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QuikSsurfer
02-25-2010, 10:53 PM
As a few of you know, I've been a devout apple user over the years... Today I installed Windows 7 Pro on my brand new Asus 1201n http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220660&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Netbooks-_-ASUS-_-34220660 .. I'm running it with 4 gigs of ram.. no big deal.
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f86/quikssurfer/buddies1/1201n.jpg

I'm loving the OS... holy shit did they take some things from OSX? The taskbar? coverflow-like alt+tab "switcher"?
It works and looks perfect though... No crashes and it has taken a huge load on in the past day... a massive load.

I'm going to find something.

I will update

QuikSsurfer
02-25-2010, 10:58 PM
desktop


http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f86/quikssurfer/desktop.jpg

Buck
02-25-2010, 11:01 PM
How much does windows 7 cost?

DaFace
02-25-2010, 11:04 PM
How much does windows 7 cost?

Windows 7 Home Premium: $120 for upgrade; $200 for full version
Windows 7 Professional: $200 for upgrade; $300 for full version
Windows 7 Ultimate: $220 for upgrade; $320 for full version

That's the official retail. You can find it a lot cheaper than that.

QuikSsurfer
02-25-2010, 11:10 PM
How much does windows 7 cost?

MSDN takes care of me. I didn't pay anything.

Buck
02-25-2010, 11:10 PM
Difference between upgrade and full versions?

SLAG
02-25-2010, 11:14 PM
Difference between upgrade and full versions?

aren't you a student?

http://www.microsoft.com/student/discounts/theultimatesteal-us/default.aspx

QuikSsurfer
02-25-2010, 11:15 PM
Difference between upgrade and full versions?

Are they not the same? Aside from price, i mean.

SLAG
02-25-2010, 11:17 PM
Are they not the same? Aside from price, i mean.

there are slight differences.
If you are upgrading from XP the installer does a clean install and copies your old XP stuff into a different folder

If you do a full install from a upgrade disc you may have to do a little "tweaking" (I had to edit one very simple registry entry) to activate windows


But I spend 90% of my time in Linux anyway - until SCII comes out

Buck
02-25-2010, 11:20 PM
Does it come with Microsoft Office?

QuikSsurfer
02-25-2010, 11:24 PM
Does it come with Microsoft Office?

One of the few keys the MSDN doesn't offer :-/ blows

use this http://us20.trymicrosoftoffice.com/product.aspx?sku=3082920 and I'm sure you can come across another key (another way) during your 60 day trial.

QuikSsurfer
02-25-2010, 11:25 PM
there are slight differences.
If you are upgrading from XP the installer does a clean install and copies your old XP stuff into a different folder

If you do a full install from a upgrade disc you may have to do a little "tweaking" (I had to edit one very simple registry entry) to activate windows


But I spend 90% of my time in Linux anyway - until SCII comes out

Pretty ridiculous how M$ is fucking you with stupid shit like this.

I paid $29 for Snow Leopard at an Apple store.

Claynus
02-25-2010, 11:29 PM
It's pretty schwank.

Pushead2
02-26-2010, 12:44 AM
I got a iMac & a new eMachines desktop with Windows 7 and I say I love both almost the same.

HC_Chief
02-26-2010, 08:58 AM
Pretty ridiculous how M$ is ****ing you with stupid shit like this.

I paid $29 for Snow Leopard at an Apple store.

:spock:

what did you pay to go from Mac OS 9.x to Snow Leopard? That's equivalent to the jump from XP to Win 7.

jjjayb
02-26-2010, 09:02 AM
One cpu/memory usage widget wasn't enough?

Fish
02-26-2010, 09:37 AM
:spock:

what did you pay to go from Mac OS 9.x to Snow Leopard? That's equivalent to the jump from XP to Win 7.

That price would also be $29.....

Otter
02-26-2010, 09:59 AM
That price would also be $29.....

Do tell...

I just paid $100 to jump from XP to Win7 and I didn't open the package yet so it can still be returned. I'm starting to get the "backup your data...evaluation copy about to expire" in my Win7 Ultimate copy.

Fish
02-26-2010, 10:12 AM
Do tell...

I just paid $100 to jump from XP to Win7 and I didn't open the package yet so it can still be returned. I'm starting to get the "backup your data...evaluation copy about to expire" in my Win7 Ultimate copy.

