Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1, 64-bit, English, 1 Pack, DSP (OEM) for £65.92 @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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JeanDeLaFontaine
Starter, Home Basic and Home Premium are not future proof and probably waste of money. Thats because they have a physical memory limit and for home premium its only 16gb.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa366778%28v=vs.85%29.aspx#physical_memory_limits_windows_7

Completely useless statement.....
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JeanDeLaFontaine
Starter, Home Basic and Home Premium are not future proof and probably waste of money. Thats because they have a physical memory limit and for home premium its only 16gb.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa366778%28v=vs.85%29.aspx#physical_memory_limits_windows_7

Like anybody will be needing > 16gb in the next couple of years..

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[Moderator] 1 Like #1
Nice find, thanks for posting ettienem1001 :)
#2
Starter, Home Basic and Home Premium are not future proof and probably waste of money. Thats because they have a physical memory limit and for home premium its only 16gb.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa366778%28v=vs.85%29.aspx#physical_memory_limits_windows_7
7 Likes #3
JeanDeLaFontaine
Starter, Home Basic and Home Premium are not future proof and probably waste of money. Thats because they have a physical memory limit and for home premium its only 16gb.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa366778%28v=vs.85%29.aspx#physical_memory_limits_windows_7

Like anybody will be needing > 16gb in the next couple of years..
#4
If it was Professional I'd think about it if it had a free upgrade to Windows 8 haha
9 Likes #5
JeanDeLaFontaine
Starter, Home Basic and Home Premium are not future proof and probably waste of money. Thats because they have a physical memory limit and for home premium its only 16gb.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa366778%28v=vs.85%29.aspx#physical_memory_limits_windows_7

Completely useless statement.....
#6
How many computers can i put this on ?
1 Like #7
rhodyate
How many computers can i put this on ?

Only 1 and it's worth noting the key locks to the motherboard, which means if buy a new motherboard you'll need to buy a new copy of Windows (although Microsoft can issue a new key if you prove your motherboard died).
#8
Matty1255
rhodyate
How many computers can i put this on ?

Only 1 and it's worth noting the key locks to the motherboard, which means if buy a new motherboard you'll need to buy a new copy of Windows (although Microsoft can issue a new key if you prove your motherboard died).

Interesting. Is this a new technique? So theres no chance of using the same CD on several PCs in the same household? Someone told me Microsoft can only identify the IP address of the PC and not the actual PC. I dont actually know what im talking about lol. Just getting some clarity. Do the keys lock on motherboards with older operating systems such as vista or XP? Figured id actually buy a genuine copy only if i got away with using it on more than one pc in the household.
#9
MiiCK
JeanDeLaFontaine
Starter, Home Basic and Home Premium are not future proof and probably waste of money. Thats because they have a physical memory limit and for home premium its only 16gb.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa366778%28v=vs.85%29.aspx#physical_memory_limits_windows_7

Like anybody will be needing > 16gb in the next couple of years..

Mick...the rate its going. New motherboards are accepting 32gb ram from last year and even 64gb.
You are welcome to purchase a product which impose a limit on you mate. It's your choice.
Whereas me I prefer to have limit of ram which my motherboard allows me, or even a bit more. The other versions have 192gb. Hopefully the price of professional will come down when windows 8 gets released.
1 Like #10
Win 7 OEM was the worst decision I made. I'm wanting to build a desktop and use my OS from my laptop but am unable to do so as it's locked to this computer (I believe it's more that it's lock to the motherboard model). Had I purchased retail I wouldn't have this issue and have to fork out for a new OS. OEM is handy if you're going to stick to you computer till it dies in time for Windows 8 imo...
#11
For some stupid reason MS seem to think remote desktop doesn't belong in this 'premium' edition which is really annoying. Can't see it right now but I got the family (3 pc) pack for around a ton a while ago, have a good look round first to see if it's available anywhere. Much better vfm if you can find it.
1 Like #12
ibz2004

Interesting. Is this a new technique? So theres no chance of using the same CD on several PCs in the same household? Someone told me Microsoft can only identify the IP address of the PC and not the actual PC. I dont actually know what im talking about lol. Just getting some clarity. Do the keys lock on motherboards with older operating systems such as vista or XP? Figured id actually buy a genuine copy only if i got away with using it on more than one pc in the household.

Only the OEM versions are locked to the motherboard. If you get a full retail version you can switch it between as many pc's as you like. Not sure how happy microsoft would be if you used the same serial on several pc's though.
#13
JeanDeLaFontaine
MiiCK
JeanDeLaFontaine
Starter, Home Basic and Home Premium are not future proof and probably waste of money. Thats because they have a physical memory limit and for home premium its only 16gb.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa366778%28v=vs.85%29.aspx#physical_memory_limits_windows_7

Like anybody will be needing > 16gb in the next couple of years..

