installing windows on a homemade gaming PC?

i am currently buying all of the components for my gaming PC, and i don't know what to do with windows 7, i decided to get home premium 60 bit. i mean, what i think is that after building up my pc i should put the disc on the PC and install it, is it just that? what i think i have to buy (NOT SHURE, PLEASE CORRECT ME) is this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Reinstall-disk-compatible-with-Windows-7-Home-Premium-64-bit-Driver-Disk-Combo-/171064634542?pt=US_Operating_Systems_Software&hash=item27d43f2cae

... right?


i think what i actually need it this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Windows-7-Home-Premium-64-bit-English-UK-SP1-Hologramm-DVD-und-COA-/290880604976?pt=Software&hash=item43b9d5cb30


... if not please just link me a windows 7 64bit install disc from ebay that ships to florida, thanks
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  1. you need the second one for a fresh install however i would recommend windows 8 over windows 7 ik it gets a lot of hate but i took the plunge and got it with my rig and couldnt be happpier. its faster and if you download a program to give you the start bar its practically the same thing but faster. as for installation yes just put the disk in and boot it up once your finished building however you might waNT to check in the bios that the odd has boot priority but it should do it automatically.
  2. Neither of those are valid Windows installations.

    What you need is this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

    Software, especially Windows, from eBay is a crapshoot.
  3. USAFRet said:
    Neither of those are valid Windows installations.

    What you need is this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

    Software, especially Windows, from eBay is a crapshoot.



    ... so i should get this?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Windows-7-Home-Premium-64-Bit-Multilanguage-Deutsch-englisch-NL-FR-/121180011886?pt=Software&hash=item1c36e43d6e
  4. Cameron Shaw said:
    you need the second one for a fresh install however i would recommend windows 8 over windows 7 ik it gets a lot of hate but i took the plunge and got it with my rig and couldnt be happpier. its faster and if you download a program to give you the start bar its practically the same thing but faster. as for installation yes just put the disk in and boot it up once your finished building however you might waNT to check in the bios that the odd has boot priority but it should do it automatically.


    i would think about windows 8, what worries me is that i wont be able to play Battlefield 2. it was a pain in the a$$ to install it, update it, and whole lots of things in my current laptop.

    also, windows 8 is much heavier than 7, and i care absolutely nothing if my PC looks gay like win8 or it looks old like win7, the point is that my software will run without problems, thats why i listed this question under WINDOWS 7 category. WIN8 IS NOT AN OPTION.
  5. Tiger98 said:
    USAFRet said:
    Neither of those are valid Windows installations.

    What you need is this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

    Software, especially Windows, from eBay is a crapshoot.



    ... so i should get this?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Windows-7-Home-Premium-64-Bit-Multilanguage-Deutsch-englisch-NL-FR-/121180011886?pt=Software&hash=item1c36e43d6e


    Not that one either.
    Why are you looking at buying a German version, in euros?

    But from their description:
    "Betriebssystem Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 CD 64 bit und COA (Echtheitszertifikat) Oem DELL oder Fujitsu"

    You are buying a Dell disk, not a regular Windows disk from MS.
    This is not a valid buy.

    What I linked above, from Newegg, is a valid buy. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986
    Yes, it is more expensive. But that's what it costs.

    If you find Windows significantly cheaper than what MS sells it for, it is almost certainly not legit. Especially on ebay.
    Unless you find it on sale at Newegg, Microcenter, etc.
  6. tourist said:
    USAFRet said:
    Neither of those are valid Windows installations.

    What you need is this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

    Software, especially Windows, from eBay is a crapshoot.


    +1 and you do not find out until you need it for a fresh install or ms updates


    as i listed im my question, please link me something from EBAY, E-B-A-Y. it's the only webpage i can but things from so don't come to me from newegg or amazon or anything else, is it SO hard to tell me if the following link is good for a ''fresh install'':

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Windows-7-Home-Premium-64-Bit-Multilanguage-Deutsch-englisch-NL-ES-FR-/121180690712?hash=item1c36ee9918
  7. Tiger98 said:
    tourist said:
    USAFRet said:
    Neither of those are valid Windows installations.

    What you need is this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

    Software, especially Windows, from eBay is a crapshoot.


