OT -- Are Retail Stores Happy With Vista's Upgrade Feature?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Mark D. VandenBerg, Sep 2, 2006.

  1. Many people will purchase a new computer with Vista Home Basic or Vista Home
    Premium pre-installed in the coming few years and will wish to upgrade to
    Home Premium or to Ultimate. There were (my guess, not researched) a
    relatively small percentage of people that upgraded from XP Home to XP Pro,
    and I believe the percentage of people upgrading Vista to a more premium
    version of Vista will be significantly higher.

    With Microsoft basically offering a direct sale of the upgrade, they have
    circumvented the entire retail world. I would assume that the number of
    retail sales for Amazon, NewEgg and their on- and off-line competitors of
    Vista upgrades would likely be forecasted in millions of dollars. I believe
    the retail stores can not be happy with this arrangement.

    So if I am correct in that there will be a much higher percentage of people
    upgrading Vista to a premium version, will the retailers be upset enough to
    challenge Microsoft? If so, could this be a new "anti-competitive" type of
    lawsuit in the making? Perhaps not in the USA, but we are in a global
    market, and I think that in the EEC this may be a very realistic
    possibility.

    Any thoughts?

    Mark
     
    Mark D. VandenBerg, Sep 2, 2006
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    John Barnes Guest

    Maybe Microsoft will sell the upgrade keys at the retail stores.
     
    John Barnes, Sep 2, 2006
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  3. Mark, Microsoft is NOT selling the upgrades directly. I will post a
    thumbnail sketch of Anytime Upgrade.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Sep 2, 2006
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  4. You know, there are times when a "delete this thread" would be very handy
    for me.

    I had read a few different places that said that Microsoft would be selling
    the upgrade directly. It was after your post that I researched farther and
    found Ed Bott's explanation regarding the "Anytime Upgrade" procedure, in
    which Microsoft will direct the upgrader to a retail partner, and will not
    be collecting the money themselves.

    I still would be interested in your explanation.

    Thank you again for setting me straight on this.

    Mark
     
    Mark D. VandenBerg, Sep 2, 2006
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    John Barnes Guest

    If you are using a reader, such as mail, just highlight and hit the delete
    key. Then if there is a thread, it will ask if you want to delete all.
    Select yes and gone.
     
    John Barnes, Sep 2, 2006
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  6. In OE you use Message>Delete Message from the Menu bar. It really is only
    effective if you catch it right away since it is deleted from the server but
    not from the users who have already downloaded it. After only a few minutes
    too many people have downloaded messages from the server.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Sep 2, 2006
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  7. That is, "Cancel Message", not Delete Message.

     
    Colin Barnhorst, Sep 2, 2006
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