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Windows 7 home premium price?

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by coopsjc21, 17 Sep 2009.

  1. coopsjc21

    Gangster

    Joined: 22 Aug 2005

    Posts: 363

    Location: Kent

    Hi,
    I am looking at moving from Win XP to Windows 7 when its released in october. I read in a pc mag though that the home premium retail price is £150 quid, yes many places are selling it pre-order for around £65. Is this a special pre-order price, or do you think it will stay this price after it has been released on 22 october?

    Reason Im asking is I dont really have the money to pre-order and pay for it now, but I dont wan to end up paying full whack after its released.

    Ta much!
     
  2. Reality|Bites

    Soldato

    Joined: 5 Apr 2006

    Posts: 6,155

    I think it may remain at that price. I paid a pre-order price of £46
     
  3. NeoVo

    Hitman

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    When i pre ordered mine (not from ocuk), was told that money wont come out until the product is dispatched. As far as im aware its the same policy for all companies.

    I think various businesses only have a certain amount of copies at the pre order price, as lots of other suppliers are charging the rrp.
     
  4. coopsjc21

    Gangster

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    Location: Kent

    Might have to scrape some loot together and get in while the goings good then. Cant be missing out on an £85 discount!
     
  5. stoofa

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    Windows 7 is going through two pre-order phases.
    The first one is now long gone.
    It enabled you to get Home Premium for £50 and Professional for £100.

    The second phase of pre-order (which we are currently in) only seems to give offers on Home Premium.
    Right now you can secure Home Premium for anything between £65 - £85.

    Once Windows 7 is actually released in October, prices will revert to the full retail, which will be £150 for the full retail version of Home Premium.

    Before you get all excited about "over priced" Microsoft software.
    Look at it this way.
    An OS will last for approx. 3 years.
    Full retail allows you to transfer the OS between all of the machines you own in those 3 years.
    So £50 a year or less than £1 a week to use Windows 7 - now that is an absolute bargain.
    And that is with the OS at £150!
     
  6. jas72

    Capodecina

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    Location: Belgium land of chocolate

    46 quid for the OS is also a bargain ;)
     
  7. Egon

    Soldato

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    Location: Darlington

    It is a bargain really. Is there anything I would miss that's in the Pro/Ultimate editions that isn't in Home Premium? I've had a quick look on the MS comparison site and didn't see anything immediately obvious.

    Edit: Forgot to ask, any idea if OcUK take your dosh immediately or upon shipment?
     
    Last edited: 17 Sep 2009
  8. braveheart

    Wise Guy

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    Ive pre-ordered for W7 Ultimate full version from other side quite cheap but after pre-order is finish then price may go up... my online store wont debit my money still it dispatch first so it will be on 22-23 October that few weeks to go.
     
  9. nikebee

    Capodecina

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    From past experience OcUK take the money when you order, not when it's dispatched.
     
  10. Nikolic

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  11. Digitalle

    Hitman

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    I preordered mine yesterday for £50 bux free delivery from a leading high street supermarket....

    although I might have a little foray into that student offer. Goooood shout.
     
  12. Furton

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  13. Digitalle

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    Location: London. Glasgow.

    Yeah its just the Upgrade Version. I need the full one. 50 is good enough for me.
     
  14. Egon

    Soldato

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    Can you PM me the store. Email in trust. I've checked some obvious one so far but to no avail.

    Thanks
     
  15. Daegan

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    Got a source for that?
     
  16. blairw

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    It says the offer is only valid for people running vista or xp - go figure :)
     
  17. Reality|Bites

    Soldato

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    Nothing wrong with an upgrade version, It's exactly the same as the full retail version, only difference is that it asks you to put in your XP/Vista disc during installation to verify you own a previous version of windows.
     
  18. hohum

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    You have to install XP or Vista, activate it, and then install 7 within. You can't do a clean install with the upgrade disc.
     
  19. Daegan

    Wise Guy

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    The £50 HP / £100 Pro pre-order offers had the same wording yet were full versions, albeit mandated by the E edition mess. This offer doesn't state explicitly that it's an upgrade version, I wouldn't jump to any conclusions :)
     
  20. Reality|Bites

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    Yes you can. I have the upgrade version of XP and I don't have to install windows 98 lol.