Windows 7 now available for pre-order in the UK

#1
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
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
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
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
because of an ongoing legal battle
 


#5
because of an ongoing legal battle
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
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
Amazon is usually upto a week (for free), or 1st class at a cost.

They aren't shipping until Oct 22nd anyway
 


#8
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.
 


#10
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.
 


#11
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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