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So what number do I call to start this process?
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Windows 7 for $77 and free shipping. You're welcome.
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Originally Posted by Horsemama1956 View Post
Love the Linux recommendations. HAHAHA.

If you can get windows 7 to atleast install on your computer without using the key you can rearm it for 3 months, which should be enough time until you can buy it. You could also just go buy a cheap motherboard, buy OEM(If the store won't let you have it by itself) and then just return the board unopened.

Another thing to try would be to call up MS and just say the old board died and you had to buy a replacement. They might give you one more activation. This used to work.

Next time make sure Windows is the first thing in your cart. A lot of people forget to budget it when buying parts.
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Places that sells Windows at a discount scares me.
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Places that sells Windows at a discount scares me.
You are kidding, right? I have purchased over $1000 worth of software from these guys and never a problem. You shouldn't say things about companies you know nothing about. It gives them a bad name and makes you look dumb. BBB information.
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A. Nothing is being thrown in my face.

B. I have used an OEM Vista disc on 3 different computers (not at the same time) and never had to call MS once. Also my brother has now installed his Win 7 OEM disc on 2 different computers (again, not at the same time just a new build) and has not had to call Microsoft.
as it has already been pointed out several times in this thread, and in the other thread, and even on MS own website, just cause one can do it, does not mean it is "legal".

you are basically advocating breaking the law cause ppl can be too cheap to spend the extra $90 bucks or so on a retail copy of windows which this would be perfectly legal to do.

i have a friend, who a few years back, was contacted by MS and prosecuted for doing what you speak of, he purchased a windows xp dell back when xp first came out, late 2001'ish. he built several computers over the course of 7 years, and installed and did the phone activation each time, using his dell OEM disk, he figured as you did "can't be illegal since they let me do it", that argument didn't stand in court.

he received a $1500 dollar fine for his actions, spending $200 dollars initially doesn't sound like to much compared to that does it? plus he had lawyer fees and court cost, and lost time from work dealing with this, so he lost a bit more than just some money, plus now it is on his record, which has prevented him from getting several jobs or advances at his work.

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C. Linux is not good for Windows users and will never be good for Windows users. I find it funny when someone is needing windows and there is always the token Linux nerd that comes on and says "just install linux!" and either everyone ignores him or some debate breaks out over Linux vs Windows. The fact of the matter is that Linux does NOT do what us Windows users need it do: run WINDOWS games and programs.
i'm a windows user, who uses linux? you have statitics or proof to support your claim?

you are advocating use of free software, was just offering the guy the legal version of your advocation...where is the wrong with that.

and before you use a word, learn the meaning of it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokenism


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D. I buy all my software and games and do not condone pirating Windows 7. I buy the OEM version and have always been able to load it onto my new builds without any issue what so ever.
the problem isn't buying a oem each time you build a new system, the problem is with suggesting that OEM is the same as Retail.

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E. I like lists with letters instead of numbers as you don't see them very often compared to lists with numbers.

F. There has to be humor in all debates to keep them light so people don't go crazy
yes, but arguing the same false premise over and over again, is crazy, i believe it the pure defination of crazy, no matter how many times you say you've done it, and it has worked, the fact of the matter is still the same, it is is ILLEGAL.
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Well....is there a month trial key or something I can use before I go out and buy and OEM version?
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That is totally illegal too. Do you see the terms "upgrade" and "branded?"
Upgrade means you are supposed to have copy of XP or Vista on the computer to upgrade to 7. Since this is a new build, that is not possible.

Branded? That is their fancy way of saying that it will say Dell or HP on the sticker. Basically they took stickers off other computers and are now trying to resell those OEM licenses, very illegal.

It's nice that you've essentially wasted thousands of dollars with them. If MS did an audit, you'll find that ALL of the licenses you've purchased were illegal so you gave them money for absolutely nothing. Fail......try again.
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Well....is there a month trial key or something I can use before I go out and buy and OEM version?
It might work or might not but generally a new install doesn't require activation for 30 days so you could get by. However licenses are tied to the media/license type. So it could be possible that the use of that disc could result in you putting the valid license in but it not working. If you could get a hold of an OEM disc to do the install, then you would be fine for 30 days until you purchase your OEM license. Some small shops may let you borrow one or buy one for $5.
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My question to you is, what are you using this computer for? Gaming, homework, office work? Depending on your needs you might be able to skate by with a free open source OS until you can afford to put more money into 7. Otherwise, you can check Ebay or shop around for a more affordable Windows XP disk and COA, and then just upgrade when you're ready.
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