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janinealcox
13-03-2009, 12:55 PM
Hi there,

I like many others out there have a laptop with the infuriating Vista for my OS.

I have heard on the net that MS will be offering a free upgrade to Windows7 for customers. All I've heard on the net is just chatter and speculation. Does anyone know if this is confirmed and if so where do we go to get this upgrade???

I've only just purchased the laptop a couple months ago so should be well within the time frame.

Any help is appreciated.

J
:banana

wainuitech
13-03-2009, 01:18 PM
It is true - But theres a few catches -
The pc / laptop must be purchased after 1st july 2009
And not every version will allow the upgrade.

The only Windows Vista® versions eligible for the program are :
Windows Vista® Home Premium
Windows Vista® Business
Windows Vista® Ultimate

here is the current (http://www.techarp.com/showarticle.aspx?artno=609&pgno=0) requirements.

Bit more in plain english (http://www.neowin.net/news/main/09/01/07/microsoft-windows-7-upgrade-program-begins-1st-july-2009)

SO if you already have purchased the Laptop, since its only March - then looks like its no go for the free upgrade.

DeSade
13-03-2009, 01:32 PM
and STILL screws over those of us that just brought the software rather than a new computer.
*bitter*

Blam
13-03-2009, 02:18 PM
Does anyone know if W7 will be offered free to uni students?

wainuitech
13-03-2009, 02:56 PM
Does anyone know if W7 will be offered free to uni students? Is Vista offered Free ??

I would assume there is no difference in the requirements - meaning if other current OS's are offered, cant see any reason why W7 wont be as well.

Blam
13-03-2009, 05:27 PM
Is Vista offered Free ??

I would assume there is no difference in the requirements - meaning if other current OS's are offered, cant see any reason why W7 wont be as well.

Yep, sure is, somebody PMed me and told me everything:)