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November 23, 2011 12:06:53 AM


Windows 7 is currently on sale for ~170 on amazon

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002DHGMK0/ref=s9_simh...

I need windows 7 home premium, do you think there will be better deals if i wait till black friday or is this gona be as good as it gets?

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November 23, 2011 12:17:55 AM

This thread is wierd and a bit scary :heink: 
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November 23, 2011 12:23:10 AM

chriscornell said:
This thread is wierd and a bit scary :heink: 

Its my mistake though.
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November 23, 2011 1:00:29 AM

Lol that was wierd its all good!

i considered OEM but i want a disk that i can keep using and since im building a new system i want a disk so that i can install the OS onto my new SSD.
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November 23, 2011 1:09:18 AM

sp0nger said:
Lol that was wierd its all good!

i considered OEM but i want a disk that i can keep using and since im building a new system i want a disk so that i can install the OS onto my new SSD.

If u install it on one mobo, than it is tied (activated) to that mobo, but u can upgrade SSD, HDD, and other hardware any time.
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November 23, 2011 2:05:11 AM

You can also get w7 pro for $65 if you know someone with a student email.
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November 23, 2011 3:02:13 AM

Im a student w/ a student email. I just wanted to do a clean install with windows 7 since the SSD i got to run the OS only has 120gb available. I thought i read that a clean install of windows 7 OS uses around 40-50Gbs where as if i install windows xp then upgrade to windows 7 ill be using a lot more than that

is that true?
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November 23, 2011 3:19:56 AM

sp0nger said:
Im a student w/ a student email. I just wanted to do a clean install with windows 7 since the SSD i got to run the OS only has 120gb available. I thought i read that a clean install of windows 7 OS uses around 40-50Gbs where as if i install windows xp then upgrade to windows 7 ill be using a lot more than that

is that true?

Not true.
x32 u need 16GB
x64 u need 20GB

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November 23, 2011 3:20:45 AM

And if u upgrade, u need exactly same space.
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November 23, 2011 3:25:41 AM

You can do a clean install with the student one.

Edit: Ah beat me to it, I got the student one myself, just didn't activate til I got to desktop. I didn't have the internet connected yet anyways. Same as method one.
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November 23, 2011 8:36:52 AM



do all these method works with ultimate version? my school is giving out two copy of win7 ultimate and two MS office pro for free. i believed they are upgrades and not full version since i used one to upgrade my home premium to ultimate. so if these methods work, then the next time i build a new pc, i don't have to buy the OEM version anymore and saves $100
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November 23, 2011 9:02:58 AM

coldest said:
do all these method works with ultimate version? my school is giving out two copy of win7 ultimate and two MS office pro for free. i believed they are upgrades and not full version since i used one to upgrade my home premium to ultimate. so if these methods work, then the next time i build a new pc, i don't have to buy the OEM version anymore and saves $100

Yes, but u need to have valid XP or Vista, so u can actually do the upgrade.
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November 23, 2011 1:23:10 PM

Ok so on my new rig, ill have to install windows xp, install all the drivers, install updates up to service pack 2, then buy windows 7 upgrade, download it, burn a disk w/ the boot file, then restart and boot from disk?

lol i guess thats worth the $100
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November 23, 2011 1:28:48 PM

sp0nger said:
Ok so on my new rig, ill have to install windows xp, install all the drivers, install updates up to service pack 2, then buy windows 7 upgrade, download it, burn a disk w/ the boot file, then restart and boot from disk?

lol i guess thats worth the $100

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November 23, 2011 1:58:04 PM

sp0nger said:
Windows 7 is currently on sale for ~170 on amazon

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002DHGMK0/ref=s9_simh...

I need windows 7 home premium, do you think there will be better deals if i wait till black friday or is this gona be as good as it gets?



I'd be very careful of that Amazon ad. I didn't see mentioned whether it is an OEM or RETAIL version.
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November 24, 2011 1:26:16 AM

You do not need vista or xp. Any upgrade version can do a clean install.
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November 24, 2011 2:06:38 AM

k1114 said:
You do not need vista or xp. Any upgrade version can do a clean install.




That's not true. Either XP or Vista must be installed on the drive you're installing W7 on. Just having an old install disk isn't enough. That is if you want to do the install legitimately.
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November 24, 2011 2:20:48 AM

As explained in the link nikorr posted, there is a legit way to use an upgrade version to do a clean install. After all they both have the complete windows setup. It can be a completely brand new blank hdd.
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November 24, 2011 3:39:32 PM

k1114 said:
As explained in the link nikorr posted, there is a legit way to use an upgrade version to do a clean install. After all they both have the complete windows setup. It can be a completely brand new blank hdd.



Yes, I've read the article and it states very clearly that it doesn't always work and isn't supported my Microsoft. The legitimate way to do the install is from within the running older Windows version. To tell someone (without qualifications) that they can use upgrade media without owning a copy of XP or Vista is wrong because it may not work for them. I certainly would not count on it after reading the article.
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November 24, 2011 7:42:57 PM

I just wanted to say that $170 is a ridiculous cost to pay for Windows 7 Home Premium. Type Windows 7 Home Premium in google and hit "Shopping" and you should be able to use something off that list that is sub $100 easily.
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November 24, 2011 8:17:04 PM

sp0nger said:
Windows 7 is currently on sale for ~170 on amazon

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002DHGMK0/ref=s9_simh...

I need windows 7 home premium, do you think there will be better deals if i wait till black friday or is this gona be as good as it gets?



Best option is Win 7 Pro Upgrade through your school.
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November 24, 2011 9:08:29 PM

Raiddinn said:
I just wanted to say that $170 is a ridiculous cost to pay for Windows 7 Home Premium. Type Windows 7 Home Premium in google and hit "Shopping" and you should be able to use something off that list that is sub $100 easily.



I did as you suggested and found nothing but misleading ads.
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