Vista or Windows 7

  User-1DCDB8FB-6E73-4342-BD53045920EE81FA 11:07 31 Aug 2009


If I buy a Genuine Vista and install it on Desktop, Will i get some kind of upgrade CD to move to Windows 7? or will this be treated as new install and I will have to buy the OS at full price?

How far is Windows 7 from its Open to all Release? Should I wait until that or go ahead with Vista?


  bremner 11:27 31 Aug 2009

Windows 7 is available from 22nd October and can be pre ordered.

Amazon have it for £65 click here for example.

Many are offering free upgrade to 7 if buying a PC with Vista installed. I have not seen this offer for just the O/S but someone else may know differently.

Thanks Bremner...

  Pine Man 13:26 31 Aug 2009

I would go straight for Windows 7. It's actually cheaper than Vista (I think) if you pre-order it now and wait till 22 October.

Hi Pine Man,

Thanks for the reply.I checked with MS and I wont be able to pre order in India.

Do you think its just fine to order it in Singapore or UK and then install that copy in India later on? I will be in UK and SIN in the last week of Oct and can pick up the copy from my friends there.


  Strawballs 01:00 02 Sep 2009

I don't know about Singapore but the last week in Oct will be perfect for UK

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