Upgrading from XP-SP3 to Windows 7??

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silverfox1938

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Feb 9, 2010, 5:21:14 PM2/9/10
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Are we supposed to get some kind of low cost upgrade to Win7??

Thanks

20100209

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Feb 9, 2010, 5:28:32 PM2/9/10
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silverfox1938 wrote:

> Are we supposed to get some kind of low cost upgrade to Win7??
>
> Thanks

Yes. Most people gets low cost upgrade to Win7 provided they are
willing to do a clean install. You get an upgrade DVD but you still
have to do a custom install which means CLEAN INSTALL.

Always backup your documents because using Win7 DVD.

I should also mention for he record that anybody can buy an low cost
upgrade DVD because M$ has made it very easy even for people who don't
have any qualifying products!

hth

Ken Blake, MVP

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Feb 9, 2010, 5:33:19 PM2/9/10
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On Tue, 09 Feb 2010 17:21:14 -0500, silverfox1938 <S1...@nwes.com>
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> Are we supposed to get some kind of low cost upgrade to Win7??

Sorry, but no, there is not one.

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Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
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Shenan Stanley

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Feb 9, 2010, 5:57:27 PM2/9/10
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silverfox1938 wrote:
> Are we supposed to get some kind of low cost upgrade to Win7??

No...?

Unless you somehow got some sort of deal from whomever you purchased your
computer from.

You can purchase an upgrade license of Windows 7 - which is slightly less
expensive than the full stand-alone license. However - know there is no
direct path from Windows XP to Windows 7 - it is a CLEAN installation of
everything.

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Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
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Mark Adams

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Feb 9, 2010, 6:47:01 PM2/9/10
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"silverfox1938" wrote:

> Are we supposed to get some kind of low cost upgrade to Win7??
>
> Thanks

> .
>

Fry's Electronics offered a low cost Windows 7 OEM for System Builders last
weekend. Only $95 ;-)

VanguardLH

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Feb 9, 2010, 8:10:37 PM2/9/10
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silverfox1938 wrote:

> Are we supposed to get some kind of low cost upgrade to Win7??
>
> Thanks

Get? No. Buy? Yes. Low? That's for you to interpret.

PA Bear [MS MVP]

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Feb 9, 2010, 10:55:14 PM2/9/10
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No, and why should you?

silverfox1938

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Feb 10, 2010, 6:44:24 AM2/10/10
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That's the kind of **Slap in the face** answer if I ever seen one!! I
certainly did not expect MSF to **give me** something, they never did
why start now? I would expect to pay of course, I have been buying MSF
products for quite a few years and know that MSF is not loyal to it's
customers by any means and they do expect you to pay by the nose for
every piece of garbage that comes out of Redmond, goodby ***my dear
friends*** keep on paying, Bill Gates needs your dollars.

Daave

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Feb 10, 2010, 7:36:08 AM2/10/10
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Somebody woke up on the wrong side of the bed!

If everybody not getting a large discount bothers you much, you should
simply find a better operating system that costs considerably less.
There is a difference between Bill Gates wanting and needing "your
dollars." He is entitled to charge whatever price he feels he is likely
to receive. You are free not to do business with him. Yes, I am aware
that if you are a *businessperson*, that most businesses choose to run
Windows and that finding an alternative may present issues for your
employees. Is this your situation?

What price do you feel would be fair to upgrade? Newegg is currently
selling it for $110.


Unknown

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Feb 10, 2010, 10:41:47 AM2/10/10
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Why should they GIVE you anything? What do you think their development costs
are?
If you developed something at a cost of millions of dollars would you give
it away?
Do you know what a business is?
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Shenan Stanley

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Feb 10, 2010, 11:19:23 AM2/10/10
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silverfox1938 wrote:
> Are we supposed to get some kind of low cost upgrade to Win7??

PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
> No, and why should you?

silverfox1938 wrote:
> That's the kind of **Slap in the face** answer if I ever seen one!!
> I certainly did not expect MSF to **give me** something, they never
> did why start now? I would expect to pay of course, I have been
> buying MSF products for quite a few years and know that MSF is not
> loyal to it's customers by any means and they do expect you to pay
> by the nose for every piece of garbage that comes out of Redmond,
> goodby ***my dear friends*** keep on paying, Bill Gates needs your
> dollars.

Other than going to some *nix operating system, you'd pay for anything else
too. I'd figure someone who chose the name "silverfox1938" would have a
tougher "skin" and be more world-wise than that.

