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Best Buy Deal on Windows 7
« on: June 23, 2009, 02:29:10 PM »
I was just checking on the prices of Windows 7 and came across this rumor on ZDNET.
http://www.engadget.com/2009/06/05/best-buy-memo-explains-that-vista-doesnt-work-details-windows
I don't know how true it is, but I will be checking on BestBuy ads on the 26th.  It would be interesting to get an upgrade for $49 and I am sure many Vista Home Premium users would take advantage of this offer.  I for one would.
Is upgrading from Vista a good idea or is it necessary to install the Windows 7 OS?
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« Last Edit: June 23, 2009, 02:32:58 PM by roro »

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Re: Best Buy Deal on Windows 7
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2009, 02:46:15 PM »
I like Windows 7 as I downloaded the Evaluation copy and installed it on top of my Vista Home Premium system.

The nearest Best Buy is a long way away from me but my local PC store where I bought the Vista system is only a 15 minute walk so I will purchase the upgrade from them and I have until March 2010 to save up for the upgrade I decide to buy.

Probably by then the system will benefit from a clean install.

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Re: Best Buy Deal on Windows 7
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2009, 02:51:03 PM »
YoKenny,
You could probably buy the upgrade from BestBuy on the internet if it is really available.
Are you saying that you wouldn't buy an upgrade but would buy the Windows 7 OS complete?
RoRo

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Re: Best Buy Deal on Windows 7
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2009, 03:13:38 PM »
There are so many flavors of Windows 7 that I will decide with my wallet when the time comes:
http://billpstudios.blogspot.com/2009/05/windows-7-may-come-with-steep-price.html

Upgrading from Windows 7 Evaluation copy to what I think I need is Windows Home Premium Upgrade and still has unknown pricing and path but I don't have to worry about it until March 2010.

roro

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Re: Best Buy Deal on Windows 7
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2009, 02:00:55 PM »
If anyone is interested follow this link to Best Buy.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=pcmcat185500050009&type=category
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Re: Best Buy Deal on Windows 7
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2009, 01:04:15 PM »
I tried to order from Best Buy in Canada and they need a Best Buy card to purchase anything which somehow I did not qualify for.  The nearest Best Buy is a long way from me and hard to get to without a car however my local PC store that I purchased this system with Vista Home Premium is only a 10 minute walk away so I will purchase a full Windows 7 Home Premium CD when it comes available in October.

I'll save whatever I want to save on the 80GB USB external hard drive then FORMAT the hard drive with Windows 7 CD and start fresh.

I have until March 2010 to do this as this Evaluation copy. Build 7100 is good until then.

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Microsoft May Sell Windows 7 on Flash Drives
By Azadeh Ensha, 11:30 AM on Fri Jun 26 2009

With Windows 7 pre-orders on sale today, CNET is reporting that Microsoft is considering selling Windows 7 on flash drives to help make installation on netbooks easier, and it's reportedly one of several incentives the company may offer to users without CD/DVD drives
http://lifehacker.com/5302971/microsoft-may-sell-windows-7-on-flash-drives


« Last Edit: June 28, 2009, 01:05:47 PM by YoKenny »

roro

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Re: Best Buy Deal on Windows 7
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2009, 02:04:08 PM »
YoKenny,
I didn't know you had to have a BestBuy card as we don't have that in the states.
I have noticed that other places are selling Windows 7 upgrade for $49.95.  In fact one was selling for $39, but you had to go to the store to get the coupon for that one.
Try this:
http://www.microsoftstore.com/s/windows7?WT.mc_id=pointitsem_win7_generic_bing&WT.srch=1

and this:  
http://blogs.consumerreports.org/electronics/2009/06/windows-7-upgrade-on-sale-for-as-low-as-50.html

Maybe you will have better luck.

I have one question for the users of Windows 7 RC.  I have a 6 year old Windows XP laptop with 40 gigs of hard drive, and 640 MB's of RAM  32 MB's are used for Video.  Is it possible that Windows 7 would work on it.  I wanted to try it on that since I was going to reinstall XP on it anyway.  I know they say you should have at least 1 G of RAM for windows 7. ???
Ro Ro
« Last Edit: June 28, 2009, 02:10:58 PM by roro »

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Re: Best Buy Deal on Windows 7
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2009, 04:29:38 PM »
Roro,

Lots of places are selling windows 7 at the special pre-order price. See here:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/buy/offers/pre-order.aspx
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Re: Best Buy Deal on Windows 7
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2009, 04:37:55 PM »
How do I know if I got a DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver to meet Windows 7 requirements?

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Re: Best Buy Deal on Windows 7
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2009, 04:39:53 PM »
Over here we are being offered a free update to Win7 when you buy a new vista system (not home editions)

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/editorial/win7-upgrade

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Re: Best Buy Deal on Windows 7
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2009, 04:45:17 PM »
Over here we are being offered a free update to Win7 when you buy a new vista system (not home editions)

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/editorial/win7-upgrade

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Re: Best Buy Deal on Windows 7
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2009, 04:55:52 PM »
Or you could get it yourself

"Collect your free copy at your nearest PC World store after the launch day"

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Re: Best Buy Deal on Windows 7
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2009, 07:44:04 PM »
Or you could get it yourself

"Collect your free copy at your nearest PC World store after the launch day"

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Re: Best Buy Deal on Windows 7
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2009, 12:07:35 AM »
Over here we are being offered a free update to Win7 when you buy a new vista system (not home editions)

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/editorial/win7-upgrade



Its a good policy to offer people the upgrade for free. You would hate to buy a machine knowing that windows 7 is coming in a few months. Now users will not be afraid to buy a new system.

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