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[vr-z] Check if you are eligible for Windows 7 upgrade

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The Windows 7 Upgrade Program is designed to assist Microsoft's OEM partners in minimizing the number of end users who may postpone acquiring a new computer because of the impending release of the Windows 7 operating system. This program allows OEMs to offer an upgrade to Windows 7 to end users who qualify.

This is a consumer-oriented program targeted at individual consumers and small businesses that have purchased eligible PCs during the Program Eligibility Period. End users will have to meet these requirements to be deemed eligible for the upgrade to Windows 7 when it is released :
  1. End users must purchase a new PC that is pre-installed with an eligible Windows Vista Operating System (OS), during the program eligibility window.

  2. The PC must have a valid Certificate of Authenticity (COA) attached.

  3. The only Windows Vista® versions eligible for the program are :
    • Windows Vista® Home Premium
    • Windows Vista® Business
    • Windows Vista® Ultimate

    * Microsoft Windows Vista® Home Basic, Windows Vista® Starter Edition, and Windows® XP (all editions) are not qualifying products under the program.

  4. The Program does not support multiple upgrades for medium, large, or enterprise customers. Customers that want to upgrade multiple PCs should use the appropriate Microsoft Volume Licensing program. See www.microsoft.com/licensing for more details.

  5. The following are the only valid upgrade paths under the program :
    Windows Vista® Home Premium -> Windows® 7 Home Premium
    Windows Vista® Business -> Windows® 7 Professional
    Windows Vista® Ultimate -> Windows® 7 Ultimate
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post #2 of 41
that's pretty cool. i'm interested to see how the whole Windows 7 thing works out. sure wish i was eligible...

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End users must purchase a new PC that is pre-installed with an eligible Windows Vista Operating System (OS), during the program eligibility window.
so pretty much no one on this forum is eligible lol
post #3 of 41
Well, anyone who's bought the OEM version of Vista may still be eligible.
Edited by Daegameth - 12/17/08 at 9:30am
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Originally Posted by Daegameth View Post
Well, anyone who's bought the OEM version of Vista may still be eligible.
Nope.. only pre-installed.
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That's stupidly ridiculous. Only pre-installed? So, those of us who spent $349 on the OS are told "Hey! Spend another $349!"

Oh well. Doesn't surprised me. I've been having bad luck with Microsoft lately.
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who BUYs OSes anyway? there is no way to justify 100+ dollars on it. and an extra 100 bucks for some extra "home premium" features.
Edited by Dark-Asylum - 12/17/08 at 10:06am
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Is this a free upgrade to Windows 7?

My work laptop came with Vista Business x64, so I imagine I would be eligible nonetheless.
    
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Looks like my version of Vista transfers over to the weakest version of Vienna.
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...what worries me is...

WE'RE STILL DOING 47 DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF WINDOWS 7.

Windows 7 Creamy Vanilla! Windows 7 Seawater! Windows 7 Periwinkle!
    
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