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Windows 7: Windows 7 Ultimate off eBay and Origins

16 Feb 2012   #11
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Looking at the actual seller, (Amazon.co.uk) I would guess that this is highly likely to be legit


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16 Feb 2012   #12
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

ANd as an aside. All legal copies of windows are liekly to be pretty much the exact same price depending on version in any particular market (I.e. the UK). The only real price difference you might see (of more than like 10 pounds/$$) is between OEM and Retail. OEM is a good bit cheaper, but once you install it on one PC you can;t then later on transfer it to a newer PC. With Retail you can.

But if by then you expect to use Windows 8 on any new PC, you can save some money buying an OEM version along with the hardware you buy (look on the site/store you are buying the motherboard and or hard drive from, they may have OEM copies for sale and you MUST buy the copy along with either a motherboard or a harddrive or some other major internal computer part).
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16 Feb 2012   #13
vidya

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

either of these any good?

MICROSOFT Windows 7 Ultimate | Dixons |
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16 Feb 2012   #14
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Heh I guess I'd assume so since they are a retail electronics outlet... I'm not familiar with the company myself.

BTW an OEM version of ultimate might be around 110 or so (Just a guess)
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17 Feb 2012   #15
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vidya View Post
If it includes both 32 and 64 bit versions as stated, it ought to be a retail copy.

The odd thing about it is that appears to be the original RTM version. No SP1. Not a big deal.
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17 Feb 2012   #16
jackbarnard

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I don't really see the problem with buying a copy of Windows off eBay, as long as there is a photo of the box and it's still factory sealed. Coz then you know there's a legitimate key inside. The key is what you're paying for, not the disc. You can borrow a mate's disc to install then use your own legit key if you want to.

I bought my Pro x64 off eBay for cheap and never looked back!
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17 Feb 2012   #17
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

If a deal looks to good to be true then it usually is.

Just something might you like to ponder on.

As for the software being manufactured in Ireland, all Microsoft products for the UK are sourced from their factory in Ireland.

Also, before you buy, you need to ascertain whether you're buying an OEM version or a retail version. The OEM version is tied to the first computer you install it on, whereas the retail version can be transferred from one computer to another, but cannot be used on two computers at the same time.
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17 Feb 2012   #18
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

This is where you have to start asking questions. If your friend is on a budget or concerned about cost, then tell him to consider something other than Ultimate. Chances are, he could be just fine with Home Premium for around $100 USD.
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17 Feb 2012   #19
vidya

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vidya View Post
If it includes both 32 and 64 bit versions as stated, it ought to be a retail copy.

The odd thing about it is that appears to be the original RTM version. No SP1. Not a big deal.
MICROSOFT Windows 7 Ultimate | Dixons |

Does this one include SP1? Also what is SP1? is it like a revised version
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17 Feb 2012   #20
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vidya View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vidya View Post
If it includes both 32 and 64 bit versions as stated, it ought to be a retail copy.

The odd thing about it is that appears to be the original RTM version. No SP1. Not a big deal.
MICROSOFT Windows 7 Ultimate | Dixons |

Does this one include SP1? Also what is SP1? is it like a revised version
It doesn't say so, so I assume it does not include SP1.

SP1 is a bunch of updates and improvements, but it can be downloaded separately if it is not included with the package you buy.
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