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Windows 7: Can I install Windows 7 on more than one computer?

15 Apr 2013   #11
Alexander Moore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

How much does it usually cost? As I'm basically a minor, I don't have much to work with.

I need some toolkits anyway, though. I hate it when machines use star and triangle screws. Would love it if everything was just phillips. Would make it so much less complicated.


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15 Apr 2013   #12
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

$219-309 windows 7 Ultimate retail box

What do you need a toolkit for
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15 Apr 2013   #13
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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I don't advice you use pirated software . See if you could purchase an English version from Amazon .
Do NOT buy software from Amazon. Amazon often gets their software from dodgy suppliers and there have been reports of counterfeit software having been sold. The same goes for flash memory, such as thumb drives and camera cards. Their Marketplace vendors are often even worse.
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15 Apr 2013   #14
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

A lot of people buy legit software from Amazon .
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15 Apr 2013   #15
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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A lot of people buy legit software from Amazon .
And a lot get burned. I've seen enough bad reviews to be leery of them for software.
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15 Apr 2013   #16
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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A lot of people buy legit software from Amazon .
I'm one happy customer. I do recommend only buy those items that say, "Sold by Amazon" or "Fulfilled by Amazon". they are many times a download, so free shipping.

eBay however is a no-no for software and PC parts.
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15 Apr 2013   #17
z3r010

 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
A lot of people buy legit software from Amazon .
I'm one happy customer. I do recommend only buy those items that say, "Sold by Amazon" or "Fulfilled by Amazon". they are many times a download, so free shipping.

eBay however is a no-no for software and PC parts.

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15 Apr 2013   #18
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
A lot of people buy legit software from Amazon .
I'm one happy customer. I do recommend only buy those items that say, "Sold by Amazon" or "Fulfilled by Amazon". they are many times a download, so free shipping.

eBay however is a no-no for software and PC parts.
For most things, your advice for buying only those items that say, "Sold by Amazon" or "Fulfilled by Amazon" ant never buy from FleaBay is spot on but, as I said, I've seen too many reviews from people who got burned buying software from Amazon (not one of their Marketplace vendors) for me to ever buy software from them or recommend it to others.

I will buy on occasion from a Marketplace vendor if the vendor reviews are favorable (you have to read the reviews, not go by the ratings, since there many people who do not know the difference between a vendor review and a product review), the item is a low enough price to be worth gambling on, or I really need the item and can't find it anywhere else. Amazon has a horrible track record for standing behind their Marketplace vendors.
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15 Apr 2013   #19
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

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What happens if I shutdown my system and install it on her's though? It won't allow updates or what?

Haha, getting legit Windows in China is a chore. There's close to no legit software here, unfortunately. Most software are pirated copies. That includes movies and games.

Legit game consoles aren't even officially sold in China due to piracy (and political reasons). So, they just import consoles from Japan (sometimes Hong Kong) and mod them to run copy games.

Hi there
I've been a few times to Shanghai -- and within about 3 mins in the "French Concession" area of the city -- great place BTW -- was offered more cheap software and movies barely out of the cinema than I could probably ever use in a million years -- even English versions.

However LEGALLY -- ONE License per Windows system. Windows 7 will allow 30 days before activation -- then it will work in "reduced" -- or extremely hobbled mode. - If you are prepared to re-install every 30 days then OK -- but it's not worth it.

If you use torrents -- well it's your risk.

I actually didn't find too many problems sourcing LEGIT Windows in Shanghai -- don't know other areas of China though. Actually you can get heavily discounted versions too -- but I wouldn't rely on the provenance of those "Cheap copies" as being genuine.

If you DO want one of those cheap copies -- take your PC with you and get the "seller" to install it and then check that the Windows version has activated. This isn't 100% safe but you can always scan for viruses later on. My experience with places like Shanghai is that everyone is ALWAYS ready to do business and make deals -- makes the USA seem possibly staid when it come to "Business" these days. !!! -- Mind you being a rather tall large Blonde Guy - I did tend to stand out in China - but loved some of the more "Sleazier" drinking establishments -- could get absolutely plastered for the equivalent of around 5 EUR !!!!!.

(Map of the area enc).

Don't though use ebay for software -- agree absolutely with all the other posters.

Cheers
jimbo


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