Mick...the rate its going. New motherboards are accepting 32gb ram from last year and even 64gb.
You are welcome to purchase a product which impose a limit on you mate. It's your choice.
Whereas me I prefer to have limit of ram which my motherboard allows me, or even a bit more. The other versions have 192gb. Hopefully the price of professional will come down when windows 8 gets released.

Motherboards that accept 192GB of RAM are likely server motherboards and pointless for home use, Personally I have 16GB and I've never seen more than 10GB being used (Playing BF3, Downloading music, Listening to iTunes + AVG), yes one day PC's will have 192GB RAM but my guess is Microsoft will have release many more OS before it becomes the norm.
#14
Windows 7 x86 has a 3GB max ram limit so future Proof comments are definitely valid there but very few people will need over 16GB on a workstation.

My laptop has 8GB and most applications don't support LGA so most of the RAM isnt being used most of the time.
#15
can you use 64-bit on a 32bit system?
#16
British English or American English? Microsoft don't seem to know about British English.
1 Like #17
Unless you want to play games etc get a free OS such as Ubuntu GNU/ Linux it's a lot better these days, UI, hardware support etc
1 Like #18
You can install Windows 7 on as many computers as you like. There is really no limit. However, each installation must use a unique product key to activate it. So if some machines don't connect to the internet, it will not be be flagged up.

An OEM license it is tied to the computer it came with, meaning that if the computer can no longer function, for one reason or another, the license goes too. It cannot be transferred to another computer. However, if it's a RETAIL license, you may TRANSFER (not copy) the license to another computer if the original computer becomes disabled or gets decommissioned.

I think this is called an OEM, as it is intended for system builders and comes with hologram stickers, at a discount price, but I thought that was old hat now, I got a copy of win 7 ultimate, by answering a few questions on a Microsoft tech site, that was posted here 2 years ago,

Have software for students stopped supplying Win 7?

I would just install win 8 preview, and see what happens later, their may be a discount to buy a acivation key, when the trial period runs out.in a years time.






Edited By: planthead on May 07, 2012 09:30: grammer
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Matty1255
rhodyate
How many computers can i put this on ?

Only 1 and it's worth noting the key locks to the motherboard, which means if buy a new motherboard you'll need to buy a new copy of Windows (although Microsoft can issue a new key if you prove your motherboard died).
That's not my experience.

I recently had to replace a 6-week old motherboard but kept the same hard drive and processor. It had Windows 7 OEM 64-bit Home Premium which needed to be re-activated but the on-line activation handled it just fine.

Edited By: nick1austin on May 07, 2012 09:54
1 Like #20
JeanDeLaFontaine
Starter, Home Basic and Home Premium are not future proof and probably waste of money. Thats because they have a physical memory limit and for home premium its only 16gb.


FWIW I have a PC running 64bit W7 with 8Gb ram and another with 32bit W7 with 4Gb ram (using 3.3Gb) TBH I can't see any difference in the extra ram even when using Photoshop!
#21
planthead


Have software for students stopped supplying Win 7?



They did announce that they were ceasing sales however they now list it again at a slightly higher price.
2 Likes #22
JeanDeLaFontaine
MiiCK
JeanDeLaFontaine
Starter, Home Basic and Home Premium are not future proof and probably waste of money. Thats because they have a physical memory limit and for home premium its only 16gb.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa366778%28v=vs.85%29.aspx#physical_memory_limits_windows_7

Like anybody will be needing > 16gb in the next couple of years..

Mick...the rate its going. New motherboards are accepting 32gb ram from last year and even 64gb.
You are welcome to purchase a product which impose a limit on you mate. It's your choice.
Whereas me I prefer to have limit of ram which my motherboard allows me, or even a bit more. The other versions have 192gb. Hopefully the price of professional will come down when windows 8 gets released.

That's totally irrelevant to most people. Most PCs are sold with between 3GB and 8GB of RAM and most people never upgrade their PCs. How many people run software that needs more than 8GB RAM, let alone 16 or more?

By the way, do you only use Windows Server? All versions of Windows 7 limit you to only using 2-socket motherboards but Server will allow you to upgrade to a 4-socket motherboard! Or maybe you should use a version of Linux which is free and has no such restrictions?

Truth is that most people won't need more than 16GB in the next 5 years, by which time new PCs and operating systems will be available.

