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Post by sanshoe on Wed 4 Jan 2012 - 6:19

Been looking around for windows7 Home premium OS.

Found a few special prices. Which would be best 32bit or 64bit?
A lot of them are OEM which I'd like to stay away from, unless you guys think the OEM would be ok :scratch: . My local computer shop wants $360.00au for a full retail version. :affraid:

I have found these retail versions.

http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-39090315-Microsoft_Windows_Anytime_Upgrade_(WAU)_Windows_Starter_to_Home_Premium_7_Englis


http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-39090320-Microsoft_Windows_7_Home_Premium_Full_Version_1_PC_32_64_bit_DVD_Retail_(GFC_000

Now the first one is Basic Windows7, which I assume will need upgrading further on down the track but will give me a starting point, and the price is good.

The second one is the full version. complete. not a bad price either.

Which one would be best to go with?

Thanks.




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Re: Windows 7 Home premium.

Post by 4hams on Wed 4 Jan 2012 - 10:33

Hi Andrew I believe the first link is to an upgrade disc that would upgrade a valid win vista or XP to win 7 basic.

The second link is for win 7 Home Premium which I would suggest. Get the 64 bit system as 32 bit is almost unheard of for use now days.

If you bought the parts through your local computer store they should be nore than willing to sell you a 64 bit OEM version of win 7 Home premium for a much better price than the retail.

The difference is that the oem microsoft will not support if you have instal or configuration issue. It is sold cheaper and microsoft expects the OEM will cover any and all tech support. Exact same operating system just supported differently.

Good luck!

I always go OEM!

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Post by sanshoe on Wed 4 Jan 2012 - 11:33

Thanks Joel, i'll contact a couple of suppliers that i purchased from and see what they say.

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Post by bob2701 on Wed 4 Jan 2012 - 14:38

I am not sure but I thought with the oem version the key was married to the motherboard. I have used oem with Vista but never had to reinstall because I switched to Win 7 as soon as it came out.
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Re: Windows 7 Home premium.

Post by 4hams on Wed 4 Jan 2012 - 17:34

Bob, you are correct. But this does not happen all the time. Yes if changing hardware and a new install is needed sometimes the software will not register if hardware is changed at a later date than the first instal.

Microsoft provides these copies to OEM's whom are supposed to build computers for retail sale... Supposed!

In the real world retailers do build and sell oem units and provide support for them, But, but, but they also sell computer parts and oem operating systems to folks like you and I who build our own rigs but with no technical support. Microsoft turns a blind eye to this and if there is a hardware failure later on down the road the oem will likely say tough as you did not buy support with the parts.

If you want to be safe Andrew just get the cheapest Win 7 home premium retail DVD you can find and you will never have any issue but it will cost more...

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Re: Windows 7 Home premium.

Post by zebadee on Wed 4 Jan 2012 - 19:23

Hi :)
OEM version:-
Originally for retailers who built their own systems.
The idea being that any hardware query would/should be dealt with via the supplier/retailer.

Things have moved slightly.
MS is aware that members of the public now build/upgrade their own set ups.
OEM versions are available to those folk.
Technically this OEM OS is tied to one system.
However MS again accept that failures, whether human or component can happen.
So in most cases the 1st time you need to re-install the OS.
Verification is usually granted online automatically.
However even if you exceed this.
A phone call (free in the UK if using a landline).
Will get you a new verification code.
You get a customer support person who will in affect check that the sytem isn't abused.

Full OS.
This is sold to you.
As such can be re-installed any number of times.
Even used on other systems.
(As long as it is only one system at a time.)
Abuse this & you could find MS insisting you pay for an upgrade version.
In order to get verification.
This is just online new number - no software.discs involved.
You use your current OS.


As for OS update.
Even MS strongly advises against this fro Windows 7.
Though Basic & Home shouldn't have too many niggles.

Which verssion.
In truth most home users will be more than happy with Home Premium 64 bit.
You should be able to get a good deal on this.
Just make it is current... i.e. has Service Pack 1 inc.
This merely makes things easier for you.

Tip: Check educational sources.
They often supply subsided software.
You only have to have a student (full/partime/evening class) in the household.

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Re: Windows 7 Home premium.

Post by 4hams on Thu 5 Jan 2012 - 14:23

Great info Martin!

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Post by sanshoe on Mon 9 Jan 2012 - 1:18

Found this on eBay....

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Genuine-Windows-7-Home-Premium-Full-Version-64bit-WIN-7-/370569040321?pt=AU_software&hash=item5647a2d1c1

Is this what I need? No mention of service pack 1.

Thanks.

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Post by zebadee on Mon 9 Jan 2012 - 5:52

Hi :)
Difficult to say.
Even if it doesn't have SP 1.
That in in itself isn't a problem.
As it is easily downloaded.
Just would make things easier.
However.
One thing I overlooked on previous post is:-
OS Windows 7 (OEM) is either 32 or 64 bit.
OS Windows 7 (Retail) is 2 discs. 32 & 64 bit included.

http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/software/operatingsystems/

So what is being offered here is OEM.

N.B. Which is mentioned further down the page.

Depending on funds, I would opt for retail.

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Post by sanshoe on Mon 9 Jan 2012 - 8:27

Thanks Martin, I have just sent off a few Questions to the supplier, so I'll wait and see what answers I get before commiting to anything.
Keep you posted. :)

Checked their feedback and doesn't look like anyone has had any problems with the version they're selling.

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Post by sanshoe on Tue 24 Jan 2012 - 1:09

The W7 OS I Installed was authenticated by MS. :)

It was a OEM system builder pack package, 1 disc 64bit. Got it for a reasonable price from a reputable seller.
No problems so far.

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Post by zebadee on Tue 24 Jan 2012 - 22:30

sanshoe wrote:The W7 OS I Installed was authenticated by MS. :)

It was a OEM system builder pack package, 1 disc 64bit. Got it for a reasonable price from a reputable seller.
No problems so far.


Hi :)
The only reason I recommended retail is
#1- You can re-install as much as you want.
#2- You have the option of 32 bit.
Should your system have issues with 64 bit. (Very rare with all but the very dated set ups.)

You have made a "Wise Buy" there. Thumbs up big

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Post by simple on Sun 15 Apr 2012 - 16:50

i think your ok upto about 10 times of re-installing then you may have to phone them to re-activate i am sure thats how many i did last time LMAO :D
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