Windows 7 Pre-Order

  HondaMan 12 Aug 09
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Seems that proices are already going up. On this site click here W7Prof is offered at about £180 and yet I ordered mine for £78.23 + p&p and yes, I have checked that it is W7Prof edition.

  bremner 12 Aug 09

As you will see from this click here the cheap pre order was only for a limited time only and all the promo material quoted " Stocks are limited"

You seem to have been very lucky to have got it for £78

  Colin 12 Aug 09

Having read recently that Microsoft are now going to launch the European version of W7 with a choice of browsers rather than no browser at all, will the people who managed to get the cheaper initial offers get a non-browser version or have Microsoft not commenced production of the software yet?

  HondaMan 12 Aug 09

Doesn't matter to me; I avoid IE at all costs

  buteman 15 Aug 09

Looks like Amazon are still doing the Home Premium cheap.

click here

It will be comming with Internet Explorer 8 on it.

  Si_L 15 Aug 09

Thanks for the link, just ordered my copy.

  Si_L 15 Aug 09

I'll just add that Amazon looks the cheapest place at the moment to order from, and they also have a pre-order guarantee, meaning that if the price changes between now and the release date you will get charged the lowest price.

  Forum Editor 15 Aug 09

from Speakers Corner.

  Forum Editor 15 Aug 09

The official position is that on launch day European purchasers will now get exactly the same version as the rest of the world - that is, with Internet Explorer 8 included. This decision was taken in order that the European launch would not be delayed while the EU deliberated on the Microsoft proposal to offer people a list of alternative browsers as part of the installation routine. The code had to be released to manufacturing so that the software would be packaged, distributed, and in the shops by 22nd October.

If the EU commission eventually decides to accept Microsoft's proposal it will be done by offering European users a list of alternative browsers at a later date via an internet update.

To summarise: on launch day you'll get Windows 7 with IE 8 as the default browser.

  Colin 15 Aug 09

FE, thanks for clarifying the situation. I managed to secure a copy at the offer price with DABS and even though it wouldn't have been too much trouble with it coming without a browser, it will make it easier now that it will.

  laurie53 15 Aug 09

Am I the only one to be disappointed that IE8 will be included after all?

Hopefully it will be easy to uninstall.

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