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Windows 7 Home Premium review,
This review is from: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1, 64-bit, English, 1 Pack, DSP OEI (PC) (This OEM software is intended for system builders only) (DVD-ROM)
This product dose just what it says on the tin, can not believe I did not upgrade sooner,my original vista system was so slow compared with windows 7!!
It is very easy to install I would defiantly recommend this to anyone who is undecided,go for it you will have no regrets.
If you are doing a full install I would advise downloading windows easy transfer this really makes the job very simple make sure you gather your driver discs, eg. for printer, monitor etc.
I was unsure about buying the OEM version over the Full version, as you only get one installation per serial number. But if, like me, you don't intent to be upgrading your motherboard anytime soon, this is the option for you, and its about £50 cheaper than the Full version.
You can re-install it onto the same machine if you need to re-format for any reason, as long as no components have been changed. eg. CPU Motherboard etc.
I hope this helps if you sitting on the fence.
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Initial post: 7 Jul 2012 08:21:05 BDT
Thanks, really helpful review. What if your (OS) hard drive fails, presumably then you have had it?
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2012 15:06:36 GMT
Last edited by the author on 10 Nov 2012 15:07:10 GMT
It is basically just the motherboard that can't be replaced...you can install a new hard drive and reinstall win 7 as long as the motherboard isn't changed...
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Nov 2012 15:51:09 GMT
Thank Kenny - that clarifies. Of course, we now have WIndows 8 to contend with ...!
In reply to an earlier post on 12 Mar 2013 22:32:56 GMT
Not sure what to make of reviews anymore as there seem to be a lot of people who would "defiantly" recommend, maybe just coincidence.
Posted on 16 Jun 2013 15:47:12 BDT
This is not in fact true fortunately. I upgrade my hardware regularly (Mobo, Cpu, HD, Memory etc) and find I can repeatedly re-install Windows 7 OEM with the same product key and re-register it on-line. After quite a lot of re-installations and re-registrations (I cannot rememeber how many) Microsoft seem to start getting intolerant and doubtfull and I have to go through a long procedure of re-registering it by phone and confirming that I an only installing it on one computer and the rest. So it looks like there is quite a bit of leeway and for a time you can get away with it - but not forever lol (!!)
In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jun 2013 15:55:07 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 Oct 2013 12:23:11 GMT
Yes I have been running Windows 8 pro 64bit for some time now and I was seriously thinking of buying another copy of Windows 7 and return to sanity. However Windows 8.1 pro turned out to be OK so an update to 8.1 would be an alternative option to returning to Windows 7.
Posted on 30 Oct 2013 10:19:40 GMT
So I can buy this and install it over Windows 8 on a new laptop? Or just take out the hard drive with the Windows 8 on it, keeping it in a safe place, then putting in a new drive (SSD) and installing Windows 7 on the new drive. That will work won't it?
In reply to an earlier post on 30 Oct 2013 12:13:00 GMT
Last edited by the author on 30 Oct 2013 12:19:17 GMT
Yes. But I am finding Windows 8.1 pro to be OK without all the limitations of Windows 8 (microsoft must have been listening to people's complaints) so an update to 8.1 may be a good option instead of returning to Windows 7.
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