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Can Win7 still be bought via Microsoft?

Q: Can Win7 still be bought via Microsoft?

The topic pretty much says what I'm wondering about...Is it still possible to somehow buy a Win7 license from Microsoft? -if I would first install Win7 without a product code then I'll have to enter a valid product code to be able to activate windows...but...when I try to do that I only get to the link below and all that I can find is Win8.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-au/windows/get-windows-product-key#get-windows-product-key=windows-7

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A: Can Win7 still be bought via Microsoft?

Give them a call and see if they will sell a license. You should be able to find their number when you click activate now from the following location.

Control Panel >> System and Security >> System

I was wondering the same thing recently, but have not needed to ask. If not you could always get an OEM licenses, they are still available.

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A:Almost got my old scanner working w/Win7 64bit

That Microtek ScanMaker E3 scsi flatbed scanner ... didn't even work well with Windows XP... and the cost in time and components to attempt to make it work are much higher than a decent Canon or Epson scanner which can be had fof $40... Less if used...

On what system are you runny SCSI ?
 

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A:New hardware + Win7 installation = headaches

Update: Wired connection issue is fixed. I have to (sheepishly) admit that I completely forgot to install the router via the CD that came with it. The lousy wireless performance is still a problem, though, as well as the hard drive/partition issues.
 

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A:Win7 Homegroup problem

@Moirax . I can't answer your question, but your mention of Homegroup makes me ask what is it for? To avoid hijacking this thread,I'll PM you.
 

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A:Just bought a 980, now all I get is a black screen no matter what GPU I use

If your not getting an error code its probably booting up normally. It maybe defaulting to the integrated card for some reason so I would try plugging onto the on board video when booting to see what happens.

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Well, first of all, your motherboard only supports 3GB/s and the 840 is a 6GB/s drive. Just by that you won't really get your moneys worth. And how so are you unable to install? Also can you please list your system specs?
 

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A:Win7 on Compaq6710b does not recognize external hdd

Have you tried your Ext Hard drive to be connected to any other PC or Laptop. If the drive is still not recognized consult an expert for this.
 

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A:One Computer on Wired Network has no Internet (Win7)

Try these

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O/S error

When I have seen the error report "O/S not found", or similar it has meant the hard drive has failed in some way, probably the circuit that controls the seek arm.
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A:Can CPU backplates be bought separately?

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sound

which speakers are you using and which driver?
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A:Bought CDs in China, can't play them in the US

Foreign

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A:Win7 doesn't see my video card. Lenovo y530

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Nice rig and something to look forward to when you get back stateside. You should have no difficulty overclocking to well over 4GHz with those components. Also, thanks for your service to our country.
 

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There may be a compatibility problem between Deep Freeze and Windows 7
 

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A:Win7 or Ubuntu for college

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Latest version of ATI Catalyst for VistaClick to expand...

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A:Upgraded to Win7 - various audio not working

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A:Can't connect to Internet after reinstalling Microsoft XP

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A:Just bought a used computer, what is installed in my PCI slots?

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A:Wow, I just bought a very small HTPC keyboard, Just $40

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A:Just bought new GPU, need help with a little cooling

As this is dangerous for the cardClick to expand...

Not particularly.



Also could somebody reccommend me a good 700W PSU?Click to expand...

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A:Attention hardware guru: I just bought an expensive laptop - was it a $2500 mistake?

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Delete these drivers in the Device Manager and restart your system. See if Vista reinstalls these automatically
 

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If no one can help me with my problem, can anyone point me in the right direction on where I can resolve it. (Other than Microsoft Customer Support that is, that's definitely a last resort).
 

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1




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2




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I dont think just upgrading to service pack 3 would do any good.

May be you need some more luck there.

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A:Please Help my bro just bought this on craigslist

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That is not a normal thing imo.

In Bios;

Make sure your Advanced setting for Plug and Play OS is set to Yes.

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Boot and see what, if anything, changes.
 

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Try this fix (for Windows Xp)

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Double click on it
Yes merge to registry
Restart
Reply back

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_desc/xp_cd_dvd_fix.htm
 

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Fully uninstall the ATI program
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what operating system did you install?
did you also install a firewall program or any other "freeware" utilities for internet security and stuff?
did you try a different browser such as firefox?

please post back
mscrx
 

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A:Bought new video card, installed and now NO SOUND

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A:Just bought a new hard drive and have a question

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