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windows 7 disk

by mammaw47 / June 25, 2012 11:51 AM PDT

how and where can i get a windows 7 install disk without paying a arm and leg for it

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That depends
by Jimmy Greystone / June 25, 2012 1:37 PM PDT
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That depends on what the going rate for an arm and a leg is right now.

Kidding aside, Microsoft sets a standard price that all retailers are contractually obligated to follow. So if you want a legal version (and that's the only kind you'll get help in finding here) then you're kind of stuck. You can pay what Microsoft asks, pay even more for an MSDN account, or if you happen to attend an educational institution that has a partnership with Microsoft, you can usually get an academic version for very cheap. Of course the academic version's license will expire when you leave that institution, so take that into account.

Every now and then you will find some retailer selling copies a little below what Microsoft requires, but usually not by too much. You might be able to get it with only an arm OR a leg.

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The cheapest install disk is from the machine's maker.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 25, 2012 2:36 PM PDT
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Restore media is on average 35 bucks to free. But once in a while someone wants the non-OEM Windows 7 install media and that plus the license is quite a bit more.

Here's an example where dell gives you a download. ASK DELL for the Windows 7 version if your machine is a Dell.

http://forums.cnet.com/7726-13974_102-5325452.html?tag=posts;msg5325452

So from free to 35 to quite a bit more.

Can you tell more?
Bob

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Windows 7 Install Disk
by spittsp / July 1, 2012 9:27 AM PDT
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I got a Windows 7 Install disk for $30 from a computer repair shop. Unfortunately I got it after I paid $229 for a new hard drive and had Windows 7 Installed on it.

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windows 7
by mammaw47 / July 2, 2012 8:59 AM PDT
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thank you i will try some shops around here

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Windos 7 Dislk
by jrap30 / July 6, 2012 1:43 AM PDT
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Try on-line retailers...ie. Tiger Direct and Newegg.. They put it on sale every few weeks.

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