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Windows 7: Not genuine windows 7

26 Nov 2013   #1
blindaussie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
Not genuine windows 7

I bought this laptop off eBay about 6 weeks ago and just found out it hasn't got a genuine window 7 installed. I went to the dell web site and entered the laptop ID and found out it's suppose to have windows Vista installed.I want to know if I re install windows vista (which is what dell told me I could do) if i bought and Installed the windows 7 upgrade would it register ok with windows


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26 Nov 2013   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Yes, as long as the Vista is genuine. Is there a COA sticker stuck beneath the laptop? If so, what version of Windows does it refer to?
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27 Nov 2013   #3
blindaussie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Windows Vista Home Premiuim
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27 Nov 2013   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

That will be ok then.
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27 Nov 2013   #5
blindaussie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

thanks for your help
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28 Nov 2013   #6
blindaussie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

does anyone know where i can download a copy of windows vista home edition iso so i can re-install with my serial number as i do not have the original copy as the person i bought it off install windows 7 over the top and i have search dell and can't get an answer on how to get a copy
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28 Nov 2013   #7
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Do you actually have a Windows 7 upgrade disc, or are you planning to get one. I doubt if you will be able to find any Vista installations anywhere & in fact it is very hard to find Windows 7 other than OEM. Microsoft do have Windows 7 downloadable versions at their website, but they are more expensive that an OEM.
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29 Nov 2013   #8
blindaussie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

I was planning on buying it on ebay
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29 Nov 2013   #9
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

NEVER buy software on eBay! - well over 50% is counterfeit.
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29 Nov 2013   #10
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blindaussie View Post
does anyone know where i can download a copy of windows vista home edition iso so i can re-install with my serial number as i do not have the original copy as the person i bought it off install windows 7 over the top and i have search dell and can't get an answer on how to get a copy
As you don't have a Windows 7 upgrade disc & as NoelDP has warned against buying it on eBay, the easiest way would just buy a straight Windows 7 installation disc & install it onto your laptop & forget about going via Vista.

You can try & get an OEM version from a computer shop or you can get one direct from Microsoft. These will of course cost a bit but you will have a valid activation key & a disc for future use if needed.
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