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Prof Bill
10-01-2009, 08:00 AM
There are various "rumours" floating around regarding the number of machines that a single copy of Home WIN7 will be licensed to support.

The current "rumour" here in the UK and parts of Europe where I have just returned from is that in the US the HOME WIN7 will have three machine licenses much like the Microsoft Version of Student Office 2007.

If the above were true (especially for Europe) it would certainly be most useful if one were a WIDEVIEW or multi system user!

Can anybody clarify or help shed some light on this matter!

Bill.

percy
10-01-2009, 08:11 AM
Listed as the family pack, the info I have seen it is for upgrade only, 3 computers.. Several sites are listing prices for the different versions of win7.
percy

ran56
10-01-2009, 10:01 AM
Listed as the family pack, the info I have seen it is for upgrade only, 3 computers.. Several sites are listing prices for the different versions of win7.
percy

Are you sure it's for upgrade ?
I've seen a post here in Israel that it's the family pack is 3 license, but
no word about upgrade only.

Prof Bill
10-01-2009, 01:06 PM
I have just been given the following link/information by Microsoft!

http://www.vista123.net/content/ms-confirms-win7-upgrades-available-europe

It helps but the "upgrade" and what it means is a little ambigous.

I interpret "upgrade" as moving from a recently purchased version of VISTA
to WIN7 and also that there is an assumption by MICROSOFT that moving from XP and earlier versions of VISTA would also be described as an "upgrade"!
I may well be wrong!

Nevertheless it is good news about the three licenses for WIN7 Home Premium.

Bill.

percy
10-01-2009, 03:41 PM
The ones for sale I have seen say upgrade and that means you have to have a licenced copy of xp or vista installed in the computer. The ones for sale I saw were from Amazon and the displayed package of Win7 had upgrade on the box.
percy

Prof Bill
10-04-2009, 10:06 AM
The ones for sale I have seen say upgrade and that means you have to have a licenced copy of xp or vista installed in the computer. The ones for sale I saw were from Amazon and the displayed package of Win7 had upgrade on the box.
percy

I believe I now have some clarification regarding "what will constitute an upgrade and a full version" during the initial release phase!
This was gained as a result of asking several UK suppliers what they would ship and if the date ordered affected the content shipped.

WIN7 Home Premium customers who have ordered between 26th June and 23:59:59 GMT on 31st August will receive the "full version" of Windows 7Home Premium.
WIN7 Home Premium customers ordering between 1st September and 22nd October will receive the "upgrade "version for their XP and older VISTA systems.

Many thanks to all who have helped try and clarify this matter.

Bill.

Sean Nixon
10-04-2009, 02:22 PM
WIN7 Home Premium customers ordering between 1st September and 22nd October will receive the "upgrade "version for their XP and older VISTA systems.Bill.

But as I understand it, only Vista users will be able to perform an actual 'upgrade', where programs, settings and data are kept intact. XP users will have to do a clean install.

Matt Olieman
10-04-2009, 02:32 PM
Check this out:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/ee530027.aspx?ITPID=insider

Matt Olieman

Prof Bill
10-16-2009, 08:51 AM
Hi Matt,

I used this thread rather than start a new one to draw attention to the following usefull WIN 7 Guide that may help many as 22nd of October approaches next week!
This seems to be the only guide available at this point in time and should work!

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/get/upgrade-advisor.aspx

I hope we can now forget about BETA and RC versions and wish everybody all success in their installation endeavours next week!

Bill.