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    [quote name='BATcher' post='778124' date='03-Jun-2009 04:11']http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/254386/its-off...22-october.html[/quote]


    I wonder if MS is going to be really nice and offer a reasonable Upgrade price from Vista?
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    From our local paper
    Versions of Windows 7 will be ready for PC manufacturers to install on new computers at the end of July, a milestone also known as the release-to-manufacturing date. Retail copies of Windows will go on sale on Oct. 22, as well as computers installed with Windows 7.

    As it did with Vista, Microsoft plans to offer a few versions of Windows 7, differing in price and aimed at differing uses — netbooks, home desktops and business users.

    Shoppers who buy a new PC preinstalled with Vista before Oct. 22 will have the option of a free upgrade to Windows 7. The company, however, did not have details Tuesday on when the offer will begin.

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    [quote name='DaveA' post='778243' date='04-Jun-2009 05:54']From our local paper[/quote]
    Woody is suggesting that June 26 is the day for the upgrade path to start.

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    [quote name='DaveA' post='778243' date='03-Jun-2009 15:54']From our local paper[/quote]
    Yeah but nothing said about any "break' in price for Vista owners to upgrade to Win7. ( beyond that bit about recent buyers with Vista preinstalled )
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    [quote name='viking33' post='778227' date='03-Jun-2009 21:13']I wonder if MS is going to be really nice and offer a reasonable Upgrade price from Vista?[/quote]
    As mentioned at some places on the net (apart from the technology guarantee program months before GA, that give new computer owners a free or low cost upgrade):

    "... Microsoft did raise the possibility it will offer some sort of lower-cost upgrade to those who are already using Windows Vista."

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10253924-56.html

    We have not seen that before I think; either it's been a technology guarantee upgrade (for some months) or a traditional upgrade license.

    Then some of you got your Vista license quite cheap the other year.

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    [quote name='Argus' post='778299' date='03-Jun-2009 20:15']Then some of you got your Vista license quite cheap the other year. [/quote]
    This is true if you are speaking in terms of dollars. We DID pay to allow MS to monitor all of our moves, changes and problems, etc, for three months and send reports and fill out surveys for them to amass information.

    So it wasn't really free or cheap, looking at it that way.
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    [quote name='viking33' post='778387' date='04-Jun-2009 10:57']So it wasn't really free or cheap, looking at it that way. [/quote]
    And neither is doing Beta testing, on Vista we had at least 10 builds and surveys to be filed out and posted.

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    [quote name='viking33' post='778387' date='04-Jun-2009 19:57'][snip]... for three months and send reports and fill out surveys for them to amass information.[/quote]
    That is true. I knew you put work into that survey.

    Let's hope there will be different entries to Windows 7.

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    I was also in that group of "survey takers" and data compilers with Bob. I hope MS offers a similar program for the Win 7 release. If they do I will jump at the chance to get my copy free!

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    According to a leaked Best Buy memo the upgrade price will be $49.99 USD for Windows 7 Home Premium and $99.99 USD for Windows 7 Professional. See Leaked Best Buy memo offers Windows 7 details | Beyond Binary - CNET News.

    I can't recall seeing an upgrade chart that shows the legal upgrade paths. I suspect it will be similar to the XP-to-Vista paths in that if you had XP Pro you can not upgrade to Vista Home Basic or Home Premium.

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    [quote name='joeperez' post='778847' date='08-Jun-2009 22:19']According to a leaked Best Buy memo the upgrade price will be $49.99 USD for Windows 7 Home Premium and $99.99 USD for Windows 7 Professional.[/quote]
    ... for 16 days. Or? I looked at that earlier and first I have to say that whatever this "Best Buy" wants for the pre-sold upgrade licenses isn't necessarily the same as what it will cost at other retailers, or for that matter in other parts of the world. Then it seems like a limited offer. But several have mentioned that this indicates cheaper upgrades, and perhaps even cheaper “full versions”. I don’t know, but if it indeed is leaked then it’s "an ouch".

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    What is this Windows 7 Professional. I guess I need to do more reading, but doesn't the RC I have on my machine say Windows 7 Ultimate just like Vista did?

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    [quote name='Bigaldoc' post='778863' date='08-Jun-2009 23:54']What is this Windows 7 Professional. I guess I need to do more reading, but doesn't the RC I have on my machine say Windows 7 Ultimate just like Vista did?[/quote]
    Yes the RC is an Ultimate (at least in the standard installation; it is possible to test the other at least for some 30 days). Win7 Professional is the equivalent to Vista Business (more or less).

    Microsoft's Windows 7 line-up: The good, the bad and the ugly (Mary-Jo Foley, 3 Feb)
    http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=1890

    Windows 7 Release Candidate Screens: Professional
    http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/win7_rc_pro.asp

    Windows 7 Product Editions: A Comparison
    http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/win7_skus_compare.asp

    A late post from Ed Bott about the perhaps not so necessary Ultimate:
    What’s in Windows 7 Ultimate?
    http://www.edbott.com/weblog/?p=2524

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    [quote name='Argus' post='778858' date='08-Jun-2009 16:36']... for 16 days. Or? I looked at that earlier and first I have to say that whatever this "Best Buy" wants for the pre-sold upgrade licenses isn't necessarily the same as what it will cost at other retailers, or for that matter in other parts of the world. Then it seems like a limited offer.[/quote]

    "Best Buy" is a large electronics retailer in the USA. Yes, it appears to be a limited time offer. I feel confident that other retailers will make similar offers too. If others extend the offer longer than Best Buy then Best Buy will most likely extend it too. All this is only speculation on my part and only applies if the leaked memo is true.

    You are correct that other vendors no matter where they are located can (and probably will) have different pricing. This was just what I read and not meant to be a blanket statement. Sorry for the confusion.

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