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Windows 7: Windows 7 Retail

06 Jan 2014   #1
ACMDogfight1997

Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
 
 
Windows 7 Retail

Does anyone know where I can find retail copies of Windows 7? It's really hard for me to find them.


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06 Jan 2014   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I did a quick look around and the only retail versions I could were grossly overpriced ones being sold by dodgy vendors. NewEgg still has OEM versions; that may be your only safe choice (there are a lot of counterfeit ones knocking about).

I'm glad I scored my retail copies 14 months ago.
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06 Jan 2014   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Go with oem system builder windows 7

Once installed, it's bound to that computer but still, for the price it's the way to go.
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06 Jan 2014   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

There are plenty of OEM but no real retail. If you have something to upgrade from, here is this.

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Upgrade - Newegg.com
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06 Jan 2014   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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06 Jan 2014   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Good find Brian.
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06 Jan 2014   #7
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ACMDogfight1997 View Post
Does anyone know where I can find retail copies of Windows 7? It's really hard for me to find them.
It seems odd you are asking for a retail copy. Do you mind if I ask why? You can buy an Upgrade version for the same price as an OEM and it can be moved from one PC to another. You would have to have a previous version of Windows. Do you qualify for that? == An OEM version is the same program but tied to the one PC.
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06 Jan 2014   #8
ACMDogfight1997

Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

What I'm trying to do is to downgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 7 of any edition. I heard you must buy a retail copy but correct me if I'm wrong.
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06 Jan 2014   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

There`s a tutorial here but I can`t seem to dig it up.

Hope this helps


Taking A Step Back: Downgrading From Windows 8.1 To Windows 7
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06 Jan 2014   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ACMDogfight1997 View Post
What I'm trying to do is to downgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 7 of any edition. I heard you must buy a retail copy but correct me if I'm wrong.
That's completely wrong. Any OEM version will install just as well and is a lot cheaper.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116986
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