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Windows 7: Is A Retail Upgrade Disc Tied to One Computer?

29 Apr 2017   #11

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29 Apr 2017   #12
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Thanks Thrash, very interesting. Will come in handy at some point.

I just completed making a new disc for the defective one, so I now have the original upgrade media as it was when it was purchased, just in case. I replaced the defective disc, which had the label off center, and it made an extremely loud noise when I tried to use it, forcing me to go to Best Buy 6 years ago, where they charged me 80.00 to install Windows. If only I knew then what I know now...any number of ways to do it, but back then I was very green. Total cost for installing Windows 7 home Premium: 200.00, 120 to Walmart and 80 to Best Buy.
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