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windows 7 upgrade

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Stewart, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. Stewart

    Stewart Flightless Bird

    I bounght an acer laptop from Comet on 18th november and have not yet
    received the promised upgrade disk for windows 7. I know it can work on
    vista but shall not use it until I get windows 7. Am trying all I can to
    get the disk but so far no progress.
    I have a genuine Microsoft Windows 7 home premium with the seal unbroken and
    wonder if I could install that.
    There is a note refering to the "OEM Preinstallation Kit (OPK) and I wonder
    if I would need that before I could do anything. This disk came with a sony
    laptop I bought but did not use and returned to the sony shop - they gave me
    a replacement with windows 7 preinstalled - now with my son.
    Does anyone know if this Windows 7 disk would work on the acer laptop?
    Thank you
     
  2. Dave

    Dave Flightless Bird

    "Stewart" <him@invalid.supanet.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:hlrgvg$fcd$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > I bounght an acer laptop from Comet on 18th november and have not yet
    > received the promised upgrade disk for windows 7. I know it can work on
    > vista but shall not use it until I get windows 7. Am trying all I can to
    > get the disk but so far no progress.
    > I have a genuine Microsoft Windows 7 home premium with the seal unbroken
    > and wonder if I could install that.
    > There is a note refering to the "OEM Preinstallation Kit (OPK) and I
    > wonder if I would need that before I could do anything. This disk came
    > with a sony laptop I bought but did not use and returned to the sony
    > shop - they gave me a replacement with windows 7 preinstalled - now with
    > my son.
    > Does anyone know if this Windows 7 disk would work on the acer laptop?
    > Thank you
    >

    I've seen them listed on ebay with laptop manufacturers names on them and
    the listings say they'll work on any laptop. Since yours has the OPK then
    I'm not sure, that may be installed on the CD/DVD by Sony so it is actually
    for a specific machine, like a restoration disk.
    If it does work, when or if you do get the Upgrade disk, if it's a MS
    upgrade disk and you want to sell it, I'm interested.
    Dave
     
  3. Stewart

    Stewart Flightless Bird

    Dave, I have sent a recorded delivery letter to Comet giving them 14 days to
    supply the upgrade disk otherwise I am referring it to the Trading Standards
    Authority and seeking my money back. They have a wek or so yet so will wait
    and see if the upgrade comes.


    "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
    news:MrWdnd-Npv1x1hzWnZ2dnUVZ_vSdnZ2d@sigecom.net...
    >
    >
    > "Stewart" <him@invalid.supanet.co.uk> wrote in message
    > news:hlrgvg$fcd$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >> I bounght an acer laptop from Comet on 18th november and have not yet
    >> received the promised upgrade disk for windows 7. I know it can work on
    >> vista but shall not use it until I get windows 7. Am trying all I can to
    >> get the disk but so far no progress.
    >> I have a genuine Microsoft Windows 7 home premium with the seal unbroken
    >> and wonder if I could install that.
    >> There is a note refering to the "OEM Preinstallation Kit (OPK) and I
    >> wonder if I would need that before I could do anything. This disk came
    >> with a sony laptop I bought but did not use and returned to the sony
    >> shop - they gave me a replacement with windows 7 preinstalled - now with
    >> my son.
    >> Does anyone know if this Windows 7 disk would work on the acer laptop?
    >> Thank you
    >>

    > I've seen them listed on ebay with laptop manufacturers names on them and
    > the listings say they'll work on any laptop. Since yours has the OPK then
    > I'm not sure, that may be installed on the CD/DVD by Sony so it is
    > actually for a specific machine, like a restoration disk.
    > If it does work, when or if you do get the Upgrade disk, if it's a MS
    > upgrade disk and you want to sell it, I'm interested.
    > Dave
     
  4. Vic

    Vic Flightless Bird

    If MS would continue security support for XP I wouldn't even consider W7.
    So far it's been a PITA to deploy...lots of problems in networking and legacy
    problems.

    Seems like another case of change for change's sake.

