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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.

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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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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...

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

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O/S error

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

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

Not particularly.

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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?

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A:I got a problem with an older plextor dvd rw drive i bought from a third party.

Plextors are better than most, but they still burn out like a light bulb. There are three lasers, and a belt drive, and sometimes a drive wheel.
As for the copyright protection, that is likely due to the burning software you are using, and that feature can usually be changed in the setup.
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This sort of depends on what restore program you are using. Most likely it will still restore only your primary hard drive.
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