to purchase or not to purchase?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Sikr, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. Sikr

    Sikr MDL Novice

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    I was running win7 in a vm for a while and decided this was just to much of a pia. I have installed a student upgrade version of win7 ultimate, but I don't have a license key. Or at least I don't have one for this computer.... I am going to install win7 on two more machines (family laptops). I was looking into purchasing family pack licensing for all three of these computers to run win7. I am not even sure how much this will cost.

    I have gone through all of the upgrading of win7 -man this took a long time. My question? Is simply using the win loader or the solution by raz going to provide what I need to run win7 or should I consider the full price. I have seen the home premium family packs, I don't even think they have an ultimate family pack. I really don't need all the language support of ultimate anyway, but I did just buy this student "upgrade" disk at school.

    I guess I naively thought that buying the upgrade disk would allow me to intall win7 without activating. Before I try to activate online (which I am sure will fail) or calling (where I am afraid of being blacklisted or something) is there a solution on these forums that will tell me how to activate (make genuine) multiple copies of ultimate? I haven't installed yet on the two laptops, but the desktop is "installed and up to date" -except of course activation.

    Thank you!
     
  2. sid_16

    sid_16 MDL Giveaway Organiser

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    #2 sid_16, Oct 14, 2012
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    1st. be sure that your laptop came with a slic (system licensing internal code) and the Daz loader will do the rest like inserting key and certificate for the activation. For more information on your question just read here and here .
    enjoy,
    sid_16.

    <EDIT> just download the win 7 ultimate from this Mr Acrsn's link and use Daz loader for activation and you're done.
     
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  3. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    Its really up to you if you want to purchase legitimate software. The only reason you would need legitimate software from Microsoft is if you need their technical support. Its really up to morals at this point. If you want free Windows and you don't feel bad about it, go for it. But as @sid_16 said, check your SLIC table to see if your computers have SLIC 2.1 and if they do, "Technically" I would say you are not pirating or stealing from Microsoft because you are using their own SLIC based activation loop. I'm trying so hard not to sound like a hypocrite because I myself use keygens and patches for programs but I do support a lot of developers if I like their software enough to buy it.
     
  4. abu2Qa

    abu2Qa MDL Junior Member

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    Ok with that even more in some places we can't find M$ stores and worst we can't buy through internet we don't have credit card like others we just dealing with cash and if I want to buy I must travel to the capital spend more time and money more than it cast which is a month salary.. just like that no student upgrade no multiple copies not any kind of special promotions or discounts on installment sales on three or four months just pay or you'll not learn so..:rolleyes: I love MDL :ball2:
    MDL is free space for free people:hug2:
     
  5. abu2Qa

    abu2Qa MDL Junior Member

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    The OEM disks are exactly the same as the retail disks with 3 exceptions:

    1. No support from Microsoft. Telephone support incidents are included in the price of a retail disk.

    2. OEM copies are purchased in either 32 or 64 bit flavors. With retail, both 32 and 64 bit disks come in the same box.

    3. OEM licenses must remain with the first PC they are installed on. Retail copies can be moved from PC to PC, so long as they are never installed on more than one PC at a time.

    4.You do not have to register anything with Microsoft.


    For sufficient details check Vista OEM Activation How it Works By the moderator of the Forum urie :D
     
  6. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    Unless you're OK with a complete re-installation of the OS every 30 days, you're going to have to activate it in some manner. Both a key you buy from Microsoft and Daz's loader will do that for you. Both methods will give you a fully functioning Windows 7 installation. Whether you pay for the Microsoft key or use Daz's loader is a personal choice ... do what you're comfortable with.