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

    £50 for HP sounds AWESOME,

    You can pre-order Windows 7 Home Premium E for £49** or Windows 7 Professional E for £99**. The offer is available through participating retailers. Each retailer will tell you how to get your copy when Windows 7 is released.
    Yeah, no rumours either, cant wait, not sure about professional, personally I dont think I need the features it provides, but it is a tempting price, but HP is more tempting. which version u guys getting?

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

    I'll probably go for HP. No point wasting money on feature's I'd never use - might as well save money

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

    HP for desktops, U for the laptops (bitlocker appeals to me)
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    Re: News - Making sense of Microsoft's Windows 7 pricing and promotions

    I know it's not the same but I'd rather use Truecrypt full drive encryption and save myself over a hundred quid. It's not like it's any harder to set up and from what I've read it has no/little effect on HDD performance - some benchmarks show that TC improves I/O performance in some cases!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by watercooled View Post
    I'll probably go for HP. No point wasting money on feature's I'd never use - might as well save money
    Same here, I doubt I'd bother using the extra features, so I'd be happy enough with Home Premium.

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

    Hmmm, not comfortable with the fact that you can already (pre)order this now in the US at Amazon, but not at Amazon UK.

    They'd better have plenty of stock, cos I'm not buying at the more expensive price.

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

    Don't forget that we're getting the 'E' version here which isn't being sold in the US...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Xoni View Post
    Hmmm, not comfortable with the fact that you can already (pre)order this now in the US at Amazon, but not at Amazon UK.

    They'd better have plenty of stock, cos I'm not buying at the more expensive price.
    Stock in the US ran out in many places based on some sites reports. I would suggest ordering the day it's released here to ensure you don't miss out

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

    I definitely will be - but will even that be quick enough, considering the upgrade is open to XP and Vista users?

    Here starts trouble: I reckon the upgrade price should be available only to Vista users! (ducks behind his sandbag....)

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

    It's not an upgrade! So it's open to everyone!

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

    Yes, I know it isn't really an upgrade, but a fresh, clean install.

    I understood from what has been reported on Hexus, that the so-called upgrade version (which is really the full version at the upgrade price) was only available to users with a genuine XP or Vista installation.

    I was wondering just how they would check that.

    I probably got it wrong - but no matter, if I can get it for fifty quid, I'll be happy (that's the 64bit version, which I hope is included).

    JD

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