You asked a very generic questions with no detail/background given. You
received quite a few answers:
http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windowsxp.general/browse_frm/thread/23ace0c1a60c78ac/
(That's the entire conversation, archived indefinitely in case you missed
any of the responses.)

As far as 'pay by the nose' (new to me, I though it was 'out of' not 'by' -
but things do get warped over the years) - you are asking about skipping a
whole generation and getting the second generation after 'new product'
(Windows XP to Windows 7.)

Considering all the things you may run on top of that product - it truly is
the heart of the machine. Hardware is (has been historically getting)
cheaper because it's so uniform/so "you can swap this out for that" in form.
Dell, HP, Packard Bell, IBM/Lenovo, Gateway and on and on - and those are
just the whole-assembly OEMs - not the parts that you could build it from
yourself.

Operating systems... Well, you could include Apple, but really - they tie
themselves to hardware except for the heaviest of enthusiasts and they
charge for each major/minor update to the system (10.1, .2, .3... .6) and
some of their cost is rolled back into their hardware (although it is the
same with only a minor change to talk to the OS as the Microsoft/Linux
machines use.) So you have essentially various formats of *nix (Linux) and
Windows. More software is produced for Windows because *nix is historically
the enthusiast/geek operating system. (Historically for those wishing to
start their own thread off that.) Supply and demand - no matter where you
live or what you talk about, in the end, it comes down to that. ;-)

It'll cost you between $75-$350 U.S. to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7
depending on what route (upgrade edition, full retail, OEM) you choose to
take and what vehicle (edition) of Windows 7 you get to take you down that
route. It's very simple and very logical.

I mention OEM in this because you will be doing a clean installation really
in any case. I would not recommend the OEM route unless you are planning
ahead and will be griping later about how the license agreement tied that to
the machine you installed/activated on instead of letting you move it to a
new machine, no questions asked.

All things considered, the price of the operating system is much lower than
one would expect it - considering how many other software titles (many
priced much higher) require it or another such priced OS to even work for
you.

*shrug*

In then end - you do whatever you want, buy whatever you want, use whatever
you want. You asked a very trolling and incomplete questions and got some
answers that were accurate but curt, some longer answers that tried to
explain things to you and so on. What you do, how you react is only
determined by you and your character.

Saucy

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Feb 10, 2010, 11:33:54 AM2/10/10
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There's different ways of acquiring Windows 7. Here (Canada) there's a
'Family Pack' available which is comprised of three copies steeply
discounted in price. You can also have a look at OEM discs online (be
careful) or just the plain ol' upgrade box from your neighbourhood computer
box store.

Considering it's software many people use every day sometimes hours at a
time, the price of the Home Upgrade is relatively cheap, almost commodity.

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Shenan Stanley

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Feb 10, 2010, 11:56:20 AM2/10/10
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Saucy wrote:
> There's different ways of acquiring Windows 7. Here (Canada)
> there's a 'Family Pack' available which is comprised of three
> copies steeply discounted in price. You can also have a look at OEM
> discs online (be careful) or just the plain ol' upgrade box from
> your neighbourhood computer box store.
>
> Considering it's software many people use every day sometimes hours
> at a time, the price of the Home Upgrade is relatively cheap,
> almost commodity.

http://www.buy.com/prod/windows-7-family-pack-premium-upgrade/q/loc/105/211406681.html

Not sure if it really is discounted though...

http://www.buy.com/prod/windows-7-home-premium-upgrade/q/loc/105/211406672.html

$342ish+shipping U.S. for three licenses to upgrade to Windows 7 Home
Premium via Family Pack.
$100ish+shipping U.S. for each license to upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium
individually.

Discounted?

Saucy

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Feb 10, 2010, 1:17:32 PM2/10/10
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Wow! Don't pay that price!

Here's the Family Pack (3 licenses) at Futureshop in Canadian dollars (which
are pretty close to American dollars these days):

[Futureshop]
http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/windows-7-home-premium-family-pack-virtual-upgrade-english/10130896.aspx?path=575c6b3665d9bce7ca8f9aa8ff303fb4en02

[Same site in tinyurl]
http://tinyurl.com/yl7ykqd

That's about 67 bucks a copy Cdn.

You probably can get better pricing in the U.S. if it is available there.

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PA Bear [MS MVP]

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Feb 10, 2010, 7:34:42 PM2/10/10
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