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15th July 2009, 05:37 PM #1
Windows 7 flies off virtual shelf
Just seen this article on BBC Website - BBC NEWS | Technology | Windows 7 flies off virtual shelf
Its mainly about the amount of pre-orders that have been placed already.. but this paragraph caught my eye:
WTF? I'm guessing this is related to something that was said in a previous thread that hinted that there was no Upgrade version of Windows 7 in Europe .. but it was assumed that you would be able to do both..
The software requires a "clean install", meaning that prior versions of Windows will have to be removed before Windows 7 can be installed.
Ooh and that was my 3,000th post -
Last edited by Gatt; 15th July 2009 at 05:38 PM.
Reason: post number 3000!
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15th July 2009, 06:27 PM #2
iirc it's something to do with them not being allowed to bundle IE in Europe or whatever so they have offered full licenses at upgrade cost because I don't think there are upgrade kits available without putting IE on it.
Congrats on the 3000th, +1.
15th July 2009, 06:33 PM #3
I find myself moving more over to Ubuntu these days - just using the live CD option on 3 XP non booting PCs given to me this week by various staff has got me brownie points in regards to getting the data off the PCs & then re-building them.....
15th July 2009, 06:44 PM #4
When i use Ubuntu on staff machines to recover files i am usually annoyed by the NTFS drive not opening because it was not cleanly shut down. Then i have to search a gazillion forums to find the exact code that forces it to open. It's quite annoying especially as the code always differs depending on the types of drives used in the example.
I always find our old Knoppix live cd works best to restore stuff.
15th July 2009, 06:50 PM #5
I think this is a good move by Microsoft. It should reduce a lot of upgrade or compatibility problems. Upgrading an OS has never been the best method of changing to a new OS. Starting from new will definitely give the best results.
15th July 2009, 08:14 PM #6
I've pre-ordered my copy from Play.com today. From what I have seen from early releases it looks good. I plan to install mine on a VM on my iMAC.
16th July 2009, 10:00 AM #7
Me too - Premium for home, Pro for work.
By the way, I noticed that Amazon and Ebuyer are selling them cheaper than the other sites...
16th July 2009, 10:10 AM #8
If you can get them! Gave up last night - found one place that had HomeP at the same price as AMZ and was allowing orders; I had to use Comet .
Originally Posted by NickJones
16th July 2009, 10:16 AM #9
Ebuyer wouldn't take my order, as their system records a stock level of 0 (obviously!), but Amazon took it. It did take them a little while to realise it was release day but it was available by 4pm.
16th July 2009, 10:31 AM #10
all i get is sign up to tell you when its out no buy box
Originally Posted by NickJones
edit the priced hit i cant order the unpriced one i can wtf?
edit 2 lol
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Last edited by sted; 16th July 2009 at 10:33 AM.
16th July 2009, 10:41 AM #11
The "discussions" on AMZ suggest that they are releasing the "stock" in drips and drabs, but I was refreshing the page fairly regularly for 2-3 hours with no luck .
Still, according to the same discussions, the German branch adopted the "first come, first served" principle and sold out within minutes.
If you don't want to compromise your principles for £5, Play had stock at £49.99 last night (if you want HomeP).
16th July 2009, 10:47 AM #12
aye ive just ordered 2 copies of pro cost £20 more than amazon but i figure cheaper than doing it later and not much more than an oem and i get a nice shiny box
Originally Posted by LeMarchand
16th July 2009, 10:57 AM #13
Nice to see that Microsoft have tagged onto the £300 is waaaaay too expensive for an operating system feel from Joe Public.
£100 Is the right amount for the pro package I feel. And they will sell a hell of a lot more copies to the home market\small business sector that way.
16th July 2009, 12:22 PM #14
Why the great big rush for it folk?
16th July 2009, 12:25 PM #15
I've been running the RC as my main OS at home on my media PC since it's release. It's fast, stable and more importantly tunes into HD TV automatically. The media centre side of things is quite awesome in fact.
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