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Pre-release purchase of Windows 7

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Hansen, Jun 27, 2009.

Did you or are you going to purchase the pre-release of Windows 7?

  1. Already purchased pre-release of Windows 7 Home Premium

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  2. Already purchased pre-release of Windows 7 Professional

    16 vote(s)
    34.0%
  3. Will purchase the pre-release of Windows 7 (either version) before the July 11 deadline

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    8.5%
  4. Waiting to see if better pricing comes along in the future

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    23.4%
  5. Sticking with what I have; not purchasing Windows 7 now or in future

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    17.0%
  6. Have MSDN, Technet, or another option.

    8 vote(s)
    17.0%
  1. Hansen

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    I thought it might be interesting to see if people are making the pre-release purchase of Windows 7 given what seems like very fair pricing for the Home Premium ($49.99) and Professional ($99.99) versions or are you waiting to see if better prices come along in the Fall when it's released on October 22nd.

    Personally, I went ahead and purchased a copy of Home Premium from Newegg since you get the disk and no shipping or tax costs.
     
  2. Michael D'Angelo

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    The only reason I am not pre-ordering is because the Ultimate version is not available.
     
  3. FHSPSU67

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    I've had the same thoughts, but I can't explain why. Do you have any specific reason?
    I have Vista Ultimate 64-bit version now.
     
  4. Drew2k

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    The cheapest price I've seen for the upgrade is $44.95 at Costco, $5 less than Best Buy or Amazon. Shipping is not included though, so I hope it's available in-store for cash-and-carry price.
     
  5. naijai

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    Ditto
    I plan on getting a new laptop (old one sounds like a vacumn cleaner on its last leg) and there is a free upgrade to windows 7 with a pc with vista purchsed after a certain date
     
  6. LarryFlowers

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    You need to add... yes I will switch to Windows 7 but my licenses are covered by TechNet/MSDN/Microsoft Partner subscriptions.

    Larry

     
  7. Tom Robertson

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    I'm a mixture. I too have technet subscriptions (somewhat in thanks to LarryFlowers), but I suspect my laptops won't last much longer than the RC1 licenses would anyway. (I might end up surprised.) :)

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  8. Groundhog45

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    I went ahead and used Amazon.com, since they have no sales tax and free shipping. Most of the other stores would have charged me sales tax since they have locations in Texas. I got one Pro and three Home Premium. No subscriptions here.
     
  9. dave29

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    Same here.
     
  10. chevyguy559

    chevyguy559 Fresno State Bulldog!

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    I pre-ordered Professional from MS Store for my main PC (got the download option, no sales tax) but might pick up another 3 Home Premium's within the next couple days for my wife's Laptop, my garage PC and my laptop :D
     
  11. Grentz

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    I might pre-order pro, still on the fence whether to do it now or wait.

    Why are you guys holding out for Ultimate out of curiosity? This time round it seems like a rip off for most as it just has more language support and Bitlocker...which can be duplicated easily by truecrypt and most dont use anyways.

    Cheapest price is at MicroCenter in the store, they have it for $40 and $90 (home/pro).
     
  12. houskamp

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    3 copies on order..
    don't need more than the home premium..
    at $50 it is doable here.. more than that and I would just stay at what I have.
     
  13. Groundhog45

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    Here's a good link to a article describing the differences in each edition of Win 7. I don't see much in Ultimate that I would need over Pro.
     
  14. solmakou

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    If it came with an extra version of solitaire and it was called ultimate I would install the ultimate :D Honestly I haven't looked at the various versions of Windows 7 and will probably only install the top tier.
     
  15. ncxcstud

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    These upgrade discs have both 32-bit and 64-bit versions? I'm going to assume that they do...
     
  16. Groundhog45

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    Yes they do, and the license code will work for either one.
     
  17. Groundhog45

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    The article I referenced above lists the following in the Home Premium edition: "and some premium games (Chess Titans, Hearts, Internet Backgammon, Internet Checkers, Internet Spades, and Mahjong Titans."
     
  18. drded

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    I didn't see anything I needed above the Home Premium so ordered updates for all 4 home machines from Amazon.

    Don't know why Best Buy insists on charging sales tax. Lost my business because of it.

    Dave
     
  19. Drew2k

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    I definitely want the Pro version, simply for the "XP Mode".
     
  20. Tom Robertson

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    Probably because Best Buy has local, physical presence in every state and thereby is required to. Amazon has no physical presence other than in The Matrix. :)

    Cheers,
    Tom
     

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