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Upgrading from XP-SP3 to Windows 7??

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by silverfox1938, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. silverfox1938

    silverfox1938 Flightless Bird

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

    Thanks
     
  2. 20100209

    20100209 Flightless Bird

    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
     
  3. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 09 Feb 2010 17:21:14 -0500, silverfox1938 <S1938@nwes.com>
    wrote:

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




    Sorry, but no, there is not one.

    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  4. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    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.

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
     
  5. Mark Adams

    Mark Adams Flightless Bird

    "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 ;-)
     
  6. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    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.
     
  7. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    No, and why should you?

    silverfox1938 wrote:
    > Are we supposed to get some kind of low cost upgrade to Win7??
    >
    > Thanks
     
  8. silverfox1938

    silverfox1938 Flightless Bird

    On 02/09/2010 22:55, PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    > No, and why should you?
    >
    > silverfox1938 wrote:
    >> Are we supposed to get some kind of low cost upgrade to Win7??
    >>
    >> Thanks



    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.
     
  9. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    silverfox1938 wrote:
    > On 02/09/2010 22:55, PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    >> No, and why should you?
    >>
    >> silverfox1938 wrote:
    >>> Are we supposed to get some kind of low cost upgrade to Win7??
    >>>
    >>> Thanks

    >
    >
    > 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.


    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.
     
  10. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    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?
    "silverfox1938" <S1938@nwes.com> wrote in message
    news:eGZEgZkqKHA.3792@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > On 02/09/2010 22:55, PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    >> No, and why should you?
    >>
    >> silverfox1938 wrote:
    >>> Are we supposed to get some kind of low cost upgrade to Win7??
    >>>
    >>> Thanks

    >
    >
    > 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.
     
  11. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    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/micr...p.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.

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
     
  12. Saucy

    Saucy Flightless Bird

    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.



    "silverfox1938" <S1938@nwes.com> wrote in message
    news:uOI4sYdqKHA.4220@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Are we supposed to get some kind of low cost upgrade to Win7??
    >
    > Thanks
     
  13. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    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?

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
     
  14. Saucy

    Saucy Flightless Bird

    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/prod...spx?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.



    "Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:-O0ys1HnqKHA.3800@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > 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?
    >
    > --
    > Shenan Stanley
    > MS-MVP
    > --
    > How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    > http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
    >
     
  15. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    No one here works for or represents Microsoft, including me.

    silverfox1938 wrote:
    > On 02/09/2010 22:55, PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    >> No, and why should you?
    >>
    >> silverfox1938 wrote:
    >>> Are we supposed to get some kind of low cost upgrade to Win7??
    >>>
    >>> Thanks

    >
    >
    > 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.
     

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