News Official Windows 7 testers to get a free copy of Windows 7 Ultimate

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  1. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Last week it was announced that the beta testers taking part in the invite-only Windows Technical Beta Program on Connect would not be recieving a complimentary copy of Windows 7 Ultimate, as was the case with the Windows Vista beta program, however today Brandon has announced that Microsoft have changed their minds:

    Certainly good news for the testers and honestly not something I was expecting given that the majority of testers only saw a single beta and a single release candidate - constantly running behind on inferior builds to what the Chinese and Russian pirates were racing to leak first!

    You have to wonder if they will be cancelling any of their super-cheap Windows 7 pre-orders? Although to be honest the initial pre-order price was a steal as those prices have now already gone up several times already.

    :source: News Source: Windows Team Blog via Neowin
     
  2. LordOfLA

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    well as long as no-one in the uk has actually been charged for their pre-orders the orders can be cancelled. If you have been charged for the pre-order and live in the UK they must ship or face fines for breach of contract.
     
  3. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Wish I was an original tester
     
  4. zeke_mo

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    Same here, I'd sell it on ebay and buy Home premium upgrade for 300 less :p
     
  5. Gigabot

    Gigabot OSNN Senior Addict

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    I remember when Vista came out Microsoft did a "Power of Together" contest where they gave away free copies of Vista Business Edition and Office 2007 Professional. All I had to do was watch 3 webcasts. To be honest I didn't actually watch them, I just opened each webcast and exited the window. :D

    I hope they do the same this time around.
     
  6. Johnny

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    I am one of them !!! WOOT !!
     
  7. Gigabot

    Gigabot OSNN Senior Addict

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    Was it free to become a Windows 7 tester or did you need to pay? :)
     
  8. binoyxj

    binoyxj PrOuD InDiAn

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    Nopes buddy.. All Technet and Msdn account holders can get their Windows 7 copy for free on Aug 6th.Public Beta testers are excluded.

    As Johnny said Woot! Even i am one of them :)
     
  9. epk

    epk Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    i wish i had my connect acc. back then :/

    stupid open beta xDD haha
     
  10. Gigabot

    Gigabot OSNN Senior Addict

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    My sister got a Sony Vaio notebook yesterday and we're getting a free Windows 7 Premium update once it comes out! :)

    Does anyone know if the Windows 7 Premium code can be used on more than one computer? :D
     
  11. epk

    epk Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    haha.. not likely mate, sorry
     
  12. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    Ahhh, no ! lol ...
     
  13. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

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    hmmm... i am curious but since how much is the win7 ultimate compared to just getting a copy of technet and getting the win7 from there. with discounts technet is about $261.00
     
  14. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Well Technet lasts a year but of course the keys still work, frankly awesome value :D
     
  15. Perris Calderon

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    is the link posted to make your request for this promotion?

    I can't find how to claim the os
     
  16. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I think the files will just be posted to the beta group and you can request a key.
    We will find out tomorrow :)
     
  17. fahad960

    fahad960 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    official windows 7 is good for work in office
     
  18. Perris Calderon

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    this posted yet?
     
  19. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Some have gone out, I haven't got mine yet as I was a bit slow filling out the last survey.