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Old 01-29-2015, 05:15 PM
 
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Not a good thing if you had purchased it with an older copy of MS Office or Adobe Acrobat.
Certainly but there isn't whole lot of them out there. Last computer I had with anyhting pre installed worthwhile was in 97, it had Word. It wasn't the full office suite and it wasn't the MS Works version either.

Last computer I purchased was custom and I'm going to ahve to tell you it was a thing of beauty starting Windows for the first time and finding nothing on the Desktop or programs. It was like opening the hood on my old 72 f-250 and looking at all 20 wires.
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Old 01-29-2015, 08:01 PM
 
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Not a good thing if you had purchased it with an older copy of MS Office or Adobe Acrobat.
The OP is talking about a PC with Windows 7 OS. No older software there. It pays to read the posts in a thread.
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Old 01-29-2015, 08:03 PM
 
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A OEM home key will work with a Win 7 Pro retail disk?
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Mine does.

Ouch, ouch, ouch!! And I just gave someone grief about reading posts. Busted!

What is, "No it will not, Alex."
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Old 01-29-2015, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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The OP is talking about a PC with Windows 7 OS. No older software there. It pays to read the posts in a thread.
Office 2007, 2010, Acrobat X are all consider older. Not my problem you don't know what older means. My comprehension isn't the problem, your attitude and arrogance is.
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Old 01-30-2015, 01:51 AM
 
Location: Diaspora
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The OP is talking about a PC with Windows 7 OS. No older software there. ......
Well there may be an issue the motherboard drivers and whatever is plugged into the slots. Haven't seen a computer yet where I didn't have to go searching for drivers.
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Old 01-30-2015, 11:03 AM
 
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Office 2007, 2010, Acrobat X are all consider older. Not my problem you don't know what older means. My comprehension isn't the problem, your attitude and arrogance is.

I do forget how young some posters are. I don't consider those old software, but I see your point.

BTW, no need to insult.
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Old 01-30-2015, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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AFAIK that only applies to OEM keys from a prebuilt computer or OEM disc, you can buy retail copies of Windows which can be installed on other machines. Note that doesn't mean you can put it on multiple machines simultaneously.
I tend to get the OEM copies for my builds. Cheaper that way.

Been thinking about pulling the "guts" and rebuilding, assumed I'd need another OEM disk.

It would be new mobo/cpu/ram/hdd/gpu...everything but the power supply and the dvd burner basically, inside the box. I rather doubt that with OEM Win7 and that much change, I could even call MS and get squared away, unless I called and was given the option to purchase a new key or something?
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Old 01-31-2015, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Certainly but there isn't whole lot of them out there. Last computer I had with anyhting pre installed worthwhile was in 97, it had Word. It wasn't the full office suite and it wasn't the MS Works version either.
I'd say most computer purchased from a tier 1 company for college student will have office purchased preinstalled on it.

Streets and Trips was bundled was with Works, software years ahead of it's time.

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BTW, no need to insult.
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It pays to read the posts in a thread.
After reading the beat down thread on the french girl/guy I didn't know how to take this. You quoted and addressed me in your post, so you launched the first volley. Ironic after your post #15. Sorry you felt insulted by my perception of your post.

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If you buy the Anytime Upgrade, you are buying a key code that unlocks the features of Pro or Ultimate, but they were already installed on the PC or laptop.

Toshiba restore disks bought from Toshiba cost $30 shipped a couple of years ago. I bought a set for a used laptop that I got cheap on ebay because the hard drive had been wiped.
On the only ONE anytime upgrade from 7 Home to Professional I've done, it had to do a big download after I already had all the latest updates. It'd make just too much sense for all the bits to already be there. I also paid the $ to get order the reinstallation DVD from Microsoft but hope I never have to use it. After the upgrade I created an image since the OEM's restore process is now stale.

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Old 01-31-2015, 11:33 PM
 
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if you bought a premade pc, then contact them and they'll figure it out. but personally what I did when I needed win 7 and lost it, I went and bought a systems builder for either $50 or $100. its pretty much win7 for a fraction of the cost, minus ms support (since the sys builder would be your support)
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Old 02-01-2015, 12:03 AM
 
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if you bought a premade pc, then contact them and they'll figure it out. but personally what I did when I needed win 7 and lost it, I went and bought a systems builder for either $50 or $100. its pretty much win7 for a fraction of the cost, minus ms support (since the sys builder would be your support)
That's great if you're selling the PC to another person. But you cannot use a system builder's copy of Windows 7 on a PC that you own for personal use. In that case, you are required to purchase a retail copy.
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