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Windows 7 Home 64 bit OEM - £70.20 @ Scan
Windows 7 Home 64 bit OEM - £70.20 @ Scan

Windows 7 Home 64 bit OEM - £70.20 @ Scan

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Windows 7 home 64bit OEM of £70.20. This is the cheapest i can find from a trusted retailer. I would be very happy if im wrong about that becuase im wanting a copy and cant find anything better. If you can prove me wrong please do!

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Please note that you are only meant to install this on one machine. Annoying when your motherboard fails 2 months into owning windows 7 oem and you need to install it on the new computer you build.. means phoning microsoft as it won't license online... :-)

But good buy if you need the best OS microsoft has come up with yet.

Ubuntu it's the only way to fly* (other Linux variants are also acceptable), what the hell have they done with 11.04 though?

* I don't mean it should be used as the software system for a commercial jet. Although with the correct...

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@TheMev. Can you make a system recovery disc once youve installed windows 7 so it it does fail you can start again?

And yea i like ubunto, it just need a computer for running adobe stuff and didnt know if ubunto supports it?

I was on the look for this yesterday, cheapest I found but not in-stock ATM is PriceLover:

pricelover.com/pro…71/

Original Poster

@dromi.. yea thats a good price! wonder if theyll keep it when its in stock. is that a good company to buy from?

Just realised though, it says UPG in the title suffix. Does that mean upgrade?
Edited by: "CJRodgers" 13th Apr 2011

is that a good company to buy from


I bought from them before, no problems. No idea about the suffix, but alwasy worth it to put your email
so they send you an alert when in stock

Its a good price, but I have grown to hate Windoze now......It seems to just crawl for no reason now and each time they update it gets worse. As to their ridiculous policy of 1 install, please M$ get a grip. In this day and age people upgrade their systems all the time, although to be fair they do allow you to do a reinstall twice

I have heard though that IF you phone them up they will usually reactivate a copy that has had to have been reinstalled due to hardware failure, but dont quote me on that

Worth investigating . . . if you have a student in the house (or even know of one) you should look at the prices on sites like software4students who will sell you a W7 Professional upgarde for under £40. If I remember when I upgraded mine I ignored the upgrade and perform a fresh install, which the "upgrade" disk would do. If anyone can confirm that this would still work - then a big saving!?!

people pay for windows lols

arnold.rimmer

people pay for windows lols



people who pirate windows roflsoxbbqsauce

If anyone can confirm that this would still work - then a big saving!?!


it seems to be possible, juist google "clean windows 7 install with upgrade", but it's a bit fiddly you need to tweak registries and stuff..

people pay for windows lols


People who don't want to spend their lives fixing/cracking stuff. Life is too short.

not sure how 10 secs (zero in some versions) equates to spending there lives

If anyone can confirm that this would still work - then a big saving!?!

people pay for windows lols



It literally takes one click to activate it lulz, think id rather save £70.

arnold.rimmer

not sure how 10 secs (zero in some versions) equates to spending there … not sure how 10 secs (zero in some versions) equates to spending there lives



you must be doing two machines

Just had to go from one PC to a new PC, swapping my Professional 64bit key over. Glad I bought the full edition and not the OEM as that would have been a waste of Moolah.

And as for pirating your Operating system, the entire thing your computer runs on... Serious? Would much rather peace of mind when it comes to the most important thing on the PC.

To do a clean install with an upgrade version just install Windows 7, then reboot and install it again and it will then 'upgrade' the existing install of Windows 7!

I have two win7 pcs, a win 7 laptop, a macbook, a Qimo (ubuntu for toddlers) and full ubuntu in my house. Can't get wireless cards working on the linux machines. Google just returns a bunch of "type random meaningless code into the shell". Why cant I just copy a driver file across on a usb disk ffs? Stop dissing windows, it works just fine thanks.

You can get the professional version for less at software4students, does require knowing a student, but I believe you can also claim if you have young children too!

