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Trying to budget in windows 7

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Last response: in Systems
April 13, 2009 4:09:28 AM

I've got my i7 rig planned out and ready to build. I've already bought some of the parts :)  My plan is to get windows 7 when the rc arrives in May. I'm looking for a rough prediction for how much it should cost so I can figure it into my budget.

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April 13, 2009 5:00:09 AM

I plan on doing the same, but I don't think Microsoft charges for a Release Candidate. As far as I know, it's public (much like the beta).

April 13, 2009 8:29:47 PM

Really... Will I be able to upgrade from XP?
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April 13, 2009 8:44:48 PM

The RC will not cost you anything and as of the Beta it only allowed upgrades from Vista SP1. Backup your data and get ready for a full install if you are looking to move to Windows 7. The RC will be good for about a year generally before you have to upgrade to the release version. It is possible that MS will put in an XP to Windows 7 migration path but I wouldn't count on it at this point.
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April 13, 2009 8:46:31 PM

RC is free, and last til Jun/July 2010.