What would be a real waste of money is investing in "better" versions of Windows for features that you will never use. If I had done that I would have paid extra for XP Professional and Vista Ultimate and 7 Ultimate when I upgraded. The amount I've saved over the years by not paying for the features I don't need would easily pay for an upgrade if I do one day find I that ever need the extra facilities - which is unlikely!
#23
Good deal.

Voted hot. Just bought a copy from ebuyer for a similar price a few days ago.
#24
Great stuff!
#25
Can anyone tell me, if a laptop has issues with windows would this be OK to re-install with?
Thanks
#26
egyptiangirl
Can anyone tell me, if a laptop has issues with windows would this be OK to re-install with?
Thanks
Should be
#27
ettienem1001
egyptiangirl
Can anyone tell me, if a laptop has issues with windows would this be OK to re-install with?
Thanks
Should be
Thanks. So what does this OEM business mean then? Thanks
1 Like #28
egyptiangirl
Can anyone tell me, if a laptop has issues with windows would this be OK to re-install with?
Thanks

If you have your serial on the bottom of the laptop but no Windows installation disc, you can legally download Windows from here for free.
http://forum.notebookreview.com/windows-os-software/604187-legal-download-digitalriver-windows-7-sp1-13-languages.html
#29
egyptiangirl
ettienem1001
egyptiangirl
Can anyone tell me, if a laptop has issues with windows would this be OK to re-install with?
Thanks
Should be
Thanks. So what does this OEM business mean then? Thanks

I read an article and think I understand! Does anyone have a link to a cheap full version please?
#30
jay1
egyptiangirl
Can anyone tell me, if a laptop has issues with windows would this be OK to re-install with?
Thanks

If you have your serial on the bottom of the laptop but no Windows installation disc, you can legally download Windows from here for free.
http://forum.notebookreview.com/windows-os-software/604187-legal-download-digitalriver-windows-7-sp1-13-languages.html
Really?! That would be great! Sorry this is turning into a techie hep thread! How do I do that if I wipe the laptop?
#31
You need to download the correct version for your laptop, then burn the .iso file to disc. Run the disc and choose new installation. Just use your serial to activate it. Google will help you if you get stuck :)
1 Like #32
nick1austin
Matty1255
rhodyate
How many computers can i put this on ?


Only 1 and it's worth noting the key locks to the motherboard, which means if buy a new motherboard you'll need to buy a new copy of Windows (although Microsoft can issue a new key if you prove your motherboard died).

That's not my experience.

I recently had to replace a 6-week old motherboard but kept the same hard drive and processor. It had Windows 7 OEM 64-bit Home Premium which needed to be re-activated but the on-line activation handled it just fine.

Nor mine, I have only ever used oem on all my pc's over many years, the worst I have had to do is ring them, they give you a code and it works.Like someone else said, if they do ask for a reason just tell them your motherboard died.
#33
Ebuyer are selling for the same price too.

Click here for the direct link
#34
jay1
You need to download the correct version for your laptop, then burn the .iso file to disc. Run the disc and choose new installation. Just use your serial to activate it. Google will help you if you get stuck :)
Bless you thank you soooo much :-)))
#35
jay1
egyptiangirl
Can anyone tell me, if a laptop has issues with windows would this be OK to re-install with?
Thanks

If you have your serial on the bottom of the laptop but no Windows installation disc, you can legally download Windows from here for free.
http://forum.notebookreview.com/windows-os-software/604187-legal-download-digitalriver-windows-7-sp1-13-languages.html

What is an N key? " Caution!!! Only use these together with a valid N key, regular keys won't work!"
1 Like #36
Meathotukdeals


What is an N key? " Caution!!! Only use these together with a valid N key, regular keys won't work!"

Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate will work fine. Its just 'Professional N' that requires an N key. No idea what that is though!
1 Like #37
Windows 7 N editions, available for customers who live in countries that are part of the European Economic Area, Croatia, and Switzerland, have been designed to give you most of the features of Windows 7—with the addition of choice.

Windows 7 N editions come in five editions: Starter, Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate. For detailed information about what each edition includes, see Which one is right for you?

The N editions of Windows 7 allow you to choose your own media player and software required to manage and play CDs, DVDs, and other digital media files. If you choose to use Windows Media Player 12, downloading it, along with related software, is free.
#38
I have a few copies of windows 7 professional retail if anybody wants them for £70 each
#39
Thanks guys. Looks like its something to do with the EC that had MSFT in their sights for including net browsers and media players in their OS a while back.
#40
or £133 for 1yr MS Technet - which gets 2 keys each of Win7 Home, Pro & N

As long as you have the correct MSDN Win7 iso downloaded, the associated keys will continue to work/validate once the sub has lapsed.

Also far more legal than pretending you're a student...

Edited By: northernlights on May 10, 2012 02:11

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