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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 student offer is live now

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    To be honest, after spending £347 on Windows Ultimate the day it came out I'm just waiting for them to go AHA! It was going to cost £30 for everyone after day "X" anyway!! Oh and I don't have a student accout

    Also, I've not used Vista for more than 4 hours overall and the box is just gathering dust...
    Why on earth did you do that?

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    I mostly use scientific programmes and Vista is crap for that...it absolutely annihilates hard drives, takes ages to boot in comparison to XP..requires a lot of tweaking to get rid of stupid "features" and I hate the interface and other fundamental flaws..

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 student offer is live now

    I agree Windows is getting far to bloated really. IMO they should branch out into high performance versions that run as fast as or faster than XP and a 'pretty' version for people who like shiny things. I'm sure most people on here would go for the performance version. And before anyone says 'just turn off Aero', it's not as simple as that - there's just too much bloat elsewhere to reasonably customise. If it wasn't for XP having a worse security model, the 64 bit version being poor and nearing EOL I'd be using that myself (the fact that 7 is so cheap also helps with the choice) - I mean what else is included in the new OSes that anyone actually needs/wants?

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 student offer is live now

    Quote Originally Posted by watercooled View Post
    I agree Windows is getting far to bloated really. IMO they should branch out into high performance versions that run as fast as or faster than XP and a 'pretty' version for people who like shiny things.
    Why? Windows 7 is both things for me - way faster than XP and far prettier. Can't see a problem with that myself

    Aero boosts performance, it doesn't degrade it (because it offloads work from the CPU to the GPU) - and I really haven't bothered to tweak anything with 7 as it just scales so well to any system. Snake Oil is not required MS spent plenty of time on performance and it shows.
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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 student offer is live now

    Is this upgrade only or can you just use it as a clean/fresh install?
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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 student offer is live now

    Quote Originally Posted by dangel View Post
    way faster than XP.
    Faster than XP? I wouldn't have thought that myself TBH, it could very well be though since I've not tried both on the same system. Also when you look on the MS website about the offer, it says you should download the upgrade advisor if you have XP to see if your system can run it but if it can run Vista OK then it should be fine. Also 7 isn't nearly as light on RAM as XP.

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 student offer is live now

    Quote Originally Posted by watercooled View Post
    Faster than XP? I wouldn't have thought that myself TBH, it could very well be though since I've not tried both on the same system. Also when you look on the MS website about the offer, it says you should download the upgrade advisor if you have XP to see if your system can run it but if it can run Vista OK then it should be fine. Also 7 isn't nearly as light on RAM as XP.
    That's true but for a number of reasons. First, because your graphic card actually has a bearing on desktop performance, the amount of memory you have does too - because it can be used as a cache by 7, and more features always equal more memory requirements (although they are very modest in today's context). If you're looking for an OS for your 256mb, S3 Virge, AthlonXP+ system then by all means look elsewhere - 7 will suck. However, it runs very well on modest systems (e.g. my Aspire One below) which says something in 2009. XP makes me want to hurt stuff, it's just so flipping retarded about so many things

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 student offer is live now

    Hmm thanks for that info - I'm glad to hear that because I thought it was just a bit less bloated than Vista. I do like some features of Vista/7 which I didn't really consider like the search function in the Start menu which I use frequently although I don't like the way they moved loads of advanced settings to make them harder to get to especially after using XP for so long, and the fact that settings which were once grouped together are now spread far and wide in places you wouldn't think of looking. In that way I think XP was much more intuitive for the advanced user.

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 student offer is live now

    Quote Originally Posted by watercooled View Post
    Hmm thanks for that info - I'm glad to hear that because I thought it was just a bit less bloated than Vista. I do like some features of Vista/7 which I didn't really consider like the search function in the Start menu which I use frequently although I don't like the way they moved loads of advanced settings to make them harder to get to especially after using XP for so long, and the fact that settings which were once grouped together are now spread far and wide in places you wouldn't think of looking. In that way I think XP was much more intuitive for the advanced user.
    It's more a case of muscle memory - you just get used to where things are if you've been using them for 9 years. In some ways the new layout is far more logical and you soon get used to it. Ultimately we all have to willing to give something a fair go ourselves with an open mind
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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 student offer is live now

    True, but from a troubleshooting perspective.. it's far easier to give instructions to someone over the phone with 7. For example, instead of directing someone through control panel etc etc I just say, "type power into start menu" and it brings up power options pretty much straight away - far simpler

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 student offer is live now

    Yeah I suppose so. I can still find what I'm looking for, it's just not where I'd expect it to be.

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 student offer is live now

    So, just to make sure i get this straight.

    I CAN upgrade from 64-bit Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, without having to wipe and reinstall all my stuff again?
    Would it simply just upgrade and keep all my files intact?


    Regarding the student discount for Windows 7, it appears that microsoft does not recognise the uni i am at

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 student offer is live now

    Graduated this year, got Windows 7 Professional, I feel bad, but amount of money i paid in tuition fees...thing I should be allowed

    Didnt buy the £9 DVD, after you bought it, the message you get is "You should backup this image to a hard disk or DVD" ))))))

    In total it comes to £34 and you have 30 days to download the image...

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 student offer is live now

    £34? Is that because of VAT or something?
    @moe: yeah I think you can do an upgrade but I wouldn't recommend it.

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 student offer is live now

    Quote Originally Posted by watercooled View Post
    £34? Is that because of VAT or something?
    @moe: yeah I think you can do an upgrade but I wouldn't recommend it.
    K, cheers bud.

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    Re: News - Microsoft Windows 7 student offer is live now

    Just to let people know that it IS possible to buy TWO copies of Win 7 through this offer - one Home Premium and one Professional.

    I know this because my son just did it - and I've just downloaded both for him. He also ordered the installer DVDs, on my advice, cos the extra £9 it costs for each is not really a big deal and, anyway, having an official DVD looks a whole lot better than one on which you've copied the downloaded files.

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