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And they couldn't just make it a regular, non-upgrade CD?
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How about just get 7 for free? It's in pre-beta and in my personal experience, it runs a heck of a lot better than Vista. Almost runs as fast as XP for me
Dude... discussion of piracy isn't allowed on these forums. Which is, what you are insinuating, as that is the only way for the general population of these boards to obtain a copy of pre-beta or even beta windows 7.
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Dude... discussion of piracy isn't allowed on these forums. Which is, what you are insinuating, as that is the only way for the general population of these boards to obtain a copy of pre-beta or even beta windows 7.
I didn't know. I just assumed that since it was a pre-beta that it was free to download and try.
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Dude... discussion of piracy isn't allowed on these forums. Which is, what you are insinuating, as that is the only way for the general population of these boards to obtain a copy of pre-beta or even beta windows 7.
Is it really piracy if the product is not even out yet? Even if he wanted he couldn't go out and buy it.
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Is it really piracy if the product is not even out yet? Even if he wanted he couldn't go out and buy it.
I don't know any specifics, but there's usually some sort of NDA when it comes to beta and pre-beta software. So while sharing it might technically not be piracy depending on the lisence, it would still break the NDA.

Edit: Though of course, the NDA only applies to those who got the software through legit channels. If you downloaded it from a torrent or something then you technically never agreed to it, and aren't bound by it. Unless it prompts you during installation like the license does, but I have no idea if it does or not.
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Is it really piracy if the product is not even out yet? Even if he wanted he couldn't go out and buy it.
That's what I was thinking. Since I can't purchase it, is it still illegal to get it.
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Meh. My university bought me windows.
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wonder if it comes with the 64-bit version as well.
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Meh. My university bought me windows.
Shame they couldn't afford x64.
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Shame they couldn't afford x64.
Correct. It's only the 32bit.

However a tech school buys its students x64
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