View Full Version : Who's migrating to Windows 7
10-03-2009, 08:10 PM
With the launch of Windows 7 only a few weeks away, what are your plans, are you staying with your current Microsoft OS or planing to migrate to Win7. Let us know which edition you'll probably go with if Windows 7 is going to be your new system and if it will be 32 or 64 bit please. We'll leave Linux out of the picture for this poll because many of us dual boot with X our main system and Windows secondary for gaming and such.
This is a good LINK (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7_editions) for comparison of the different versions that are being offered, just scroll down a bit.
10-03-2009, 08:22 PM
If I ordered today, I'm leaning toward the 64 bit version of Professional OEM. On this new machine the only OS I've ever had on here was Win7, starting with the beta and working my way through the different builds.
3 Professional Upgrade preordered.
Now to decide to install to this puter and/or wait for the new build.
10-03-2009, 08:36 PM
I'll be getting the 64 bit Professional OEM. I want that, because I don't like crippled network and filesystem controls.
I'll probably just get it for my new machine, which will be in the near future, as this computer can run the release candidate until July until it expires. By then I won't be gaming on this computer anymore (I'll have all my games installed on the new one) and I doubt I'll be booting Windows for much. There's a Vista Business install on here as well that can stay for a backup gaming setup.
Taylor's running it on his gaming computer, he loves it. He has the 32 bit 90 day trial version installed, loves it.
After all the jigamaroo of reinstalling Windows of any version, every few months, I think I'll stick with Ubuntu . . . like forever :D
10-04-2009, 12:11 AM
I ordered the 32bit Home Premium upgrade which will be fine for what I do with windows - basically flight sim and Qimage Pro printing software.
I'll throw a quick install of xp on here to upgrade later on when the RC dries up and stay mainly with my Linux children..
10-04-2009, 02:21 AM
Pay for an operating system? What a novel concept.
... After all the jigamaroo of reinstalling Windows of any version, every few months, I think I'll stick with Ubuntu . . . like forever :D
While Oogabooga does have some ... dictatorial quirks, I'm getting better and better at banding it (backwards) to my perverted will. With custom compiled kernels on every machine I have no reason to consider jumping ship in the foreseeable future.
I didnt preorder the oem but what do you guys think about this?
Q. Can a PC with an OEM Windows operating system have its motherboard upgraded and keep the same license? What if it was replaced because it was defective?
A. Generally, an end user can upgrade or replace all of the hardware components on a computer—except the motherboard—and still retain the license for the original Microsoft OEM operating system software. If the motherboard is upgraded or replaced for reasons other than a defect, then a new computer has been created. Microsoft OEM operating system software cannot be transferred to the new computer, and the license of new operating system software is required. If the motherboard is replaced because it is defective, you do not need to acquire a new operating system license for the PC as long as the replacement motherboard is the same make/model or the same manufacturer's replacement/equivalent, as defined by the manufacturer's warranty.
The reason for this licensing rule primarily relates to the End User License Agreement (EULA) and the support of the software covered by that EULA. The EULA is a set of usage rights granted to the end user by the PC manufacturer and relates only to rights for that software as installed on that particular PC. The system builder is required to support the software on the original PC. Understanding that end users, over time, upgrade their PCs with different components, Microsoft needed to have one base component "left standing" that would still define the original PC. Since the motherboard contains the CPU and is the "heart and soul" of the PC, when the motherboard is replaced (for reasons other than defect) a new PC is essentially created. The original system builder did not manufacture this new PC, and therefore cannot be expected to support it.
10-04-2009, 11:56 AM
Preorder the OEM. I've NEVER had MS not activate/reactivate a copy of windows OEM.
If I have to call the activation line and wind up talking to my buddy Bob in India (Why are they all named Bob?), I just claim "upgrades" and the dude gives me the numbers. No worries.
On that note.. Newegg has the OEM for preorder, Hmmm.. which flavor.. Well, Don't like bitlocker, and have enough "issues" with english so don't need any others. Pro flavor ordered. If the rest of the family decides they want 7 I'll get a 3pack of the Home edition for them. That'll cover all the desktops here.
[note] The copy of Vista I was playing with was a Dell OEM copy. One quick call to the activation line got it activated WITH the Dell activation code.
10-04-2009, 11:57 AM
I've changed a MB with OEM XP a couple of times without a problem Troy, I didn't even have to call MS. Defective MB's abound (wink, wink). I know a lot of folks that have done this, even if you have to make the phone call.
