Windows 7 tips and tricks.

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Found 20th Aug 2009
Use any version of Windows 7 free for 120 days rather than the standard 30 days.

Also how to access any windows 7 version from an installation disk.

So in essence you can run windows 7 ultimate for free and only have to do reinstall's 3 times a year!

See next post for the details.

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or just use an activator :whistling:

Original Poster

harlzter;6067129

or just use an activator :whistling:



Yes but you may run into trouble with updates. This way its stress free.:thumbsup: (well apart from the reinstall every 4 months, but its not a bad thing)

Format c:
Insert Linux
Install

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Kermit2004;6067224

Format c:Insert Linux Install



Yes was waiting for that! If you are a Linux user you will be the first to admit its not for everyone.

(Just for everybody who thinks I'm an MS fanboy, far from. I use Linux everday.)

I don't see the point. If you're not going to pay for it, why not just not pay for it properly and get a pirate copy?

dxx;6067420

I don't see the point. If you're not going to pay for it, why not just … I don't see the point. If you're not going to pay for it, why not just not pay for it properly and get a pirate copy?



Because doing it the way the OP suggests isn't illegal.

Original Poster

dxx;6067420

I don't see the point. If you're not going to pay for it, why not just … I don't see the point. If you're not going to pay for it, why not just not pay for it properly and get a pirate copy?



Because inevitably you will get problems when it comes to doing updates. Yes you can get them from independent sites and self install them but its not for everybody.

Babbabooey;6067445

Because doing it the way the OP suggests isn't illegal.



Indeed it's not illegal (as in theft of software and copyright infringement), but it may infringe MS t&c's.

dcx_badass;6067469

This isn't new it years old it works with Vista aswell.



It does indeed, just it's all come to light again with all the windows 7 talk. Thought some people might find it of some use.

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Babbabooey;6067445

Because doing it the way the OP suggests isn't illegal.



does microsoft endorse doing this?

casparwhite;6067635

does microsoft endorse doing this?



I'm sure they don't, but it won't land you a visit from FACT

Banned

casparwhite;6067635

does microsoft endorse doing this?


you again.

You do realise there is a point between endorsing something and it being illegal (or indeed, against ts+cs).

Thats what smoking weed does to you I guess.

Babbabooey;6067445

Because doing it the way the OP suggests isn't illegal.



You sure? I'd have thought that Microsoft's lawyers would've entered a clause into the EULA that says that when it says that you get a free 120 day trial, it means just one, and not as many as you like for however long you please. Even ignoring the legal implications, it's still getting something and not paying for it, which is the same to either party. I just don't see the point in putting yourself through all the extra hassle, when being a proper pirate is so much easier.

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vibeone;6067654

you again.You do realise there is a point between endorsing something and … you again.You do realise there is a point between endorsing something and it being illegal (or indeed, against ts+cs).Thats what smoking weed does to you I guess.



what is your point exactly, i was asking a question cock?

who smokes weed exactly?

are you talkking about my grandparents that suffer from ms

take some advise from my avatar and educate yourself mate, presumptions will get you in trouble 1 day

GAVINLEWISHUKD;6067606

Because inevitably you will get problems when it comes to doing updates. … Because inevitably you will get problems when it comes to doing updates. Yes you can get them from independent sites and self install them but its not for everybody.



But then, neither is running a command every thirty days and having to reinstall every 120. How can going to a 3rd party site for a particular update be any less hassle than having to backup, risk losing a load of stuff that you forgot to back up, and reinstalling the OS + all the apps and drivers that go with it every 120 days?

Original Poster

dxx;6067685

But then, neither is running a command every thirty days and having to … But then, neither is running a command every thirty days and having to reinstall every 120. How can going to a 3rd party site for a particular update be any less hassle than having to backup, risk losing a load of stuff that you forgot to back up, and reinstalling the OS + all the apps and drivers that go with it every 120 days?



Well if your up to the task and want to spend the time doing regular updates (there will be loads to start off with) then yes thats not a problem. But for some (like my parents) leaving auto updates is easier, then 3 times a year I can spend a few hours backing their data up and doing a reinstall for them. But as with everything each to there own.:thumbsup:

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casparwhite;6067670

what is your point exactly, i was asking a question cock?who smokes weed … what is your point exactly, i was asking a question cock?who smokes weed exactly? are you talkking about my grandparents that suffer from mstake some advise from my avatar and educate yourself mate, presumptions will get you in trouble 1 day


Nah I'll stick exactly to my original post thanks

GAVINLEWISHUKD;6067767

Well if your up to the task and want to spend the time doing regular … Well if your up to the task and want to spend the time doing regular updates (there will be loads to start off with) then yes thats not a problem. But for some (like my parents) leaving auto updates is easier, then 3 times a year I can spend a few hours backing their data up and doing a reinstall for them. But as with everything each to there own.:thumbsup:



Why not just buy the software?

GAVINLEWISHUKD;6067767

Well if your up to the task and want to spend the time doing regular … Well if your up to the task and want to spend the time doing regular updates (there will be loads to start off with) then yes thats not a problem. But for some (like my parents) leaving auto updates is easier, then 3 times a year I can spend a few hours backing their data up and doing a reinstall for them. But as with everything each to there own.:thumbsup:



But if you're going to spend a few hours three times a year backing up, triple-checking that you haven't missed anything, reinstalling the OS + everything else, doesn't that work out at about 10 hours graft? That's enough hours even at the lowest paid of supermarkets to fund a legit copy from hotukdeals.com/ite…pg/ . It just seems like rather short-sighted penny-pinching to me.

GAVINLEWISHUKD;6067767

Well if your up to the task and want to spend the time doing regular … Well if your up to the task and want to spend the time doing regular updates (there will be loads to start off with) then yes thats not a problem. But for some (like my parents) leaving auto updates is easier, then 3 times a year I can spend a few hours backing their data up and doing a reinstall for them. But as with everything each to there own.:thumbsup:



Why would there be a problem with updates? MS hae openly said they will continue to support updates for everybody, even people running pirate copies

Just realised mine no longer says RC1 in the bottom corner, it says nothing :?

Am still running 7100, expires Feb 2010, but the text no longer shows up in the bottom right screen :?
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