windows 7

  Teaboy 25 Jun 09

Am I right? Is MS selling windows 7 in the EU with no upgrade version being available. That is if you want it you must buy the full version! along with all the hustle of a complete reinstall!

They have got to be jesting.

  Forum Editor 25 Jun 09

from Speakers Corner to the Windows 7 forum.

  OTT_Buzzard 25 Jun 09

click here

I found the article a bit confusing, but seems to say that although no upgrade version will be available, the full version in Europe will be priced the same as an upgrade upgrade anyway (£79.99 for Home Premium). This seems to be a far better deal than for Vista / XP.

  iscanut2 25 Jun 09

I am confused..if no upgrade version available to EU users, how will I move from XP and/or Vists. Will the full version just install over any older version ?

  Teaboy 26 Jun 09


I don't think that it will be possible to install on top of existing OS. If it were that would be an upgrade! I can only see a full installation job being possible.

  audeal 11 Jul 09

iscanut: Maybe when installing W7 you will be given the option to format the drive and then install automatically.

  AlanHo 11 Jul 09

The problem is not of Microsoft's making. Our idiotic Eurocrats will not let them sell Windows 7 with Internet Explorer included. Hence MS have had to strip IE from Windows 7 for the Europe market - they call it Windows 7E.

MS have yet to find a reliable way of installing Windows 7 on top of XP or Vista as an upgrade that removes Internet Explorer. Hence the need for a clean install.

In any event - it is always wise when changing from one OS to another - to reformat and start with a nice clean system

  GaT7 12 Jul 09

One can use the disc supplied with the offer to do an upgrade - see PCA's own article & experience regarding this click here, & this needs a prior installation Vista - i.e. the same with Win7's upgrade-only version.

If you have XP or prior OSes, one can perform a fresh install only - again, the same with Win7's upgrade-only version. G


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