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#1 airedwin

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 18:19

This page at the microsoft store has this ad
http://content.micro...tore_SurfacePDP
http://img3.store.mi...Surface_Pro.jpg
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#2 FATILA

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 18:22

Means will run desktop window apps.

#3 OP airedwin

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 18:23

Oh, I thought it meant you can install Windows 7 on the Surface Pro hardware, lol

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 18:24

Oh, I thought it meant you can install Windows 7 on the Surface Pro hardware, lol


technically, you can, it is a UEFI system, which windows 7 supports

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 18:27

technically, you can, it is a UEFI system, which windows 7 supports

Ya, was just surprised it would be something they would advertise, since they're trying to push Windows 8.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 18:29

Ya, was just surprised it would be something they would advertise, since they're trying to push Windows 8.

Backwards compatibility with an absurd amount of software makes it a pretty good selling point for the Surface Pro, be silly not to advertise that.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 18:32

Backwards compatibility with an absurd amount of software makes it a pretty good selling point for the Surface Pro, be silly not to advertise that.

I get that, but just in this ad it doesn't seem obvious to me that is what they were selling. It just seems like they were saying "Windows 7" on Surface Pro rather than "Windows 7 Apps" will run on Surface Pro.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 18:50

It just seems like they were saying "Windows 7" on Surface Pro rather than "Windows 7 Apps" will run on Surface Pro.

I dunno, I thought "Windows 7 Compatible" was pretty self explanatory and a pretty good selling point... I didn't infer that it actually had 7 installed, but maybe that's just me since I've seen the thing a bajillion times on the web, TV, etc.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 18:59

*gasp* They've heard the outcry of the people against Windows 8! *hahahahaha*

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 19:01

Oh, I thought it meant you can install Windows 7 on the Surface Pro hardware, lol


What I would of thought as well. When Vista came out, they had Windows Vista compatible stickers on systems that were being sold before the Vista release.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 20:46

Yea I also got that the hardware itself was windows 7 compatible and could be bought for running 7.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:55

wont be long until someone managed to change the UEFI's keys to instal linux exclusively on it.

#13 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:30

wont be long until someone managed to change the UEFI's keys to instal linux exclusively on it.

Yay. Microsoft 'Galazy' Note pro FTW :p