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    News - Microsoft to release Windows 7 upgradable versions of Vista

    The new SKUs are designed to minimise the effects of a pre-launch lull in PC demand.
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    Re: News - Microsoft to release Windows 7 upgradable versions of Vista

    Depending on the price, it might persuade me to actually buy a copy of Windows Vista!

    Then again I'm using 7 RC anyway, so it wouldn't be much of a gain to me...

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    Re: News - Microsoft to release Windows 7 upgradable versions of Vista

    Good idea, I'm interested.

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    Re: News - Microsoft to release Windows 7 upgradable versions of Vista

    Buying your copy of windows 7 early?

    why not!

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    Re: News - Microsoft to release Windows 7 upgradable versions of Vista

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Depending on the price, it might persuade me to actually buy a copy of Windows Vista!

    Then again I'm using 7 RC anyway, so it wouldn't be much of a gain to me...
    It won't persuade me, unless it were to look like a cheap way of going Win7, and that I rather doubt. I'd either use the Win7 RC, or just stick with XP and wait for full retail release. Personally, I've never been convinced I needed Vista, and I certainly don't see the need now.

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    Re: News - Microsoft to release Windows 7 upgradable versions of Vista

    Since installing Sp2 for Vista I've stopped using my Win7RC on my laptop - Its been as fast and no crashes (Win7 bluescreened shutting down). I'll be sticking with Vista for a while yet
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    Re: News - Microsoft to release Windows 7 upgradable versions of Vista

    It's a gamble - will buying Vista now be cheaper than W7 at launch? My hunch is that it will be, and therefore buying this pack is a winner for those going for W7. But there's that niggling feeling that W7 might be cheaper....

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    Re: News - Microsoft to release Windows 7 upgradable versions of Vista

    sounds nice. and i may duelboot my system with vista and windows7.

    Sp2 for vista as some one said has fixed alot of little bugs foralot of programs
    but may use win7 for playing pc games, as win7 os seems to sute them better then vista

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    Re: News - Microsoft to release Windows 7 upgradable versions of Vista

    I find it annoying tbh, I have 3 copys of vista and them releasing a new copy just for upgrading means that alot of people have spent money and cant upgrade cheaply, seems like MS just trying to shift more copys of vista before win 7 comes out
    Someone left a note on a piece of cake in the fridge that said, "Do not eat!". I ate the cake and left a note saying, "Yuck, who the hell eats paper ?

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    Re: News - Microsoft to release Windows 7 upgradable versions of Vista

    When they did this with xp/vista many people had problems as it was intended for OEM's, not home users. If history repeats - i'll steer clear!!

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    Re: News - Microsoft to release Windows 7 upgradable versions of Vista

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    I find it annoying tbh, I have 3 copys of vista and them releasing a new copy just for upgrading means that alot of people have spent money and cant upgrade cheaply, seems like MS just trying to shift more copys of vista before win 7 comes out
    It's more about not putting a massive slowdown on PC sales. If everyone thinks "If I buy my new PC now, in four months time the OS will be out of date, but if I wait four months ...." then PC sales (and therefore Vista OEM sales) grind to a halt for four months. And MS's OEM customers won't be happy if the don't sell any hardware for four months because MS announced the date a new version of the OS would ship. They pretty much had to do an offer something like this.

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    Re: News - Microsoft to release Windows 7 upgradable versions of Vista

    I can't believe they're making another version of windows! I'm still using XP! It better be good...!

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    Re: News - Microsoft to release Windows 7 upgradable versions of Vista

    well xp is 8 years old.
    one of my clients is using windows ME! lmao
    imj tempted to get windows 7 if only for the extra speed. at least file copying works at a decent speed on win7. on vista it starts off at a decent speed and after two seconds gets slower and slower... even with SP2.

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    Re: News - Microsoft to release Windows 7 upgradable versions of Vista

    sounds good

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    Re: News - Microsoft to release Windows 7 upgradable versions of Vista

    Not here they aren't apparantly: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8118749.stm
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