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12-02-2007

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Re: Lenovo Announces Windows 7 upgrade program

2009-10-08, 0:22 AM

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As they used to build RnR images for customers for preloaded Windows, how can't they think up to adding terms so that they can provide RnR images for customers?


 

Lenovo is supplying an Windows 7 UPGRADE as allowed under Microsoft's volume/OEM licencing agreements, not complete new system image as that is NOT allowed under Microsoft's volume/OEM licencing agreements. 

 

The upgrade is an offer from Microsoft under the OEM/volume agreement.  Microsoft does not allow OEM/volume vendors to vary the agreements.

 

Why is that so difficult to understand? :smileysurprised:

 

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Re: Lenovo Announces Windows 7 upgrade program

2009-10-09, 14:22 PM

Not to beat a dead horse on this, but just need clarity on the program:

 

Is the Win. 7 an UPGRADE dvd, or a OEM Windows 7?

 

Reason I am inquiring is I have no supplied DVD's on my exisiting OS, if I were to do a clean install I would need a OS to begin install before inserting the upgrade Windows dvd. 

 

I am hoping this program includes a OEM Windows 7 dvd.

 

System: A58 tower OS:XP Pro downgrade  w/ Vista Bus. COA. (purchased Aug 2009)

 

 

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Re: Lenovo Announces Windows 7 upgrade program

2009-10-09, 23:48 PM

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Reason I am inquiring is I have no supplied DVD's on my exisiting OS


 

 

You have the ability to create one recovery DVD set, within the original OS installtion on your Lenovo system.

 

Cheers,

 

Bill B.

 

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Re: Lenovo Announces Windows 7 upgrade program

2009-10-10, 19:41 PM

This Lenovo is actually my first retail purchase of a tower system - I'm been building my own since '93 and fixing other people's Dell's etc. Prefer using a oem or retail disk for corruptions or clean installs since I know what DOS command prompts to use. I have not used a copied os disk format for repairs, except Dell's for clean installs. I was sold on Lenovo since obtaining a Zpro and preferencing that system.

 

Any input to which DVD? oem or an Uprade?

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01-01-2008

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Re: Lenovo Announces Windows 7 upgrade program

2009-10-11, 15:41 PM

Dear fellows,

 

It should be an Upgrade Version DVD provided by Microsoft but packed with others Lenovo kits provided by Lenovo.

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09-13-2009

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Re: Lenovo Announces Windows 7 upgrade program

2009-10-14, 15:48 PM

I'm from Indonesia, and I want to upgrade my oprating system to windows 7 from VHP, but for the order the upgrade I did not have a credit card, can you give me a solution to solve the payment problem?

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Re: Lenovo Announces Windows 7 upgrade program

2009-10-15, 9:37 AM

strikefreedom,   I've answered your question HERE.


Moderator edit: Fixed broke link.

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Re: Lenovo Announces Windows 7 upgrade program

2009-10-15, 10:36 AM

Am I the only one disgusted with the handling of the "free" upgrade program? First I had troubles registering for the upgrade because Lenovo forgot about the existence of their Value product line, and now its been at least 6 weeks since submitting my proof of purchase, and its still "pending verification". Calls to customer support just result in a "sorry, I dont know the status, you just have to be patient".

 

A week to go till the oct 22nd launch, and still no news is forthcoming. This really is terrible customer service. I've had to pre-order a copy of Win 7 from another supplier as I have no idea when or if I will ever receive Lenovo's promised free upgrade. (lets not even go down the line that at 16.75 EUR, it's not exactly free!)

 

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Re: Lenovo Announces Windows 7 upgrade program

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Re: Lenovo Announces Windows 7 upgrade program

2009-10-17, 10:23 AM

Hope this is not too far off topic, but I do wonder exactly what value-add all those users migrating to W7 are expecting to get?  Is there anything there you actually need that isn't present in what you already got?

 

Is the demand for W7 just because Vista  was/is such a shambles?

 

My W700 was "down"graded to XP Pro from Vista by the Lenovo Business Partner who sold it to me, and XP is where it will stay for its lifetime.  No hassle about upgrades there.  Shalln't consider a new OS until I consider a new machine, probably about 3 years down the road.  Not one of nature's early adopters, me.

 

And for the Corporate users looking in...my company,, headcount > 10,000, Microsoft accredited partner...still standardising on XP on the corporate desktops.  That can't last forever, I suppose, but the main benefit we had from Vista was the pleasure of knowing that we were staying well clear of it. 

W700 2758-74G: XP Pro+SP3 32-bit -> Win 7 Pro+SP1 64-bit
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