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Old 04-09-2014, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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which online retailers are legit to purchase Windows 7 from?

I heard Newegg, Tiger Direct, & Amazon are good.

Any comments, suggestions?
What's the cheapest?
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Old 04-09-2014, 01:42 PM
 
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which online retailers are legit to purchase Windows 7 from?

I heard Newegg, Tiger Direct, & Amazon are good.

Any comments, suggestions?
What's the cheapest?
All three of them are legitimate retailers, so use whichever one you want.

I've found Amazon to be cheaper, and ship faster than the other two. I'm also a Prime subscriber, so I tend to use them for the free shipping.
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:25 PM
 
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Thanks a lot! I love Amzon's fast shipping too!
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:04 PM
 
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Windows 7 Windows (Family): Compare Prices & Shop on PriceGrabber
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:35 AM
 
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Just make sure you purchase a retail copy (full or upgrade) unless you are purchasing it with a computer. OEM licenses for Windows 7 cannot be used on another computer.
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Old 04-12-2014, 04:23 AM
 
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Just make sure you purchase a retail copy (full or upgrade) unless you are purchasing it with a computer. OEM licenses for Windows 7 cannot be used on another computer.
Is that really a smart move though? The retail on Amazon at least is $486.00. You could buy 4 W7 OEMs for that price and still save! I doubt to many will use the same W7 disc more than 4 times.
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Old 04-12-2014, 06:58 AM
 
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Is that really a smart move though? The retail on Amazon at least is $486.00. You could buy 4 W7 OEMs for that price and still save! I doubt to many will use the same W7 disc more than 4 times.
That's just one company gouging out the last copy they have.

Unfortunately, All versions of W7 reached their End of Retail Sales date in October, and all but Professional reached their End of OEM Sales dates in October, so there aren't that many left to buy.

Technically, they should be running out of OEM disks at this point, but I noticed that Amazon now has this notice:

Looking for Windows 7 Home Premium sold by Amazon.com? Microsoft no longer offers Windows 7 Home Premium fully packaged retail product (FPP). If you're confident in your installation abilities and don't need Microsoft Technical Support, Amazon sells Windows 7 Home Premium System Builder OEM 64-Bit. Otherwise, Microsoft retail product has transitioned to Microsoft Windows 8.1 - Full Version.
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Old 04-12-2014, 08:10 AM
 
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Best Buy.
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Old 04-12-2014, 08:35 AM
 
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Best Buy.
At a full $20 more than Amazon.
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Old 04-12-2014, 07:49 PM
 
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Check just about any builder like Dell; HP then type in windows 7. in search. Most have ready systems or will build some to suit; last I saw.
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