Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Trlsmn, Jul 13, 2013.
Cheap copy of Win 7 and serial number needed, where to find?
Pirate bay. Use the loader by DAZ.
Other than something illegal (which I don't advocate) The difference in Windows 7 prices going to be minimal. The only real hope for obtaining it cheaply, Or somewhere cheaply, would be to get it through a child's, or a friends child's student discount.
Home Premium is $99 here Operating Systems, Microsoft Windows OS - Newegg.com
$89 here Windows 7, Windows 7 Home, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate at TigerDirect.com
Look for the OEM copies, they are tied to the motherboard/CPU that you install them to, but it saves you a lot of money up front, rather than buying the retail package
To piggy back on Ramjet, the cheapest options you have are within pennies of 90 dollar. Outlet PC has 32 and 64 for 89.98, Amazon has them for a couple of pennies more.
That's as good as it gets. OEM is tied to your machine from install on. So keep that in mind.
Don't go illegal. It's not worth the hassle if you happen to get noticed.
I recently got a system builder copy of Win7Home at Fry's for less than $100... your time is worth more than the small amount of scrabble you'll "save" by spending hours/days looking for "shifty" copies... just sayin'
Typically you can get an OEM copy on newegg.com for a lot cheaper than boxed versions.
Yeah, as I said, all of the copies are within a few cents or dollars (pcpartspicker.com shows a bunch of merchants) so if you prefer Newegg to Amazon (it's sort of a draw on customer service, to me) then that's a fine enough way to go.
Don't bother with Win at all. Linux is where the truth is at. There are enough distributions out there that come close to being as user friendly as Windows, especially for an average internet user.
I'm with Tunus on this one, go for a copy of ubuntu its pretty slick. To top it off its free, just download a copy from the ubuntu website and you can even run it off a disk before a complete install to see how awesome it is.
Back when I was an IT manager I used to experiment with Linux and various distributions. I found that what I wanted to run wouldn't work on them. Might be different now though. I'm running Win 8.1 on one of my PC's and 7 on my laptop, both 64 bit. Both PC's have i-7 processors and at least 8 GB of memory though.
Ubuntu or Linux Mint. They are similar though. Ubuntu makes it simple to install alongside XP.
They could be locked into Windows if they have to run more specialized Windows applications for work or classes.
This looks like a good deal to me...
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