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Windows 7: Windows 7 with Intel Pentium D 925

28 Jan 2013   #21

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

So really what I am after is some advice on something I could do to this set up to make it passable, or a budget update.

Hope you can help.

Alex[/QUOTE]

What do you mean by passable, and a budget upgrade would be to buy windows 7 oem.

Operating Systems, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows XP Server at TigerDirect.com

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28 Jan 2013   #22
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Did XP come preinstalled on the PC?

If so it qualifies you for Upgrade version Windows 7.

If you installed Home Premium you can buy an Upgrade key for it which we will help you activate following Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version.

Very few consumers need the more expensive higher versions which offer just a few extra expensive features but otherwise are the same OS.

Technically there is no trial period and you should not install Windows 7 if you haven't bought it. But considering you had a bootleg copy and are trying to make it right this is probably your best course.

Look over these tools and methods which work best for getting and keeping a perfect Windows 7 install and are the same for retail: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

To help conserve resources I'd also follow these steps to Optimize Windows 7
especially editing Visual Effects of animation, fading, sliding, dragging intact, and selection rectangle which are huge RAM hogs.
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29 Jan 2013   #23

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

FWIW, the Windows 7 Ultimate installation is counterfeit - it's an Acer OEM_SLP Key on a Gigabyte motherboard with a Gigabyte SLIC table - and the motherboard was manufactured 3 years before Windows 7 was launched.
This can only 'work' if the installation is enabled by a hacker's Activation Exploit.
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29 Jan 2013   #24

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
FWIW, the Windows 7 Ultimate installation is counterfeit - it's an Acer OEM_SLP Key on a Gigabyte motherboard with a Gigabyte SLIC table - and the motherboard was manufactured 3 years before Windows 7 was launched.
This can only 'work' if the installation is enabled by a hacker's Activation Exploit.
OK well that's what I have been waiting for.

Just one more question. Are you absolutely sure.?

I could ask my friend but I prefer not to. I drove through the snow for 30 miles last year to pull him out of a ditch, he didn't ask me if my car was taxed or if I had committed any traffic violations on the way.

I will continue with this version I have now for a week or two and either pay for it or bin it.

I ran the windows experience, and the results are the same for both.


Xp didn't come with the pc but it was a genuine disk xp pro
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29 Jan 2013   #25

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

To be valid, the machine would have to be manufactured by Acer, with an Acer COA sticker for Windows 7 Ultimate on the case - and the motherboard would have to have a BIOS dated after July 2009.
Your machine fulfils none of those requirements, that I can see.
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29 Jan 2013   #26

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
To be valid, the machine would have to be manufactured by Acer, with an Acer COA sticker for Windows 7 Ultimate on the case - and the motherboard would have to have a BIOS dated after July 2009.
Your machine fulfils none of those requirements, that I can see.
OK I got it. I will consign the previous install to the bin.

So having seen my set up is there an inexpensive upgrade I could do to enhance windows 7.

Having got a genuine copy running now.
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29 Jan 2013   #27

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

As gregrocker says, if you have a valid COA sticker (for XP or Vista) on the case of the machine, then you qualify for an Upgrade to Windows 7 - we'd all be prepared to assist you in getting that installed and activated properly.
If there's no COA sticker, then the machine is unlicensed (unless you have a retail copy of Windows??) and you'd need a Full license for the install.
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29 Jan 2013   #28

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
As gregrocker says, if you have a valid COA sticker (for XP or Vista) on the case of the machine, then you qualify for an Upgrade to Windows 7 - we'd all be prepared to assist you in getting that installed and activated properly.
If there's no COA sticker, then the machine is unlicensed (unless you have a retail copy of Windows??) and you'd need a Full license for the install.
So far we have established that I have to bin the software I used when first visiting the forum.

I can buy windows 7 home premium for 42.74, which won't break the bank.

The windows xp I have is genuine but upgrading it is probably going to cost as much.

So if someone would offer an opinion as to my set up and do you think 7 will improve it much.?
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29 Jan 2013   #29

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dellboy7 View Post
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I can buy windows 7 home premium for 42.74, which won't break the bank.

The windows xp I have is genuine but upgrading it is probably going to cost as much.

So if someone would offer an opinion as to my set up and do you think 7 will improve it much.?

Where are you finding Windows 7 Home Premium for that price? - if on eBay or suchlike, ignore it - it's probably counterfeit.

...at least this would be genuine... Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade English (GFC-00026) - dabs.com (if they had any stock!)
Looks like my other regular supplier is also out of stock... Award winning supplier, performance hardware & systems - Scan.co.uk
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29 Jan 2013   #30

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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