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    How is windows7 being delivered

    This is a discussion on How is windows7 being delivered within the General chat forums, part of the Community channel category; However once you install 1 version, be it 32 or 64, bit thats the version you are stuck with and ...

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      Re: How is windows7 being delivered

      However once you install 1 version, be it 32 or 64, bit thats the version you are stuck with and you cant use the other.
      I don't think so. These are full retail versions which means you should be able to move them from one PC to another, which means there is nothing to stop you upgrading the hardware. Unlike an OEM which is tied to the first PC it is installed on and you are tied to very tight upgrade limits..

      So once I upgrade my PC and sell it, will just use the 64bit disc.
      If you mean you will sell the PC with the 32 bit on it then use the 64 bit on another PC, that is not on. You only get one product key

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      Re: How is windows7 being delivered

      I see PCW are now using DHL as a courier to deliver Windows 7 mine has arrived at their depot HAMS HALL at 22.45 so hopefully I will get it tomorrow.

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      Re: How is windows7 being delivered

      using couriers to replace Royal Mail is fine.... but if you're not in, then it can be a real pain collecting it from the depot.

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      Re: How is windows7 being delivered

      Not as annoying as not receiving it for days whilst RM resolve their backlog is not really a comparison. DHL reading their website, would leave it with a neighbour for you.

      If the RM had any sense, they would stop their strike action, as all it would achieve is the big players using a reliable service in the future. If they do strike they are cutting their own throats and losing a semi guaranteed income. Much as I support the RM the strikes are not the way forward, maybe picketing the canteens or similar would be the better option.
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      Re: How is windows7 being delivered

      Quote Originally Posted by reddwarfcrew View Post
      using couriers to replace Royal Mail is fine.... but if you're not in, then it can be a real pain collecting it from the depot.
      I know what you mean, but it wont be as much of a pain as going to the Royal Mail depot and they are on strike


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      Re: How is windows7 being delivered

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      Not as annoying as not receiving it for days whilst RM resolve their backlog is not really a comparison. DHL reading their website, would leave it with a neighbour for you.

      If the RM had any sense, they would stop their strike action, as all it would achieve is the big players using a reliable service in the future. If they do strike they are cutting their own throats and losing a semi guaranteed income. Much as I support the RM the strikes are not the way forward, maybe picketing the canteens or similar would be the better option.
      Dont get me wrong, I think the RM strike is ridiculous. But couriers are no good either. None of my neighbours are in during the day either. I've even had CityLink update their tracking site to show my parcel as a failed delivery when i have been in all day waiting for it.

      Fortunately DHL, Parcelforce and CityLink all have a depot within about 5 miles, but some other couriers have their nearesty depot 20-60 miles away.

      At the moment, RM are the only convenient 'courier' service available. If the others got their act together and made it easier for households who dont have anyone at home, then they could really nail RM.

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      Re: How is windows7 being delivered

      I've even had CityLink update their tracking site to show my parcel as a failed delivery when i have been in all day waiting for it.
      Can work to your advantage with Amazon. My delivery was booked out to a Mr White for my monitor. White being the colour of my door. To this day they have never charged me, as they refunded when I kicked off about a failed delivery of a 26" monitor. Although their systems says Mr White signed for it. And it then turned up the day after.
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      Re: How is windows7 being delivered

      ARRIVED!! excellent will install at weekend does anyone know were the coa is located the label on the edge has not got the usual COA key just really small numbers about 8 characters long

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      Re: How is windows7 being delivered

      Quote Originally Posted by paulcarrm9mx View Post
      ARRIVED!! excellent will install at weekend does anyone know were the coa is located the label on the edge has not got the usual COA key just really small numbers about 8 characters long
      Inside the front cover insert.

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      Re: How is windows7 being delivered

      It don't have a COA its a retail version so your serial number should be inside the box on a piece of card or so, otherwise people could copy it down and use it if it were on display in a shop.
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