    +1 and you do not find out until you need it for a fresh install or ms updates


    as i listed im my question, please link me something from EBAY, E-B-A-Y. it's the only webpage i can but things from so don't come to me from newegg or amazon or anything else, is it SO hard to tell me if the following link is good for a ''fresh install'':

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Windows-7-Home-Premium-64-Bit-Multilanguage-Deutsch-englisch-NL-ES-FR-/121180690712?hash=item1c36ee9918


    One more time:
    That is not a valid Windows installation.

    Why is eBay the only place you can buy it from? You appear to be in Florida....trot on down to Walmart or Bestbuy and buy it.
  8. tourist said:


    I have used this twice on custom builds with no problems but you do have to go back and uninstall some dell branded software that is included
    http://www.missionsofts.com/microsoft-windows-7-professional-full-version-oem-64bit-dell/?gclid=CNm9isP73bkCFcJj7AodBhUAFw


    I wouldn't brag about that too much in here.
  9. It is probably a valid oem license, though some places selling these dell branded cds/coa are counterfeit copies. The issue though is they would have stolen it from dell. Dell cannot resell them because under the license they cannot be sold unless with a unit.
  10. USAFRet said:
    Tiger98 said:
    USAFRet said:
    Neither of those are valid Windows installations.

    What you need is this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

    Software, especially Windows, from eBay is a crapshoot.



    ... so i should get this?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Windows-7-Home-Premium-64-Bit-Multilanguage-Deutsch-englisch-NL-FR-/121180011886?pt=Software&hash=item1c36e43d6e


    Not that one either.
    Why are you looking at buying a German version, in euros?

    But from their description:
    "Betriebssystem Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 CD 64 bit und COA (Echtheitszertifikat) Oem DELL oder Fujitsu"

    You are buying a Dell disk, not a regular Windows disk from MS.
    This is not a valid buy.

    What I linked above, from Newegg, is a valid buy. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986
    Yes, it is more expensive. But that's what it costs.

    If you find Windows significantly cheaper than what MS sells it for, it is almost certainly not legit. Especially on ebay.
    Unless you find it on sale at Newegg, Microcenter, etc.


    ehmm... cough cough..... DONT LIST NEWEGG, I CAN ONLY BUY ON EBAY, AMEN.
  11. USAFRet said:
    Tiger98 said:
    tourist said:
    USAFRet said:
    Neither of those are valid Windows installations.

    What you need is this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

    Software, especially Windows, from eBay is a crapshoot.


    +1 and you do not find out until you need it for a fresh install or ms updates


    as i listed im my question, please link me something from EBAY, E-B-A-Y. it's the only webpage i can but things from so don't come to me from newegg or amazon or anything else, is it SO hard to tell me if the following link is good for a ''fresh install'':

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Windows-7-Home-Premium-64-Bit-Multilanguage-Deutsch-englisch-NL-ES-FR-/121180690712?hash=item1c36ee9918


    One more time:
    That is not a valid Windows installation.

    Why is eBay the only place you can buy it from? You appear to be in Florida....trot on down to Walmart or Bestbuy and buy it.


    i don't live in florida, a friend ships me the package to my country, where i live it costs $250 windows 7 home premium which is ridiculous.
  12. Tiger98 said:


    i don't live in florida, a friend ships me the package to my country, where i live it costs $250 windows 7 home premium which is ridiculous.


    Well. That little bit of info might have been helpful early on.
  13. If your friend ships it to you then where do they live?
  14. k1114 said:
    If your friend ships it to you then where do they live?


    when i write something, i know why im doing it, it doesnt matter where they live, where do i live, why can i only use ebay or why is the sky blue, the question is SIMPLE, list me an article on ebay that meets my requirements in this case, im asking anyone to list me the product im looking for which is windows 7 home premium 64 bit, which i can use for a PC im building... can you or anyone please answer my question? ill repeat, list me a WIN7 product on EBAY.
  15. tourist said:
    k1114 said:
    It is probably a valid oem license, though some places selling these dell branded cds/coa are counterfeit copies. The issue though is they would have stolen it from dell. Dell cannot resell them because under the license they cannot be sold unless with a unit.


    Your right most are counterfeit 7600 or 7601 builds, These are for fresh install and not yet locked to the motherboard.

    from MS
    . The current OEM System Builder License allows system builders to distribute Windows desktop operating system licenses in the following ways:

    1 Preinstalled on a new PC.
    2 Unopened OEM System Builder packs can be distributed to other system builders by themselves. Note that they must remain unopened so the receiving system builder can accept and be bound by the break-the-seal license agreement that is affixed to the pack.


    and...
  16. tourist said:
    k1114 said:
    It is probably a valid oem license, though some places selling these dell branded cds/coa are counterfeit copies. The issue though is they would have stolen it from dell. Dell cannot resell them because under the license they cannot be sold unless with a unit.