10-04-2009, 12:03 PM
On another note, the only downside I see with the OEM copies (For a select few) is MS won't give any tech support for it. Like we need that anyway. :lol:
Computer maker installs OEM winblows, Is now the maker's job to support all aspects of the rig. Including Windows..
10-04-2009, 12:23 PM
If I have to call the activation line and wind up talking to my buddy Bob in India (Why are they all named Bob?)
Maybe short for Bopinder?? just guessing - there are a couple of Bobs where I work who wear turbans and both are named Bopinder..
I already did the preorder thing awhile ago.
Still glad I did it.
Thank you for your purchase:
Windows 7 Professional Upgrade*
Quantity: 3 $299.97
* Important Pre-Order Details:
• Windows 7 will be available starting Oct 22, 2009.
• Your card will not be charged until your order is shipped or the product is made available for download.
Btw- if any of you trustworthy guys would like one of those at my cost, just let me know.
10-04-2009, 03:15 PM
I always buy OEM copies of Windows for anyone I'm installing it for. The way I look at it is, I'm the "OEM". (not the original system builder, but the "solution provider")
Microsoft can chew on a rubbery turd if they don't like it. Nobody cares about their support anyways. Most people who have called it have hung up after being asked for a credit card.
10-04-2009, 03:54 PM
If I have to call the activation line and wind up talking to my buddy Bob in India (Why are they all named Bob?),
Microsoft Bob? :)
10-23-2009, 02:32 AM
I ordered one today from my friendly neighbourhood local computer store, (Windows 7 Professional x64 OEM) and I should have it either tomorrow or Monday. $169 CAD is what it will cost.
Since I have been recently soured on future gaming due to a big disappointment from Infinity Ward (It's not just them, it's a trend), I've decided I'm just going to keep my current hardware for a while. If I'm not going to be buying new games, there isn't much point. The next PC can use Intel onboard graphics for all I care. (That's way good for Linux anyways)
10-25-2009, 04:15 PM
got my windows 7 pro oem on friday,reinstalled yesterday,and getting the rest of my games installed today..(between hoots) :lol:
seems a tiny bit snappier then the rc,although i noticed that it still has that minor icon bug(sometimes when you change the name of one it disappears(refreshing the desktop makes it come back).
Got mine for 149 at the local memory express(cheapest i could find locally)
10-25-2009, 04:48 PM
Preordered windows 7 home premium upgrade for $49 from new egg should be here tomorrow.
I'll let you know how it goes.
10-25-2009, 05:02 PM
Got the copy of Pro for me desktop on Friday. Got the majority of the software I run reloaded. The rest can wait and get loaded when needed. I'm still pleased with the performance. Almost worth the $140 I paid. Heck if they were selling the OEM copies for what Jerry paid for his upgrade I woulda ordered copies for all the Quads. ROFL...
Now I just waiting for the copy of Home premium to get here from Dell for the laptop. Gotta love "free" stuff. :lol:
10-25-2009, 08:23 PM
Hmm, will it have drivers for my abit kt7 raid box? that is still my only fast pc at this point since my dell dual core lappie fried the mobo....
10-25-2009, 08:27 PM
I dunno.. Might be worth a look-see over to the abit site for driver availability.
10-25-2009, 09:43 PM
Been running Windows 7 since build 7000. I got a free Windows 7 Ultimate version by going to a Windows 7 conference. It was all free even though the conference suck balls it was worth the free Win 7. ;)
10-25-2009, 09:55 PM
LoL Nearest conference to me would have cost $100 worth of gas to get to and back. :headwipe:
11-17-2009, 09:29 AM
I'll bite when the UK retailers stop the initial price gouging they're so fond of doing, and I'll get the Pro version.
03-23-2010, 07:48 PM
My eldest son now has a copy of 7 Home Premium (on the new notebook be bought) and it looks nice enough. Not as pretty as my Linux desktop, or quite as functional, but nice enough. He still sneaks back to the Linux desktop when he thinks I'm not looking though ;)
06-06-2010, 06:47 PM
settled on Home premium and I am truly amazed.
The memory handling and graphics are indeed a exponential step over xp, still adjusting to controls of networks and the like, but it is what they wanted vista to be.
06-28-2010, 03:43 AM
I do not know.
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