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When will Win7 be preinstalled at the OEM level?


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#1 buttoni

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 08:13 PM

The husband and I are contemplating a new pc at Christmas or this Spring. Does anyone know yet if OEM's are going to be offering pc's for sale with Win7 pre-installed by Christmas? I am aware of selected models being eligible for a Win7 upgrade, but wondered when OEM's will be able to offer pc's with it already installed.
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Posted 02 August 2009 - 09:45 PM

I read last week that Win7 had reached the RTM (Release To Manufacturers) stage so by the official release date of October, there should be plenty of machines available with Win7 installed.

I have XP MCE (Pro), Vista Home Basic, Vista Home Premium, and the RC of Win7, and I have to say that Win7 is definitely my favourite.

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 03:07 PM

OMG I forgot I posted this question the other day! Thanks for your reply Rowal. I figured they would be available in October. At least I hope so. I don't want to get a machine now and have to learn Vista just to turn around and have to learn yet another new OS the end of the year. I keep hearing such good things about Win7 on BBR DSL I just want to jump from my WinXP right over vista and on to Win7.

Thanks again!
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Posted 13 August 2009 - 05:11 PM

I understand its firewall has both inbound and outbound protection now. Do you think it adequate to use alone or are people still finding it inadequate and using a third party firewall?
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Posted 14 August 2009 - 11:04 AM

OMG I forgot I posted this question the other day! Thanks for your reply Rowal. I figured they would be available in October. At least I hope so. I don't want to get a machine now and have to learn Vista just to turn around and have to learn yet another new OS the end of the year. I keep hearing such good things about Win7 on BBR DSL I just want to jump from my WinXP right over vista and on to Win7.

Thanks again!


Windows 7 Upgrade Option
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/buy/offers/upgrade.aspx


The Windows 7 firewall is highly configurable and runs with few system resources. In combination with a home router capable of NAT and SPI, you will be well protected.

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 12:33 PM

I am using it right now on this "Win 7 RC eval build 7100" and this OS has been running for 2 months and it is clean.

I see no problems.

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 02:26 PM

Thanks for the feedback. I hear nothing but good comments for the most part. Everyone says it's very stable. I never upgraded to Vista, so I hope the learning curve coming from an XP world isn't too bad.
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