You can save money if you put a Linux distro on it instead, AND have your privacy back too. I use Linux Mint 17.3 after XP and quite happy with it. It's free if you download it yourself from linuxmint.com site, or can pick up for $6 DVD from osdisc.com site. comes with Firefox browser and Thunderbird email client. Lots of other software available and those already checked for safety when downloaded from their repository. If unfamiliar with it, check youtube videos, there are literally hundreds on it.
Windows 7 is loved by many, but windows 10, not much.
Bought a custom built system from a friend in 2013 (windows 7) didnt think or didnt know to ask for my windows 7 activation or serial number
recently had to re-install/restore windows, now I am getting the “not genuine” error.. out of “rearms” and tried resetting my count and that doesnt work either now.
So it seems I have to re-buy another windows 7 disc. Or... upgrade to windows 10
My questions are:
In your opinions, what should I do? Get a windows 7 disc.. or upgrade to 10?
(64 bit system, 32GB ram, 2 Nvidia GTX 580 cards)
Since most if not all desktops and laptops DO NOT come with the installation discs, what is the best practice in case this problem happens again? Norton Ghost?