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  • Forum Thread: Windows 7 64 bit and 32 bit

    Hello, I am getting forced by a software vendor to upgrade our Windows XP machines to Windows 7. Our preference would be 64 bit Windows 7, but some of our machines are not able to be 64 bit. In the past, when we ordered Windows, both sets of media would arrive. I see in the donation program that they...
  • Forum Thread: Windows 7 registration

    Hello, My name is Bob from Avenues to Independence. I received Win 7 through Techsoup to upgrade a Win XP system. Found out that I could not do a direct XP to 7 upgrade, so I first upgraded to Vista Business (also from Techsoup), then did the upgrade to Win 7. Now the system is telling me that...
  • Forum Thread: Windows 7 upgrade to Pro

    I am also new to this process> I have the volume license and can download but also have the disc> the disc installs but fails with a message to use the Windows Anytime Upgrade program preinstalled in my computer. Is it possible to use the disc for installation of the upgrade or do I have to download...
  • Forum Thread: Photoshop Extended CS 4.0 Win ESD works with Windows 7?

    Hi! I'm considering ordering Photoshop Extended CS 4 for Windows. It lists Vista and XP as acceptable operating systems, but I have the new Windows 7 Home Version. Will it work? Thanks!
  • Forum Reply: Re: vista

    Kim, At this time we only have the upgrade available and not the full version of Windows Vista. Generally products are made available in the donation programs after the products have been released for retail sale. We do not have information yet as to when Windows 7 will be made available through TechSoup...
  • Forum Thread: Windows "Not Genuine"?

    Hello, I run a small nonprofit by myself currently and do not have much tech knowledge or time, as I also work another job. I purchased Windows 7 (x64) through techsoup and installed it on my MacBookPro in the "Virtual Machine" created using VMWare Fusion Version 3.1.1 (282344). Now...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Windows 7 - How soon?

    Hi William, We generally don't get much notice about products that are becoming available for donation. As a general rule, products are not available through TechSoup until sometime after products are released in the retail market. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Autumn
  • Forum Thread: Upgrading to Windows 7 Professional on a virtual machine?

    Does anyone know if the WIndows7 upgrade licenses available from TechSoup can be used on virtual machines? I would like to consider upgrading a small office to Windows7 using guest VMs on ESXi rather than buying all new computers for the office. Thanks, Eric Peterson
  • Forum Thread: Windows 7 edition

    Hi, This is Charles Chang from Project Match in Chicago. We are considering upgrade to Windows 7 but I have some questions about the editions and how to place order. The question is if I want a mixed of different editions of Windows 7, should I place different order for them and is it allowed or...
  • Forum Thread: "Get Genuine" vs Upgrade version of Win 7 Pro

    I need to buy a copy of MS Windows 7 Pro 64 bit for one of our laptops. The laptop was donated and has an invalid copy of the same OS so I really just need to acquire a valid product key. TechSoup offers me two license versions of Windows 7, Get Genuine or an upgrade version. The Get Genuine sounds like...
  • Forum Thread: Upgrading Windows 7 Edition

    We recently purchased six new Windows 7 PCs for a youth center. They came with Windows 7 Home Premium. I'd like to have them running Windows 7 Professional since we do have a domain at the youth center. Can I purchase the Windows 7 Professional upgrade and will that allow us to either enter in...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Dual Boot Win 7 with Vista

    Hi there, As these are upgrade licenses, since you are not in fact replacing your Vista Business license but dual-booting, our donations would not apply in your scenario. Was there a particular reason you need the dual-boot? -Kevin
  • Forum Reply: Re: Ordered Win7 Enterprise; See Only Win7 Pro on eOpen

    Okay, here's the deal-io. Yeah, you do have to activate an SA benefit in order to be able to download the bits for Win7 Enterprise. Here's the step-by-step that I received from Microsoft. (Substitute your own license number for the "xxxxxxxx'.) Incidentally, when they tell you to...
  • Forum Thread: "Upgrade" or "Full" version of Windows 7 for Mac?

    After reading the informative blog post "Microsoft Windows Upgrade Available to Macintosh Users," by TechSoup-Tech Arial Gilbert-Knight , our organization ordered the "Upgrade" version of Windows 7 instead of the "Full" version to install on our Mac which had no prior...
  • Forum Thread: Windows Licenses for Macs?

    How does one go about getting Windows Licenses to use with Macs via Bootcamp? Can't really use upgrade, since it isn't an upgrade from an older Windows (or can I?)... is there any Non Profit license for this or am I looking at buying full retail licenses. Need 7 professional or other version...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Windows 7 - How soon?

    From what I read, Windows 7 is being released on October 22, 2009. I wouldn't imagine that Tech Soup would get it any sooner than that date.
  • Forum Thread: Ordered Win7 Enterprise; See Only Win7 Pro on eOpen

    Hi, We recently purchased licenses for Windows 7 Enterprise upgrade through TechSoup. However, after visiting the Microsoft eOpen licensing site and adding the licensing agreement, I see only Windows 7 Professional available for download. Does anyone know if I need to do something else, perhaps...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Ordered Win7 Enterprise; See Only Win7 Pro on eOpen

    UPS just pulled up with my media. It says: Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit x86 Upgrade: Pre-existing OS License Required (Volume License Product Key Required) DVD September 2009 Software Assurance End Item Part No. FYC-00127 Looks we're covered, but it bothers me that...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Is Windows 7 Enterprise covered by Vista Biz Upgrade with SA?

    Thomas, We will not be able to confirm this information until the Windows 7 products are made available through TechSoup which most likely won't be until after the product is released to the general public. Please let us know if you have any other questions. Autumn
  • Forum Thread: Office Pro 2007 and Windows 7

    I purchased MS Office Pro 2007 about a year ago (five licenses) and installed it with little difficulty on my old Windows XP Pro laptop. I bought a new laptop yesterday with Windows 7 64 bit OS and Office will not install - it keeps looking for files it can't find. I tried several times to install...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Windows 7... we want to know what you want to know!

    Hi Bob-- I'm moving your post on over to our help forum and alerting our customer service so they can help. You may also find this thread helpful for you. Best, Megan
  • Forum Thread: Volume Licensing for Windows 7

    Thanks for finally offering new installs of Windows 7. We got government surplus (White HOuse, no less) PCs with no HDs. I put in refurbed HDs and Ubuntu, but my users keep stubbing their toes -- need more familiar OS.And, come to think of it, they probably would like MS Office instead of OpenOffice...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Office Pro 2007 and Windows 7

    Hello, I will directly contact you with instructions for what to do. In general, I would say the product page we have Office 2007 doesn't say it works with Win 7 so i would advise trying to install your licenses as Office 2010. You can either download the install files from the VLSC (https://www...
  • Forum Thread: Can I order ANYTHING as a House of Worship?

    Okay... so I register our church (a 501c3 non-profit organization) and join TechSoup at the prompting of a techie friend. I'm thinking that this will be a great move financially for our church since we want to catch up a bit technology-wise and our resources are limited. Our application was approved...
  • Forum Thread: Windows 7 Upgrade Not Installing - Please Help!

    I have a Dell Precision with XP Professional When I run the Win 7 Upgrade DVD in XP "This is not a valid win 32 file" When I run from bootup "Selected boot device failed. Press any key to reboot." I formatted the drive and get the same message as above. We have numerous...