they clear up all the Vista machines ?
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18 Oct 2009   #18
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

They finally released the Win7 drivers for my laptop, so I did a clean install yesterday.
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18 Oct 2009   #19
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Being the latest Windows out of course you will see them upgrade the OS depending which retail chain it is. They want to be able to line up the display case with 7 seen on the 22nd. When you look around however you are still going to see some models with Vista set sort of aside since they'll want to showcase the latest.

The prestock of 7 in a large quantity is no surprize here. Once I got into the RCs here I've had the feeling since then that 7 will simply "fly off of the shelves" in just 4 days from now!

You can be sure the Ultimate edition will be sold out in no time considering that happened when Vista first came out. Just imagine what 7 will see. thump.. crash.. car doors slam... store doors opening and closing at an alarming rate as the line of people waiting in line are shouting: "me me over here I want ..."!

(new systems with 7 on them will be selling fast as well as the individual disks!)
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20 Oct 2009   #20
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

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