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darkstryder360

Just had to go from one PC to a new PC, swapping my Professional 64bit … Just had to go from one PC to a new PC, swapping my Professional 64bit key over. Glad I bought the full edition and not the OEM as that would have been a waste of Moolah. And as for pirating your Operating system, the entire thing your computer runs on... Serious? Would much rather peace of mind when it comes to the most important thing on the PC.



how did the full edition help over the oem? was it because you had extra license keys?

studentsoftware is much cheaper, it is an upgrade but it works as a fresh install and you do not need proof of student identity either.

Full version allows you to transfer to a different PC, whereas OEM is tied to the original motherboard that it is installed on. You're not supposed to move it to another computer.

MarzBarz

It literally takes one click to activate it lulz, think id rather save … It literally takes one click to activate it lulz, think id rather save £70.



People spend alot of effort writing the code that goes into operating systems, you have no fricking idea how hard it is to write an OS, plus what you are doing is illegal, just like if you would go into a car showroom and steal a car. Would you do it if even if you left no trace behind you?

Xeijin

You can get the professional version for less at software4students, does … You can get the professional version for less at software4students, does require knowing a student, but I believe you can also claim if you have young children too!


It's not that hard to understand, surely?
"Available to School, College, University students (Parents and Guardians can purchase on behalf of school students)"
So you don't have to know a student, you have to be a student, or be the parent or guardian of one. And student does include primary school children - you pick the educational establishment from a list, and it did include my daughter's school. You could buy from them pretending you are, or know, a student, but that is just as illegal as downloading a dodgy copy, so you might as well do that.

cliffsun91

People spend alot of effort writing the code that goes into operating … People spend alot of effort writing the code that goes into operating systems, you have no fricking idea how hard it is to write an OS, plus what you are doing is illegal, just like if you would go into a car showroom and steal a car. Would you do it if even if you left no trace behind you?



I think Bill Gate has enough dosh, Not that I'm condoning piracy

Buying an upgrade or student version is just as illegal as downloading it (although would be clean of any viruses).

Ordered this earlier as it was the best price I could fine with next day delivery.

I think what people fail to realise is that an UPGRADE version of Windows 7 is exactly that - a license that permits you to use Windows 7 on the basis that you have a legal license for either Windows Vista or Windows XP.

It isn't a limitation on the CD itself, it is down to the license. If you are trying to install Windows 7 without a previous Windows license, you may as well pirate the whole thing - it is just as illegal.

mongo116

To do a clean install with an upgrade version just install Windows 7, … To do a clean install with an upgrade version just install Windows 7, then reboot and install it again and it will then 'upgrade' the existing install of Windows 7!



You don't need to do that. You can just set a registry setting, and run something from the command line, then reboot, and activate it. No need to do two installs.

Method #2 on here: winsupersite.com/art…dia

Better value going for the Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade Family Pack
amazon.co.uk/gp/…1N6 and you can install either 32bit or 64bit and install it on three PC's not just one.

And you can use ctafield's tip with the Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade Family Pack.



Edited by: "src" 13th Apr 2011

Nutkin

studentsoftware is much cheaper, it is an upgrade but it works as a fresh … studentsoftware is much cheaper, it is an upgrade but it works as a fresh install and you do not need proof of student identity either.



if your gonna go down that road not much diff from using a copy from ng's

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src

Better value going for the Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade Family … Better value going for the Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade Family Pack[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FMicrosoft-Windows-Premium-Upgrade-customer%2Fdp%2FB002MT21N6%2Fref%3Dsr_1_1%3Fie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1302710386%26sr%3D8-1]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Microsoft-Windows-Premium-Upgrade-customer/dp/B002MT21N6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1302710386&sr=8-1[/url] and you can install either 32bit or 64bit and install it on three PC's not just one.And if you do a google search you can find out you can do a clean install without doing an upgrade with this edition.




