windows 7 pricing.

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  1. knothead34

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  2. heatlesssun

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    Good news if its true. Hopefully those prices aren't just promo prices. A $50 upgrade from Vista is extremely cool. It would be pretty hard to accuse Microsoft of gouging at that price.
     
  3. Codegen

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    Definitely worth considering legally upgrading to 7 at those prices.
     
  4. Flyboat

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    It will be the end of piracy for sure.
     
  5. ThreeDee

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    Vista Ultimate users should get free upgrades to Windows 7 do to getten' jipped on all those "Ultimate Extras" ..or lack thereof
     
  6. TheCommander

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    The 50 dollars would be for the upgrade version and not the full version, right?
     
  7. heatlesssun

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    No it won't. It could cost $1 and people would still pirate it saying that they refuse to have to put up with activation or any type of DRM and thus justify piracy that way. There's always an excuse to do the wrong thing.
     
  8. heatlesssun

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    The way I read it is that it $50 for current Vista owners. The article didn't mention upgrade pricing from XP. My guess is that consumer XP based systems aren't really going to be much of a market for upgrades to 7. The bulk of Windows sales come from new machines.
     
  9. Demon10000

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    I'm with you on that.
     
  10. delvryboy

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    Too bad I'm stuck. My Vista Home Premium is 32-bit, and I'm done with x86 for good. I wouldn't mind if the let me upgrade my x64 Ultimate to W7 Home x64.
     
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  13. devil22

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    Who the hell bought ultimate for the ultimate extras? People bought ultimate because it got you the business features AND the home media features in one OS.
     
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  14. Dan_D

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    Exactly.
     
  15. Imaulle

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    I've refused to pay for anything from Microsoft since I bought Windows ME. I am very happy with Windows 7 though and I will for sure buy a copy
     
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    honestly i think most people who bought ultimate was to feel good. it was the best version available, and people like to have that.
     
  17. Dan_D

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    I use both the features in Vista Business and Vista Home Premium. So for me Vista Ultimate was the best fit for my needs. Most people probably didn't need Vista Ultimate that bought it, but I'm sure I'm not the only one who did.
     
  18. Ocellaris

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    regardless of the upgrade price, I hope they let people upgrade easier when 7 comes out. I don't run windows right now, however I own a full retail xp pro and a vista home premium 64 retail upgrade. to install and activate vista premium, I need to install and activate xp pro, then install vista. I would hate to have to install xp, activate it, then install vista, activate it, then finally install a windows 7 upgrade.
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  19. devil22

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    We'll never know, will we? I mean what's the point of speculating such a thing with no proof whatsoever? Besides, not that many people bought ultimate, IIRC Ultimate was about 7% of Vista sales. Not enough to get worked up about it, for sure.
     
  20. Sovereign

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    If true those things should fly off the shelves (get me two copies of Professional please!)
     
  21. spacetrader

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    proof? easy. if everyone who bought ultimate was for it's built in features, there would not be complaining about it's lack of extra features after the sale.
     
  22. NathanP2007

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    I bought Vista Ultimate (32bit) cause it was only 50 bucks haha.... yay for Microsoft's Ultimate Steal program!
     
  23. ThreeDee

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    we should still get free upgrades regardless of any particular reason why we purchased the "Ultimate" version ..why? ..Because! .. that's why!! .. :p
     
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    My opinion...which i know wasnt asked for persay lol...but this is a forum. The thing that sucks most when upgrading OS's isnt the cost or w/e...but its that a clean install is always the best..but then you lose your stuff like Office 2007 that you paid a mint for..and etc.

    Also...doesnt matter how much we complain that its not fair that Vista ultimate users dont upgrade for free or w/e....the electronic industry isnt out for our best interests and what feels best for our wallets...they want to get PAID.
     
  25. ameoba

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    That's funny, pretty much every piece of software I've ever paid for has let me reinstall it.
     
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    I've only seen the same people complaining about ultimate extras that complain about everything MS does, and even then it's only been a few people on a few different sites. I mean, it's not even close to the number of people who bought Ultimate (small as that is compared to other editions.) Are we finished here then?
     
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    While I agree the "Ultimate Extras" were lacking, I didn't buy Ultimate for those reasons. I got it because it's the only version that had all the features I required. Media Center, Remote Desktop and Previous versions.
     
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    Did it just automatically let you reinstall your stuff or did you have to call microsoft and tell them your going to need to reinstall it ?
     
  29. Ladic

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    of course this is cheaper, because this is vista with a new theme and a few kinks, so they didn't spend millions developing it.
     
  30. delvryboy

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    You can reinstall MS Office as many times as you need. Hell, I've moved mine across 3 builds and then 3 reformats at its current location. FYI
     
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    There are creative ways to use upgrade disks to accomplish this.
     
  33. NathanP2007

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    Really? When i have gotten mine it is allowed for installing only on 2 computers. And iv kinda assumed if i uninstall it, upgrade to vista for example, then try to reinstall it (having used the second install on my laptop) that it would consider it a third install, and wont let me.
     
  34. delvryboy

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    Right, that's 2 machines at the same time. It's a retail license, so you can transfer it to a new machine/install.
     
  35. delvryboy

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    Also, if it was the Ultimate steal, I think it was 2 computers + a mobile device(lappy).
     
  36. NathanP2007

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    hmmm i understand what your saying...does it automatically detect when you upgrade to say windows 7...that u dont have it anymore so your uses are only at one, then you can install it again and it will become 2 users again? Or what
     
  37. JonathanJ

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    Apple is gearing up for a fight for you dollars with Snow Leopard as well. It looks like the grass is getting greener on both sides of the fence these days but Apple definitely one-uped Microsoft on price seeing as how there is only one SKU for 10.6. Essentially, that SKU is ultimate and Window 7 Ultimate Upgrade Edition is probably going to be hovering around $150~250.

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  38. Arainach

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    It's a $30 update because it's a goddamned SERVICE PACK. $50 for an upgrade once every 3 years is far better than a $30 update every year.
     
  39. Archer75

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    It's FAR more than a service pack.