I'm talking about Snow Leopard Install DVD for $29. That can be purchased by anyone.

You can get an educational version of Win7 Pro for $64.95, but you must have an e-mail address from an educational institution. For quite some time they were selling it for $29.... that was a real steal...

http://www.microsoft.com/student/en/us/software/windows-7.aspx

Buck
02-26-2010, 10:27 AM
So the question is, how do you fake an educational email address?

SLAG
02-26-2010, 10:30 AM
So the question is, how do you fake an educational email address?

I just asked some of my friends and my sister

my sisters Notre Dame Alumn. Email worked as well

there is also this option:

http://www.ieee.org/web/membership/students/branchresources/microsoftofferstudents.html

Buck
02-26-2010, 10:38 AM
I dont know which version I would need...

Otter
02-26-2010, 10:39 AM
I'm talking about Snow Leopard Install DVD for $29. That can be purchased by anyone.

You can get an educational version of Win7 Pro for $64.95, but you must have an e-mail address from an educational institution. For quite some time they were selling it for $29.... that was a real steal...

http://www.microsoft.com/student/en/us/software/windows-7.aspx

Ah, I see. I thought you knew of a way to currently buy Win7 for $29. I bought the upgrade version from newegg for $100. Shitty part is I'll probably have format the hard drive then re-install XP to get it to work.

It's another bitter cold, snowy weekend so should be a good time to get it done and over with.

SLAG
02-26-2010, 10:40 AM
Ah, I see. I thought you knew of a way to currently buy Win7 for $29. I bought the upgrade version from newegg for $100. Shitty part is I'll probably have format the hard drive then re-install XP to get it to work.

It's another bitter cold, snowy weekend so should be a good time to get it done and over with.

you wont have to

Otter
02-26-2010, 10:48 AM
you wont have to

So I should be able to just stick it in and do a clean install (by choice) even with Win7 currently installed or will I have to format the drive?

Mr. Plow
02-26-2010, 10:49 AM
So the question is, how do you fake an educational email address?

I got 6 copies of Windows 7 & 1 copy of Office 2007 for about $150. Just got lucky....one of my kids schools was ordering copies and invited the parents to order as well.

Buck
02-26-2010, 10:51 AM
Is this real?

Ultimate 64 bit version for $19 + $7 shipping?

EDIT: Nevermind, my description didn't load the first time. This is for a disc only, no Key.

Buck
02-26-2010, 10:59 AM
I got 6 copies of Windows 7 & 1 copy of Office 2007 for about $150. Just got lucky....one of my kids schools was ordering copies and invited the parents to order as well.

Are you selling any of the copies?

If not does this look legit to you?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Windows-7-Ultimate-Upgrade-64-bit-version-BRAND-NEW_W0QQitemZ120536259934QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item1c10855d5e

Mr. Plow
02-26-2010, 11:05 AM
Are you selling any of the copies?

If not does this look legit to you?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Windows-7-Ultimate-Upgrade-64-bit-version-BRAND-NEW_W0QQitemZ120536259934QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item1c10855d5e


I don't think I have any extra copies. I essentially outfitted my entire family with windows 7. If I don't use one, I'll holler at you.

As far as the link goes, I don't know. Someone else would be better suited to answer that.

Fish
02-26-2010, 11:15 AM
Are you selling any of the copies?

If not does this look legit to you?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Windows-7-Ultimate-Upgrade-64-bit-version-BRAND-NEW_W0QQitemZ120536259934QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item1c10855d5e

I'd be awfully suspicious of that. Not saying it's bogus, but you should go into it knowing the chance is high that you're gonna get screwed. Question is whether the deal is worth the risk to you.

Otter
02-26-2010, 11:21 AM
I'd be awfully suspicious of that. Not saying it's bogus, but you should go into it knowing the chance is high that you're gonna get screwed. Question is whether the deal is worth the risk to you.

I think another consideration would be that you can get the Win7 Home edition for the same price from a legit dealer like Newegg. Does Ultimate really have anything that you will use?

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/compare-editions/default.aspx

Buck
02-26-2010, 11:49 AM
I think another consideration would be that you can get the Win7 Home edition for the same price from a legit dealer like Newegg. Does Ultimate really have anything that you will use?

