Windows 7 now available for pre-order in the UK

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by adduncan, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. adduncan

    adduncan New Member

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    Windows 7 now available for pre-order in the UK

    Windows 7 Home Premium £44.99
    Windows 7 Professional £89.99

    Please bear in mind that the European version of this software DOES NOT ship with Internet Explorer.
    You need to download a copy of Internet Explorer from the Microsoft site (preferably to a usb disk/external hard drive) before installing Windows 7

    PC World Windows 7 Site


    Amazon are also doing Windows 7 Professional for £89.97

    Click here to go to Amazon UK
     
  2. carol_s

    carol_s New Member

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    Hurry though - most of the retailers are now showing it to be out of stock, especially at the prices advertised. Also the UK MS Store has been permanently down (overloaded) since around 8 am. There has been a huge interest in Windows 7 at the pre-order price for virtually everybody to be sold out. Amazon seems to flicker between out of stock and available again according to reports which I have read - could be that they are constantly getting back in contacting MS and pleading for more copies.

    At this rate the UK will be the same as Japan and pre-sell all of their special pre-order versions on the first day. Get in quick before you lose the chance, but it may already be too late.
     
  3. cybercore

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    Without explorer, without mail program, for Europe only ? Great ! I don't doubt the intension, just why is there such descrimination, did someone sue Microsoft ?
     
  4. adduncan

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    because of an ongoing legal battle
     
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    Yes, that's what I'd like to discuss, to find out actually: what are the accusations, because windows comes with a web browser and a mail client, neither developers can create nor users can deploy 3rd-party browsers and mail clients, or what ?

    There's gotta be smth I don't know about it. :confused:
     
  6. PcBoyGeorge

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    Wheres the best place. I need to chose

    Should i pick amazon/pc world comet.

    Pc world is £50. Delivery 1-7 days

    Comet is 8-29 days.

    But amazon i have no clue. Can someone please tell me so i can preorder.
     
  7. adduncan

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    Amazon is usually upto a week (for free), or 1st class at a cost.

    They aren't shipping until Oct 22nd anyway
     
  8. PcBoyGeorge

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    Amazon are out of cheap versions. They now are selling at the retail price. £75 and £150.

    I went for comet instead. £50.81 for it to come on the monday after release.
     
  9. adduncan

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    Comet is the best place to go now. I recommend anyone who hasent to preorder from comot. If you pay for delivery it will come soon.
     
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    Comet, Currys, Tesco, Staples, Micro Anvika, PCW and Amazon have all sold out of the sub £50 version in the UK as of today July 22.

    Sorry folks but the cupboard is bare.

    Being the jammy git that I am I ordered mine yesterday from Micro Anvika and a sales rep had to ring me about a credit card glitch so I could ask him directly about the stock situation, he said it was flying off the shelves (as evidenced by today's 'nil stock' situation). You can still pre-order for 80 quid though. :rolleyes:
     

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