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    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
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       #21

    Hi...and thanks! Here's the snippet. This is an eBay item.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Win7 x64 OS Home Premium Problem-win7-oem-dsp.png  
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  2. Posts : 25,847
    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
       #22

    Well I have been doing some looking.

    I found these.

    What is the difference between win pro 7 DSP OEI DVD and the normal - Microsoft Community

    https://social.microsoft.com/Forums/...=genuinewindow

    They seem to be legal but very old. Make sure they have SP-1 included.

    I personally would never buy a operating system off of eBay.
    Beware of cheep prices.
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    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
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       #23

    Bear, thanks! I see on the ad that SP-1 is included...and of course Win7 is not a new OS and since MS has done away with issuing new Win7 OEM OS what's left? But thanks,...I am being very cautious on this as I don't trust eBay sellers either.

    Rather than being led by the nose with these licensing issues, what is your opinion about setting up Ubuntu 14 instead?...or in some manner on our desktops? Can we partition a 2TB new HD without going out of the frying pan into the fire? Or would it be better to have a 2nd HD so I can choose between which OS I want to use? I have no experience with Ubuntu but started to do some reading yesterday afternoon before we had a power outage that lasted til 9:30pm.

    Look forward to your reply!
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    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
       #24

    Personally never care for Ubuntu or any Linux operating system.
    I have tried several and will now and again try some more to see if I find one I like.

    I install operating system on their own drive and see if I like them.
    I have tried VM with Linux. Didn't care for that much either. VM worked but I just haven't found a Linux I care for.

    It's just a trial and like or dislike personal thing.
    When I get in the mood again I will give Linux another go.
    I haven't found anything better than Windows 7.

    Just for backup, I have a new Windows 7/64 Pro in my desk. It's never been used and I don't worry about it being a legal Windows 7 because I'm positive it is because of where I bought it.
    Price is a clue.
    Windows 7/64 Pro sells for $140.00. Wholesale is $125.00. When you see very cheap prices (beware).

    Note:
    Their are several members that also use Linux and Windows 7 and are happy doing so.

    Here are some very nice tutorials that can help you.


    By Golden
    Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux


    By whs
    VMware Player - Install and Setup Zorin

    By Kari
    Linux - Install on Windows 7 Virtual Machine using VirtualBox

    Take your time going through them.
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    win 7 home premium 64 bit
       #25

    Layback Bear said:
    Personally never care for Ubuntu or any Linux operating system.
    I have tried several and will now and again try some more to see if I find one I like.

    I install operating system on their own drive and see if I like them.
    I have tried VM with Linux. Didn't care for that much either. VM worked but I just haven't found a Linux I care for..
    When I get in the mood again I will give Linux another go.
    .

    @Layback Bear:

    I look forward to your possible trials of a Linux OS, I am looking to go that way once Windows 7 is
    no longer supported by MS....

    I have heard that Linux Mint and Linus Puppy are very good versions that users claim are very
    similar to what we know and like about Windows 7.

    I would love to see a review by you of these two OS versions.
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  6. Posts : 25,847
    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
       #26

    Don't hold your breath because I have no idea when such a thing will happen.
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    win 7 home premium 64 bit
       #27

    Layback Bear said:
    Don't hold your breath because I have no idea when such a thing will happen.

    Thanks for the response, I can always hope.
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    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #28

    Hi,
    The only place I would buy from is if was sold and shipped by Amazon or Newegg.com
    Forget all the garage venders.
    And definitely do not accept a download and a emailed activation key that is a red flag for stolen or salvaged of an old oem machine...
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    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
       #29

    legacy7955 said:
    I have heard that Linux Mint and Linus Puppy are very good versions that users claim are very
    similar to what we know and like about Windows 7.
    Linux Mint has a high-volume forum that will answer most of your questions. Find it with Google.

    Zorin is another "Windows-like" Linux distribution that is often recommended for newcomers to Linux.

    You can rather easily get a Linux Mint desktop to highly resemble Windows, but that's only part of the battle.

    There's still a considerable learning curve to understand the Linux file structure and how to do the things you now do on Windows---locate suitable apps, install apps, upgrade apps, maintain and upgrade the OS as needed, backup the OS, backup data, trouble-shoot unexpected problems, etc, etc.

    It's not as easily done as some would have you believe. The temptation is to backslide and go back to Windows. You aren't likely to have a reasonable grasp of Linux unless you spend several hundred hours on it--and during that time your productivity will be low and your frustration level will be higher than you would like.

    There's no substitute for trying it--I would put Linux on a totally different hard drive, rather than on a separate partition of a Windows drive.
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  10. Posts : 25,847
    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
       #30

    ignatzatsonic Post #29

    Very well stated.
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