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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on March 6, 2015
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I bought this product assuming I was getting a genuine Microsoft product. After one month the software says it has determined that it is NOT genuine Microsoft (i.e., counterfeit in some way) software. Well it comes down to this. Amazon is either selling counterfeit software or Microsoft has figured another angle to fleece customers of their money. Whatever the case, shame on you all! For now I am out $151 and this product can't be returned.
And to add insult to injury, my efforts to remedy the problem with Microsoft to get a re-issuance of a new product set of keys in order to make it "genuine" proved to be a hopeless venture in "herding cats" on their corporate website. I give up! I realize I will have to assume the purchase of this product as a dead loss & Amazon won't do anything about it. I recognize Amazon is probably not to blame. But, I also know this is the last Microsoft product I will ever buy. Enjoy!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on March 12, 2015
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Did not open package until months later. When trying to use, it was an invalid product key. This is fradulent
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 6, 2015
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Working copy of windows 7 Pro not pirated. Needed if you plan on running anything but minium specs. I despise the layout of windows 8. Windows 7 for me all around.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 5, 2015
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I installed this on my new MacBook Air using bootcamp. It was flawless and I find that my programs run faster than they did on my Windows XP PC. No problems.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 5, 2015
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Great OS and very well supported by Microsoft. The 64 bit version allows significant expansion of RAM.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Installed into a new PC build with zero issues and comes with a free upgrade for Windows 10 when it comes out. I can't complain. What made me go for this instead of Ultimate is the major difference in price. Professional has everything I need (including up to 32GB of Ram), so it was financially reasonable to purchase this and use the money I saved from not purchasing Ultimate on PC hardware.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 8, 2015
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I've been using Windows 7 Pro since April 2014 when Microsoft ended support of Windows XP Professional. Had to buy two more copies of Windows 7 Professional for two more computers that I own, and was already using it on another computer so I knew already what to expect with it.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 6, 2015
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I tried using Windows 8 on a new computer I purchased and I hated it. Windows 8 was the first OS I honestly could call "user unfriendly". The GUI looked liked a five-year-old got out his box of crayons and scribbled a few borderless squares on a screen and submitted it for the Windows 8 GUI. There were other major, productivity-infringing issues with Windows 8 so I decided I wanted to help Microsoft out by subscribing to the Windows 10 Technical Preview, but it still wasn't getting any better with each iteration, despite the voluminous feedback from both myself and other users. I just got the feeling they aren't committed to people like myself so I went back to Windows 7, while I still could. I just don't understand this whole mess. Windows 7 was the best version of Windows that Microsoft ever put out; it was their "winning recipe", so when the next version of Windows came out...they threw away the winning recipe and started over from scratch with some other version. Why couldn't they just have realized that Windows 8/10 is one huge mistake, apologize to the public for releasing something like that, then re-releasing Windows 7. When you have a winning formula, stay with the formula instead of ditching it for something else entirely. I will never go back to Windows after this.
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on March 24, 2015
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Very smooth install on a fresh SSD.
I had Vista SP2 32-bit on my Lenovo T61. It's a 5yr old machine (as of 2014); and although the OS had to go, the high-res display, T9300 CPU, discrete graphics, and 4GB of RAM is more than sufficient for my use. To save money I went the route of upgrade instead of purchase. A new SSD and this Win7 Pro 64-bit revived my computer to squeeze another few years of life out of it. Since I went from a 32bit OS to a 64bit OS, I bought an enclosure for my old HD so that I'd have access to all my files after installing the new OS.
Why not Win8? 1. I don't have a touch screen so I wouldn't realize most of the functionality. 2. I didn't want to have to use a sign-in for a windows account to use my computer. 3. I have Win7 at work and am familiar with it. Plus, the EOL of Win7 is a few years off, and by that time new hardware is almost mandatory.
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on March 30, 2015
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Everything installed OK except 'Permissions". As I said in the Windows 7 32 bit review you had to be a Harvard graduate in engineering to define and comprehend how to change the permissions. The people that write this software are not living in the "real world". Once I changed the definitions of three major words---"inherited to copied", "object to folder", and "child to files in a folder" I was able to change permissions but it wasn't easy. The networking and home-group network worked well with two other Windows 7 computers. Keep in mind though Windows 7 does not like old stuff and you will invariably have to purchase some new boards.
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