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#1 Sacarino

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 06:03 AM

Got an email from Microsoft which has a link to order a full retail copy of Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit) Home Premium or Professional for $29.99... The catch is you have to have a university email account to qualify. They'll also sell you a copy of the physical disc for an additional $13. It's a pre-order now until the release date but the offer is good until early January.

So, if you're working on your masters or you have kids in college, this seems like a great way to get at least 1 cheap copy of the RTM version to play with. ;)

Edited by Sacarino, 30 September 2009 - 06:03 AM.


#2 brotsten

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 03:19 PM

Thanks, I work for a University and have a .edu email address.

My pre-order is in!

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#3 Neurorad

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 04:29 PM

Thanks, I work for a University and have a .edu email address.

My pre-order is NOT in!

What's the benefit of W7? I really don't know.

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 07:32 PM

Well you won't be able to keep buying Windows XP, so if you plan on building your own system in the near future, it might not be a bad idea to get a copy, I would.

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 08:39 PM

http://www.maximumpc...indows_7_review

Should give you a decent idea of the advantages.

IMHO it is the best OS M$ has released.

Very solid and fast.

I have been using the Win7 throughout the various builds (beta & RC) and now run the RTM and have yet to have any issues; heck I have it even running on a netbook and it is snappy.

The new task bar and libraries alone are worth the upgrade to me....

As for the Home Premium vs Pro... Home Premium will be fine for most people. One of the nice features of Pro is an XP Mode where you get a fully licensed copy of a VM XP to run any legacy apps and the ability to join a domain.

Hope that helps..

Edited by TroyMT, 01 October 2009 - 08:45 PM.


#6 Neurorad

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 10:02 PM

Yes, that helps a lot.

Thank you very much. :lol:

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 01:38 AM

I've been on W7 since a few days after it went RTM. I really like it. Previously I was on Vista X64 - and trust me - had I been coming off XP, I might have more to gripe about - because many of the things about Vista that annoy me, like all the additional levels in which they buried things I use quite often; but if you've been on Vista for a while, everything I hate about vista - specifically the drag-ass response time to just about everything, is fixed. I also absolutely love the taskbar - but that's something that has to be experienced. In XP, I run a double-height taskbar to handle what I do - having W7 remember my favorites and their common settings is pretty nice - but nothing can top how it handles IE windows (all tabs/windows show up together).

W7 can boot and install off a USB drive. I installed W7 Starter on two netbooks this way - W7 starter has the aero stripped and performs rather well on the little netbooks.

All in all - I was sold from day 1 - not one thing I like less than Vista. Comparing to XP might be a little harder, but come on - lets get out of the stone ages - XP has been around for what, 7 years? It's time for change whether we're ready or not.

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 07:22 AM

Also wanted to clarify that in order to run XP mode you have to have a supported processor. If that is an important feature then check before you buy.

http://www.osattack....dows-7-xp-mode/

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 10:41 PM

I have been running the W7 beta for a long time now and LOVE it. It is even better than xp IMO.

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Posted 31 May 2021 - 06:49 AM

can anyone provide me any offer for windows 10 ? i'm looking for upgrade 


Just go to the MS website. W10 is free for W7 users.






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