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Pre Order offers - Retail or OEM


kevvyb

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Can anyone confirm if the pre-order copies of Win 7 E will be retail versions? I do not want an OEM that is tied to the hardware of one machine.

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Proclaimer

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by Micro Anvika Ltd.
He said, Windows 7 will ship with x32 and x64 bit versions in the box and it is Full Retail. So I paid the man.

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Newuser38

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Currys offering pre-register in the press today. Limited quantity.

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Why wont it work

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Ah yes, I was called by Micro Anvika today too. I was a bit suspicious at first, but then I decided only they would know to ring me about Windows 7... anyway I ordered 3 copies, one for each pc, because I was told that they expected it would be difficult to buy online (due to limited numbers etc).

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Crossbow7

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Don't forget it will be available direct from MS & other retailers starting tomorrow (midnight tonight?): click here

Micro Anvika is one of the official retailers listed.

If you're a Quidco member you can get 15% cashback if ordering direct from the MS store click here. Hopefully delivery is free, otherwise you may as well order from elsewhere.

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Pine Man, thanks very much for confirming all the stuff we wanted to hear :-))

"As far as I am concerned it is irrelevant whether it is OEM, an upgrade or even the complete version. I only have one PC and as far as I am concerned £49.99 for software that will retail at about £150 is bloody good value.

As a new operating system there will no doubt be numerous updates and Service Packs but that is the same as at least the last two or three issues of Windows so why wait?" - now who can argue with that?! G

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AL47

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i was looking at the £50 offer, not so anymore, if its not a retail [ie install on any hard drive or system new or not] then i wont get it!

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anskyber

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about the E version "At present in the EU, all versions of Windows 7 (Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate) are the full product. This means that to install Windows 7, you do not need any previous version of Windows installed on your computer."

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961

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See tha Amazon web site for full details

Full retail product at £44

No need for existing windows

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Rob_08

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That isnt bad as the saving is about £130 for anyone who is interested.

also the full details are here

click here

And yes they are full retail products. So order quickly while stocks last folks ;)

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961

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Seems allocated stocks of £49 pre order have run out at all retailers and the Microsoft site

Similar situation in other european countries

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Rob_08

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Oh boy i succesfully ordered two copies yesterday for £89.97 and today the price jumped to £179.97 on Amazon.
Its about time i had some luck and i plan to sell both on ebay on the release day. should make a buck or two i think ;) !!!

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