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Do they still sell Windows 7?


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#1 lostsoul65

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 08:48 PM

I'm building another computer and I can't say I like windows 10 much. Everywhere I go it's an OEM, so do they still sell Windows 7 Home 64 bit full version (Not OEM)?



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Posted 03 November 2015 - 08:55 PM

OEM Version is basically the full version, just for system builders. So to answer your question yes. I bought an "OEM" Windows 7 CD when I built my PC and its no different than the "full version".


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Posted 03 November 2015 - 09:29 PM

There is a lot of difference in the OS software, like if your computer gets trashed, but I'm afraid I'm going to just have to buy the OEM because there is no more Non OEM OS's.


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Posted 04 November 2015 - 12:04 AM

It is possible to still get retail versions from eBay. Quite inexpensively. And no, not all eBay sellers are crooks. Just use good common sense.

 

Search eBay for  "Windows 7 Full Retail."


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Posted 04 November 2015 - 11:09 AM

FWIW:  http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-System-Builder-Packaging/dp/B00H09BB16 and http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Windows-Premium-Genuine-Product/dp/B012LLEIUS/ref=sr_1_3?s=software&ie=UTF8&qid=1446652661&sr=1-3&keywords=Windows+7+Home+Premium+Retail+version .

 

The only difference between the two (System Builder and Full) is that the license for any System Builder version is tied to the system installed...whereas the license for Full versions can travel to a replacement system.

 

In actuality...there is no difference.  A System Builder license can be moved to a replacement system that is built (I have done this with both XP and Win 7) legally, with the only possible hiccup being an explanation of why there is a replacement system.  Well...I will correct my assertion, there is one difference.  A System Builder license was never intended to be used to install Win 7 on an OEM (HP, Dell, etc.) system...but many users have nuked OEM systems and installed System Builder editions and, using the license that accompanies the System Builder edition (not the OEM license) encountered no problem.

 

In short...as long as a user is not attempting to use an OEM (Dell, HP, et alia) license...to activate an install done with either the System Builder or the Full version...there is no problem encountered by the user.

 

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