I found a used desktop (Dell Inspiron) on a facebook sale group - only$20.
First thing I notice: "This copy of Windows is not genuine".
But it has a proof-of-license sticker on the casement. Turns out the installed Windows 7 is Ultimate and the sticker is for Home Premium. Tried anyway, but it was rejected.
Installed = Win 7 Ultimate
Product Key = Win 7 Home Premium
I got a popup window: "You must either run Win 7 Setup or enter a Win 7 Ultimate product key".
Not knowing much about computers, I have no clue how I need to proceed. I'd really like to wind up with a genuine copy of windows, because apparently auto update will not work without it. The computer works with non-genuine copy of windows, but is extremely slow and has to be hard booted to turn off and besides, I don't want to fool with an illegal copy of Windows. Certainly I'd rather have Ultimate but Home Premium is good enough.
But don't I have to have the disk to run windows 7 Home Pr. Setup?
Any possible options greatly appreciated.
Edited by hamluis, 15 May 2016 - 03:53 PM.