• Windows 7 family pack aka w7 for 49.99
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[url]http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=15848[/url] "Meanwhile, Microsoft unveiled its Anytime upgrade plan and its much anticipated Family Pack pricing. The family pack will be offered at release on October 22 and will include three licenses of Windows Home Premium. The total price is $149.99, or $49.99 per license -- the same as the pre-order but no time limit. The obvious limitation is that you have to purchase three licenses to get the discount, but considering you save $200 that seems a fair bargain. Microsoft says it’s a thank you to all the hard work the public did beta testing the product." hell ya count me in
Misleading title much?
Read where it says [b]upgrade[/b]. no thanks
[QUOTE=Jimmy422;16446619]Misleading title much?[/QUOTE] What's wrong with the title? [QUOTE=TropicalV2;16446633]Read where it says [b]upgrade[/b]. no thanks[/QUOTE] You can clean install with W7 upgrade so it's really no different than OEM.
[QUOTE=Roast Beast;16447190]What's wrong with the title? You can clean install with W7 upgrade so it's really no different than OEM.[/QUOTE] I read it as Windows 7 family pack for $49.99. Also that clean install is not the regular clean install that most people think of. Waiting for Paul Thurrott to clarify it.
[QUOTE=Jimmy422;16447493]Also that clean install is not the regular clean install that most people think of. Waiting for Paul Thurrott to clarify it.[/QUOTE] Oh? Well, there's always the double install method like in Vista unless they removed it.
"Microsoft Blacklists Leaked Windows 7 OEM Key" Well thanks alot Microsoft, at least they wont let the god damn Russians win. (Where do they get those leaks anyway?)
[QUOTE=Jimmy422;16447493]I read it as Windows 7 family pack for $49.99. Also that clean install is not the regular clean install that most people think of. Waiting for Paul Thurrott to clarify it.[/QUOTE] 3 keys 149.99 = ~49.99 a key
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[QUOTE=OIFY_only;16460855]3 keys 149.99 = ~49.99 a key[/QUOTE] Except you can't buy just one key, you have to buy the pack, meaning it's $149.99, not $49.99.
[QUOTE=YodaEXE;16464517]Except you can't buy just one key, you have to buy the pack, meaning it's $149.99, not $49.99.[/QUOTE] Yeah because most people on FP only have 1 pc in their whole house
AKA w7? lol, other way around, Windows 7 -AKA W7.
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What this means is that Windows 7 is going to be ~$50-100 when it comes out. Upgrade will probably be $50 and full version will be around $80. If it's any more you might as well just buy the 3 pack. My big question is will they let you upgrade from XP? Not like install 7 over XP keeping data, but by putting in your XP key. If so I'll probably just get this because I actually have 3 XP keys.
[QUOTE=jivemasta;16484972]What this means is that Windows 7 is going to be ~$50-100 when it comes out. Upgrade will probably be $50 and full version will be around $80. If it's any more you might as well just buy the 3 pack.[/QUOTE] Kind of pointless to have promotions like the preorder and this family pack if the regular price is the same.
[QUOTE=jivemasta;16484972]What this means is that Windows 7 is going to be ~$50-100 when it comes out. Upgrade will probably be $50 and full version will be around $80. If it's any more you might as well just buy the 3 pack. My big question is will they let you upgrade from XP? Not like install 7 over XP keeping data, but by putting in your XP key. If so I'll probably just get this because I actually have 3 XP keys.[/QUOTE] You actually pay for the license (key) so you'd need to buy a new key. You can try selling the XP keys to people you know for cheap.
[QUOTE=jivemasta;16484972]What this means is that Windows 7 is going to be ~$50-100 when it comes out. Upgrade will probably be $50 and full version will be around $80. If it's any more you might as well just buy the 3 pack. My big question is will they let you upgrade from XP? Not like install 7 over XP keeping data, but by putting in your XP key. If so I'll probably just get this because I actually have 3 XP keys.[/QUOTE] 1 key upgrade is 119 1 full key is 200 3 keys are 149 More keys out there more PC's on the market, more PC's out there better lead over apple
[QUOTE=OIFY_only;16489065]1 key upgrade is 119 1 full key is 200 3 keys are 149 More keys out there more PC's on the market, more PC's out there better lead over apple[/QUOTE] But then again its home which is crap.
[QUOTE=admiral_Cola;16549491]But then again its home which is crap.[/QUOTE] Proffesional and Ultimate have nothing that the average gamer / tech enthusiast needs. Home Premium is just fine.
XP mode makes it all worth it for me to et anything better than premium.
Yeah, don't waste your money for XP mode. I can tell you right now from the RC that pretty much all it will be is a rigged version of Virtual PC that runs XP Professional.
[QUOTE=admiral_Cola;16568809]XP mode makes it all worth it for me to et anything better than premium.[/QUOTE] If you can't right click and then run compatibility mode then something is wrong
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