    Your right most are counterfeit 7600 or 7601 builds, These are for fresh install and not yet locked to the motherboard.

    from MS
    . The current OEM System Builder License allows system builders to distribute Windows desktop operating system licenses in the following ways:

    1 Preinstalled on a new PC.
    2 Unopened OEM System Builder packs can be distributed to other system builders by themselves. Note that they must remain unopened so the receiving system builder can accept and be bound by the break-the-seal license agreement that is affixed to the pack.


    The oem from retailers can be sold separately and what you posted is in accordance to that license. The dell licenses are essentially "bought" licenses and cannot be resold separately. The package you see, that paper envelope is not the box ms distributes them in. This is packaged by the people who stole them. Dell coa stickers are sold in rolls and only to dell. The cds even say not to be distributed unless with dell pcs and the sticker says not to be sold separately. This does not mean without a cd, it means without a pc.
  17. Yeah go on buy from ebay but remember we wont help you if it comes out as a counterfeit copy
  18. So there isn't a dell coa sticker like this with the key on it:
  19. I think you missed the dell part, and that is the important part. Dell cannot resell dell branded keys. They can sell non branded keys. I don't doubt it as counterfeit, the issue as originally stated is if it's stolen. You think dell just gives away their extra windows keys? No. Do they sell the extra keys? No. So where do these places get the dell keys then? It's stolen. Why do you think newegg, etc., or even amazon or newegg marketplace don't sell branded keys?
  20. *sight*... then what should i do? whats your recommendation? i can't buy it in a local store, and i can LUCKILY be able to buy something on internet, but its just from ebay. i have to say, i have another friend who can bring products on amazon so maybe it can be an option too, i may convince him... didn't think of it before :p so you guys are saying that i shouldn't buy it on ebay because it may not be original right? then amazon may be my only choice....

    something like this??

    http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0PT3I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379876939&sr=8-1&keywords=windows+7+home+premium+64+original

    looks safe to me (and expensive)
  21. tourist said:
    Tiger98 said:
    *sight*... then what should i do? whats your recommendation? i can't buy it in a local store, and i can LUCKILY be able to buy something on internet, but its just from ebay. i have to say, i have another friend who can bring products on amazon so maybe it can be an option too, i may convince him... didn't think of it before :p so you guys are saying that i shouldn't buy it on ebay because it may not be original right? then amazon may be my only choice....

    something like this??

    http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0PT3I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379876939&sr=8-1&keywords=windows+7+home+premium+64+original

    looks safe to me (and expensive)


    Yes that is full retail oem allowing you to install multiple times with the same key. You can do fresh installs every month if you want to.


    ah, finally! :)
  22. Tiger98 said:
    tourist said:
    Tiger98 said:
    *sight*... then what should i do? whats your recommendation? i can't buy it in a local store, and i can LUCKILY be able to buy something on internet, but its just from ebay. i have to say, i have another friend who can bring products on amazon so maybe it can be an option too, i may convince him... didn't think of it before :p so you guys are saying that i shouldn't buy it on ebay because it may not be original right? then amazon may be my only choice....

    something like this??

    http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0PT3I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379876939&sr=8-1&keywords=windows+7+home+premium+64+original

    looks safe to me (and expensive)


    Yes that is full retail oem allowing you to install multiple times with the same key. You can do fresh installs every month if you want to.


    ah, finally! :)


    Exactly the same as the Newegg product I posted waaaayyy up there.
  23. USAFRet said:
    Tiger98 said:
    tourist said:
    Tiger98 said:
    *sight*... then what should i do? whats your recommendation? i can't buy it in a local store, and i can LUCKILY be able to buy something on internet, but its just from ebay. i have to say, i have another friend who can bring products on amazon so maybe it can be an option too, i may convince him... didn't think of it before :p so you guys are saying that i shouldn't buy it on ebay because it may not be original right? then amazon may be my only choice....

    something like this??

    http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0PT3I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379876939&sr=8-1&keywords=windows+7+home+premium+64+original

    looks safe to me (and expensive)


    Yes that is full retail oem allowing you to install multiple times with the same key. You can do fresh installs every month if you want to.


    ah, finally! :)


    Exactly the same as the Newegg product I posted waaaayyy up there.


    except its not on newegg (which is a WIN for him)
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