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Win 7 Arrives 21st

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by mick4545, 16 Oct 2009.

  1. Showboat

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    Joined: 11 Sep 2009

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    Location: UK

    Despite me getting an email from my supplier saying it would not be shipped until the 21st and to expect a 3-5 shipping, my copy arrived yesterday.

    If you think of the headache it would create for MS to have everyone updating and looking patches on the same day, makes sense to release if over a week or longer.
  2. TechnoCorruption

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    Joined: 9 May 2005

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    Mine too, it now says on the front page that they will be shipping on the 22nd so looks like no chance of getting it early.

    I think the very least they should be doing is getting it delivered on the 22nd, my experience of pre-ordering is that you get it delivered on release day.

    It wouldn't bother me so much if it was any other week, but after tomorrow I am really busy for the next two weeks so will have no chance to install it.

    Wish I ordered it elsewhere now.
  3. RoEy

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    It won't let me install them anyway. Yet I can't tell them to be ignored so it keeps trying to install them everytime I shut down. I have the latest 9.9 from Ati.


  4. dazzerd

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    Location: Winchester

    Received my copy of pr yesterday very happy :)

    One thing I noticed is my copy seems to be the US version, I had no prompt to choose which browser I wanted to use on install, it just installed IE8.
  5. Brian Stuart

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    So are my two copies :( It seems they are behind the ball compared to other suppliers.
  6. Teaf


    Joined: 17 Dec 2006

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    My delivery time is apparantly 5-7 days :/ so I'm not expecting it until mid-next week even with or without a postal strike.
  7. deshepherd


    Joined: 15 Sep 2005

    Posts: 811

    --ditto-- to what other people are saying ... despite my order (from elsewhere) status saying that its booked for delivery but won't leave warehouse until 21st, DHL have just "delivered" it. "delivered" is in quotes because they stuck a card through the door saying not delivered as needed signature but my wife has just phoned to say that as she was arriving home one of the students from next door was passing and said "we've got a parcel for you" ... and DHL tracking website confirms "left with neighbour".

    (N.b. this was [email protected] so I think this backs up OcUKs decision to move to DPD!)
  8. Brian Stuart

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    Joined: 23 Oct 2002

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    Location: N Ireland

    Had no probs with my Enterprise edition and a 4850 I set Windows update to download important updates only and let me choose when to install them. There is an option to "hide this update" I'll have a look around.
  9. RoEy

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    I had the same info and yet I got mine yesterday.

  10. Fenris


    Joined: 3 Feb 2009

    Posts: 8,693

    Location: Brighton, UK.

    I ordered some stuff last night including W7 HP (and a shiny SSD for it to go on)

    Currently it says "In our warehouse queue", does this mean its going to be sent out today? or will it be in the queue until the 22nd?
    Last edited: 20 Oct 2009
  11. Efour


    Joined: 8 Sep 2005

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    Location: Norrbotten, Sweden.

    Mine from the No competitor hints. is saying ship tomorrow 21st for a 22nd delivery eta - which may or may not happen..

    TBH i wont be installing until the weekend anyway and my RC isnt running out for months so whats the rush?
  12. weta


    Joined: 24 Feb 2004

    Posts: 522

    Location: England

    I received an email with the same information yesterday and my copy turned up ten minutes ago.
  13. Mailman86

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    Looking at DHLs tracking site, it seems my housemate was in and signed for it for me. :D So it seems everyone favourite highstreet PC retailer delivered for me after all! :eek:

    Mind you I haven't got home to open the box yet, so fingers crossed it isn't filled with coal!
  14. Nogimmix


    Joined: 13 Jan 2003

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    Location: Kent

    My copy of W7 Home Premium arrived yesterday, which shocked me as it came via normal post.

    I'll install it at the weekend.
  15. Brian Stuart

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    Joined: 23 Oct 2002

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    Set Windows update to install important updates only, run a check, click on where it says "x no. of other updates available" right click on the ATI one and select hide this update.
  16. rexehuk


    Joined: 13 Jun 2009

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    Location: My own head

    Just ordered my windows 7 professional for £30 :D oh I love being a student :p
  17. Marco_Nasty


    Joined: 27 Nov 2008

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    No way, all you lucky people are getting it before the postal strike, not to mention yours is mostly DHL who aren't striking, sadly mine hasn't arrived yet and IS coming via Royal Mail (Bunch of ********)
  18. Synodic


    Joined: 30 Sep 2009

    Posts: 76

    Received an e-mail today from another retailer stating that W7 has been dispatched today via City Link for delivery tomorrow. :D
  19. dmxdex2020


    Joined: 16 Nov 2008

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    Location: West Midlands

    How do i use the xp mode for W7 ultimate?
  20. seven317


    Joined: 14 May 2006

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    Location: Lincolnshire

    Snap!! by Royal Mail no less :rolleyes:, 2 copies. :D