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Windows 7: Upgrade not genuine windows xp to genuine windows 7.

27 Nov 2011   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by naivtaL View Post
Yeah, i'll do the clean install. Bought this - Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Full Version, Standard License for PC | eBay

Another question: Can i copy my games in a external Hdd and then copy back to new windows 7 system? Will they work without an installing them?
Buying Windows on Ebay is about a 50-50 shot that you will be in the same situation as now with an illegal OS. If you haven't bought it yet, do yourself a favor and don't. Go to a legit store and buy it.


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27 Nov 2011   #12

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
That's not entirely true, if they are steam games, he can copy his whole steam folder over to the new install. I've done it before myself.
Ahh, ok, can you tell I'm not a gamer?
no big deal, in the case of steam though it's all connected to your account. So long as you have a valid account with them you can just run it from the new install and steam will fix all the missing registry entries and stuff for you.
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27 Nov 2011   #13

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by naivtaL View Post
Yeah, i'll do the clean install. Bought this - Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Full Version, Standard License for PC | eBay

Another question: Can i copy my games in a external Hdd and then copy back to new windows 7 system? Will they work without an installing them?
Buying Windows on Ebay is about a 50-50 shot that you will be in the same situation as now with an illegal OS. If you haven't bought it yet, do yourself a favor and don't. Go to a legit store and buy it.
YES.
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Some packaging including Case has been removed Removed for Postage
As the COA sticker is on the case.
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27 Nov 2011   #14
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Do not buy Windows 7 on eBay. We see too many cases here of consumers who were ripped off. I would cancel it if you still can.

Have you considered becoming a beta tester for new Windows 8? You can download and install it for free, participate in our EightForums where you can become an expert and be offered some great pre-release deals like the free Signature Edition we were awarded for holding Windows 7 release parties, half price Upgrade versions just before release, etc. It's fun, a veritable gravy train, and perfect for the cash strapped.

Other than that Ubuntu has many free flavors of OS if you like Sanskrit.
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27 Nov 2011   #15

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

As GC said

I would NOT buy an OS from ebay.
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27 Nov 2011   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Other than that Ubuntu has many free flavors of OS if you like Sanskrit.
^^^^ This!
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28 Nov 2011   #17
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
That's not entirely true, if they are steam games, he can copy his whole steam folder over to the new install. I've done it before myself.
That works as I've done it too. But, with Steam you can backup each individual game.
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28 Nov 2011   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

Wouldn't a fresh installation of windows move all the old files to windows.old file in C: anywho?



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28 Nov 2011   #19
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You won't get the windows.old folder if you use Custom install Drive Options to Delete, repartition and/or Format during install.
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