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    Re: News - Making sense of Microsoft's Windows 7 pricing and promotions

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Epic Maths Fail, I think...
    Quote Originally Posted by mercyground View Post
    ..have a extra 50% ontop of what the americans are paying..
    How so?

    You think americans get paid $15 for a job that we get paid £7.50 for?

    You can't compare the cost in the 2 countrys.
    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 - Making sense of Microsoft's Windows 7 pricing and promotions

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    How so?

    You think americans get paid $15 for a job that we get paid £7.50 for?

    You can't compare the cost in the 2 countrys.
    Because one can get it in America for $49.99 and we pay £49.99 ???

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    Re: News - Making sense of Microsoft's Windows 7 pricing and promotions

    Quote Originally Posted by MorrisR View Post
    Because one can get it in America for $49.99 and we pay £49.99 ???
    your joking right?

    Yes you can buy it cheaper in america but you will get hit for import tax, also read my post again

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    You think americans get paid $15 for a job that we get paid £7.50 for?
    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 - Making sense of Microsoft's Windows 7 pricing and promotions

    If it is £50 for a full retail version as people are syaing then thats a bargain imo! only what do so with vista which i spent £100 for for full retain version afterwards

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    Re: News - Making sense of Microsoft's Windows 7 pricing and promotions

    How does Win7 know if I already have a copy of XP? Do I have to type the licence key from the XP install I have and then the licence key from the Win7 install?

    If I have an enterprise licence key for XP can I use this for an upgrade?

    Dont want to buy the full version if I dont need to.

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    Re: News - Making sense of Microsoft's Windows 7 pricing and promotions

    No, there is no upgrade version in the EU - it's full version only.

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    Re: News - Making sense of Microsoft's Windows 7 pricing and promotions

    Just me that thinks 50 quid for a Full Retail Win7 Home Premium is a bargain?

    I paid 140 quid for Vista Ultimate OEM 64-bit at launch.... so you know.....

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    Re: News - Making sense of Microsoft's Windows 7 pricing and promotions

    *EDIT* Nevermind, pre-order. Special offers don't matter. And we're still forced the e/n 'edition' crap.
    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    ...every time Creative bring out a new card range their advertising makes it sound like they have discovered a way to insert a thousand Chuck Norris super dwarfs in your ears...

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    Re: News - Making sense of Microsoft's Windows 7 pricing and promotions

    The pre-order thingy deal

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    hi guys
    so is this pre-order service for windows 7 for ultimate as well as the other win 7 types?
    you can get home and pro but no talk of ultimate at all
    or have i missed something here?

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    Re: News - Making sense of Microsoft's Windows 7 pricing and promotions

    Quote Originally Posted by fredcoke View Post
    hi guys
    so is this pre-order service for windows 7 for ultimate as well as the other win 7 types?
    you can get home and pro but no talk of ultimate at all
    or have i missed something here?
    No, it appears to be just for Home Premium and Professional.

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    Re: News - Making sense of Microsoft's Windows 7 pricing and promotions

    Anyone know if technet will get the non-E non-EU versions of Windows?

    The whole E thing seems like a huge unnecessary pain.

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    Re: News - Making sense of Microsoft's Windows 7 pricing and promotions

    Cant believe so many people who have paid loads for Vista recently are going to buy Windows 7 as well on launch? Surely your Vista will still be supported? Is it really that much different?

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    Re: News - Making sense of Microsoft's Windows 7 pricing and promotions

    Quote Originally Posted by Barrichello View Post
    Cant believe so many people who have paid loads for Vista recently are going to buy Windows 7 as well on launch? Surely your Vista will still be supported? Is it really that much different?
    Using the RC, I would say yes

    Have you used the Windows 7 RC?

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    Re: News - Making sense of Microsoft's Windows 7 pricing and promotions

    Quote Originally Posted by tickedon View Post
    Using the RC, I would say yes

    Have you used the Windows 7 RC?
    Yep, see my system spec. I been using Windows 7 RC and its great. Difference is that i have had XP for ages. Just wondering for those of you who have Vista, does 7 actually offers that much difference? Must be pretty annoying to shell out for another OS so soon after Vista, especially with no upgrade option.

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    Re: News - Making sense of Microsoft's Windows 7 pricing and promotions

    Not really, more of the same. It's good. It just doesn't warrant the price tag if you already have Vista. Microsoft have pretty much said 'screw you chumps, thanks for your cash and doing all that bug fixing for us, now give us more' to Vista users.
    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    ...every time Creative bring out a new card range their advertising makes it sound like they have discovered a way to insert a thousand Chuck Norris super dwarfs in your ears...

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