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Windows 7: Windows 7 Ultimate off eBay and Origins

17 Feb 2012   #21
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

SP1 is just a Service Pack, specifically the first (and currently only) one available for W7. These are merely a collection of security fixes and other OS patches that Microsoft have released since the original OS was made available. All current retail versions of W7 should already have this pre-integrated on the disk, so all you need to do is pop the disk in and install. If, by any chance, your disk doesn't already include SP1 (and I can't tell whether the Dixons one does or not), you can always download the appropriate standalone of SP1, burn it to a disk (or place on a USB stick) and then install it from that. If you have to go down that route, it is usually best to install the Service Pack immediately after installing W7, as that's the closest you can get to having it pre-integrated.


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17 Feb 2012   #22
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vidya View Post
Also what is SP1?
I don't want to sound rude, but that's something a person should know very well if they were shopping for a Windows 7 license. Service packs have been a part of Windows since...well since it was called Windows.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jackbarnard View Post
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.
Apparently you haven't read the articles about counterfeit boxes, and how easy it is to create them on your own. Just because the seller posts a picture of the box, doesn't mean it is legit. Not by any stretch.
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17 Feb 2012   #23
vidya

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

How do I konw if one includes the SP1?
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17 Feb 2012   #24
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

It should clearly state so on the packaging and disk. And please steer clear of eBay and other similar auction sites when purchasing software. There is no telling as to what you are actually purchasing, and there is very little comeback if you are stung.
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17 Feb 2012   #25
vidya

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok I've convinced my friend to get the home premium instead, do some RETAIL versions come with SP1?
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17 Feb 2012   #26
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Yes, most you see will have SP 1, but it should be clearly stated on the packaging.
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17 Feb 2012   #27
vidya

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I can't seem to find any online that state SP 1 only OEM versions
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17 Feb 2012   #28
Richardc269

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Your friend might have to spend the higher amount of money then. Is he able to buy it at 300, or is he just unwilling to pay 300?
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17 Feb 2012   #29
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

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17 Feb 2012   #30
vidya

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
I'm gonna go with Home Premium now though
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