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    windows 7 retail version

    hi installed this and im thinking of going back to vista tbh

    it's the retail version not upgrade or oem

    am i right in thinking i can re-install this unlimited times on other pc's by removing the licence?

    if so how do i do that ?

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    Just installed it myself and so far working well...alot quicker than vista but still a few too many security pop ups...will see how things go....

    Original Poster

    rob585;6859458

    Just installed it myself and so far working well...alot quicker than … Just installed it myself and so far working well...alot quicker than vista but still a few too many security pop ups...will see how things go....


    cant see any difference on my pc dont think it's worth the money + some of my software wont work so i was gonna remove it and flog it on and stick with vista

    dunno how microshaft can get away with it
    especialy seeing i only paid £20 snow lepoard which is much better

    I cant see any difference either - whats the big deal? I just installed it today and so far seems no different

    bargainhunter2009;6859850

    I cant see any difference either - whats the big deal? I just installed … I cant see any difference either - whats the big deal? I just installed it today and so far seems no different



    The difference is there is NO SUPPORT for other devices, printers, etc !!

    Netgear & Canon are two examples of no Win 7 support .....just Google it.

    [SIZE="4"]So basically Windows 7 is a piece of Carp !!![/SIZE] :x

    Original Poster

    exactly so can i remove it and get rid?

    Mecoconuts;6859886

    The difference is there is NO SUPPORT for other devices, printers, etc !!



    Yeah my lexmark printer aint working with windows 7 despite me installing the windows 7 driver for it, anyone else having this problem or know how to fix it?

    mini0ne;6860179

    exactly so can i remove it and get rid?


    Surely you just re-install vista and that should be it sorted?

    cufc90;6861357

    Surely you just re-install vista and that should be it sorted?



    Or install the driver in vista/xp mode....will this work??

    Mecoconuts;6859886

    The difference is there is NO SUPPORT for other devices, printers, etc … The difference is there is NO SUPPORT for other devices, printers, etc !!Netgear & Canon are two examples of no Win 7 support .....just Google it. [SIZE="4"]So basically Windows 7 is a piece of Carp !!![/SIZE] :x



    what?

    i have a 3 year old epson printer Dx8400 plugged in, it installed all drivers itself.
    recognised all my different external drives, USB flash memory, 5 year old Kodak Digicam,archos mp3 player, everything I've attached to it.

    loads up quicker than my vista or XP partitions (i got 2 hard disks, one partitioned with XP/Vista, one with Win 7)
    it works better in general

    mini0ne;6859675

    cant see any difference on my pc dont think it's worth the money + some … cant see any difference on my pc dont think it's worth the money + some of my software wont work so i was gonna remove it and flog it on and stick with vista dunno how microshaft can get away with it especialy seeing i only paid £20 snow lepoard which is much better



    DO NOT FEED THE TROLL!

    Windows 7 found drivers for everything on my laptop..
    Even for my 7950go GTX graphics card which is quite amazing as I could not find them anywhere else, not even on dells site!

    >am i right in thinking i can re-install this unlimited times on other pc's by removing the licence?

    The retail version CAN be installed on another computer, but it has to be removed from your computer first.

    It can of course only be on ONE computer at any one time.

    tbh if its the pro or ultimate version, download virtual xp

    Banned

    lilsmithy;6860228

    Yeah my lexmark printer aint working with windows 7 despite me installing … Yeah my lexmark printer aint working with windows 7 despite me installing the windows 7 driver for it, anyone else having this problem or know how to fix it?



    The vista 64bit drivers worked for me? it does say on their site that they will release some soon

    mini0ne;6859675

    am i right in thinking i can re-install this unlimited times on other … am i right in thinking i can re-install this unlimited times on other pc's by removing the licence?



    so you want to use it for nothing? sure go to a torrent site and infect yourself with malware....hell while you're at it add yourself to bot nets

    Original Poster

    thrustmaster;6863103

    DO NOT FEED THE TROLL!Windows 7 found drivers for everything on my … DO NOT FEED THE TROLL!Windows 7 found drivers for everything on my laptop..Even for my 7950go GTX graphics card which is quite amazing as I could not find them anywhere else, not even on dells site!


    and that answers my question how?
    guilbert53;6864702

    am i right in thinking i can re-install this unlimited times on other … >am i right in thinking i can re-install this unlimited times on other pc's by removing the licence?The retail version CAN be installed on another computer, but it has to be removed from your computer first.It can of course only be on ONE computer at any one time.



    thanks that's what i thought im going to reinstall vista and get rid of my windows 7
    thanks +1:thumbsup:

    MarzBarz;6864720

    tbh if its the pro or ultimate version, download virtual xp


    dont want xp and id rather dual boot than use virtualisation but thanks :thumbsup:
    lumoruk;6864740

    The vista 64bit drivers worked for me? it does say on their site that … The vista 64bit drivers worked for me? it does say on their site that they will release some soonso you want to use it for nothing? sure go to a torrent site and infect yourself with malware....hell while you're at it add yourself to bot nets


    what are you on ?
    i want to remove my genuine copy of windows 7 retail and reinstall my genuine copy of vista i didnt mention anything about torrents and btw you can get windows 7 that is activated and works perfectly including updates and if you do the checksum you would be fine :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    cufc90;6861357

    Surely you just re-install vista and that should be it sorted?


    yep but ive paid for windows 7 if i format and put my vista back i dont want to be lumbered with an £150 rrp coaster

    mini0ne;6866406

    yep but ive paid for windows 7 if i format and put my vista back i dont … yep but ive paid for windows 7 if i format and put my vista back i dont want to be lumbered with an £150 rrp coaster



    Oh right, not sure then, hope someone else can help :thumbsup:
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