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Windows 7: Suspect RemoveWAT was used to make used computer appear valid

26 Mar 2014   #11
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Good job calling this vendor out Christy. It's hard to say how much a OEM w7 in bulk would cost. I suspect one can't even buy any now though.


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26 Mar 2014   #12
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Refurbishers (real ones) get a marked discount over even OEM System Builder, I believe - but there are strict rules over how such licenses can be used. They are currently using Windows 7 for refurbs, since XP was withdrawn from the chain over a year ago (I think the change happened when Win8 was released but I'm not sure)
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26 Mar 2014   #13
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

I was reading an article about a month ago that said Microsoft is no longer selling Windows 7 and the only place to get a licence is from resellers or places similar to Ebay
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26 Mar 2014   #14
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

MS is still supplying OEM System Builder licenses and packs to OEMs - but they haven't sold any Retail licenses since the launch of Windows 8.
This is their normal practice.
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26 Mar 2014   #15
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Apparently MS will allow OEMs to sell w7 machines to consumers until Oct 14, 2014. Microsoft extends date for OEM preloads of Windows 7 for business users | ZDNet
For business use, a little later.
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26 Mar 2014   #16
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

..and refurbs are a whole different ballgame altogether
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