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Windows 7: xp to windows 7. where can I buy and download the 7 upgrade?


13 Apr 2014   #1

Mac OSX 10.6.8, Win 7 home premium sp1
 
 
xp to windows 7. where can I buy and download the 7 upgrade?

I got it once from the microsoft store as a digital download. seems they no longer have anything related to 7.

So, my friend wants to upgrade from xp to 7. 32 bit. where can we find this to buy online, preferably as a download so we can pay and install it today?

thanks.

Im guessing we don't want OEM correct? we just need the upgrade. right?


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13 Apr 2014   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

There is no more upgrade. OEM is the only available version. Nothing wrong with OEM. Most people use that. And it is better to have the original disc rather than only a download.

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 32-bit (Slim Envelope) - Operating Systems

Make sure you save all your files before you install.
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13 Apr 2014   #3

Mac OSX 10.6.8, Win 7 home premium sp1
 
 

ok i'll send him this link. OEM it is. thanks.
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13 Apr 2014   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I also saw this one. I don't really know what the deal is here because that is very cheap. But TigerDirect is a serious company.

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32BIT - OEM DVD and Total Defense Premium Internet Security Bundle at TigerDirect.com
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13 Apr 2014   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I also saw this one. I don't really know what the deal is here because that is very cheap. But TigerDirect is a serious company.

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32BIT - OEM DVD and Total Defense Premium Internet Security Bundle at TigerDirect.com
That is with the Mail-In Rebate. He still has to pay the $124 up front.
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13 Apr 2014   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks Jim. I did not see that. I never had problems with MIRs. If it works, it is a good deal. The next best is $99.99.
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14 Apr 2014   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

Remember that if you install OEM version it is locked to that mobo for its life and cannot be moved.

I believe the bundle requires you trial the AV software, but you can opt out of paying for it after a trial period if you pay close attention.
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14 Apr 2014   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

A retail version you can migrate from one system to another. An OEM version you cannot migrate. It has to stay where it was first installed.

You have to ask yourself how often you would take your OS off one system and install it on another system. If you do that once, you break even with an OEM version because it costs only about half of a retail version. If you do that more often, then a retail version is a better deal. If you never migrate your OS to another system (like me), then the OEM version saves you money.
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