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Initial post: May 2, 2012 9:31:13 AM PDT
I need a full version of Windows 7, preferably NON-oem. Home premium or professional.

It would be best for local deal, so I can pick up and not wait for shipping, unless it can be downloaded onto a disk.

I am currently looking too, post prices if you can.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 9:46:24 AM PDT
StriderNeo15 says:
I got a guy about 4 doors down that is selling windows 7 for $39.99.

He'll be waiting for you in his garage.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 9:59:25 AM PDT
Thanks for the good post Stride.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 10:02:46 AM PDT
www.ultimatesteal.com

$65 digital and $13 for a copy on disk from Microsoft.

It's an upgrade copy, Win 7 pro X64. Just install XP and then overwrite it with this.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 10:02:58 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 2, 2012 10:09:02 AM PDT
I laughed.

Make sure you get 64 bit windows though.

You can get Win 7 Pro: Full for only $249.99 on sale at newegg right now. $189 for home premium.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 10:11:27 AM PDT
The problem is finding a XP disc, I don't think I have one haha.

Yes, for sure 64 bit.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 10:12:05 AM PDT
http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/cat/categoryid.37826100/

No one in your home has an old XP disk for windows or anyone you know?

Posted on May 2, 2012 10:14:16 AM PDT
What do you have against OEM copies?

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 10:14:23 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 10:14:53 AM PDT
You can only use them on one system, not on future upgrades.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 10:15:12 AM PDT
Also, read this:

http://www.win7ebook.com/clean-install-windows-7-from-the-upgrade-disc/

"in my testing, as long as I started the Win7 installation from within Windows, the upgrade key passed validation. It didn't matter, in my test runs, whether the PC's previous version of Windows had ever been validated as "genuine" or not."

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 10:17:36 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 2, 2012 10:18:03 AM PDT
Is that new with Windows 7? I've been using an OEM copy of XP for 3 or 4 computers now. Usually I have to call MS to activate it but I haven't had any problems thus far.

I'd still think that paying $139 now, or even twice sometime down the road, is better than paying $250 in the off chance you'd want to go install crazy.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 10:20:42 AM PDT
As of Vista.

Just hold onto the XP disk :) That student edition is an upgrade for $65.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 10:21:55 AM PDT
Well I'm glad you told me now. I've got an unused OEM copy waiting for a machine to put it on so I guess I better make it count.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 10:25:44 AM PDT
Yeah I was originally going to go with the 64.95 from Microsoft store but it's only an upgrade. If I can find a Windows XP or Vista OS in my house somewhere I will do that.

T - As Capt stated, it won't ever let you update the mobo. Which is something I might end up doing since I got a good mobo for the time being for my uses.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 10:30:40 AM PDT
It usually locks itself to a specific system. Changing too much hardware can give you issues stating its not a valid windows activation.

I don't believe it comes with phone support either, but I could be wrong.

Some people report no issues when calling and explaining what they're doing with their OEM copy, but just to be safe I use full or upgrade versions.

And with those student prices, you can't really go wrong. $78 for a disk upgrade. I paid $43 when I bought it because it was initially only 29.99 for Win 7 Pro x64 off there.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 10:31:34 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 2, 2012 10:31:45 AM PDT
I would check with everyone you know. If you can get a copy of XP on it you're set. Once its overwritten by 7 you don't need it anyway.

Unless you have to reformat.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 10:44:42 AM PDT
You got a copy of XP?

xP roll'd

Haha

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 10:45:39 AM PDT
Actually I don't. I think my father in law has mine. I usually just borrow one.
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