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best place to buy windows 7?

by dorddd / July 25, 2009 9:04 PM PDT
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Cheap is not always best...
by John.Wilkinson / July 26, 2009 1:09 AM PDT

Microsoft sets a 'recommended retail value' price tag on each edition, so most stores will offer it at the same price. Only a few will offer it cheaper, in hopes that it will attract more customers to offset their loss. When the prices look too good to be true, they probably are; there's always a long list of websites selling fake and/or pirated copies of software. Stick with someone reputable (Amazon, Newegg, TigerDirect, et cetera) and know what you're getting, even if it is a few bucks more than 'SuperCheapSoftwarez - Buy from me!'

John

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Here
by FrankQC / July 26, 2009 1:33 AM PDT
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wait till oct 14th or so
by ramarc / July 26, 2009 10:59 AM PDT

generally speaking, there's very little price diff between reputable vendors for a windows upgrade. but microsoft might do another upgrade promo between now and early oct and if so you might be able to get the upgrade for $99. likewise someone may offer a discounted bundle price for the upgrade with a ram/hard drive upgrade between now and then so there's no need to decide on a vendor now.

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I agree with John
by jeff_windows_team / July 28, 2009 9:57 AM PDT

Stick the the usual suspects he mentioned. Sometimes saving an extra $15 is just not worth it.

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It's the same product wherever you buy so
by orlbuckeye / July 30, 2009 9:47 PM PDT

go with where you find it the cheapest.

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Win 7 Purchase
by pickingpros / July 31, 2009 1:41 PM PDT

There shouldn't be many places with different prices. The OS price is already so low compared to previous Windows OS's. But yeah Amazon with free shipping will probably be your best bet.

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Buy Windows 7
by windows7g / December 6, 2009 9:45 AM PST

The best place to buy Windows 7 is the online Microsoft store http://store.microsoft.com/home.aspx

Message was edited by: forum admin to reveal hidden URL link so it wouldn't be masked.

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Please insert correct URL
by TaraS_WinTeam / December 7, 2009 9:08 AM PST
In reply to: Buy Windows 7

To verify, you can go to the Windows website and find the shop. http://store.microsoft.com/

In the future please post the actual URL, and someone should be able to retype in the address bar or verify the address.

Tara

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NewEgg
by JoeBlig / December 8, 2009 10:47 PM PST
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OEM
by jeff_windows_team / December 9, 2009 1:13 AM PST
In reply to: NewEgg

So when are you going to sell the PC?

"Use of this OEM System Builder Channel software is subject to the terms of the Microsoft OEM System Builder License. This software is intended for pre-installation on a new personal computer for resale."

OEM copies are not for personal use.

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