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lostsoul62
20-06-2014, 11:34 AM
The last time I bought Windows 7 home full version it cost me $200. I haven't price it in way over a year and now I guess I can get Windows 7 home full version for less and $100. I'm going to build another computer and I want to buy Windows 7 home full version (not OEM) and I wouldn't give you 100 pennies for Windows 8, so where would I get it without being stuck with the OEM version? The reason for this post is because I don't trust venders because sometimes they won't tell you it's an OEM version.

pcuser42
20-06-2014, 11:39 AM
Ascent only lists OEM versions available - IIRC Microsoft stopped selling Windows 7 a while ago now.

But no matter what you think of Windows 8, try Windows 8.1 ;)

Speedy Gonzales
20-06-2014, 11:43 AM
I've got the OEM version of Win7 here. Nothing wrong with it. It says on the cover that it's an OEM version. It's still the full version. Depends what version you get. Looks like HP is around $170, Pro around $228-30

And it doesnt matter if its OEM or full, you can only install it on one PC

wainuitech
20-06-2014, 01:25 PM
You can pick up Windows 7 ( ONLY OEM) as pcuser said MS have stopped supplying Retail last year ( from memory) & as Speedy said only on one PC anyway.

You should be able to pick up OEM @ approx Home pre $155 or pro @ $220 or Ultimate $280 Give or take a bit depending on freight.

OEM and retail are basically the exact same in functions.


Difference Between a Full/Upgrade/Retail License and an OEM/System Builder License.
OEM licenses of Windows:
1) Are bound to the first computer installed on and are not transferable (can't be moved to a different computer).
2) Can not do an in place upgrade from older versions of Windows, only a clean/fresh install is possible.
3) Offer no free support from Microsoft.

lostsoul62
21-06-2014, 07:46 AM
I know the difference between Full, Upgrade, and OEM. I also know I hate Windows 8 because I studied it for over a month when it first came out. The reason I want a Full version is in case something happens to my computer I can build another one and put the OS on it which is something everyone knows. Microsoft might have stop making full versions but there is always a stock pile somewhere and that's my question. Where can I really get a Full Version of Windows 7 Home? A link would be helpful.

Bryan
21-06-2014, 08:59 AM
You could check this out. http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/software/operating-systems/windows/auction-744025404.htm

Speedy Gonzales
21-06-2014, 09:35 AM
You can get an ISO here (http://www.askvg.com/direct-download-links-download-official-original-and-untouched-windows-7-iso-32-bit-and-64-bit/). You have to burn it to DVD, or use something like Rufus to copy it to USB flash drive.

But you still need a key to activate it

wainuitech
21-06-2014, 11:10 AM
You could check this out. http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/software/operating-systems/windows/auction-744025404.htm


Just a WARNING about people who sell MS products on trademe. Some of them are illegal, not genuine items, or some supply either technet /MSDN or KMS keys.

The other day I was contacted by a customer of mine who brought a retail Version of MS Office 2013 Professional Normal price in shops is close to $700 As advertised at http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification (http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=420091) - She got it for $130 :eek:

No way in is that legal, (told her sorry I'm not installing it) it was meant to be the full version and they were going to be emailed the product key ( 3 days later still no sign of it). I looked the guy up on trademe, and hes got lots of MS products all saying the same thing, you dont get any media only the product keys emailed. There was other things like Windows 8.1 for $2 Thats not a typo - Two Dollars, Windows 7 Professional $10 -- legally purchased from Microsoft he claims. Pull the other one it plays jingle bells.
:tui:

Just looked at the link above - Alarm bell should ring In the ad its stated
This license only could be used for win7 pro sp1, not for win7 pro Really ?? I've installed and activated w7 pro pre sp1 with a sp1 key (legally) No problems at all.

pcuser42
21-06-2014, 11:30 AM
I've installed and activated w7 pro pre sp1 with a sp1 key (legally) No problems at all.

I've had trouble with an SP1 key from DreamSpark not activating vanilla Windows 7 - maybe it depends on the key.

wainuitech
21-06-2014, 11:38 AM
I've had trouble with an SP1 key from DreamSpark not activating vanilla Windows 7 - maybe it depends on the key.
Possible, I've done similar with Home edition as well.

These people who are selling keys only for almost nothing on trademe, they are either illegal, or as mentioned before TechNet /MSDN keys which are retail keys and NOT for sale.

Actually seen early this year, person brought Windows 7 pro from Trademe, the DVD that I was shown was Not a MS DVD, it was a blank with a ISO burnt that someone had downloaded, and the key supplied ( Hand written on a piece of paper with the DVD) was a KMS key, which of course was completely useless.

lostsoul62
22-06-2014, 11:03 AM
Just a WARNING about people who sell MS products on trademe. Some of them are illegal, not genuine items, or some supply either technet /MSDN or KMS keys.

