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Chilling_Silence
05-08-2009, 09:50 AM
No NZ pricing yet, but I know a few people were interested in this, so figured I'd make a quick post about it ;)

http://www.pcworld.com/article/169584/faq_windows_7_family_pack_and_anytime_upgrades.htm l

SolMiester
05-08-2009, 10:20 AM
Well, Win 7 doesnt work with sierra wireless 595 card, have to say that is disappointing. Telecom Connection Manager (VPN) wont install either, xp mode doesnt help.....!!

I'm starting to lose my excitement of this o/s

wainuitech
05-08-2009, 10:37 AM
Interesting article.

One thing that caught the eye
Why is Microsoft limiting the supply of Family Packs? Family Packs will become available at Windows 7's official launch on Oct. 22 and will be available only until supplies last, Microsoft said. Why? Probably to create a sense of scarcity, in order to stoke demand and excitement, as its recently concluded limited time offer of discounted Windows 7 pre-orders did. That doesn't sound exactly promising.

Chilling_Silence
05-08-2009, 03:08 PM
Indeed, and currently only for US / Canada AFAIK?

Sweep
05-08-2009, 03:18 PM
Well I have had my play with Win7 and I am now back with WinXP Pro 64 bit.

That will be where I am staying too.

MAC_H8ER
05-08-2009, 03:18 PM
im quite keen for a family pack - as our house now has 3 computers that are all recently built and can easily handle vista\windows 7 so there are no worries there

now to convince the other 2 people to cough up part of the cash and somehow stop them freaking out cause they cant handle the change from XP to 7 :o

beeswax34
05-08-2009, 08:40 PM
Woohoo! Students get free W7 through MSDNAA sometime this month! Thanks MS :D

Blam
05-08-2009, 08:59 PM
Woohoo! Students get free W7 through MSDNAA sometime this month! Thanks MS :D

Wicked!:punk

qazwsxokmijn
05-08-2009, 09:11 PM
Woohoo! Students get free W7 through MSDNAA sometime this month! Thanks MS :D
We do?

EDIT: well, this sucks....it only applies for students in the Computer and Engineering departments....not the Biology department.:crying

Blam
05-08-2009, 09:18 PM
We do?

EDIT: well, this sucks....it only applies for students in the Computer and Engineering departments....not the Biology department.:crying

Find a friend that does study either of those subjects;)

My Dad happens to be doing Engineering stuff....hehe

qazwsxokmijn
05-08-2009, 09:20 PM
Find a friend that does study either of those subjects;)

My Dad happens to be doing Engineering stuff....hehe
Would be pretty tough for me to extort a free license from the couple of guys I know doing CompSci. They are as geeky as I am (correction, make that far more geeky) and would use the W7 licenses themselves.

Maybe I could bribe them.....

Blam
05-08-2009, 09:22 PM
Would be pretty tough for me to extort a free license from the couple of guys I know doing CompSci. They are as geeky as I am (correction, make that far more geeky) and would use the W7 licenses themselves.

Maybe I could bribe them.....

I might be wrong, but IIRC when I got Vista Business off MSDAA I could generate as many licenses as I wanted...

qazwsxokmijn
05-08-2009, 09:29 PM
I might be wrong, but when IIRC when I got Vista Business off MSDAA I could generate as many licenses as I wanted...
Interesting....

I hope you're not wrong, but if you're right then there's a pretty big bleeding wound MS has.

gary67
05-08-2009, 09:35 PM
Link please as just started studying comp stuff with open polytech

GameJunkie
05-08-2009, 10:02 PM
Woohoo! Students get free W7 through MSDNAA sometime this month! Thanks MS :D


i want one of those please:D

wainuitech
05-08-2009, 10:17 PM
Its meant to be available on Technet / MSDN on the 6th -- ( tomorrow) BUT is that 6th NZ date or 6th USA date.

whellington
05-08-2009, 10:19 PM
I might be wrong, but IIRC when I got Vista Business off MSDAA I could generate as many licenses as I wanted...

Can i have one? :clap

GameJunkie
05-08-2009, 10:24 PM
Can i have one? :clap

pretty pretty please?:lol:

beeswax34
05-08-2009, 10:26 PM
"Windows 7 Professional will be available on MSDNAA as of 6th August 2009, and available through ELMS on the 15th of August...."

From Imagine Cup's NZ Facebook page

Sherman
06-08-2009, 12:03 AM
"Windows 7 Professional will be available on MSDNAA as of 6th August 2009, and available through ELMS on the 15th of August...."

From Imagine Cup's NZ Facebook page

Damn!
You mean I have to wait a further 9 days before I can get it?

gary67
06-08-2009, 07:48 AM
Anyone know if the Open Polytech is on MSDNAA