Again though, its an upgrade and i want an OEM as its a new computer build. I dont really understand how to get around the upgrade thing, as easy as lot of people are saying it is the whole load of different methods to do it confuses me. I dont know what your supposed to do and what your not. Im sure its easy but i dont want to spend money on something i dont know if i can figure out how to use.

Plus im wanting to start a business from home, so id feel better with legit software.

mpawood

I think what people fail to realise is that an UPGRADE version of Windows … I think what people fail to realise is that an UPGRADE version of Windows 7 is exactly that - a license that permits you to use Windows 7 on the basis that you have a legal license for either Windows Vista or Windows XP.It isn't a limitation on the CD itself, it is down to the license. If you are trying to install Windows 7 without a previous Windows license, you may as well pirate the whole thing - it is just as illegal.


Though to be fair, the licence allows you to upgrade to Win7 from WinXP, but technically you can't, so the best thing to do is {back up your data}, format the drive and do a clean install. You can only install over the top of Vista. So there are legitimate cases for using upgrade media for a clean install. Plenty of people skipped Vista...
Edited by: "juniper" 13th Apr 2011

Don't rush. Installed last Thursday, all fine, crashed randomly last night. Can't log in now, can in safe mode. Can't roll back as not enough restore points. Noticed that the crash happened during a critical update as the restore point was timed the same. Less than a week and a reinstall needed
Luckily kept xp on a different drive.

TheMev

Please note that you are only meant to install this on one machine. … Please note that you are only meant to install this on one machine. Annoying when your motherboard fails 2 months into owning windows 7 oem and you need to install it on the new computer you build.. means phoning microsoft as it won't license online... :-)


So? You phone Microsoft, and get a new code. When I did this a few years ago, a human answered, but earlier this year it was all automated. Yes, Microsoft is suspicious of you changing the motherboard, but it is not a big deal.

Can someweone answer why microsoft Charge an extortionate amount yet other programmers can write an O/S and not charge a penny for it?

MS = Greedy

Unfortunatly, there is no law about being greedy. Only a law if your robin hood (download from the Rich to Install on a poor mans PC) I do have a genuine copy, though i aqquired it without giving MS a single penny.

russ

Full version allows you to transfer to a different PC, whereas OEM is … Full version allows you to transfer to a different PC, whereas OEM is tied to the original motherboard that it is installed on. You're not supposed to move it to another computer.


They'd like you to think that, but you can move it to a different PC quite legally. The EU legislated on this some years ago. If you move after a few years (which is the most likely I suppose) it will activate online as normal. If you upgrade your PC after a shorter time, you will need to use telephone activation and confirm it is only installed on a single PC. I have moved Microsoft OEM software in this way several times with no trouble at all.

It's £80 on the Tesco site but I picked up a 64bit copy of Windows 7 for £66 last week in store. Upgrade version but it also gave you the option to do a fresh install.

profet

I have two win7 pcs, a win 7 laptop, a macbook, a Qimo (ubuntu for … I have two win7 pcs, a win 7 laptop, a macbook, a Qimo (ubuntu for toddlers) and full ubuntu in my house. Can't get wireless cards working on the linux machines. Google just returns a bunch of "type random meaningless code into the shell". Why cant I just copy a driver file across on a usb disk ffs? Stop dissing windows, it works just fine thanks.




Well, I hope that one day people will understand that the hardware manufacturers need to do there part as well. To blame always Linux is not the way to go.....

BTW: Choose your hardware for your linux sysetm and you are more then fine (_;)

How does one activate their copy of this without a key?

i bought my full ultimate edition from ebay for £75 was a bit wary but all was good been activated for the last 3 months.

FocusZing

Ubuntu it's the only way to fly* (other Linux variants are also … Ubuntu it's the only way to fly* (other Linux variants are also acceptable), what the hell have they done with 11.04 though?* I don't mean it should be used as the software system for a commercial jet. Although with the correct...



This sums up Linux pretty much >

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