Windows 10: How should I buy Windows 7 Pro 64?

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  1. seek Win User

    How should I buy Windows 7 Pro 64?


    Hey! Might be building a new game machine for myself and was wondering what the cheapest way would be to get the Windows 10 Pro 64bit free upgrade? Like where should I buy? Can you just buy an Activation Key somewhere for Windows 7 Pro 64 and install the upgrade and enter the key? Or would I have to install Windows 7 and do an upgrade from there?

    -Thanks!

    :)
     
  2. KV4LQ Win User

    Easy upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro?

    But there's no way to get Windows 10 Pro without buying something? Considering that I have a valid Windows 7 Pro installer? I mean, seriously I could reinstall Windows 7 Pro, then re-upgrade, but there should be a simpler way, right?
     
    KV4LQ, Mar 21, 2016
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  3. How do I turn on games in windows 10?

    Why should I have to Buy Something that's Always been Free on EVERY Version of Windows so far?
     
    Bernard.Mooney, Mar 21, 2016
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  4. Berton Win User

    How should I buy Windows 7 Pro 64?

    It's been my understanding the Product Key or installed version of Win7 has to include Service Pack 1 or it has to be Win8.1 to qualify for the free Upgrade to Win10. What is installed determines which version will install, Win7 Home Premium to Win10 Home or Win7 Pro or Ultimate to Win10 Pro, Win8.1 Home to Win10 Home or Win8.1 Pro to Win10 Pro. I've not had the occasion to install Win10 using the Product Key, always have been the free Upgrades, now on about 23 installs.
     
    Berton, Mar 21, 2016
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  5. WHS
    whs Win User
  6. davidhk Win User
    I am in Canada. So, I can only quote you the Canadian prices.

    I can buy a Win 7 Pro SP1 64-bit for $179.99 from Newegg.ca
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16832416804

    I can buy Windows 10 Pro from Microsoft Store for $199.99
    http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/...ctID.319935900

    The difference is only $20. I would buy Win 10 Pro and save the hassles of upgrading from Win 7 to Win 10.
     
    davidhk, Mar 21, 2016
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  7. seek Win User
    OK. Looks like I can save $60 If I do the free upgrade in the USA... I think that is what I'll end up doing. THANKS!
     
  8. cereberus Win User

    How should I buy Windows 7 Pro 64?

    You can clean install 10 pro and use 7 pro key to activate.

    No need to install 7 pro and zillions of updates.
     
    cereberus, Mar 21, 2016
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  9. seek Win User
    Thanks for the info
     
  10. Winuser Win User
    Don't forget that if you purchase the OEM version it's not transferable to a new computer once you install it.
     
    Winuser, Mar 21, 2016
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  11. NavyLCDR New Member
    and Windows 10 purchased from the Windows store is a digital entitlement, so it is not transferable to a new computer either.

    No. It only has to be Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 to get the Windows 10 upgrade via Windows Update. Windows 7 without SP1 and Windows 8.0 can be upgraded for free to Windows 10 by downloading the ISO file with Windows Media Creation Tool or from Microsoft Tech Bench (or MSDN).
     
    NavyLCDR, Mar 21, 2016
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  12. Incorrect! 7 has to see SP1 installed! The initial free upgrade to 10 simply requires the service pack be present! I run a dual boot of the October 2009 purchase of 7 with SP1 integrated into the 7 media as well as seeing that arrive shortly after the initial updates following a clean install like the new 7 Ultimate VM created on the main. The second build with 10 Pro and 7 Pro dual booted there will be seeing a new Hyper-X 7 Pro VM soon. Each VM should then see the free upgrade to 10 without hassle.

    As for Newegg I bought a 10 OEM dvd set on Black Friday seeing a $20 discount on the Pro edition. That will see a clean install of 10 directly or you can buy a key like someone here reported for only $40 following a clean install from the MC tool media created. The regular price for download from the MS store or elsewhere being a bit higher!

    And for wanting to game on 7 but still see 10 you also have the option to see a dual boot setup on a new build. Personally having two OS drives each seeing a stand alone install on two separate drives and then going with the latest version of the EasyBCD program to see the boot entries in both versions for the other with one set as the default OS can work out quite well. Windows 10 - Dual Boot with Windows 7 or Windows 8 - Windows 10 Forums

    The EasyBCD program is free from the neosmart site. EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies
     
    Night Hawk, Mar 21, 2016
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  13. NavyLCDR New Member

    How should I buy Windows 7 Pro 64?

    No, it doesn't. I have upgrade Windows 7 Home Premium non-SP1 to Windows 10 just fine on my newest computer I just built 3 or 4 weeks ago. You seem to have a fixation with Windows 7 SP1. Other members here have also upgraded Windows 7 non-SP1 to Windows 10. SP1 is only required to get the Get Windows 10 icon from Windows update. It is not required to upgrade to Windows 10 using the ISO file.
     
    NavyLCDR, Mar 21, 2016
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  14. derekimo Win User
    Maybe a picture will help...


    How should I buy Windows 7 Pro 64? [​IMG]
     
    derekimo, Mar 21, 2016
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  15. NavyLCDR New Member
    Yep! I forgot about that matrix! Thanks!
     
    NavyLCDR, Mar 21, 2016
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