Windows 7 OS

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Link2999, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. Link2999 macrumors 6502

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    I'm going to need a Windows OS on my Macbook for college next year, and from what I can tell, they're never on sale. I'm guessing Home Premium should suit my needs fine (not worth $100 just for a feature or 2). Now is $200 going to be the price everywhere? I did find a coupon that I can go to Staples and get 15% off an in-store purchase so I'll probably do that and save $30 if that's the best I'm going to get (just wanted to make sure). Coupon expires tomorrow.
     
  2. charliex5 macrumors regular

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    I would wait and see if your school offers it for free. I have 32/64 bit Windows 7, Vista, and XP available to me through my college for free. No use spending money you don't have to. :)
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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  4. Link2999 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    heh looks like I can save quite a bit. I doubt that my school (Community College, saving money) will give me the OS for free.
     
  5. Link2999 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well this is crap, I have my school email, but it seems that I can't get any emails from it. It's only used as a "NETID".... idk

    Edit: Found out the discount is only for the upgrade. Not the Full Retail version. I guess I could find a cheap Windows XP full online, install that, then upgrade it for $30...
     
  6. briansolomon macrumors 6502

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    If you need the full version you can purchase an OEM version for $100, but it will only be good for that one machine.

    Check out newegg.
     

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