Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 32bit (OEM) System Builder DVD 1 Pack (For Refurbished PC Installation)
- Intended for distribution with a refurbished PC
- This product ships in an envelope or plastic case
- Easily create a home network and connect your PCs to a printer with HomeGroup.
- Make your web experience faster, easier and safer than ever with Internet Explorer 8.
- Start programs faster and more easily, and quickly find the documents you use most often.
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Everything went fine until I started getting the warning message to activate my copy of Windows. I tried entering and reentering the product key on the disc envelope. Each time I got an error stating that the key was invalid.
I found online that most people fixed the issue by activating via telephone (MS support). I clicked START and typed "slui 4", right-clicked and chose "Run as administrator". I was given a number to call MS (you have to choose your country and then it gives you the 888 number to call).
You have to read 9 sets of 6 digit numbers into the phone. The system then gives you a bunch of numbers you have to enter at the bottom of that window. The system also asked me how many PCs I was installing this on (which seemed weird since I assumed they were all for a single install). When I clicked the NEXT button, I got a "success" message and am now officially activated.
I had no problems activating Win 7 online, although the key code sticker was a little difficult to read. The DVD was not as fancy as my old Win XP CD (which had a huge hologram all over it). Pretty plain packaging.
After install, the only device it did not recognize was my Soundblaster Audigy 2 card, and the stock graphics card driver for my old Nvidia 7600 GS was from 2009. The Windows updates did offer a driver for the Soundblaster and a Jan. 2013 update for the graphics. I accepted both, instead of downloading separate ones from the makers' sites. The Nvidia one looks fine. But the Soundblaster one lacks loudness or volume when I tested it in Win Media Player (had to up my speakers' volume more than usual). I may get the driver from Soundblaster's web site anyway.
The only real difficulty is that so many updates and patches have been issued by Microsoft since Service Pack 1. Over 180 of them marked "important" and a few more marked "optional". I tried to do them all in one fell swoop and that caused Win 7 to choke. It's best to do them in groups, and restart after each group: Internet Explorer ones first, then regular Win 7 security patches, then other non-security Win 7 patches (except .Net), next the .Net patches, finally, any driver or equipment updates. I wouldn't install any of the optional updates until reading about them first. The only really crucial "optional" update is the Win 7 Platform Update which I did install (the description read like many of the components for a "Service Pack 2").
Everything works perfectly. This is a 32 bit operating system. If you are not sure whether you have 32 or 64 bit
just lookup your computer online and see what processor (cpu) is in it. Then google that. You should be able to see
whether yours is 32 or 64 bit. I performed a clean install on a new blank hard drive. I am a computer professional and
I do these installs all the time. I bought this disk from Amazon because the company that I usually buy from is out of stock.
After you install it you will need to register it with Microsoft. You just call them up and read some numbers to them and then
copy some numbers down on the computer you installed this on. Easy-peasy. You will also need to go to the manufacturers
website and download & install any device drivers that are not included on the disk.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was a big help. My original hard drive had crashed and the OS I got helped out. It is not yet completed but one step at a time. It is a great OS and it works as advertised.Published 17 minutes ago by TaylorBland
No bad for Windows,( WHICH I HATE RABIDLY). Way way better than that horrid Windows 10!Published 1 day ago by Holden Wood
This CD takes a while to download and the product code needs to be entered many times before Microsoft will accept.Published 3 days ago by Kindle Customer
THE PRODUCT WAS FINE. iT MAY HAVE BEEN THE POST OFFICE BUT THE SHIPPING WAS 2 WEEKS OUT. It said it shipped then 5 days later I get another it shipped notice.Published 4 days ago by gary
Useless, Product key code bogus, Microsoft would not activate. Wasted my money.Published 12 days ago by Jeff Danielson
This product came on time and was ready to be used immediately. I had the Windows 10 iso on a thumb drive so I stuck the drive in and started the media. Read morePublished 13 days ago by C. W. Loy
Watch out these are not new keys they are used. The decal with the key you could tell was removed off of something and can not be removed to put on the computer you are loading it... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Hunter D. Johnson