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Windows 7: MacGyver2 challange

29 Aug 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I am on and think I might have found a good site for FREE software.
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29 Aug 2009   #12

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

If you're looking to use gimp as a photoshop regular you may find it useful to have a search for "gimpshop" which is a customised version of The Gimp with menus Etc, arranged in PS format - not sure what rev of Gimp it runs now but it may help with the transition

As for sources of software have a look at these ....
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29 Aug 2009   #13


Excellent progress. I am also quite happy to see others involved.

As for tho "how" I propose three options:

1) I will buy the software from and have it shipped to you on release day, I will of course post a reciept to verify the purchase. If you are not comfortable giving a stranger your address (and I totally understand that) we can:

2) I will buy the software from, ship it to a admin here and they can re-ship it to you if they are willing.

3) I can pay-pal the $$ to a admin and they can purchase it and ship it to you.

Since I am not sure what version of vista you are running now, the copy of Windows Ultimate7 will ber a full version.

As for my motivation, which I am sure some are questioning, I am doing this because I honestly believe people can get by without pirating software, the need does not exist, and two, I felt a need to back my convictions with cash, put my money where my mouth is as they say.
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29 Aug 2009   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I am running a non registered version of 7. The version of Vista that came with this laptop was home premium which I would have upgraded to my legit copy of Vista Ultimate I got with a purchase of something and never opened since the laptop I had back then came with VIsta Ultimate when I baught it used/new (can explain this later)
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29 Aug 2009   #15

Windows 7 Professional x64

LOL Why don't you use Vista if you don't have the money to buy Windows 7?
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29 Aug 2009   #16

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Still Clueless as to this threads purpose
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29 Aug 2009   #17

Windows 7 Professional x64

He's trying to get free Windows 7.
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29 Aug 2009   #18

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

Show of support in my case ... Go MacGyver
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29 Aug 2009   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Still Clueless as to this threads purpose

Since every response kind of goes unanswered in a direct way, so am I. Maybe that's why it's in the chillout room.
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29 Aug 2009   #20

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

The basic challenge is set out here ....

Microsoft: Validation for Windows 7 is coming soon!

Basically it's get rid of the pirated stuff and get you copy of Windows 7 paid for


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by macgyver2 View Post
To whom ever said its not a need/want stuff. Until you live my life don't assume what is a need or want. I have one job skill and that is computers, I get by with tech support with local families or college students and they run windows 7 so if I want to support these people I NEED windows 7.

As for giving up stuff I need is what I need, new pants shirts stuff like that not food or shelter and I would never take away from my wife, she got what she needed I went without so I could get a computer able to use the programs I use for working some of which cost 600 or more, I am a network+ Security+ and Certified Forensic Computer examiner (CFCE) all of which set me back thousands just to prove I could do the work before I saw any money come back to me. I have been on both sides of this debate, I used my certs to help stop people from doing what i do now.

I believe some time in the future, hopefully soon this problem/debate with become a mute point as open source and just a better overall "system" will eliminate the need to steel that our own society drives with all the excess we think we need. Take any product that is stolen regularly that there is more product then demand, which makes little sense they don't lower the price or give it away since sitting on a shelf or where ever isn't making any money anyway.

A man down the street went to jail for 2 months for steeling a hammer and other hand tools so he could get a job in construction after losing his job. Now the stores have more then enough tools they could have helped him out so he could make an honest living. would you help pay for his tools so he could work? my tools are windows and this laptop, I found the money for the hardware and running 7 which will expire in 29 days are you going to help me pay for it so I can work legit? (I don't think anyone will) will I pirate 7? well if I can earn the extra money to pay yes I will, do I think I can earn it before I run out of time, not sure I want to pad MS profit margines to be honest but then again I settle for the free copy of 7 home premium whatever from my new laptop which had vista on it and should fall under the upgrade thing.
I am the one who said want is not need, and yes, I probably would have boiught the hammer for him so he coould work, and interesting challenge you pose to me. Would I help you buy windows7 so you could work.

Well, 1st of all it wont be out in 29 days, so you will need to re-arm your copy, but I wioll make you a deal. YOU get rid of ALL your pirated software, and I will cover your cost of Windows7 Ultimate. and have it shipped to you, I will pre-purchase it from, BUT you must get rid of all your pirated software.

Now, there is no way I can honestly verify you have done this, so I will take your word. Now...challenge back at you.
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