50% off Win 7 Upgrade

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Jiggah, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. Jiggah
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    Jiggah GBAtemp Maniac

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    Get it today. There are only certain retailers offering this. Also, you Euro cats are out of luck. You can go ahead and blame the EU.

    http://gizmodo.com/5302734/how-to-pre+orde...to-cut-the-line

    This is for the UPGRADE version only. This is not the full retail version.

    Edit:

    According to Paul Thurrott, you can do the "clean install" that was possible in Vista. I guess it makes sense i.e. what if your hard drive decides to blow itself up.
     
  2. Technik

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    Whoa this is awesome! Thanks!
     
  3. Jiggah
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    I just wanted to also note this is a limited time preorder only.
     
  4. Salamantis

    Salamantis GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Can you install this on more than one computer in your house? Or is it 1 computer only?
     
  5. Jiggah
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    Jiggah GBAtemp Maniac

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    Only Ultimate is able to install on more than a single computer. However, it's 50 bucks for a Home Premium meaning you can get basically 3 upgrade versions for the equivalent of a single retail package.
     
  6. Big Kong Boss

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    Wow man, what a deal! But, I'm running XP on a crap computer. I'm gonna get a new one sometime in July, so...

    Anyway, thanks for the news! [​IMG]
     
  7. Salamantis

    Salamantis GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I have 2 laptops, and I want to install it on both. I have a 25$ off 75$ rebate at Staples, so I guess I'll buy something extra for 10$ and get the rebate...
    Maybe I'll get the upgrade on the family laptop and just run a pirated copy on my personal one. Dunno.
     
  8. Jiggah
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    If you run a pirated version of any previous Windows, chances are the upgrade will fail. It does a validation check at the beginning for any previous version before validating the Win 7 key and invalidating the old key.
     
  9. UltraMagnus

    UltraMagnus hic sunt dracones

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    still don't see what this has over XP, Its not like it makes my programs run faster.
     
  10. Joe88

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    fresh install > upgrade

    though it wont matter since I will obtain the full ver from other sources...
     
  11. yeahitschris

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    i would install this, but i like XP. and if it aint broke, no point in upgrading /fixing it

    edit; was reading posters above, how come my XP professional can install into more than 1 cpu? can't windows 7 professional do the same?
     
  12. Athlon-pv

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    Europeans use linux no 50% of scheme EVER!
     
  13. jesterscourt

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    Having run Windows 7 in dual boot with XP Pro for months, I finally jumped to running solely Windows 7 RC1 on my main rig for the past 2 months. No real hiccups, just a reminder to folks don't update your drivers in general unless you are experiencing issues, I had to rollback both my audio and GFX drivers, but eh.

    I'm also running Windows 7 RC1 on boot camp mode on my Mac Mini, and it runs like a champ. It's nice to be able to play my Steam games on my TV rather than on a (comparatively) cramped 20" monitor.

    In short, Windows 7 seems to me to be what we all hoped that Vista would have been. It's intuitive and gorgeous. Yes it will take a couple days to get used to some of the new bits, but it's stable and quick.

    So yeah, I bought 2 copies of Home Premium. I might buy more, I'm still debating if it's worth installing on my Asus EEEPC 901. I am holding off, because I can't install the RC1 on it, via any method I have thus tried.
     
  14. Athlon-pv

    Athlon-pv GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    You played some games on Windows 7 yet , the demanding type ?
     
  15. Salamantis

    Salamantis GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    What happened when you tried to install Windows 7 on it? Any errors or something?

    On topic, I preordered 1 copy of Home Premium now in Best Buy, because I had a gift card with 51 cents on it (lol) and the points card.
    When I'll have the time I'll go order another copy in Staples using the 25$ coupon I have.
     
  16. Foxle

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    Micro Center has Win7 Home preorders for $40 and Professional preorders for $90 this weekend only. If you live by one, you might want to check it out.

    Also, you're able to do a clean install from the upgrade version.
     
  17. da_head

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    Toronto, Canader!
    how much is 50% of 0? [​IMG]
     
  18. notnarb

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    I would buy it if I knew I couldn't just turn around and get it for free from my college (through whatever that microsoft program is called), the RC is just too good
     
  19. jesterscourt

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    I am assuming you mean on my EEEPC? Just couldn't even get it to get past BIOS post, didn't matter how I attempted to install it. Just infuriating.

    Also, I will correct previous statement. I am running the 64 bit version on my main rig, and the 32 bit version on the Mac mini