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Windows 7: Can't find a reputable seller who is selling Win 7 Pro/Ultimate

02 Mar 2014   #11
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HaneZane001 View Post
But i'm building a custom computer so i'll be switching around the parts and such even more so when intels haswell-ep, broadwell & skylake comes out. so I'm in need of a retail sadly. I've found places like dms which is selling it at $150 but i've heard bad reviews about then. then one other place called bonanzo but i don't know if the copys they sell are genuine.
Well then you would be forced to get Windows 8. It would actually better if this will be a long term build since it would have longer support so it will last you longer.


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02 Mar 2014   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you have a lot of money to loose, go with those shady outlets. Even 2 or 3 OEM copies from Newegg are a safe bet. And if you don't switch the mobo around all the time, an OEM copy is good anyhow.

Another options you have is to install a Linux distro with VMware Player and run Windows 7 in virtual. Then you can change mobos as often as you like.

And right, Windows 8.1 is not a bad option either.
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02 Mar 2014   #13
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I would use win7. Best os MS have made by far.
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02 Mar 2014   #14
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HaneZane001 View Post
I've been browsing through stores like Amazon & Newegg looking for full versions of Windows 7 Ultimate (preferably) or Professional. But either Amazon sells it at prices like $380 - $400, I could've sworn when I saw Windows 7 in stores like Bestbuy before Windows 8 came out. It was prices at like $150 - $220 this price jump is ridiculous. Oh also Newegg doesn't even have the full version of Windows 7 Ultimate or Pro on their site anymore. Or i'm not looking hard enough on newegg.

So.. could someone find me a brand new copy of Windows 7 Ultimate or Professional that is genuine at a good price?

Thank you,
HaneZane001
I purchased my copy of Windows 7 Professional from;

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) 64-bit DOWNLOAD ONLY

The download price is $95.00.
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02 Mar 2014   #15
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
I would use win7. Best os MS have made by far.
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02 Mar 2014   #16
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

As of Oct. 30, 2013, Microsoft stopped distributing Win 7 Retail. Supposedly by Oct 30, 2014 there will be no more PC's with Win 7 sold. Microsoft ends Windows 7 retail sales - Computerworld
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02 Mar 2014   #17
HaneZane001

Windows XP 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
Well then you would be forced to get Windows 8. It would actually better if this will be a long term build since it would have longer support so it will last you longer.
I have no problem with Windows 8 in fact i'll be dual booting like I've stated below.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
If you have a lot of money to loose, go with those shady outlets. Even 2 or 3 OEM copies from Newegg are a safe bet. And if you don't switch the mobo around all the time, an OEM copy is good anyhow.

Another options you have is to install a Linux distro with VMware Player and run Windows 7 in virtual. Then you can change mobos as often as you like.

And right, Windows 8.1 is not a bad option either.
I forgot to mention that I plan on dual booting Windows 8.1 Pro & Windows 7 Ultimate or Pro alongside linux. Also I will be force to do frequent motherboard changes if I want the Broadwell, Skylake, Haswell-E processors since they all will have socket changes. Like the new BGA 1150 socket and the the x99 socket series.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sir George View Post
I purchased my copy of Windows 7 Professional from;

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) 64-bit DOWNLOAD ONLY

The download price is $95.00.
So they're a trusted seller in your opinion? Also I'm going to skip discountmontainsoftware because it looks like they raised there prices for windows 7 to the same prices others are selling it for. And amazons only $280 seller is gone...
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03 Mar 2014   #18
HaneZane001

Windows XP 32bit
 
 

Bump, I've been browsing amazon and I've found someone selling Windows 7 Ultimate "Full" brand new factory sealed for $250! But I want to know if these are genuine copies, or the counterfeit ones?
Here is the page:
Amazon.com: Windows 7 Ultimate Full [GLC-00182] -: Software

There is also this one which says CD-ROM at the end of it:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...&condition=new
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03 Mar 2014   #19
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HaneZane001 View Post
Bump, I've been browsing amazon and I've found someone selling Windows 7 Ultimate "Full" brand new factory sealed for $250! But I want to know if these are genuine copies, or the counterfeit ones?
Here is the page:
Amazon.com: Windows 7 Ultimate Full [GLC-00182] -: Software

There is also this one which says CD-ROM at the end of it:
Amazon.com: Buying Choices: Windows 7 Ultimate Full Retail
I've seen too many reviews—on Amazon itself—of counterfeit software being sold by Amazon's Marketplace vendors and by Amazon itself (Amazon often get's it own stock fro Marketplace vendors).

Your first link leads to an unprofessional photo of the product and two new Marketplace vendors. The whole thing smells as fishy as a coastal cannery.

The second link isn't much better. The first vendor it links has only 4 reviews; that many reviews could have easily been faked. The second vendor is brand new.

Something else fishy is, if the vendors have been stockpiling these, what aren't they asking a higher price. As much as I despise speculation, I still believe any vendor that have such a valuable commodity would be nuts to sell it so cheap.
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03 Mar 2014   #20
HaneZane001

Windows XP 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HaneZane001 View Post
Bump, I've been browsing amazon and I've found someone selling Windows 7 Ultimate "Full" brand new factory sealed for $250! But I want to know if these are genuine copies, or the counterfeit ones?
Here is the page:
Amazon.com: Windows 7 Ultimate Full [GLC-00182] -: Software

There is also this one which says CD-ROM at the end of it:
Amazon.com: Buying Choices: Windows 7 Ultimate Full Retail
I've seen too many reviews—on Amazon itself—of counterfeit software being sold by Amazon's Marketplace vendors and by Amazon itself (Amazon often get's it own stock fro Marketplace vendors).

Your first link leads to an unprofessional photo of the product and two new Marketplace vendors. The whole thing smells as fishy as a coastal cannery.

The second link isn't much better. The first vendor it links has only 4 reviews; that many reviews could have easily been faked. The second vendor is brand new.

Something else fishy is, if the vendors have been stockpiling these, what aren't they asking a higher price. As much as I despise speculation, I still believe any vendor that have such a valuable commodity would be nuts to sell it so cheap.
Yikes, I didn't know amazon has sold counterfeits before. Anyways should I just buy Windows 7 Ultimate from here:http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Wind...ows+7+ultimate

or here:

FRYS.com | Microsoft

except the fry's one is out of stock atm.
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