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Unread 23rd September 2009, 10:33 AM
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Windows 7 House Parties

I'm sure many of you have heard about the Windows 7 launch parties sponsored my Microsoft. http://www.houseparty.com/windows7

Just figured I'd see who here is hosting one. If you were selected, speak up!

I was lucky enough to be selected to host. Yay, free Windows 7! Not only that, the package with the party favors is supposed to be delivered by Oct 10th which means everyone who is selected to host a party gets their hands on the final version of Windows 7 almost 2 weeks before the official launch. Double yay! (Yeah, I know MSDN folks get it early too but this is free!!)

So, who else is hosting and what do you have planned?
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Unread 23rd September 2009, 01:54 PM
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This was the first I had heard of the event, so I requested to become a host. It might be a little too late, but I plan on having more than ten people over for a gathering that weekend anyway.
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Unread 25th September 2009, 02:49 PM
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XJ: I was lucky enough to get in and be accepted as a host before the deadline, and now have a nice 20+ gathering. I don't see anything about what/when they'll ship out gifts. Link?
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Unread 25th September 2009, 06:00 PM
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Here's what I know...

http://www.houseparty.com/windows7usa/faq

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Party Package
What will be in my Windows® 7 Launch Party Package?

All hosts will receive:

* One limited Signature Edition Windows® 7 Ultimate
* One Deck of Playing Cards with Windows® 7 Desktop Design
* One Puzzle with Windows® 7 Desktop Design
* One Poster with Windows® 7 Desktop Design
* Ten Tote Bags with Windows® 7 Desktop Design for hosts and guests
* One table top centerpiece for decoration
* One package of Windows® 7 napkins

Also included in USA party packs:

* One package of streamers for decoration
* One package of balloons for decoration

Party Pack Shipping details – party packs will be delivered by October 10, 2009. If you have any questions about your party pack, please contact help@houseparty.com
Congrats on getting in! I didn't know they were still accepting applications. Cool!
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Serious? That's a cool party kit. It might have let me in because Reno isn't very tech friendly.
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So Olin, how was the party?

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So Olin, how was the party?

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We had a good time! I set up a new laptop and the recently-reviewed MSI Wind Top AE2010 AIO Desktop System with Windows 7, which showed-off the touch-screen improvements and vision-impared user functionality. I have a feeling that most of the 20-or-so guests enjoyed the Bratwursts a little more, though.
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Unfortunately I had to delay my party a bit. Was planning on doing it on Friday but I ended up having to go to California for work and I didn't get home until Saturday morning. Trying for this Friday now. It'll probably work out better this way. I received the other Windows 7 copies I ordered so now I can have it on all the PC's in the house. Everyone can geek out now!
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