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Windows 7: How can I obtain a copy of windows 7.

08 Apr 2015   #1
kit15

 
 
How can I obtain a copy of windows 7.

Hello, can someone please help. I currently have windows 8 Pro, however is there a way to install windows 7 for free?


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08 Apr 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I use local retail stores to buy my Microsoft Windows 7.

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08 Apr 2015   #3
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

There are OEM versions $150-180 [which marry its OS to one computer] and Microsoft blue-disk $200-300, which can be moved [but not copied] from computer to computer. Make sure retailer or computer store sells you what you want.
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08 Apr 2015   #4
tblob

Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Windows 8 PRO is often eligible for a "downgrade" to Windows 7.

Windows 7 "Retail" is long discontinued and is not available in any retail store. In fact, there are no Win7 "retail" copies available anywhere in the world except private sellers who want $$$$$

You can find OEM/System Builder copies from NewEgg, or a retail store like Fry's that caters to computer builders.
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08 Apr 2015   #5
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Downgrades are usually only available at time of purchase of the machine itself, and require the media to be provided by the manufacturer - this would certainly cost extra if not provided at time of purchase (and may not be available at all).
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08 Apr 2015   #6
kit15

 
 

Thanks NoelDP, I was going to ask next how do I go about downgrading to Windows 7.
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08 Apr 2015   #7
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Altex of Austin TX still has legal OEMs and true-blues of Windows 7.
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08 Apr 2015   #8
kit15

 
 

Thanks to everyone replies, I guess I will look into purchasing windows 7 somewhere on online. Whats the difference with 32 and 64 bit?
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08 Apr 2015   #9
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Don't even think about installing x64 if you have less than 4GB RAM on your machine - and don't bother installing x86/32-bit if you have more
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08 Apr 2015   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

My thoughts ?

Always install 64 bit on a 64 bit capable cpu, you can always add more memory
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