Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13
As for buying it at $199 I'm guessing you're looking at Windows 7 Professional. Unless there are features in Professional that you need I would go with Home Premium instead. It can be had for around $100 or so
$199 would be the price for the full retail version of Win7 Home Premium.
If Cindi wishes to follow the license agreement, she could not use the Upgrade version ($119). A generic OEM copy like the one you link to would be OK, although (in principle) the System Builder copies are intended only for machines intended for resale. (As far as I know, there's no enforcement of that.)
The good news: if the machine was capable of running Vista, it should have Win7 drivers available. (If not, the Vista drivers may be OK under 7.)
Cindi, are you sure there's no operating system license sticker on the PC? That's unexpected.