Perhaps we could give DSGI a little credit for putting their customers first.
Windows 7 orders are arriving in some UK customers’ letterboxes three days ahead of the operating system’s official launch. Currys and PC World have shipped some editions of the software early in a move to try and offset the pain customers face from Royal Mail's planned 48-hour strike on Thursday 22 October, which happens to …
I got mine last week. As a 'selected party host' it's the limited edition ultimate, singed my Monkey boy Balmer himself.
I can't wait till thursday where my 'friends' will be getting down to my banging party.
I have my windows 7 jigsaw and pack of cards to kick things off with a bang, and each guest even gets a windows 7 napkin (really...), and a windows 7 tote bag (which could not be louder and more hideous).
Since we are all living out a hotel with work, I'm having it at the local hotel.
I imagine once I get the included windows 7 poster and 'table piece' up I will be literally having to beat the wimin away with a hammer.
One at a time girls! - I can only show you windows 7s new aqua interface one at a time!!!
El Reg asked Microsoft if it was aware of copies of Windows 7 being shipped early to Currys and PC World punters.
A spokesman at the software vendor gave us this statement:
"Microsoft is aware of the planned postal strike and has taken action to minimise impact on those customers who pre-ordered their copies of Windows 7. As a result, some customers may receive their copy of Windows 7 a day or two early."
That distills into "YES"
Been rockin RTM for about a month now - the benefits of corporate IT and an MSDN subscription. :) Its good. Real good. But the security model is slightly more stringent than the RCs that were floating around. Have fun with the \windows directory.....
Mines the one with the microwaved Vista DVD.
just checked my order details at PCWorld ... and mine's being shipped by DHL scheduled for delivery of 22nd. Possibly not gone RM as I ordered 3 copies to bring all the PCs in our house into sync + take advantage of the origina win7E offer to get them off OEM winXP onto retail to simplify (at least in "legal" terms) future upgrades
I received two copies this morning of 32-bit Windows 7 Home Premium from PC World, pre-ordered in July. Good to see that upgrades are possible, but I've decided to do a clean install anyway (our machines have been sluggish for a few months, and have suspicious of a trojan). Have started the tedious preparations, backups of programs, data, bookmarks, etc etc. Shuold be completed by the time of the official launch.
I can't wait for all those wimmin to swamp my party
Do you think I'll need to order any wine, I just thought beer would do?
I keep getting the napkins out to feel the quality ;-}
The Tote Bags, although loud, do make a statement at Tesco
(Don't tell anyone I've made the wife use one, for research)
One girl spotted it and asked what it meant, but she was a pig to look at
Dear Sir or Madam,
Thank you for ordering the Toshiba Windows 7 Upgrade pack. Your shipment will contain a Windows 7 DVD, the product key and a free Toshiba driver DVD, containing the latest Windows 7 drivers for your Toshiba PC. Additionally, the driver DVD will guide you through the upgrade process for your convenience. The collection of the driver DVD and the programming of an automatic upgrade process require some more time. Therefore, we will be able to ship your Windows 7 Upgrade at the beginning of December. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Due to technical reasons it is not possible to ship your Windows 7 Upgrade pack without the driver DVD. As soon as the upgrade pack has been shipped, we will inform you straight away by email.
Your Windows 7 Upgrade Team
What are the post office striking about this time? It's getting a bit boring now. They are flushing their industry down the toilet just like the unions did the British car industry.
On the plus side I've got my 2 copies of Win 7 from PCWorld. So thanks all round to the CWU! Keep up the good work lads!
I notice at the bottom of the article is a link to quotes by Peter Mandelson; I would of much prefered a link to the dispute and the 'reasons' behind it rather than some random rubish from that git stated a bit like 'fact' like he has nothing to do with the current mess.
...not that I am annoyed or anything. (I am also not a postman or have anything to do with the postal service)
after i checked my pre-order on amazon.co.uk and it had doubled in price since i ordered, discretion took the better part of valour and i cancelled the order. pity that a 100% price increase didn't warrant an email from them. i'll just have to continue to use vista until i can save up enough pennies.
Is this one where you all sit round your shiny new DVD and read the EULA and once you all fully understand what you are signing up for, then install the OS. Then reboot and "activate" it, then patch, then reboot again?
Sounds like a fun evening for sure :(
Penguin, because you can safely search for "speciality entertainment" on t'Internet
I phoned them last week to ask about this and was told that they knew there was a potential problem.
But got an email from them earlier saying :
"PLEASE NOTE: If you have pre-ordered a copy of Windows 7 this will not leave our warehouse any earlier than Wednesday 21st October (the day before the official launch date). You should expect delivery to be 5-7 days after this date."
Even without the postal strike there is no way you'd actually get the package on the release day then.
"after i checked my pre-order on amazon.co.uk and it had doubled in price since i ordered, discretion took the better part of valour and i cancelled the order. pity that a 100% price increase didn't warrant an email from them. i'll just have to continue to use vista until i can save up enough pennies."
I hate to break it to you, but Amazon have a pre-order price guarantee - you will pay the lowest price that whatever you pre-ordered got to since you pre-ordered it. I'm currently paying £149.48 for each copy of Windows 7 Ultimate. That's why you didn't get an e-mail from them - if you hadn't cancelled your order then you'd probably still be paying whatever price is what when you pre-ordered it (perhaps even less).
I received my copy today, which was pre-ordered from PC World a few months back.
I find it strange that they are sending these out by standard Royal Mail 1st Class post (so no signature is required, unlike Recorded Delivery). I wonder how many will go "missing".
Err, actually, maybe I made a mistake and didn't receive my copy yet ;)
PC (rip off) World, have just for once taken the right action.
But as for the prospect of a 'Windows 7 activation party', or whatever its called, I agree with Paul Crawford - How those long winter nights must fly by.
Im the one in the kitchen, paying no interest to whats going on & slinging as much booze down my neck before the party seven runs out...
well. let me know if they don't charge you full price then and i'll cry a little into my tea.
The big message on my account page in amazon clearly stated that i'd now be liable for the higher price. Their price promise always nicely mentions that if the price *goes down* they'll honour the lower price.
but i'm willing to be wrong
I had mine on pre-order from Amazon.co.uk. Posted at price of around £64, I got the lowest price as expected. I had selected last class post, but they seem to have 'upgraded' me for free and my parcel will be with me tomorrow...nice service!
I think the deal means that if the price goes down, you pay less and if the price goes up, you pay what you originally said you'd pay...at least I think so.
Play posted mine on Monday, no sign of it so far. Mind you I still haven't received the 4GB Memory Stick Pro Duo they allegedly sent two weeks ago (and annoyingly I can't report it for another week).
Given the usual delay of stuff from Play, the delay imposed by the postroom at work, and the bloody striking posties I probably won't see Win7 until next week.
Got mine yesterday (21st) from Amazon, had it installed within an hour.
@nobby - Yes Amazon have a price guarantee, the 50% offer was valid if you pre-ordered before the end of August, so I got mine for about £60.
Paris - because she'd probably cancel her Windows 7 pre-order without reading the price guarantee too.