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Windows 7 Preorder
« on: Jun 26, 2009, 03:47 AM »
If you plan on upgrading to Windows 7, now may be a goof time to preorder the upgrade version of Home Premium or Business at half off.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/buy/offers/pre-order-email.aspx


Available until 7/11 or until supplies last, whatever that may mean.

I grabbed a few for myself and family members.  
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Re: Windows 7 Preorder
« Reply #1 on: Jun 26, 2009, 10:59 AM »
Did you see anything about which bit version this is? 32-bit vs. 64-bit?

If it's 32-bit, I'm not sure how well that will install on my current 64-bit Vista setup on my laptop. Unless, of course, I do an clean install.

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Re: Windows 7 Preorder
« Reply #2 on: Jun 26, 2009, 02:58 PM »
Well, I'm almost, pretty sure, it is 64 bit and/or 32 bit.

The product description at newegg.
(quote)Takes full advantage of 64-bit PC hardware and memory.

And following the link to MS.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/compare-editions?T1=tab04

Again you get the message that it "Takes full advantage of 64-bit PC hardware and memory."

I'll ask in the newegg forum to find out for sure because I don't want it if it isn't and will cancel my preorder.
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Re: Windows 7 Preorder
« Reply #3 on: Jun 28, 2009, 02:44 PM »
What gripes me is that there isn't a preorder for the ultimate ediition to upgrade my Vista Ultimate to the same level of features. I have the retail version of Vista Ultimate, so I figure I can use the upgrade with it and install it over and over again as I upgrade hardware or move it to a different PC.

My other PC is an OEM version of XP, so I don't think I can do the same with it meaning I might get a retail version for it. What do you guys think?

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Re: Windows 7 Preorder
« Reply #4 on: Jun 28, 2009, 03:03 PM »
Actually there is a Windows 7 preorder for the ultimate version, there is however, no discount. You can preorder it from the Microsoft Store .

I too have full retail versions of Vista Ultimate (32&64) and find it hard to justify the price for features I seldom, if ever, use. Home Premium is a nice fit for my needs and I will most likely use an old copy of XP to validate the install. An XP upgrade will require a clean install and that is just fine with me.

At some point in the future I may splurge for an Ultimate version of 7, but I'm just not too sure about that.

I believe you can move an OEM copy of XP from one computer to another, they changed the wording in the ULA with the release of Vista to clarify OEM means for one computer, usually tied to the motherboard. I have used OEM windows with an upgrade version in the past (98 to ME).  

I did read in another forum that the upgrade version will include both 32 and 64 bit versions, evidently someone made a call to MS. Just don't kick me if that turns out to be false.
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Re: Windows 7 Preorder
« Reply #5 on: Jun 29, 2009, 11:38 AM »
I wonder if I will have the option to install the 64 bit version on my XP machine since it will be validating a 32 bit copy.

Clean installs is the only way I will upgrade an OS.

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Re: Windows 7 Preorder
« Reply #6 on: Jun 29, 2009, 12:10 PM »
It looks like W7 Ultimate has less advantages over W7 Pro than its Vista counterparts. If the only difference truly is bitlocker and extra languages, then I don't need Ultimate.

I can upgrade both PCs to Professional for $200, while one Ultimate upgrade would be $220! It is a no brainer. The only problem is that I am still unemployed (6 months now) and can't see spending any money right now. There is no guarrantee I will be working when the product ships.

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Re: Windows 7 Preorder
« Reply #7 on: Jul 20, 2009, 03:49 AM »
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