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Windows 7: Help Deciding on a tower Pc

10 Oct 2014   #11

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit

it's not a big deal for someone to not list an OS.
I'm not the one making a big deal out of it. It would have been a comment forgotten if you had not now added 2 more posts on that alone.

Note I first said there was no mention of a power supply and added my concerns on that. Then I said there was no mention of a case and added comments about that. And finally, I added at the end, there was no mention of an OS.

[edit add:]You posted twice to comment about my commenting on OS licensing. I did not mean for it to become the topic of the thread, as I know it is the HW forum. But it is also a common misconception among many users new to doing their own upgrades, that they can use their OEM licenses from their last computer on their new or upgraded computer. But that is a EULA violation and illegal with OEM licenses, by far the most common. I didn't see the harm or problem pointing that out when giving hardware upgrade advice as I think most people want to be "honest" when using their computers too.

If I violated a hardware forum policy, then, I am sorry. I didn't know. [edit]

If they have questions about reusing a HDD in the scenario you described, then by all means....set em straight.
Sorry, but I don't assume anyone knows all the questions to ask when seeking help. Nor do I assume unasked questions mean they know the answers.

@shanefromoz - sorry for the unnecessary OT sidetracks. I only want your son to be legal. Please disregard my comments about Windows licensing if it doesn't apply to you.

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10 Oct 2014   #12

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1

You didn't violate anything at all. Your first post on the matter was a little preachy......that is all. I was just offering up a reason why one MIGHT not add an OS to a parts list for a build. I think you have made much more of a deal out of this than I have....if we're being honest. The OP has taken care of the problem with a new graphics card and his son is happy. Case closed
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12 Oct 2014   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate

Yes case closed.
Thanks to all that have assisted me.
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