Where to get windows 7?

brian ramdhan
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hi there. I know that windows 7 is being released today. I am currently running the beta of it. Can I just buy an upgraded version or do I have to buy the full thing. I am interested in getting the ultimate edition. Please provide me some links where I can get it for the cheapest. My computer came with vista home premium 32 bit but I installed the RTM over it!!!
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You can buy it from most of the leading stores where  you live/ online like Amazon or from Microsoft direct.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/
The trial version of W7 ultimate is nolnger available
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/get/
http://store.microsoft.com/microsoft/Windows-7-Ultimate-Upgrade/product/592F5AF5

I downloaded the W7 ultimate and can use it until next year then I simply pay for my version and continue using it.
What was the version of Vista you had> there is offering from from HP and DEL if you bought your system recently-- you can use the upgrade path from Vista to W7 a lot cheaper
If you bought a qualifying PC
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/buy/offers/upgrade-option.aspx

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If you bought your laptop with OEM Vista - you can buy Windows 7 upgrade.
However you cannot upgrade directly from Windows 7 beta to Windows 7 RTM/final. It theoretically can be done with some ini file modifications but is not recommended.

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On another note, to use an UPGRADE license, you'd need to reinstall Vista onto the machine and check the upgrade paths... Vista Home Basic can be upgraded to Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium or Ultimate, but it does need to run from the existing OS (so boot up to Vista, pop the disc in, and choose upgrade).
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I would personally recommend against upgrading, in most cases of someone upgrading I usually find that some peice of software stops working, it is meant to be less of an issue in vista to windows 7 than it was from xp to vista

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Do not upgrade from the technical point of view. But buy upgrade license. This is what I recommended.

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I would agree with not upgrading from Vista to 7, is that even an option? I've been running Ultimate since RTM.

I'm not sure about all the options though

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/buy/offers/upgrade-option.aspx

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