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Windows 7: BROADWELL E is Around the Corner and I am Concerned

01 May 2016   #71
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SCANNERMAN777 View Post
Licence keys are perfectly acceptable and legal and are endorsed by Microsoft if sold by a licenced distributor. I won't vouch for the link townsbg offered but I know my source is legit and I have solid inside information about them. China will be your best source for legitmate keys and these will work without issue. These are keyed to the full versions and are not OEM keys. They work with the genuine Microsoft download ISO from Microsoft. That "security" thingy has me concerned as well. Sounds like a key gen. Most key gens also include hacking tools. Plus that seems a little too cheap to be on the level.
Sorry but I didn't post that link. Also I wouldn't trust China for legit keys.


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02 May 2016   #72
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

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After this it will likely be learning Linux for me as I won't be moving on to Windows 10.
Scanner mate I have been trying out 10 on my old Toshiba only not with anything like email or my personal data just,a plain and install of 7 I put on a drive and upgraded it. Now I am still not keen on the GUI of 10 as it comes out of the box and run it with Classic Shell in 7 mode. It is usable if you don't mind some of the stuff that is still in panel form and it is quicker.
The stuff I still cannot get used to is the change from what I thought was a closed system to one that can be accessed although a lot of the switches to stop access can be turned off - having said that I think some of the updates turn them back on again and I am still not convinced if I want to stay with it.
Tomorrow I am trying a clean install of 10 on my main laptop for a larger screen basically. So in essence I have three drives now for the Toshiba with 7 on one Linux Mint and 10 on two others. I think you will find the Linux also takes some getting used to because it seems to me that a lot of changing stuff around involves what we know as the command prompt in Windows. I have got my emails on the Linux set up with the Thunderbird server and it seems to work quite well but the GUI is still not as simple as WLM.

But for the meantime I staying with 7 as long as possible and just dabble around in 10 because I get the impression that a lot of the 7 crew who are running 10 now are doing something along the lines that I am doing - on different machines or drives.

It is so sad that so much angst has been caused by Microsoft but in the long run I think maybe we are stuck with it and one has to keep in mind what comes next?? - something equally upsetting??
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05 May 2016   #73
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Laith View Post
While we are on the talk about Windows 7 license keys i'll recommend a site that can be useful and MONEY-SAVING for alot of people. The reason why i capitalized the MONEY-SAVING is because it is THAT cheap. One Windows 7 Professional license key costs 24USD! They don't only have Professional, they have Ultimate, Home Premium and Home Basic. Depending on the edition you like you will either pay more or less. The most expensive one they have right now is Ultimate which costs 34USD. Anyways, lets get straight into the point, the website. The website is called Kinguin and can be found here. Just search for Windows 7 and all the available keys will be listed. They don't only offer Windows 7 keys, they also offer Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 for those who are interested. I can confirm that this site is real. I've bought from Kinguin before and they are legit. One neat little thing is their Protection thingy for a few extra dollars, in case the key is invaild or you didn't get your key you can use the protection to get a new one.
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05 May 2016   #74
alphaniner

Windows 7 Professional x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Also, Skylake has no support for installing Win 7 via USB.
Maybe I'm missing something here, but I was able to install Win7 on a Skylake system via USB. I had to slipstream the USB drivers, of course.

But later I learned of a special BIOS option (in updated BIOS) which allowed setting the USB controller to a special mode solely for the purpose of installing Win7.
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05 May 2016   #75
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

That's really weird because I've bought from them, they are perfectly legit. Even Pauls Hardware made a video about them, so I have no idea why they are reporting Kinguin as being a scam or something.

EDIT: It seems like some people misunderstood the 'protection' thing, for a dollar you can get a 'protection' so that if your key is invaild they will send you a new key.
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05 May 2016   #76
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yea the most interesting thing is their location lol good luck with any problems or disputes
So they give another stolen key for an extra dollar
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05 May 2016   #77
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit
 
 

Just because they are legit doesn't mean that they are legal and haven't been stolen.
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05 May 2016   #78
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep pretty much why Steam has gone to 2 step verify and alerts when keys are being used from another machine their site has been robbed so many times and every one's accounts too by slick thieves selling keys
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06 May 2016   #79
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yes well legit or not it seems real odd that instead of Microsoft whining about illegal use of their software why don't they chase down the dealers selling this stuff??

Too busy flogging us stuff that is "free" (10) and they are quite happy for us to have that but not some apparently "defunct" system such as 7 are they that greedy??.
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06 May 2016   #80
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

The way this site is structured with different venders actually selling the codes might make tracking them a tad fun
Sites will usually just change names or the way it's structured the venders will just change and the main site stays the same but immune because it's not shown as selling anything
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