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Windows 7 OS on PC and Laptop


tonyq
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Hi, last year I bought a PC with Windows 7 installed,which came with the Windows 7 Disc. I am now looking for a new laptop. Could I install Win 7 on the laptop,if I bought one with no operating system installed from say Novatech,using the disc I received with the PC.

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Jock1e

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Probably not it will be registered with your first Pc.

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Jock1e

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Is it an original W/7 disc or is it just one for the particular make and model of your computer.

If an original disc you could try downloading it without verifying the kecode then see if you could upgrade it to W/8 for £25.But then again that could be £25 down the drain If microsoft does not recognise it.

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Jollyjohn

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Having had a quick look at Novatech site and comparing it to Tesco, I don't see much of a saving buying a laptop with no OS.

http://www.tesco.com/direct/lenovo-thinkpad-edge-e530-3259hng-156-inch-notebook-pentium-b970-23ghz-8gb-500gb-dvdrw-wlan-bt-webcam-windows-7-hp-64-bit-intel-hd-graphics/191-4995.prd?pageLevel=&skuId=191-4995 - link to a Lenovo laptop, newly listed at Tesco.

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onthelimit1

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The disc will be fine, but you won't have a COA key to activate it. You'll have to buy a disc and key from somewhere like these.

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lotvic

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And don't fall for the scammers that sell a 'genuine product key' for about a tenner. They sell you a genuine key alright, BUT they sell the same key hundreds of times so after a few weeks it will fail (if it activates at all) as Microsoft will flag it up and put it on the banned key list. Then wherever you bought it from will have closed down (so you can't complain to them) and opened up again with a new name to con the next set of mugs.

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tonyq

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Thank you all for your help/advice,I have ordered a laptop that comes with the O/S installed (Windows 7), enter link description here

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Jock1e

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tonyq

Just a matter of interest did you get £25 off with that discount code that I left you.

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tonyq

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Jock1e, sorry if I have missed something which discount code?

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