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Get Windows 7 for only $49.99 offer ends 11th July 09

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    People now can pre-order copies of Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 7 from selected retailers.

    However the £50 price tag means that the software is bound to be snapped up quickly by bargain hunters as this will be a limited stock and the RRP will be £79.99 when the software is launched in the autumn.

    In the past Microsoft has offered low-cost ‘Upgrade’ editions of Windows users who already own a previous version, but Microsoft says that “technical issues” related to its removal of Internet Explorer from Windows 7 have prevented it from doing the same with Windows 7 in Europe.

    However, from its launch on the 22nd October until “at least” the end of the year full copies of Windows 7 Home Premium will cost just £79.99 in the UK. This is the same price as the more limited Upgrade editions of Windows Vista.

    “We’re very interested in making sure that UK consumers get as good value as everyone else in the world”, said Microsoft’s John Curran.

    Microsoft said the decision to offer a discount was to thank “its loyal customers and enthusiasts, especially those who have taken part in the Beta and Release Candidate (RC) programmes,

    “Microsoft is making pre-order copies of Windows 7 available through selected retail partners at one-off promotional prices* of around £49.99 for Home Premium and £99.99 for Professional.

    If you are replacing an older version of Windows with Windows 7 once it arrives on 22 October, a clean install of the operating system and the installation of an internet browser will be required.

    Information on this can be found on Microsoft’s website as well as more general information on Windows 7.

    To pre-order a discounted copy of the final version of Windows 7 you need to contact Microsoft’s retail partners after 12:01 a.m. or go to the Windows 7 pre-order website.

    Kwa wale walipo Ulaya hapo chini ni list ya maduka makubwa ambayo yanauza kwa discounts kote online na instore.

    Amazon.co.uk,
    Argos
    Comet
    Currys
    Dixons
    Ebuyer.com
    John Lewis Partnership
    Littlewoods
    Micro Anvika
    PC World
    Play.com
    Staples
    Tesco
     
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    Richard JF-Expert Member

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    Watundu tayari wamekwisha-hack katika Windows 7!

    The Ultimate edition of Windows 7 has already been hacked, and is widely available on the internet, according to various reports.

    Windows 7 is not officially released until October, but a cracked version has appeared on file-sharing sites and other unofficial web destinations.

    Microsoft has confirmed the breach in an email, and has warned customers to avoid downloading the software because of the security issues inherent in using such web sites.

    "We are aware of reports of hacks that attempt to circumvent activation and validation in Windows 7, and we can assure customers that Microsoft is committed to protecting them from counterfeit and pirated software. Microsoft strongly advises customers not to download Windows 7 from unauthorised sources," reads the mail.

    "Downloading Windows 7 from peer-to-peer sites is piracy, and exposes users to increased risks, such as viruses, Trojans and other malware, that usually accompany counterfeit software. These risks can seriously harm or permanently destroy data, and often expose users to identity theft and other criminal schemes."

    However, forum posts on file-sharing sites suggest that users have already activated the software with no problems.

    The leak is apparently down to a Lenovo source code key which appeared on the internet last week, and spread to Chinese web sites before finding its way onto English sites.

    It is common for such keys to be made available to vendors and manufacturers in the run up to releases, but less common that they are made available online.

    Source: Microsoft

    Windows 7 will be officially launched on 22 October.
     
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