Windows 7 Retail.

Is it just me or can I not buy a copy of windows 7 from anyone on trademe.
I have a new (2nd hand) laptop with windows 7 and I want to make it legal, but I can't find anyone to sell me a retail version.

geek_angus_j, May 27, 12:31 pm

Oh and I don't want an over dumbed down version of windows 8 or 8.1

geek_angus_j, May 27, 12:32 pm

not available since oct 2013
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-nz/windows/lifecycle

You can still get the OEM but that requires a hardware purchase as well

geek_king1, May 27, 12:38 pm



Windows 8 is cheaper. Buy it, download the free app "Classic Shell" to get rid of the dumbed down bits and bring back the normal desktop/start menu, and it will look and run exactly as Windows 7 does.

geek_suicidemonkey, May 27, 12:41 pm

does the laptop not have a windows license sticker on it ?

geek_black-heart, May 27, 12:58 pm

Wait for 10 to come out, i read somewhere that it will be free upgrade for most illegal versions of 7 also. Edit to add. http://www.computerworld.com/article/2898803/microsoft-takes-extraordinary-step-will-give-pirates-free-windows-10-upgrade.html Maybe China only at the moment but may spread to everybody.

geek_wayne416, May 27, 1:26 pm



Yes. Vista Professional.

Might be a hundred bucks but I still don't think its worth it.

geek_angus_j, May 27, 1:27 pm

8.1 is far better than 7. 7s got whiskers and their beginning to show.

geek_wayne416, May 27, 1:38 pm

A laptop designed for Vista will not always have the required Windows 7 drivers for all the hardware to work.

geek_r.g.nixon, Oct 13, 3:17 pm

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