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Anyone have a spare copy of Windows 7 they want to sell?

Postby feign on Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:03 am

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Due to some recent down-sizing at work, there's a potential to pick up a HP laptop less than a year old for ~£50. It will have been completely wiped and have no OS, hence before I go to amazon/ebuyer and pay £70 (or £55 to one of the amazon re-sellers, is there issue with that?) I just wondered in case anyone had a spare copy of W7 sitting about that they wanted to sell, especially given that W8 is not too far away.

I'm about to try to check on model #/spec, to be sure it makes sense (as it would be upgrading an almost 6 year old home laptop, it's clearly going to be a significant upgrade, but if it's been hobbled with too little memory or a very old processor, there may be little point versus a brand-new entry level laptop). I'll post spec when I get it in case anyone has some inputs!

Re: Anyone have a spare copy of Windows 7 they want to sell?

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Have you SEEN W8 ?

I think a lot of people will be holding onto W7, just like they did with XP when they saw the HORROR of Vista.

I am holding my W7 and I say to you 'naww chaaance engleeeesh typzer'
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Re: Anyone have a spare copy of Windows 7 they want to sell?

Postby feign on Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:19 pm

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Afetr doing a bit of a scan about, I'm wondering would I be better in looking at something like this as far as a budget laptop goes - http://www.ebuyer.com/294486-asus-k53u- ... 53u-sx297v - as at least it has a gfx card so my son can use it to play some games rater than just flash gaming!

Asus K53U
Processor
- AMD Fusion APU E-450 (Dual Core) Processor 1.6GHz, AMD M780G Chipset
Memory -6GB DDR3 1066MHz, Expandable to 8GB, Configuration 4GB + 2GB, 2 x soDIMM slots
Hard Drive - 500GB SATA
Display - 15.6" HD LED Backlight 16:9 Aspect Ratio Resolution: 1366 x 768
Graphics - AMD Radeon HD 6310 Built-in E-350

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Postby Tonster on Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:18 pm

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Whilst we're on the subject and off-topic (took one whole reply to get there), anyone actually getting Win8? I know I won't be for a long time at least.

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.... that's the sound of bushes rolling down the dusty road of win8 retailers
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Re: Anyone have a spare copy of Windows 7 they want to sell?

Postby feign on Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:34 pm

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I have no intention of doing so...

Re: Anyone have a spare copy of Windows 7 they want to sell?

Postby Karver on Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:07 pm

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Doesn't the HP laptop come with a certificated MS key sticker on it? If so just download the OS and use the key provided.

Gotta love OEM stickers :)
The sooner you get behind, the longer you have to catch up.

Re: Anyone have a spare copy of Windows 7 they want to sell?

Postby feign on Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:46 pm

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Karver wrote:Doesn't the HP laptop come with a certificated MS key sticker on it? If so just download the OS and use the key provided.

Gotta love OEM stickers :)


It will have been "wiped" by our external IT provider and I'd be very surprised if they were so incompetent as to have left that in place, but I'll go and have a look!


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