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Posted: 12/16/2016 7:25:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/16/2016 8:12:23 PM EST by RMCH]
I thought I might actually get some useful suggestions, but this is going nowhere. I'll look elsewhere.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 7:25:58 PM EST
What's wrong with Win 10?
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 7:30:28 PM EST

Link Posted: 12/16/2016 7:30:44 PM EST
If you have to ask for product keys then you shouldn't be attempting what you're about to attempt.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 7:35:19 PM EST
Originally Posted By RMCH:
But we're not a "Linux-friendly" household, and there's no way I'm spending gobs of money on Apple products. I've got the .iso files for Windows 7 straight from Microsoft, but I need product keys. Does anyone have any recommendations for reputable vendors for such?
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Ibtl.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 7:37:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/16/2016 7:37:55 PM EST by Redarts]
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Originally Posted By 3rdpig:
If you have to ask for product keys then you shouldn't be attempting what you're about to attempt.
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Also, someone who can't find out something so simple almost certainly lacks the ability to determine how good or bad W7 is vs W10...
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 7:37:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/16/2016 7:39:23 PM EST by Admiral_Crunch]
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Originally Posted By ilikeporkchops:
What's wrong with Win 10?
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This.   Works perfectly for me.

I had an issue with occasional blue screens, but I traced that to an outdated motherboard chipset driver.   No problems since it was updated.

Your problem probably has a solution.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 7:38:38 PM EST
OP try Linux Mint its very easy to use.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 7:42:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/16/2016 8:13:00 PM EST by RMCH]
I thought I might actually get some useful suggestions, but this is going nowhere. I'll look elsewhere.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 7:42:57 PM EST
There is always ReactOS.

Quite an impressive effort in taking apart the blackbox that is the Windows NT kernel.

Just getting a key is not a regular thing, but can be done. This is a very restrictive OEM key, but can be done with a fresh install.
Surprisingly legit

You're only other option is loaders and that is b& camp territory to discuss here.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 7:49:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/16/2016 8:13:31 PM EST by RMCH]
I thought I might actually get some useful suggestions, but this is going nowhere. I'll look elsewhere.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 7:50:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/16/2016 8:13:57 PM EST by RMCH]
I thought I might actually get some useful suggestions, but this is going nowhere. I'll look elsewhere.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 7:53:05 PM EST
OP if you really want Windows 7 just buy something with Windows 7 on it. Pick a brand and look in the business section.

For example: http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/laptops?~ck=mn#!facets=80770~0~16063830&p=1
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 7:55:46 PM EST
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Originally Posted By RMCH:


The short version: Win10 keeps "updating" itself, getting ever more bloated, and breaking/disabling features on our computers. The long version is that it's a piece of shit that keeps re-enabling the stench no matter how many times or ways we disable the smell-o-vision of their update process.

The extremely short version: We hate it.
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Define "bloated".

Windows 10 and 8 are both leaner than 7.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:01:38 PM EST
No wonder you don't like it, you can't even spell it.

Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:01:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/16/2016 8:14:31 PM EST by RMCH]
I thought I might actually get some useful suggestions, but this is going nowhere. I'll look elsewhere.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:02:10 PM EST
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Originally Posted By RMCH:


The short version: Win10 keeps "updating" itself, getting ever more bloated, and breaking/disabling features on our computers. The long version is that it's a piece of shit that keeps re-enabling the stench no matter how many times or ways we disable the smell-o-vision of their update process.

The extremely short version: We hate it.
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Build a nicer computer
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:02:32 PM EST
What do you mean not Linux-friendly?
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:12:54 PM EST
You can buy a legit copy of Win 7 at Newegg.com

I posted about this a couple weeks ago.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:13:42 PM EST
newegg, amazon, ect will all have what you want
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:14:28 PM EST
gangbang
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:15:10 PM EST
I am voting for whatever.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 8:15:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/16/2016 8:15:37 PM EST by VA-gunnut]
Whatever
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