January 6th, 2009, 10:44 PM #1
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MS to offer free Windows 7 upgrade for Vista Pc Owners
Sounds like the same deal they had when they released Vista, buy an OEM machine and get a free upgrade. I'm sure we'll probably see this coming with OEM software from retailers too
Report: Microsoft to do free Windows 7 upgrades
Microsoft Corp. will offer free or discounted Windows 7 upgrades to users who buy Vista PCs after July 1, according to a Web site that has accurately predicted the company's moves in the past....
According to TechARP, Microsoft will allow original equipment manufacturers to purchase Windows 7 upgrade media, which they can then offer to customers who buy a Vista-power system between July 1, 2009 and a date to be determined.
January 7th, 2009, 06:05 PM #2
Too bad it doesn't apply to all copies of Vista.
Oh well, I am sure I'll get a few more copies of Win 7 free from MSFT like I did for Vista."The problem with quotations on the internet is that the sources are hard to verify" - Abraham Lincoln
January 8th, 2009, 10:21 AM #3
Everyone's gunna hate it to start anyway. Just like people hated Vista; it'll too good for their not so good machines. We've hit a time in history where things are upgrading too fast for the common consumer to keep up with.
I say this free upgrade will be useless and more of a headache than anything else.
January 8th, 2009, 10:43 AM #4
And millions upon millions of people hated/still hate XP.
Good thing is no one sticks a gun to your head and says-> "Buy It."Imagine a world where dogs took bad owners to the pound...
January 8th, 2009, 05:24 PM #5
Win7 uses less resources and is faster than Vista (and XP) according to everything I've heard."The problem with quotations on the internet is that the sources are hard to verify" - Abraham Lincoln
January 9th, 2009, 12:36 AM #6
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January 9th, 2009, 01:40 PM #7
of course they're not going to market it as being worse than what's already out there. That would be foolish. Big corporations don't admit when they're wrong. They put out cool commercials with catchy jiggles about deserts. Whilst waiting for hardware to catch up and make their miserable product manageable.
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January 9th, 2009, 02:04 PM #8
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I think the upgrade should be offered FREE to all users who have already bought the Vista OS ,or systems that had Vista installed by the P.C. manufactures before July of 09. It would be a kind gesture from the manufactures to offer it to the Vista community, since there were problems with it from the begining in getting it to recognize legacy hardware as well as some of the older software applications. Plus, creating headachs among the users.
January 9th, 2009, 03:56 PM #9
Oh noes, Microsoft should offer free upgrades from every version, 95 had problems, as did 98, and 2000, and XP, and Vista. Someone call the wahmbulance."The problem with quotations on the internet is that the sources are hard to verify" - Abraham Lincoln
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March 2nd, 2009, 01:46 AM #12
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There is no way on Earth that Microsoft has had enough time to rewrite an operating system in the time it took produce Windows 7. Let's be honest: Windows 7 is nothing more than what the initial release of Vista should have been.
March 2nd, 2009, 02:40 AM #13
Ugh, ok, we've known that Windows 7 was going to be based off of Vista since before Vista was even in the Beta stages.
Was XP what W2K should have been? XP is the same thing that Windows 7 is, first they rebuild the OS core, then they rebuild the frontend and make it more user friendly, add new features, etc. That is just the way things work, and pretty much every system uses that basic release cycle.
March 2nd, 2009, 08:23 AM #14
Will WIN7 be a Service Pack for Vista ?
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March 2nd, 2009, 08:49 AM #15
This could be a boost for PC makers, who can now promise you won't get stuck with Vista.
And Dell is still offering XP.
March 4th, 2009, 02:56 AM #16
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