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Download Windows Anytime Upgrade Free?

Discussion in 'Windows OS and Software' started by integra144, Nov 21, 2007.

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  1. integra144

    integra144 Notebook Consultant

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    I have been waiting forever for CompUSA to send me my discs. Does anyone know where I can download them free?

    Thanks
     
  2. gerryf19

    gerryf19 I am the walrus

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    ...for free...no

    Amazon has them for $4.99
     
  3. Gintoki

    Gintoki Notebook Prophet

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    If your talking about torrents you can't talk about that on these forums.
     
  4. Charr

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    He already owns it, but is waiting for his upgrade disks to arrive by mail. His question was if he could download the same data so he could use it faster.
     
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    Yeah that's the whole idea of torrents but only in theory. In practice it doesn't work out that way.
     
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    gerryf19 I am the walrus

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    Why can't people talk about torrents?

    People equate "torrents" with "pirating", which is just incorrect. Yes, torrents are used for pirating, but they are not intrinsically pirating. This kind of thinking is squelching the development of the "torrent" concept as a viable means of software distribution.

    The Windows Anytime Upgrade disc should not be considered something that is pirated, it is simply a storage medium--they key here is that the license and any mechanism for validating the license is legitimate.

    I will not be surprised if Microsoft follows suit to Linux and distributes its installation media via ISOs over torrents--indeed, I am surprised it has not occured already--lower bandwith for MS Servers
     
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    Yeah i know gerry but the owners of the site don't want to deal with such a touchy matter so talking about it is banned. That's why all the torrent threads in OT get deleted.
     
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    so mainly the amazon.com site lets me download the disc and burn to dvd? Can someone send me a direct link the only ones I see are 50 and up. also I am not trying to pirate anything as my notebook came with Vista Ultimate so there is nothing really to pirate I just want to make a clean install asap.
     
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    gerryf19 I am the walrus

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    Well, technically, it wasn't a torrent discussion until you made it one, but I understand that.

    I think what I am trying to say is that such a policy is unwise and should be reconsidered.

    Blanket policies like that do a disservice to users. I am sure the moderators on these forums are intelligent enough to make rational decisions on when a post deserves to be deleted or not.

    There is technically nothing wrong with even sharing a legitimate ISO image of Vista or XP provided it has not been cooked to avoid validation or promote piracy--Microsoft does not even copy-protect its CDs/DVDs in any way.

    I am all for intellectual property rights and stamping out piracy, but let's not go so far that we make life difficult for legitimate users.
     
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    Here, here. But we're making this off topic so i guess this should stop.
     
  11. gerryf19

    gerryf19 I am the walrus

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    Integra, I apologize,

    I took a second look and while it SAYS electronic downloadable version, there are a number of people in the reviews complaining that the description is incorrect and that you actually are buying a disc that is shipped to you.

    Given the complaints in the review section, I suspect that Amazon is way behind on updating that page I am looking at:


    http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Anytime-Upgrade-NAmerica-English/dp/B000MFDHRQ

    If you read anything on the page, it says you are downloading, but the people are saying this is inaccurate
     
  12. integra144

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    so where can I downloaded it, I do not have torrent.
     
  13. coolguy

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    If ur notebook has vista ultimate why do want to upgrade it anyway? With an upgrade dvd you cannot do a clean install.
     
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    yea, you CAN'T clean install with upgrade any time.... but you CAN ask for a copy of the OS from the manufacture, also you can download a torrent, because its ok since u own a REAL copy, or use a friends disc with ur product key (it can be any version of vista u borrow, cause theyre all on the same disc, just sellect ultimate)
     
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    it took them 3 weeks to send me mine
     
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    FALSE. i used the upgrade anytime disk (64-bit) to do a clean install over 32-bit. twice now
     
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    He has ultimate already in his system. So how does the upgrade work?
     
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    It's called anytime upgrade, but you are not using it to upgrade, just doing a clean install, using your oem keys. I've done it with the disk that came with my thinkpad.
     
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    There is a WAU directory (in windows\sonysys) with vista set up application that has 2.5GB of data in my vaio. Can I do a clean install with that set up vista application?. WAU is windows anytime upgrade.
     
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