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Never Opened Vista - Want Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by Marakith, 14 Sep 2009.

  1. Marakith


    Joined: 22 Nov 2004

    Posts: 250

    Location: London

    From all the reviews I'm reading here and across the web, it seems that Windows 7 is the way to go.

    I was at MIX UK in 2007 and got a copy of Vista Ultimate for free! Oddly enough, though, I've never used it.

    Now I'm thinking of upgrading my PC with a Solid State Drive and saw that Windows 7 supports these very well.

    I managed to find a Microsoft site that allows you to upgrade a new copy of Vista (I consider mine is new, since I haven't used it). Unfortunately, it seems to be pitched at the US market.

    Is anyone aware of other legitimate ways of making the switch across without having to buy the new OS? I'm suspecting not, but hoping that there's a poorly-advertised route to do this.
  2. bledd


    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 46,757

    Location: Parts Unknown

    basically if you've bought Vista since July 2009, you'll have a voucher in the box for an upgrade...

    -made up the date, as an example.. but it's only recent copies
  3. linktoinsanity


    Joined: 5 Oct 2008

    Posts: 8,832

    Location: Kent

    Try and sell your Ultimate Vista for cheap and buy Windows 7 Home instead.
  4. JessicaD


    Joined: 1 Jun 2009

    Posts: 98


    Thank you for your support of Windows 7. Just so you are aware, if you are planning on purchasing Windows 7 when it is released it may be helpful to know you don't have to wait until October to reserve your copy of Win 7! You can pre-order your copy of Windows 7 Home Premium or Windows 7 Professional today. For more information, see the Windows 7 Pre-Order offer page here: http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/buy/offers/pre-order-ended.aspx

    Microsoft Windows Client Team
  5. Ross1234


    Joined: 29 Apr 2007

    Posts: 4,843

    Location: London

    Lol at the jessicabots generic reply :p