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/compare-editions/default.aspx

I have no idea of the differences between the 3.

Fish
02-26-2010, 12:04 PM
I have no idea of the differences between the 3.

If you don't know, you likely don't need the fancier versions....

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/6990/win711031103.png
http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/9743/win721130337.png

Buck
02-26-2010, 12:09 PM
Thanks KC Fish.

Looks like you are right. The only thing I am wondering about is Windows XP mode.

QuikSsurfer
02-26-2010, 12:10 PM
One cpu/memory usage widget wasn't enough?

Would it be okay if I compared the two??

QuikSsurfer
02-26-2010, 12:13 PM
:spock:

what did you pay to go from Mac OS 9.x to Snow Leopard? That's equivalent to the jump from XP to Win 7.

$30 and some change.

Fish
02-26-2010, 12:14 PM
Thanks KC Fish.

Looks like you are right. The only thing I am wondering about is Windows XP mode.

XP Mode is essentially a Windows XP virtual machine that runs within Win7. If you have any programs that simply must run on XP, and won't work with Vista, etc; then XP mode handles that. You have to actually install a licensed copy of XP within Win7. It's a huge resource hog and not recommended unless absolutely necessary.

I highly doubt you will miss that feature.

Buck
02-26-2010, 12:18 PM
Cool, so let me just get one last thing right.

If I already have Vista installed, then I just need to buy the upgrade version right?

Fish
02-26-2010, 12:21 PM
Cool, so let me just get one last thing right.

If I already have Vista installed, then I just need to buy the upgrade version right?

Yes. But... I would highly recommend doing a data backup and then a clean install whichever disc version you choose.

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/10/27/clean-install-windows-7-with-upgrade-media-and-product-key-on-formatted-or-empty-blank-hard-drive/

You can simply upgrade. That's quick and easy, but it will likely give you problems down the line and the performance won't be as good as a clean install.

Buck
02-26-2010, 12:25 PM
Yes. But... I would highly recommend doing a data backup and then a clean install whichever disc version you choose.

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/10/27/clean-install-windows-7-with-upgrade-media-and-product-key-on-formatted-or-empty-blank-hard-drive/

You can simply upgrade. That's quick and easy, but it will likely give you problems down the line and the performance won't be as good as a clean install.

EDIT: Man I'm retarded.

Buck
02-26-2010, 12:28 PM
Fuck after reading those options, I may just spend the extra money.

Otter
02-26-2010, 12:48 PM
Yes. But... I would highly recommend doing a data backup and then a clean install whichever disc version you choose.

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/10/27/clean-install-windows-7-with-upgrade-media-and-product-key-on-formatted-or-empty-blank-hard-drive/

You can simply upgrade. That's quick and easy, but it will likely give you problems down the line and the performance won't be as good as a clean install.

You were going to let me re-install XP without showing me that link? Jerk!

Fish
02-26-2010, 02:14 PM
You were going to let me re-install XP without showing me that link? Jerk!

LMAO

Truly sorry bud. I was trying to respond to too many things at once and missed that. Damn I need a weekend... :BLVD:

Otter
02-26-2010, 02:18 PM
LMAO

Truly sorry bud. I was trying to respond to too many things at once and missed that. Damn I need a weekend... :BLVD:

Heh, I was joking.

kpic
02-26-2010, 05:41 PM
I don't see a different version for 32bit to 64bit are they both on the same disc? Anyone know what the difference between 32\64 bit is besides the 64bit allowing you to use more available RAM?

I ask because I have one program that I need to run in "compatible" mode under Vista if I get the 64bit version would it be less compatible than if I get the 32bit version?

SLAG
02-26-2010, 07:41 PM
I don't see a different version for 32bit to 64bit are they both on the same disc? Anyone know what the difference between 32\64 bit is besides the 64bit allowing you to use more available RAM?

I ask because I have one program that I need to run in "compatible" mode under Vista if I get the 64bit version would it be less compatible than if I get the 32bit version?

32bit and 64 bit are on the same retail disc

the 64 bit version would not be less compatible unless it included drivers for a piece of hardware then the 32 bit drivers would not work in 64bit, but a 32bit application will