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Old October 6, 2009, 05:31 PM
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I'm in need of an OS for a new build.
I'd like some buying advice.

Right now I have Vista Home Premium 64bit running.
Should I buy Win7 for my current rig (in sig) and put Vista on the other?
Should I buy 2 copies of Win7?
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Old October 6, 2009, 05:37 PM
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Windows 7 for all!

Might as well buy the 3-pack, since I think it would be cheaper.
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Old October 6, 2009, 05:40 PM
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Wish it wasn't so expensive!!!
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Old October 6, 2009, 05:49 PM
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It is pretty stupid how the end user gets raped and OEMs get it for like $10 or whatever it is.
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Old October 6, 2009, 05:49 PM
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I have to agree with jdrom17, Windows 7 for all.

I have loaded it on my machines here and we are starting to load it on any new machines at work. I very much like it.
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Old October 6, 2009, 05:51 PM
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Technet and get every other possible MS software you'd want for around the same price as you'd pay for 3 copies of the OS.
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Old October 6, 2009, 06:34 PM
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Technet and get every other possible MS software you'd want for around the same price as you'd pay for 3 copies of the OS.
This. When my MSDNAA account expires I'll be getting this for sure.
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Old October 6, 2009, 07:20 PM
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I really only need two copies.
Don't know if I can justify the cost of Technet or something like that.
I'll probably get one copy for my current system and put Vista on the other for a while.

expensive Microsoft !!!
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Old October 6, 2009, 07:28 PM
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+1 for Windows 7

IF you only need two copies wait for the "family pack" to come out. IIRC it will be like 50 bucks more for 3 key pack of home premium vs. the single key pack of home premium (ie about the same price for 3 keys of hPremium as ONE "pro" version). While I run 64 Ultimate (why not I have technet :)~ ) most peeps will find home premium good enough....and IF its not upgrade the comp to Pro that "needs" it!

Here is a link that expalins the expected pricing and options:
Windows Anytime Upgrade and Family Pack Pricing - Windows 7 Team Blog - The Windows Blog
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I would go for the three pack, you never know when you may need a third OS and if push comes to show and you know someone who wants your last copy of Win 7...
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