Life in Microsoftland is complicated

by Volker Weber

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Can I just wag my Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate DVD in front of the Netbook camera, please? Do you know how many editions of Mac OS X there are?

Comments

Just one edition is enough! I didn't get the marketing thing with many editions... Sounds like a pusher behavior for me :-)

Joerg Hochwald, 2011-04-14

It's really weird. I enter my key, it validates against Microsoft, I accept the license terms, it starts the upgrade and then, after a couple of minutes it fails.

Volker Weber, 2011-04-14

'Windows 7 Ultimate Anytime' kannte ich noch gar nicht. Vielleicht liegt es (habe gerade nochmal nachgeschlagen) an der 'Anytime'-Version: 'anytime' kann 'jederzeit' aber auch 'irgendwann' bedeuten…

Andreas Pfeifle, 2011-04-15

Ultimate ist die Version. Anytime Upgrade heißt, man muss nicht neu installieren, sondern nur einen Key eingeben.

Volker Weber, 2011-04-15

Auf einem Netbook? Ts Ts Ts...

Volker Jürgensen, 2011-04-15

Das Upgrade war bei Windows schon immer irgendwie schwierig.
Meist liegt es an einer Anwendung die damit nicht kompatibel ist oder so.
Da du doch immer schreibst, nur 4 Programme auf dem Netbook zu haben, installier es doch einfach neu.
Danach c't updater drüberlaufen lassen und fast alles geht von selbst.

Patrick Bohr, 2011-04-15

c't Updater. Gute Idee. Neu installieren: nein. Ich habe keine Lust auf die Treiber-Orgie.

Volker Weber, 2011-04-15

Also Win 7 Enterprise lies sich ohne Probleme auf einem MacBook Pro installieren. Lieber gleich die richtige Version nehmen :-).

Karl Heindel, 2011-04-15

War ja schon eins drauf. Jetzt soll es nur noch schöner werden.

Volker Weber, 2011-04-15

Speak after me: DRM Is bad for the customer
:-) stw

Stephan H. Wissel, 2011-04-15

@vowe:
Schöner wird's nur dann, wenn Windows durch Mac OS X ersetzt wird.
Auch Windows 7 Ultimate bleibt ein schnödes Windows.

Manfred Wiktorin, 2011-04-15

"and then, after a couple of minutes it fails." Lucky you. I spent a couple of HOURS installing Windows before it decided to reject my valid key. (There was no opportunity to do anything else. No Microsoft phone number to call. I was simply shut out.) Since then I've made it a mission to gradually remove Microsoft products from my life. I haven't quite removed them entirely (it's hard to go cold turkey), but I'm getting close to complete elimination.

Repeat after me: DRM is bad for the customer. :-)

Anthony Holmes, 2011-04-15

i wonder if they like dvd's are regionalized

Mark Hughes, 2011-04-15

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