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Windows 7: Ebay purchase

04 Nov 2010   #1
helyn

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 
Ebay purchase

I bought a Windows 7 Pro 32 bit program at Ebay. I installed it and had problems with the virtual machine and downloading adobe products. Now, I realize I bought a back up copy, not for resale. What should I do? Reinstall it? Get Windows anytime upgrade and try to press for Pro ultimate. Are my problems related to this copy or could it be something else. I paid $111.00 for it saving about 75 bucks. It's not like it was bargain basement. I was told it was new, but I see it was made in Puerto Rico. Can anyone shed some light?


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04 Nov 2010   #2
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

If you check the listing and it does not state anywhere that it is not Retail or OEM, you can open a claim with ebay and/or paypal, as you did not receive the product you paid for.

Other than that, I would try to re-install, sometimes windows just doesn't stick to your hard drive properly
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04 Nov 2010   #3
helyn

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 

Thank you. It's too late to contact ebay or paypal, I tried that. But thank you, I will reinstall. If I may ask one more question? Will this reinstall wipe the drive or just install on top of the others. Should I save my stuff on a flash drive before doing anything?
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04 Nov 2010   #4
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Yes, back up documents and what onto a separate medium, and clean the HD before installation.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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04 Nov 2010   #5
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Wait a minute. So someone sold you their backup disk of windows? What exactly do you mean by "backup copy"
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04 Nov 2010   #6
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by helyn View Post
I bought a Windows 7 Pro 32 bit program at Ebay. I installed it and had problems with the virtual machine and downloading adobe products. Now, I realize I bought a back up copy, not for resale. What should I do? Reinstall it? Get Windows anytime upgrade and try to press for Pro ultimate. Are my problems related to this copy or could it be something else. I paid $111.00 for it saving about 75 bucks. It's not like it was bargain basement. I was told it was new, but I see it was made in Puerto Rico. Can anyone shed some light?
It sounds to me like it is a bad CD. Like LiquidSnak asked. Explain what is written on the CD. BTW, you can find them cheaper than $111. You should be able to put a claim in with Ebay. When did you buy it?
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04 Nov 2010   #7
helyn

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 

Says Backup Disc..not for resale

Includes windows anytime update

Do not lend or make illegal copies
32 bit software
2009 Microsoft Corp x15-60650-01

I bought them to long ago for Ebay to stand behind it Also I can't even write them. It is impossible to contact them.

I don't know how to work this forum
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04 Nov 2010   #8
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Does it even work at all? Are you on the PC with the copy you installed? Were you given an Activation Key?
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04 Nov 2010   #9
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I have a student here that has a 64bit DVD that has basically all the sme info you have. It was purchased from Digital River during the initial student discount program. So it should be a valid install DVD you have. This one has a sticker on the cardboard sleve that says made in Puerto Rico. Did you get a valid activation Key Code ?


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