    I haven't had a BSOD, lockup, or other problem for years with XP
     
  5. Trev

    Trev Flightless Bird

    "Stewart" <him@invalid.supanet.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:hlrkm6$m0n$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    > Dave, I have sent a recorded delivery letter to Comet giving them 14 days
    > to supply the upgrade disk otherwise I am referring it to the Trading
    > Standards Authority and seeking my money back. They have a wek or so yet
    > so will wait and see if the upgrade comes.
    >
    >
    > "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
    > news:MrWdnd-Npv1x1hzWnZ2dnUVZ_vSdnZ2d@sigecom.net...
    >>
    >>
    >> "Stewart" <him@invalid.supanet.co.uk> wrote in message
    >> news:hlrgvg$fcd$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >>> I bounght an acer laptop from Comet on 18th november and have not yet
    >>> received the promised upgrade disk for windows 7. I know it can work on
    >>> vista but shall not use it until I get windows 7. Am trying all I can
    >>> to get the disk but so far no progress.
    >>> I have a genuine Microsoft Windows 7 home premium with the seal unbroken
    >>> and wonder if I could install that.
    >>> There is a note refering to the "OEM Preinstallation Kit (OPK) and I
    >>> wonder if I would need that before I could do anything. This disk came
    >>> with a sony laptop I bought but did not use and returned to the sony
    >>> shop - they gave me a replacement with windows 7 preinstalled - now with
    >>> my son.
    >>> Does anyone know if this Windows 7 disk would work on the acer laptop?
    >>> Thank you
    >>>

    >> I've seen them listed on ebay with laptop manufacturers names on them and
    >> the listings say they'll work on any laptop. Since yours has the OPK then
    >> I'm not sure, that may be installed on the CD/DVD by Sony so it is
    >> actually for a specific machine, like a restoration disk.
    >> If it does work, when or if you do get the Upgrade disk, if it's a MS
    >> upgrade disk and you want to sell it, I'm interested.
    >> Dave

    >
    >


    Don't you have to order and pay for it. Its not exactley free as they have
    a handling and postage charge thats rather high so I understand
     
  6. Trev

    Trev Flightless Bird

    "Trev" <trev_uk@hotmail.com invalid> wrote in message
    news:SNydndLk29ibGhzWnZ2dnUVZ8jOdnZ2d@pipex.net...
    >
    > "Stewart" <him@invalid.supanet.co.uk> wrote in message
    > news:hlrkm6$m0n$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >> Dave, I have sent a recorded delivery letter to Comet giving them 14 days
    >> to supply the upgrade disk otherwise I am referring it to the Trading
    >> Standards Authority and seeking my money back. They have a wek or so yet
    >> so will wait and see if the upgrade comes.
    >>
    >>
    >> "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
    >> news:MrWdnd-Npv1x1hzWnZ2dnUVZ_vSdnZ2d@sigecom.net...
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Stewart" <him@invalid.supanet.co.uk> wrote in message
    >>> news:hlrgvg$fcd$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >>>> I bounght an acer laptop from Comet on 18th november and have not yet
    >>>> received the promised upgrade disk for windows 7. I know it can work
    >>>> on vista but shall not use it until I get windows 7. Am trying all I
    >>>> can to get the disk but so far no progress.
    >>>> I have a genuine Microsoft Windows 7 home premium with the seal
    >>>> unbroken and wonder if I could install that.
    >>>> There is a note refering to the "OEM Preinstallation Kit (OPK) and I
    >>>> wonder if I would need that before I could do anything. This disk came
    >>>> with a sony laptop I bought but did not use and returned to the sony
    >>>> shop - they gave me a replacement with windows 7 preinstalled - now
    >>>> with my son.
    >>>> Does anyone know if this Windows 7 disk would work on the acer laptop?
    >>>> Thank you
    >>>>
    >>> I've seen them listed on ebay with laptop manufacturers names on them
    >>> and the listings say they'll work on any laptop. Since yours has the OPK
    >>> then I'm not sure, that may be installed on the CD/DVD by Sony so it is
    >>> actually for a specific machine, like a restoration disk.
    >>> If it does work, when or if you do get the Upgrade disk, if it's a MS
    >>> upgrade disk and you want to sell it, I'm interested.
    >>> Dave

