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#1 sikntired

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 03:54 PM

My current OS is Win 7 Home Premium 7x64 Sp-1

 

I bought this desktop with the above OS several years ago. Last year I was experiencing a problem and took it to the repair shop. When I got it back and booted Win 7 Pro was installed (I still have the DVD). I called the shop and told them of their error and was told that I could keep the Win 7 Pro or return it to them and have my original OS re-installed. Well, I opted to keep Win 7 Pro.

 

Then after that the hard drive went bad and had to be replaced so again I took it to the same repair shop. When I got it back home and booted Windows 7 Home Premium was installed. I called the shop owner and he verified they installed the OS it came with using the COA.

 

The question is do I have a legitimate Win 7 Pro DVD and could I legally install it on my current desktop?

 

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 01:02 AM


The question is do I have a legitimate Win 7 Pro DVD and could I legally install it on my current desktop?

That's a question probably best answered by the repair shop you took it to. Let's say, for now, it is/was a legit copy of Win 7 Pro they installed. Do you have the key for it?


I never make the same mistake twice....I always make it 5 or 6 times just to be sure!


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 06:50 AM

 


The question is do I have a legitimate Win 7 Pro DVD and could I legally install it on my current desktop?

That's a question probably best answered by the repair shop you took it to. Let's say, for now, it is/was a legit copy of Win 7 Pro they installed. Do you have the key for it?

 

No, unfortunately I do not. The repair shop gave me the DVD when I picked up the computer. I do have a product ID# that was on the "computer properties" page.



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Posted 08 May 2017 - 03:11 PM

A product ID#  can not be used to activate the OS. If someone knows how, please enlighten me.

Generally speaking though, Windows 7 Home Premium Edition has everything that most end users would need for normal day-to-day usage of their PC.

Do you believe you need/require the additional features of the pro version?

 

https://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/386085/windows_7_home_premium_vs_windows_7_professional/


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Posted 08 May 2017 - 03:28 PM

A product ID#  can not be used to activate the OS. If someone knows how, please enlighten me.

Generally speaking though, Windows 7 Home Premium Edition has everything that most end users would need for normal day-to-day usage of their PC.

Do you believe you need/require the additional features of the pro version?

 

https://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/386085/windows_7_home_premium_vs_windows_7_professional/

 

Well, I suspected that the product ID# would be of no significance. I thought it was normal procedure to give me the DVD they used to install the OS never realizing that it was the Win 7 Pro. There was no Key written on the sleeve containing said DVD.

 

In answer to your query: I'm pretty much content with home premium although there are some things I really liked about the pro version.






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