The other day I was contacted by a customer of mine who brought a retail Version of MS Office 2013 Professional Normal price in shops is close to $700 As advertised at http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification (http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=420091) - She got it for $130 :eek:

No way in is that legal, (told her sorry I'm not installing it) it was meant to be the full version and they were going to be emailed the product key ( 3 days later still no sign of it). I looked the guy up on trademe, and hes got lots of MS products all saying the same thing, you dont get any media only the product keys emailed. There was other things like Windows 8.1 for $2 Thats not a typo - Two Dollars, Windows 7 Professional $10 -- legally purchased from Microsoft he claims. Pull the other one it plays jingle bells.
:tui:

Just looked at the link above - Alarm bell should ring In the ad its stated Really ?? I've installed and activated w7 pro pre sp1 with a sp1 key (legally) No problems at all.


I understand what your saying and that is one reason I'm posting here. You seem to know what's going on so would I be safe by ordering from say amazon.com, tigerdirect.com egghead, and all the big online companies?

wainuitech
22-06-2014, 12:14 PM
I understand what your saying and that is one reason I'm posting here. You seem to know what's going on so would I be safe by ordering from say amazon.com, tigerdirect.com egghead, and all the big online companies? You should be perfectly safe ordering form those places, it wouldn't be in their good interest to sell dodgy /illegal items. Never tried myself as I get anything like that from some of my suppliers ( Synnex, Dove etc) these are wholesalers so dont sell to the public.

What you should receive is a DVD in the correct packaging as per this example ( its OEM) windows_7_professional_oem_microsoft_windows_7_pro fessional_64_bit.jpg (http://www.productkeysticker.com/photo/pl1396953-windows_7_professional_oem_microsoft_windows_7_pro fessional_64_bit.jpg) AFAIK, microsoft no longer sell W7 online. With W8 / W8.1 you brought the License Key, and you were given a Download link, as well as a email confirming your purchase, Product key etc. ( instantly)

dugimodo
22-06-2014, 11:03 PM
You didn't mention E-bay but if you are looking there bear in mind it's similar to trademe in that anyone can be selling there.

Renegade
23-06-2014, 12:18 AM
eBay has pretty strong buyer protection these days, sellers cannot even leave negative feedback now.

1101
23-06-2014, 10:46 AM
Buy Win8 Pro & use downgrade rights to install Win7 ??
You'll still need to find a 7 key to use

Billy T
23-06-2014, 11:11 AM
The other day I was contacted by a customer of mine who brought a retail Version of MS Office 2013 Professional Normal price in shops is close to $700 As advertised at http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification (http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=420091) - She got it for $130

What does the notation '1 Year license' mean in that ad. :confused:

Surely you don't have to pay an annuual license fee to use MSO 2013? :eek::eek:

Cheers

Billy 8-{)

wainuitech
23-06-2014, 11:35 AM
What does the notation '1 Year license' mean in that ad. :confused:

Surely you don't have to pay an annuual license fee to use MSO 2013? :eek::eek:

Cheers

Billy 8-{) Looks like they have gotten their ad a bit mucked up.

Theres two versions Of Office.

Office 2013, Single user (Generally) - you pay one for what ever version you want - that's it.

Office 365 - Subscription Based, A LOT cheaper, esp when on multi Devices, and you pay every year.
One that's Very popular is the OFFICE 365 HOME PREMIUM 5PCS Its The professional version, 5 users, and costs roughly $140 / Year.
Has Word 2013, Excel 2013, PowerPoint 2013, Outlook 2013, OneNote 20132, Publisher 2013, and Access 2013. http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/office365home/

To make it a bit clearer, if you brought Office 2013 Professional you can only put it on one PC, @ about $700, so if you wanted it on 5 PC's that would be 5 separate licences = $3500.

With the Office 365, its the same Professional Version (but has some more online options as well) , cheaper overall + With office 365, when ever a newer version comes out you are upgraded to that as part of the subscription if you want it.

mzee
23-06-2014, 07:51 PM
It seems to me that if Microsoft is no longer selling W7 they can not object if you buy it elsewhere!
If Toyota has stopped selling a particular model of car, you can buy one elsewhere. Does not have to be new so long as it works.

wainuitech
23-06-2014, 08:16 PM
It seems to me that if Microsoft is no longer selling W7 they can not object if you buy it elsewhere!
If Toyota has stopped selling a particular model of car, you can buy one elsewhere. Does not have to be new so long as it works. Shops (real computer shops) Can still sell Windows 7, there's no problems with that. For example my suppliers have many copies for sale still. How many do ya want ;)

The Current End of Sale for Home (OEM ) is October 31, 2014 . End of sale for Retail was October 31, 2013 ( thats why you'll be hard pressed to find retail in any shops)

Selling pirated or illegal licenses on Trademe me is nothing but dishonest.