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Windows 7: Upgrading to Windows 7

05 Feb 2017   #11
swiftie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
You will only find Win 7 Pro OEM for sale. And they aren't cheap
I'm finding Windows 7 packages on Amazon (UK) for less than 50. People installing them report success, including 100% verification genuine.
However, I'm likely to go with the refurbished systems, with Windows 7 installed. This will fix performance issues as well as support.


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05 Feb 2017   #12
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

A lot of these ultra cheap windows 7 packages are of such a nature that they will initially show as genuine, until the regular checks are performed by Microsoft, which will show duplicates and result in all copies of the keys being blocked.

The only truly trustworthy key these days is one that is physically shipped in an original sealed Microsoft package, where the key cannot be seen - and there are even some good counterfeits of these
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05 Feb 2017   #13
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Swiftie,
If your near southampton, have at look a JamiesComputers, Charity operation that sells refurbs, MS accredited.


Barman is correct the first major validation check takes place 30 days AFTER install, and most of the sellers sites only give a 30 day return policy. sneaky EH


Roy
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05 Feb 2017   #14
swiftie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Not exactly near, 25 miles away, but that would only cost me 1 in my electric car.
Thanks!
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05 Feb 2017   #15
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

I totally agree with Alejandro on post 9. In fact, it's the same I wrote on post 2.
I still have an old laptop with win XP. It works the same way, despite it has no more MS support.
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05 Feb 2017   #16
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Make sure the machine has a oem sticker that matches the version of windows it's installed with


If not make sure you post this information and insist the seller uses it and it says System builder and is a genuine win-7 activation key get this in writing too
Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions
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05 Feb 2017   #17
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swiftie View Post
One system is XP, which is out of support. Something is pestering to upgrade driver's, for a charge. This sort of thing upsets people in their 80's.
The other is on Vista; I'm unsure of the support stance on that.
Microsoft support means NOTHING for the user, it's totally irrelevant for the normal day to day use, as long as it can perform the tasks its intended to do, it will continue to do so well after the developer no longer cares about it. As for the drivers, disabling some autoupdate will probably stop the pestering (as always, automatic updates of anything are best left disabled).
That alone is a very poor reason to think of a change.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swiftie View Post
Both systems are quite slow (the PC equivalent of being in it's 80's), and the owners keep mentioning this.
That's a much better reason for a change, or at least for some action. But replacing XP for 7 will only make matters worse (its requirements are near 10 times more memory/hard disk/cpu power to get the same result) so if hardware is under pressure in XP, it will crawl in 7. As for Vista, it's almost the very same OS, I won't expect serious changes.
But a clean install is a sure way to speed up things somewhat.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swiftie View Post
If I fix one person's performance issues, I'll get inundated with similar problems.
So, replacing the hardware with refurbished systems is the best solution for me, and probably for them.
With all due respect, that doesn't looks like a professional way to act. Instead to approach a concrete problem, to suggest to throw the whole thing away and buy a new one. I would really try some of the many optimization things, and a hardware upgrade as the last resort if the computer is really too old to support even XP decently. Look here for some tips on that, most of them being also applicable to XP and Vista.
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05 Feb 2017   #18
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi @Alejandro85,
ive never had a pop at a member before BUT

Your lookin at it from >>your<< point of view not his, and certainly not his "customer".
From what i can glean reading between the lines is that thier WORRIED and frightened and certainly not computer literate, thier in there 80's way outside there comfort zone,
AND W7 is more secure than XP & Vista.

READ STOP AND THINK, thier certainly NOT comfortable >>quoting you<<, before you make such comments

Whatever suggestions we make its STILL up to the user and "customer" which way he/they go's at the end of the day

OH and by the way the link you posted that relates to W7, which thier not running

I've given Swiftie 2 choices
purchase of genuine OS discs
or an Up and running Refurbed computer
Both with prices
He can then ask and MORE IMPORTANTLY show his "customer" whats available.

Roy
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06 Feb 2017   #19
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swiftie View Post
One system is XP, which is out of support. Something is pestering to upgrade driver's, for a charge.
That would be a driver program that someone installed, unknowingly, just uninstall it.

It`s garbage.
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