July 11, Last Day for Discounted Win 7 Upgrade

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hellwig

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I was very dissapointed in the lack of details about the upgrading procedure. For one thing, no-where on the pre-order site could I find what OS's you are allowed to upgrade from. I assume XP Home and Vista Home upgrade to Win 7 Home, and XP Pro and Vista Business upgrade to Win 7 Pro, but they never said anything definitive.

Also, will I need a CD key, official media, etc.. to actually perform the upgrade? I have an old XP Pro CD for my own computer, by my fiance's XP Home is an OEM version, and I don't have a Microsoft-branded CD.

Of course, since Win 7 copys everything, and what you can run is based on the product key you enter, maybe its doesn't matter, but it would have been nice to know in advance.
 

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You can do a clean install. I ordered mine from Newegg already. Check out Paul Thurrott's site to learn how to do the clean install. (He's 90% sure it will work like in Vista). Anyhow, $50 to get a licensed copy? I'm in...just wish I would have waited and got the 3 pack family upgrade....even better deal.
 
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So only had it up for 2 weeks? Supplies? What about the family packs we have been hearing about? No family option for pre-order? So this is them TRYING to make people angry? I'm now full prepared to pirate Windows 7
 

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This is a very tempting offer, windows 7 is one of microsoft's finest products to date and this price is very much within the realm of reason. While linux is my primary os of choice, I will consider this product for running games and other programs.
 

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[citation][nom]legierk[/nom]You can do a clean install. I ordered mine from Newegg already. Check out Paul Thurrott's site to learn how to do the clean install. (He's 90% sure it will work like in Vista). Anyhow, $50 to get a licensed copy? I'm in...just wish I would have waited and got the 3 pack family upgrade....even better deal.[/citation]

You didn't really miss anything on the family pack if it goes the way some are saying. At $150-ish for a Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade pack good for three machines that's $50 each. Only you didn't have to buy three to get the deal.
 

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[citation][nom]Teej[/nom]So only had it up for 2 weeks? Supplies? What about the family packs we have been hearing about? No family option for pre-order? So this is them TRYING to make people angry? I'm now full prepared to pirate Windows 7[/citation]
Actually this is Microsoft trying to be nice. For a limited time, they are offering preorders for a large discount. If this pisses you off, you are free to wait and pay the regular price at release.
 
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Doesn't this just upgrade your windows 7 starter edition when you get it? Or will it upgrade my XP to 7??
 
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I read recently that a person called Microsoft and asked about the upgrade with clean install. He said the MS told him that he would have to insert the CD/DVD in for it to work. So it is like the old 98 days.

It could be wrong but I believe it. Not sure about product keys only but as long as you have the CD of the original it should work in full, clean install and all.

One thing I am not sure about is what bit I will get? When I bought the upgrade, it did not let me choose between the two.
 
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It's pretty crappy that MS have forgotten most of the southern hemisphere with their pre order policy.

Being an Aussie I'd quite happily pay 50 USD for an upgrade. Instead I am going to have to pay the exhoprbitant upgrade price of 200 AUD which I wont do.

I don't see how MS are serious about helping to reduce piracy in the AsiaPac region when they wont offer the pre order price globally!
 

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I honestly don't see a point in upgrading if you already have vista. Vista is going to support DX11. Sure W7 is going to look awesome and perform faster but I don't see the point of wasting money. Rather buy more ram or fans to oc more. Just my opinion.
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[citation][nom]Marcus Yam[/nom]Then this could be your last chance to get your hands on an upgrade copy or Windows 7 Home Premium or Ultimate for less than half price.[/citation]

I believe that is supposed to be Professional instead of Ultimate.
 
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Would have been nice to have this in Australia. Looks like I'll be sticking with Vista.
 

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After I attempted to follow the reduced-price link at 12:45PM Central Time on July 11:

Looking for information about the Windows 7 Pre-Order Offer? The reduced-price offer has ended. But you can still be one of the first to get Windows 7. Just pre-order it from the Microsoft Store.

Nicely done, Microsoft! (sarcasm...) Could they have already run out of their "limited quantities"?

 

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Actually I just went and its not giving the pre order prices anymore. I guess the last day was the 10th and then the 11th it was no more.

Kinda sucks since I wanted the upgrade but not sure if I will spend the $120 now.
 

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Haha just barely got in. I was going to order off of Newegg, but I was 26 minutes after the price went up (very annoying). Then I realized that Amazon is on the West coast and that it still wasn't midnight over there. Hurried over - sure enough the price was still good - and promptly ordered.

Moral of the story: Procrastinating too far is a bad thing (notice the emphasis there :p), but if you do, remember to check the time zone.
 

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OMG, why don't you fanboys stop humping Balmer's leg for just one second and actually look what's under the hood of Windows 7 .... drum roll ... oh it's Vista code base...

How many flavors of Windows 7 is there now, 8 ??

Get a Mac and be happy, my upgrade to Leopard Snow costs me $29 -- what's your Windows 7 upgrade gonna cost you??? Bend over and Mr. Balmer will tell you exactly how much.
 

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[citation][nom]V8VENOM[/nom]OMG, why don't you fanboys stop humping Balmer's leg for just one second and actually look what's under the hood of Windows 7 .... drum roll ... oh it's Vista code base...How many flavors of Windows 7 is there now, 8 ?? Get a Mac and be happy, my upgrade to Leopard Snow costs me $29 -- what's your Windows 7 upgrade gonna cost you??? Bend over and Mr. Balmer will tell you exactly how much.[/citation]
How much was your Mac?
 
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