Top critical review
Window 7 acceptable, updates failure not.
on 25 October 2016
No complaints about the seller, this does exactly what it says on the label - installs a functioning 64bit Windows 7 HP. Interestingly, the disc was identical to that supplied with another computer I had, so my £39 was essentially for the key. The fun started with the need to activate by phone - tedious but ok. If this was the only problem it would have been almost worth 5 stars. However the Windows Update just didn't work, hanging and then hogging the processor after it was stopped. Annoying, since update failure with Vista was the main reason for me buying it in the first place! A look online suggests this problem has become extremely common, at least for OEM (re-)installation, since active support for Win 7 ended and Windows 10 was released. Many previously posted "help" links to Microsoft are now redirected to the "buy Windows 10" page. Read into this what you will. I have finally reset Updates successfully, and for my wife's laptop too, which suffered a similar failure by using this- [...] if it's any help.