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27 Aug 2015   #1
Zalt

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Windows 7 refurbished

Lately my PC has been running slower than usual, loading into windows takes 3-minutes which is really frustrating. So I'm looking to Wipe my PC and Reinstall windows altogether. Windows itself is 67 but I've saw a refurbished version which is around 35 which is a huge difference for me. So i'm wondering what is the difference when purchasing refurbed version and will i run into unusual problems.

This is the refurbed version - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Windows-Professional-Refurbisch...


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27 Aug 2015   #2
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

You don't have install media or a factory recovery partition?
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27 Aug 2015   #3
Zalt

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Afraid not
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27 Aug 2015   #4
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

The link you posted yields this:



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What is a refurbished OS?? That makes no sense to me at all? It's going to be a DVD or a download of an ISO. What can be refurbished about it?

I found this on amazon.co.uk: .. MAR Refurbished Hologramm CD and COA Windows 7 Home
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27 Aug 2015   #5
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Doesn't your laptop have a COA sticker on it with a Windows 7 key you can use to install with?

Follow these instructions: How to Clean Reinstall a Factory OEM Windows 7

Step One discusses the many options you have to get a free copy of Windows 7 for your use, maybe one of them will pan out for you.
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27 Aug 2015   #6
derekimo

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27 Aug 2015   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep u.k. listing are really interesting for win-7 :/
I'd go for what ever oem/ system builders copy if you can find one that is,
Refurbished to me is opened/ used/ and returned
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27 Aug 2015   #8
derekimo

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It's not just UK, it's a program from Microsoft, I don't think they are supposed to be selling those licenses though, they are supposed to be on refurbished computers,


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27 Aug 2015   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep I ran into one on Amazon in a early morning rush bought it not reading I have previously bought one for the same price that was legit system builders,
The second was nothing more than a recovery disk which should be about 15.us according to the first seller

Got lucky and got a full refund but that is true these things are all over the place and are not worth a second look = Run

Now I don't buy until my third cup of coffee
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