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# 36580 29-Jun-2009 09:06
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So is MS going to do something similar in NZ? $77 dollars for Windows 7 Premium will have me buying a couple of copies.

http://store.microsoft.com/microsoft/Windows-Windows-7/category/102


Will really hurt if we have to pay $200+ for the same thing Cry







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  # 229720 30-Jun-2009 21:34
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I was wondering the same thing myself, I have two desktops and a laptop that all run Vista and I'm going to be wanting to upgrade at least two of them to Windows 7, but paying hundreds to do so?

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# 229821 1-Jul-2009 10:14
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Hey everyone.

No, it doesn't look like they are...well, if they are their call centre doesn't know about it yet.

I emailed them last Friday and got a bit of a confused response so rang them today after asking for a clarification. It seems they don't even know anything about it as they kept refering to the "future proofing" option which I believe is the option given to people who buy a PC/Laptop with Vista being able to get a free upgrade when Windows 7 becomes available.

I mentioned that it was only for a limited time (until around 20th July or until stocks last) and they said that if it was on an American site then no. The site I went to (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/buy/offers/pre-order.aspx) has the option to choose your country and there is only 4 options (USA, Canada, UK and one other I cannot identify the characterset for.

So, no it looks like the only time we will get a special deal on this little group of islands is when a corporate wants to try out a new product that may tank or is really buggy. Bit of a shame really as the offer was extended by Microsoft to thank everyone for their support....we obviously don't count. Frown


 
 
 
 


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  # 232029 7-Jul-2009 13:44
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Has anyone found a source for ordering Win 7 yet? I also emailed MS NZ and it seems we are not going to get the heavy discounted pricing. Are we allowed to get someone in an eligible country to order it on our behalf? Might not be allowed in the T&A's, but you only see those once you begin installation...



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  # 232054 7-Jul-2009 14:26
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Personally I have taken a punt and ordered 2 copies using a amex card and providing a friends address details who lives in the states. As it is a download I should be able to download it from where ever. If I can't then I can get my friend to download it for me and send it over.



I am not aware of any conditions in the licensing that says you can't install Windows purchased in the US on a PC in NZ.



Figured the worst that can happen is they decline it when they go to process the charge in which case no skin off my nose.



And if MS NZ do come to the party I can just cancel the order in the US.

Edit: by the way the pre sales in Japan have sold out. Not sure how much longer the other countries will last.

http://www.engadget.com/2009/06/29/windows-7-pre-orders-sell-out-in-japan/







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  # 233295 9-Jul-2009 23:24
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Got my reply from MS NZ and they definately aren't going to offer it here. You could just use a US proxy to get download it yourself, though i think that it's highly unlikely that they will screen IP's.

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  # 233297 9-Jul-2009 23:30
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Surely if it's a US-only deal, they take some measures to ensure that the buyers are in the US? Otherwise there would be no point saying "US-only" when really it's available globally?

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  # 233424 10-Jul-2009 09:22
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Only to those with fast, large cap internet connections and the savy to think of it, or browse internet forums?

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  # 233917 10-Jul-2009 22:50
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Saw this in the Office 07 SP2 install terms:

GEOGRAPHIC RESTRICTIONS:? If the software is marked as requiring activation in a specific geographic region, then you are only permitted to activate this software in the geographic region indicated on the software packaging.? You may not be able to activate the software outside of that region.? For further information on geographic restrictions, visit http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=99189.

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  # 233926 10-Jul-2009 23:16
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You could probably just set your location to the US couldn't you?

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  # 234055 11-Jul-2009 13:30
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Today is the last day of this offer (well, when the US catches up to today), by the way.

I have had the 'download' option filled out a couple of times now, but am hesitant to hit the submit button. It says they don't charge your credit card till it's available, and cancelling gets a full refund...hmm... anyone been brave enough?

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