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Windows 7: Looking for Windows 7 Pro

13 Jan 2014   #1
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Looking for Windows 7 Pro

Any sites still have Windows 7 Professional full boxed version?


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13 Jan 2014   #2
theog

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13 Jan 2014   #3
gregrocker

 

I wouldn't pay $400! Tiger Direct has full OEM version for $135, Home Premium for $89.

MS appears to be hiding the full and Upgrade retail versions of their only successful OS, perhaps to cut down on support load since OEM doesn't include it.
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13 Jan 2014   #4
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
I would avoid Amazon for buying software. They have been know to unwittingly sell counterfeits since they often get their software from dodgy sources. Even worse are their Marketplace vendors which, apparently, Amazon doesn't vet very well. That is the story with this one. Also, the price they are asking is much too high by well over $100; I wouldn't trust a company that gouges like that.

NewEgg is a safer place to get software from. They still have Win 7 Pro OEM. While OEM is not as desirable as retail, it's all that is available from safe sources anymore now.
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13 Jan 2014   #5
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I wouldn't pay $400! Tiger Direct has full OEM version for $135, Home Premium for $89.

MS appears to be hiding the full and Upgrade retail versions of their only successful OS, perhaps to cut down on support load since OEM doesn't include it.
Win 7 was M$'s only successful OS? What about XP? Granted, Win 7 has been M$'s most successful OS so far but XP was the most successful OS until Win 7 eventually passed it up (and it didn't happen overnight by any stretch).
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13 Jan 2014   #6
gregrocker

 

It is their only successful OS now which should be available for purchase. XP remained on sale after Win7 was released.

What's happening here is that they are ignoring consumer demand in the face of overwhelming rejection of Win8. As a measure, nearly every single new PC consumer review on Best Buy rages against it.

MS appears to be focused on their new Apple business plan to vend Social Media style apps from a phone GUI which no one wants on a MS OS. They feel they can ride out the storm. A lot will depend on the new CEO with Bill Gates heading the search committee, but may be having trouble finding one. With strong rejection of Office 13/365 and Surface, Xbox may remain their only successful product unless changes are made soon.

Give new PC owners a Win7 Upgrade kit like was done for Vista. Sell Win7 retail copies proudly. If MS doesn't want to support it, send them here to Win7 HQ.
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13 Jan 2014   #7
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It is their only successful OS now.
It will be the only current one starting 04/08/2014 but that will never change the fact it was successful.
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13 Jan 2014   #8
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

With OEM, I can't transfer it to another PC? It has to stay with the hardware it was originally installed on?

Any places to get Home Premium Full retail?
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13 Jan 2014   #9
gregrocker

 

I have not seen it for weeks. I think they may have stopped shipping it. It's an appalling miscalculation, and they must know it.

Late breaking news: Ford CEO turned down MS job offer. They may change search to get a tech CEO. Will they hire someone who tells them the truth about the prospects of their Apple business plan?
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13 Jan 2014   #10
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Unless M$ decides to release it again (highly unlikely), for all practical purposes, Win 7 retail is gone. OEM is the only safe option anyone has left for anyone wanting to buy Win 7.

True, technically, you cannot transfer OEM to another PC. Some people have managed to convince M$ to make an exception for them by claiming to be replacing the MOBO in their PC, but that is highly unethical. It's also been rumored that M$ has been tightening up on making that exception.

There are a few places still advertising Win 7 Retail packages for sale but buying from them is very risky since those copies have a high probability of being counterfeits or they are being sold by speculators that are jacking the prices to obscene amounts.
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