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Windows 7: Windows 7 under $100?


26 Jun 2011   #1

Windows XP Professional 32bit
 
 
Windows 7 under $100?

I was wondering if anyone knew where I could get a legit version of windows 7 for $100 or less? Doesn't matter if its upgrade or full I guess. I have seem OEM's for less but dunno if I should get one or not. I am only looking for it for my one machine here. On windows XP pro atm.

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26 Jun 2011   #2

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

Buy Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade 32 Bit (OEM Branded), GFC-00020-32brd(4)

Their seller rating is so-so but they apparently do a decent amount of business was cheapest I could find it on short notice.

You can use the tutorials here to learn how to do a full clean install with an upgrade version.
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26 Jun 2011   #3

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

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26 Jun 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

An OEM version is perfectly OK. The only difference to a retail version is that you cannot move it from one system to another - it has to stay on the PC where it was first installed. I run OEM versions on two systems and never had a problem.

I bought another Windows 7 Home Premium OEM two weeks ago from Newegg for $84. They are currently $99.99, but keep looking for their frequent sales. Best is to subscribe to their daily ads.
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26 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

In order for an Windows 7 OEM to activate, the PCs BIOS must have SLIC 2.1 activation supported. If it is an older PC that version will not activate.
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26 Jun 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Newegg......
10% off any Windows OS with promo/coupon code.
Probably a limited time offer.
Newegg Coupons (10% of SSD, 15% off Office Software and so on)- a new batch YMMV
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26 Jun 2011   #7

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

I believe that some student discounts for Windows 7 Pro are still available if you are a college student
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26 Jun 2011   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oneextraid View Post
In order for an Windows 7 OEM to activate, the PCs BIOS must have SLIC 2.1 activation supported. If it is an older PC that version will not activate.
I have never heard of that twist. How old does the PC have to be, I activated on 2007 PCs.
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26 Jun 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oneextraid View Post
In order for an Windows 7 OEM to activate, the PCs BIOS must have SLIC 2.1 activation supported. If it is an older PC that version will not activate.
I have never heard of that twist. How old does the PC have to be, I activated on 2007 PCs.
I have it activated on a 2002 Dell C640 laptop, and multiple older P4 machines from HP and dell. I have not heard that Windows 7 will not activate on older personal pc's .....news to me. Don't know if Business machines are different but none of mine have had any issues.

Not sure I would want to activate on a pIII (some people have installed on PII's, but not sure that the software was OEM) but I haven't had any troubles with any P4 I have installed on.
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26 Jun 2011   #10

Windows XP Professional 32bit
 
 

Well I got my Laptop through the college I had went to, its a Dell Latitude D530, got it in 2008 or 2009.. Its was over price at around $1500+ but it was payable via tution..so yea needed a machine...
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