    >>
    >>

    >
    > Don't you have to order and pay for it. Its not exactley free as they
    > have a handling and postage charge thats rather high so I understand


    http://www.acer.com/windows7upgrade/
     
  7. Dave

    Dave Flightless Bird

    "Trev" <trev_uk@hotmail.com invalid> wrote in message
    news:x8ednXk8QfVWGhzWnZ2dnUVZ8q6dnZ2d@pipex.net...
    >
    > "Trev" <trev_uk@hotmail.com invalid> wrote in message
    > news:SNydndLk29ibGhzWnZ2dnUVZ8jOdnZ2d@pipex.net...
    >>
    >> "Stewart" <him@invalid.supanet.co.uk> wrote in message
    >> news:hlrkm6$m0n$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >>> Dave, I have sent a recorded delivery letter to Comet giving them 14
    >>> days to supply the upgrade disk otherwise I am referring it to the
    >>> Trading Standards Authority and seeking my money back. They have a wek
    >>> or so yet so will wait and see if the upgrade comes.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:MrWdnd-Npv1x1hzWnZ2dnUVZ_vSdnZ2d@sigecom.net...
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Stewart" <him@invalid.supanet.co.uk> wrote in message
    >>>> news:hlrgvg$fcd$1@speranza.aioe.org...
    >>>>> I bounght an acer laptop from Comet on 18th november and have not yet
    >>>>> received the promised upgrade disk for windows 7. I know it can work
    >>>>> on vista but shall not use it until I get windows 7. Am trying all I
    >>>>> can to get the disk but so far no progress.
    >>>>> I have a genuine Microsoft Windows 7 home premium with the seal
    >>>>> unbroken and wonder if I could install that.
    >>>>> There is a note refering to the "OEM Preinstallation Kit (OPK) and I
    >>>>> wonder if I would need that before I could do anything. This disk
    >>>>> came with a sony laptop I bought but did not use and returned to the
    >>>>> sony shop - they gave me a replacement with windows 7 preinstalled -
    >>>>> now with my son.
    >>>>> Does anyone know if this Windows 7 disk would work on the acer laptop?
    >>>>> Thank you
    >>>>>
    >>>> I've seen them listed on ebay with laptop manufacturers names on them
    >>>> and the listings say they'll work on any laptop. Since yours has the
    >>>> OPK then I'm not sure, that may be installed on the CD/DVD by Sony so
    >>>> it is actually for a specific machine, like a restoration disk.
    >>>> If it does work, when or if you do get the Upgrade disk, if it's a MS
    >>>> upgrade disk and you want to sell it, I'm interested.
    >>>> Dave
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> Don't you have to order and pay for it. Its not exactley free as they
    >> have a handling and postage charge thats rather high so I understand

    >
    > http://www.acer.com/windows7upgrade/
    >
    >

    Weird, I looked through the list of countries twice, second time one by one,
    and didn't see U.S. or anything applicable.
    Anyway, as near as I can tell it costs appx $30 USD for the upgrade.
    HTH,
    Dave
     
  8. Stewart

    Stewart Flightless Bird

    The upgrade disk is suposedly supplied by a comany called mentormedia - they
    are agents for Microsoft. They accepted my payment for the upgrade on 25th
    november and supposedly despatched the upgrade disk on 9th december - still
    not here. My contract for the laptop was with comet and while they try to
    pass the responsibility on to mentormedia they were advertising and selling
    the laptop with the upgrade. i have to wait and see.
    If no joy then I shall try the OEM system pack that I have.


    "Dave" <davidj92@wowway.com> wrote in message
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    >

    <snip>
    <snip>
     
  9. Pulse

    Pulse Flightless Bird

    Windows 7 is supposed to be much more secure than Windows XP. Vista and
    Windows 7 users have substantially lower malware infection rates than
    Windows XP users.

    As for the rest of Windows 7 - well, it's still Windows NT at heart - even
    though it has the best Taskbar.

    :eek:)



    "Vic" <vgk1014@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:7t03o550ddecov46p6j3nl6pd620if6hvd@4ax.com...
    > If MS would continue security support for XP I wouldn't even consider W7.
    > So far it's been a PITA to deploy...lots of problems in networking and
    > legacy
    > problems.
    >
    > Seems like another case of change for change's sake.
    >
    > I haven't had a BSOD, lockup, or other problem for years with XP
     

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