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Get Windows 7 Free?


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Wondering if there is any way to get Windows 7 as Vista replacement for free since Vista turned out to be such a pita. (& if it is any better?)

Anyone know?
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Wondering if there is any way to get Windows 7 as Vista replacement for free since Vista turned out to be such a pita. (& if it is any better?)

Anyone know?


I don't know a way to get Windows 7 for "free" but I read several articles about Windows 7. I don't believe that Windows 7 is even supposed to be released untill 2 years from now, as far as I know.

Major Payne posted this: Windows 7: First Look - Gives you an idea of what to expect.

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Paul Thurott has extensive coverage on Windows 7 at http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/.

The first beta (to msdn subscribers) will go out sometime late 2009.
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there is not a chance that you're going to get windows 7 for free...it's a different operating system not a feature roll up....no matter how much you dislike vista they're not going to just give you a free version to replace it...

people hated windows me...they didn't get a free copy of xp when it came out because of it.....it's actually kind of silly to assume that they'd give you a free version just because YOU don't like the one you bought..


yes when vista was released there were A FEW issues with compatibility etc....HOWEVER 90% or more of those issues are fixed now (especially in SP1)....
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this topic is really old but yea windows 7 was made available beta and the release canidates in march 2009 but they stopped because the beta will roll back to your previous operating system this month wait july 1st to be exact
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just an added bit,

the release candidate (not the beta version) for windows 7 doesn't start 'shut down' till march 2010 and expires june 1st 2010 - so its ok for a year or so yet
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