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post #1 of 7
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so i need help as to Windows 7



option 1: get the disks from a seller on CL who buys in Volume

or

option 2: get the product key online
opinions? is this a good deal?
http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...l#post15263310


my main concern is whether if i need to recover or wipe the system, will i be able to re-install windows even w/out the actual Windows 7 CD?
post #2 of 7
From previous bad experiences I would say the best thing you can do is purchase the full Windows 7 Disc & Product Key from a reputable seller whereby you know it is 100% genuine and legit, and you can return if you have any issues what so ever...It might be the slightly more expensive route, but it's totally worth it for the piece of mind IMO.
post #3 of 7
you want the disk and the product sticker If you ever need to re-activate 7 you are S.O.L. without that product key.
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help: bought Retail version at local retailer Micro Center (kinda like the Frys of CO)

but the MOBO won't even turn on anymore...what do i have to do since i will be replacing/returning it to Newegg on Monday?
post #5 of 7
Is everything properly plugged in? Take everything out and reassemble. Clear CMOS, then try it
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yeah, already tried all that, sending it back on monday hopefully for an Asus MOBO and slightly better PSU
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so i need help as to Windows 7



option 1: get the disks from a seller on CL who buys in Volume

or

option 2: get the product key online
opinions? is this a good deal?
http://www.overclock.net/amd-general...l#post15263310


my main concern is whether if i need to recover or wipe the system, will i be able to re-install windows even w/out the actual Windows 7 CD?
You can buy just the product key and then download the appropriate ISO file: http://techpp.com/2009/11/11/downloa...ownload-links/

Once ISO is downloaded create your very of Windows 7 disk.
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