Windows 7 Pre-order is the 'upgrade' version!


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Initial post: 15 Jul 2009 11:38:31 BDT
Fred says:
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Posted on 15 Jul 2009 12:51:40 BDT
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This is a full version. You don't need any previous version of Windows as explained here:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/feature.html/ref=amb_link_84367553_1?ie=UTF8&docId=1000321063&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=special-product-offers-3&pf_rd_r=1KTG8BGE65RZZ56JN8J3&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_p=470371973&pf_rd_i=B002DUCMT2

Posted on 18 Jul 2009 08:42:43 BDT
I see Ebuyer.com sells the Windows 7 Professional Retail boxed version for 90 inc. VAT not 179

Posted on 23 Jul 2009 00:11:05 BDT
HoverDonkey says:
The European court has ruled that M$ cannot supply upgrade versions in the EU, due to some silly anti-trust legislation.

So you can be 100% sure that the version you buy is 100% full retail.

(Except, of course, the fact that NO web browser is installed in the EU when you install Win7 - again owing to the anti-trust thing - so make sure you have a copy of Firefox on a USB stick or a CD before you do the install!!)

Posted on 24 Jul 2009 11:38:02 BDT
gzkbba says:
It is strange that the basic version has no XP compatibilty facility when those with the lowest spec machines are likely to have the oldest and hence XP software

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jul 2009 22:24:11 BDT
M. Bull says:
It's supposed to be hardware dependant I think, being able to run a form of Windows XP inside Windows 7, I admit I dont understand all that well but from what I've read..
If thats the case, they are probably marketing this version for those with higher spec PCs and thus want to do more with their computer.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Aug 2009 16:21:24 BDT
Paulczar says:
You wouldn't expect to intall the latest software on any other old hardware so why should a PC be any different?

Posted on 11 Aug 2009 14:43:57 BDT
Please see this discussion board announcement:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/tag/software/forum/?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx1EPJ7YT0DDBSK&cdPage=1&cdSort=oldest&cdThread=Tx19639B9UDXYAW&newContentID=MxM62RQ1V4FH1H#MxM62RQ1V4FH1H

Regards

Amazon.co.uk Software Team
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