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Windows 7: Windows 7/10 upgrade path

05 Jun 2017   #31
NathanA

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Really? That is hard to believe. A $300.00 Windows Ultimate off of eBay of $80.00 that is legal.
As I believe I stressed, a USED copy (and it very clearly was used, borne out both by the posted pictures before I bought it and the box-in-hand after it arrived). And from an individual who has only ever listed one copy of Windows on eBay, ever.

Sometimes private owners want to simply clean out what they perceive to be "clutter" from their lives ASAP with little hassle, and without wringing every last possible penny of value from it. Haven't you ever been to a garage sale that 1 out of 10 times where you run across something that is clearly undervalued? Guess it's your lucky day. Current owner just wants it gone and doesn't care about leaving some money on the table. Underpricing things has a way of causing them to move fast, assuming that is your intention.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Please complete this tutorial by Brink with your new install.
I actually would love to humor you on this (truly, no sarcasm), but as I very clearly pointed out in my post, the machine was upgraded to Windows 10 immediately afterward. So I cannot run MGADiag on the Windows 7 install, since it no longer exists. And I'm certainly not about to spend hours (not to mention disrupt the end-user's life) to uninstall 10, run MGADiag, and then re-install 10, just to prove to you that this was a valid copy. (This is assuming that at this point, uninstalling and going back to Windows 7 is still possible.)

I'm happy to run MGADiag on the current Windows 10 install if you think that would prove anything. The fact that MS activated Win10 after an in-place upgrade from this copy of 7 is proof enough for me. If I have a free evening, I might even entertain the idea of running over there with a blank hard drive, swapping that in for the one that has the end-user's current install, installing and re-activating this Windows 7 from scratch on this spare drive as a test, collecting the MGADiag results, and then putting the original hard drive back. As I'm sure you can appreciate, though, this time-consuming task is not high on my priority list.

-- Nathan


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05 Jun 2017   #32
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If I understand correctly you no longer have a Windows 7 problem because W-10 is installed at this time.
Is that correct?

From you post #1. This is what was clear to me.

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Here's the situation: have a friend with a computer that needs to get to at least Windows 7 (after which Win10 should be straightforward, if they decide to do so)
Just for your knowledge. I'm not wanting humored. I was trying to help you with your problem.
If you really want to know if your W-10 install is proper, we have a sister forum that will be able to help you.

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