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legitimate copy of win7 64 pro?
how in hades do I buy one?

 1:12 pm on Jun 14, 2014 (gmt 0)

just totally frustrated.

is there a legitimate vendor that I can trust to sell me a downloadable version of w7?

just got off the chat line with the nice people at Microsoft and they say I have to drive to the store to get a copy. Fishooks and poppycock!

surely, there is a legitimate vendor that doesn't require me to drive to the store?




 1:36 pm on Jun 14, 2014 (gmt 0)

I'm sure that somewhere out there someone is willing to sell you a download, but it will not be one that is recognized and supported. In person or shipped to you is the only way to have a legitimate version of Windows. You need to have a physical disk to own a copy of Windows.


 1:39 pm on Jun 14, 2014 (gmt 0)


There is absolutely no way that anyone at Microsoft knows what's going on re Win7 purchasing.

They referred me to Amazon.

If this isn't planned obsolescence, I don't know what is.


 1:46 pm on Jun 14, 2014 (gmt 0)

You can order from Amazon, that's where I bought mine.. but you cannot download your purchase. Only a physical copy is recognized on install.


 1:54 pm on Jun 14, 2014 (gmt 0)

Anything short of an original disc (try any number of computer vendors... just had a newsletter from one today listing Win7 64 bit for $139 and Home Premium for $99). Can't download a genuine Win7 install that I know of.


 2:14 pm on Jun 14, 2014 (gmt 0)

cool - thanks -

Always good to get confirmed by WebmasterWorld FOObees!

New (used dell E6430) machine is now downloading a trial copy of win 8.1, just to look around, while I wait for the DVD to show up from Amazon.

I've been completely assimilated by the borg.


 9:44 am on Jun 15, 2014 (gmt 0)

Physical copies! How quaint.

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