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by tuthdoc / March 14, 2014 10:12 AM PDT

I'm installing win 7 OEM on 3 two computers and a lap top. thanks to MS's dropping win XP. The 2nd install is 30 day trial so I got on chat with MS about buying a couple of activation keys. Surprise, they quit selling activations keys for win 7 but are very happy to sell you win 8. I tried 8 out on a friends computer and I won't touch it. I'll go to a different system 1st. Well the win 8 compatibility program says no, I'll also have to buy new computers. I'm retired and on a fixed income, that ain't gonna happen. From what I can tell, I'll have to order 2 more installation CDs for win 7 through a 3rd party distributor that still carry win 7. And hope I can get a few more years out of 2 adequate computers before I dump them in a landfill. Any suggestions? I have 25 days left on this install of win 7.

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Check out Classic Shell for Win 8.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / March 14, 2014 10:15 AM PDT
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Might change your mind.

Dafydd.

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You can make Windows 8 as much like 7 as you want
by wpgwpg / March 14, 2014 10:22 AM PDT
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Just get Windows 8.1 and put Classic Shell on it. You can make it look and feel as much like Windows 7 as you want.

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Odd. Amazon, Newegg, others have Windows 7.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 14, 2014 10:24 AM PDT
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Never dump a computer in the landfill
by glb613 / March 14, 2014 8:09 PM PDT
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Take it to a recycling event or a local electronic store like Best Buy.

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Keys
by samkh / March 15, 2014 12:15 AM PDT
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are not cheap, even on ebay, as you have probably discovered. Your best (ie. cheapest) shot is to buy a branded oem CD with a genuine COA. The CD will be useless for installation on different or unbranded hardware but the keys are good, which is all you need, right? Google around, lowest probably $60.

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