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I'm a noob, just finished putting together my very first computer with the help from all of the beautiful people here. Now I need an OS, who knew?! Does anyone know of a cheaper option for windows 7 than $200 at walmart? Thanks
post #2 of 17
Well you can get the OEM version for $100 on Newegg. Be aware that the OEM version is (theoretically) tied to your mobo so you can't re-use it on another build.
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If you're a student, your school might offer Windows 7 Home Premium or Professional for free/cheap. Otherwise, now is the best time to try Linux! (I'd try Fedora first smile.gif)
 
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you can check my sig for Windows Server R2, it basically can be turned into WIndows 7 pretty easily. All you need is a .edu
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why not just go linux or run windows 8 consumer preview for free?
its what im doing... triple boot linux mint debian and win8
Edited by jrl1357 - 3/29/12 at 2:21pm
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why not just go linux or run windows 8 consumer preview for free?

Windows 8 is the best idea, it doesnt expire until Jan 2013.
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I don't think I'm ready to jump into linux yet, how could I get a windows 8 trial?
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I don't think I'm ready to jump into linux yet, how could I get a windows 8 trial?

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/download
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Also, my computer currently does not have OS, of any sort. It seems like I would need at least something to be able to get to that link and download the trial. Would that be right?
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Also, my computer currently does not have OS, of any sort. It seems like I would need at least something to be able to get to that link and download the trial. Would that be right?

That's right. Worst case scenario you use a laptop to get it, or go to a local library that lets you book computers for an hour to get it. thumb.gif
 
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