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Old 27. Dec 2016, 07:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I purchased a drawing tablet for my daughter and found out the salesman lied, it's not compatible with windows vista. We have wanted to upgrade to atleast windows 7 but didn't want to spend a lot of money. Is there a way to download a disc for free, legally?
What I've read so far seems like you have to provide a key.
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Old 27. Dec 2016, 08:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Take it back, call out the salesperson and ask for a refund.

Assuming your home machine is even capable of upgrading to Windows 7 (see link below) you will need to pay for this. There are supposed "free" versions on rogue sites but many of these are loaded with malware and even if they install, they will only run for a short time before a "not genuine" message appears and the system disables.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down...34bcdd6d2=True
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Old 27. Dec 2016, 08:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you MidnightCowboy, I will take your advice.
My laptop will upgrade. I did an upgrade windows 7 advisor check and it said I could.
Now just have to figure out which windows 7 I need. The bare minimum is best as we will eventually get a new pc.
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Now just have to figure out which windows 7 I need.
The bare minimum version (Starter edition) has some restrictions so if possible I would recommend the Home Premium version. The editions above that do have more features but nothing most users would ever miss. Happy New Year!
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Old 29. Dec 2016, 03:32 AM   #5 (permalink)
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you can stlll get win-7 home edition on eBay,
but that would be the expensive option.

you can still get the ISO of win-7 home:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...nload/windows7
but, then you have to get a product - key for it.
- which is doable, but not easily / legally.
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The price is the legality of the key.
The dVds are effectively free since you CAN download a legal copy if you have the key.
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