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Too good to be true ? Windows 7 registration key


CurlyWhirly

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I have 2 PC's.

I have the PC I'm using now with the retail version of Windows 7 Home Premium on it and I also have another PC with Vista Basic Edition on it.

I happened to see this on play.com but I'm a little confused !

When you look at the price, you would think that only the Windows 7 activation key is provided but when you read the 2 customer reviews, it suggests that you get the 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Windows 7 Home Premium as well ?

Reader reviews:

"comes with 2 discs 32bit and 64bit"

"I have just had mine through the post today thanks to play delivering it via city post rather than the royal mail otherwise it would have been a long wait."

Very confusing this !

All I was going to do (I don't know if it's possible as it would seem to suggest that Microsoft will be losing money if they allowed this to happen) was to wipe the OEM version of Vista Basic Edition and upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium using the genuine activation key that would be purchased for £9.99

Is this possible as surely the Windows 7 Home Edition DVD that I used to install and activate Windows 7 on this PC is only going to accept the activation code on the orange sticker that came with the Windows packaging ?

I just wanted to know a bit more before buying it as although it's only a tenner I don't want to waste my money.

Any feedback please, cheers.

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Crosstrainer2

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I'd say that was fine....Cheap? yes, but with Windows 8 just around the corner MS won't be worried about the price.

I think your money is safe, they are reputable, and its quite a bargain when you consider I payed £139 for exactly the same deal...(Win7 64 and 32 bit DVDs) from Dabs about a year ago!

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CurlyWhirly

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Hi, So the DVD's are included as well then ?

Unbelievable value if true !

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CurlyWhirly

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p.s. I'm not going to bother with Windows 8 as Windows 7 will do me for now.

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Sea Urchin

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Looks to me from the same site that you only get the activation keys

http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/5214/win7r.jpg

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sidecar sid

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Reading the feedback on the sellers profile suggests you are only going to receive the product key via email.Feedback

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Sea Urchin

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Following on from that - if you want the disks it seems it will cost you a minimum of £112.99

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CurlyWhirly

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Right so that's settled then, I don't get the disks.

I already have the 32 and 64 bit DVD's of Windows 7 Home Premium that I bought a couple of years ago.

Can I not use one of these to install Windows 7 on the other PC and then use the activation key that I will have bought instead of the activation key that came with the Windows software (as that key is already in use on this PC) or are these DVD's only going to work with the activation key that originally came with the software ?

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onthelimit1

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Software4students is a good source for an upgrade DVD from Vista to W7 - only £38.

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CurlyWhirly

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"Software4students is a good source for an upgrade DVD from Vista to W7 - only £38."

I'm not a student !

Would that key not work with the Windows 7 DVD's that I have already bought then ?

I mean installing on top of Windows Vista on the other PC ?

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Terry Brown

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If you need to download a full version of windows 7 and have your own licence number, this is Microsofts offical online partner. Select your system and download the iso file.

http://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/14-windows-7-direct-download-links

Terry

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