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Would you prefer to buy Win7 if made available online?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by EastCoasthandle, Jun 29, 2009.

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What method do you prefer to purchase Win7

Poll closed Jul 9, 2009.
  1. Local Store like Best Buy, Costo, Walmart, etc

    3 vote(s)
    5.9%
  2. Pay a subscription fee to MSND

    4 vote(s)
    7.8%
  3. Mail Order it from places like Ewiz, Ebay, NewEgg, ZZF, etc

    13 vote(s)
    25.5%
  4. Download it online from a retailer if possbile

    8 vote(s)
    15.7%
  5. Get it at a discount from College or Other School/Business

    6 vote(s)
    11.8%
  6. Not sure

    2 vote(s)
    3.9%
  7. I don't plan on upgrading to Win7

    4 vote(s)
    7.8%
  8. Other, I will post how (don't break forum rules)

    11 vote(s)
    21.6%
  1. EastCoasthandle

    EastCoasthandle New Member

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    I am curious to know how many would actually prefer to buy Win7 if made available online vs maill order, store, etc?
     
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  2. newtekie1

    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    You mean made available for online download?

    Because I will be getting legally via online download...

    Edit: I voted "Other", as I will recieve a copy of Business Edition via my MSDN account through the collage I graduated from. I will also recieve a copy of Ultimate Edition via my works Action Pack subscription.

    Though, if I had to buy it, I would buy a physical OEM DVD from a retailer like newegg.
     
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  3. EastCoasthandle

    EastCoasthandle New Member

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    Sorry about that, I was adding a poll to this. OP updated now.
     
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    Yes - but only if it was a CD image or something that could prep a USB stick for a clean install.

    When I was about to buy vista X64 online they only had .exe installers, which was totally pointless.
     
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    I would *prefer* it, but the Microsoft Store only carries the upgrade and retail versions, no OEM. So I'll most likely be getting a disc, and buying additional licenses as needed.
     
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    i get it free. nuff said (no not illegally!!!)
     
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    Online with the ability to access downloads of the ISO at any time, and I'm not limiting this to just Win7, any OS or Office that is available that I bought.
     
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    Can I have a free one? :p
     
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    Technet - good deal if you want or have to use other MS products.

    Edit: Oh, also good if you have a folding/crunching farm. A one year technet subscription will pay for itself if you have 3 machines or more - for the first year at least. However the keys should be good even after that if you don't renew, but would appreciate it if someone could confirm.
     
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    I already time bombed mine like many others so what's the point? ROFL


    I think it would be nice to buy it and download it, but at the same time for them to send me a hard copy.

    Unless I could buy it on steam I trust them
     
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    Read only keystick ROM. USB or SATA direct plug.
     
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    read only = ROM fyi.
     
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    Yeah, that's clear young man, but sometimes you need to S.P.E.L.L. it out for everyone to understand.

    Read Only Memory = ROM if you really want to get it right!

    Actually, it would probably need to be EEPROM if we were splitting hairs!
     
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    I'll be getting a copy via student discount.

    I'd much rather have a hard copy on hand . . . just incase I bork my installation hard enough that I can't even boot into a makeshift OS . . . :p
     
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    My MSDN account works for me, everything ms ever made is on there. ill just snag ultimate off there.
     
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    My university provides all sort of legit microsoft products for free, they have a office here where you can request those softwares from microsoft, my office and vista all came from there. Though they are only available to engineering students
     
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    i would buy and download, because that is likely to be cheapest. download/torrent a cheap to distribute ISO file, and basically pay for the key.

    Even when i buy legit OS's, first thing i do is rip to an ISO, and with vista/7 an installer goes straight to a flash drive and i never use it off a DVD again.
     
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    I ordered and paid for a retail copy, for my kid.

    I'll get it thru my Technet Subscription, for myself.
     
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    for something like an operating system i'd rather have the physical disc and case and all that jazz from microsoft if im going to pay for it. If it was free (like Vista was for me, got them through MSDNAA) then i wouldn't care.
     
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    I'd rather have a hard copy like a dvd.
     
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    My copy of vista ultimate came from my MSDN account, burned it to dvd, so i do have a hard copy.
     
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    older brother who goes to NCSU is gunna give me it ;D
     
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    I think a store purchase.

    There's a hint of pride when picking up a brand new OS, even if I have been using the Beta RC for months!
     
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    If it was cheap enough, i wouldnt mind buying. but its not. when it is released I will be looking for torrents.
     

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