Where To Get Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Bman, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    So I have been of course following and looking at all the details and images and such for Windows 7 and I am very very interested. I think I will love it more then I am enjoying Vista right now.

    I would like to try it. So is there a legit way to get it, or do I need to torrent it?
     
  2. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Right now the only way to obtain it (legally) is to become a Dev Partner. It's not even available to Certified Partners (not sure about Gold) and it's not available on MSDN/TechNet (and won't be until it hits beta).

    We won't discuss your second idea, so please don't ask.
     
  3. Bman

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    Alright, that is what I was guessing.

    And yes, I know not to really mention my other idea. lol
     
  4. failurbydesign

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    shoot i would, seems like a fun os to play with..heck maybe it will run better than vista...JK my vista install is great no issues!
     
  5. Bman

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    Yea I have been hearing that 7 runs just as good as Vista or better from a few people. And what I have seen from UI and features, I am really going to enjoy it.
     
  6. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    I'm playing with Vista 7 v6801 and it's not bad. I like the install more then vista, and a couple of the other features are nice. Looks a lot like vista though anyway.
     
  7. epk

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    u should prolly wait for the beta anyway.. they're still adding features and stuff

    im guessing its gonna change a lot =)
     
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    The beta is supposed to be out next month some time. I'll be picking it up myself :)
     
  11. Bman

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    nice didnt know beta was that sooon
     
  12. American Zombie

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    If you do try 7 just remember that software like AV or Firewall that runs on Vista will not run on 7 right now.
     
  13. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    is there a pre-registration to beta test W7 or do we just have to wait for it to show up on Connect?
     
  14. falconguard

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    Nets had the pre-register invitations for Vista, I wonder if he has these as well. He stops by once in blue moon now. :(
     
  15. Bman

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    Yea if I can get that pre-register it would be nice.
     
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    Windows 7 will be a public beta eventually, no need to worry they will let as many people get it as they want.
     
  17. Johnny

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    Yep, after the failure of Vista; they are making this one more accessible to people ... Of course it will have a thirty day activation on it like vista does.
     
  18. epk

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    everyone could get the vista beta.. even i did! :p (legally)
     
  19. Dark Atheist

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    i'll wait till its final and driver support is stable thanks :p