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I have a new pc with no o/s, can I easily install this?
Posted on Thursday 4th April 2013 at 11:40
The description isn't very clear: is this a digital download, or a solid copy?
CCL Customer Service
Posted on Thursday 4th April 2013 at 11:51
This copy of Windows comes with a disk, it is a solid copy. -Jake
Posted on Monday 11th March 2013 at 22:10
I'm going to build a brand new PC for Gaming. I need an operating system for it and I am interested in this one. I am ordering all the parts from CCL. I have all the other parts sorted apart from the operating system. Would I be able to use this one without previously having an operating system on the machine? If not, what would you recommend? Thanks, Tom.
Posted on Tuesday 12th March 2013 at 09:51
Yes, this software is designed for installation on a new system and does not require an existing Windows installation. -Danlevan
Posted on Tuesday 19th February 2013 at 13:39
I'm after a copy of Windows 7 to install as a downgrade from a Samsung all-in-one currently running Windows 8.
Would this be suitable?
I'm a little concerned that there will be issues with it as it's an OEM piece of software
Posted on Tuesday 19th February 2013 at 14:04
An OEM copy of Windows is a license to install on a single machine, and would not take your existing Windows 7 license from the system into account but should work just fine. -Danlevan
Posted on Thursday 31st January 2013 at 03:21
I am wanting to upgrade from 32-bit Vista to 64-bit 7, but the "OEM package" is sort of throwing me off from buying this. What is the difference between this version and the retail? Are there restrictions to its use, other than the 1 license which I understand. Currently I have 2 hard drives, one is just the OS and the other is my data storage, so a clean install on my current OS hd wouldn't be an issue for me at all without it effecting my data hd, I am right in thinking that? To be fair my main query is the "OEM" descriptor as I want it for my current pc not a new build. Thanks in advance
Posted on Thursday 31st January 2013 at 09:29
Going from 32bit to 64bit requires a fresh install and it cannot be upgraded. The Windows 7 64bit OEM (Original Equipment Manufacture) is licensed for one machine only whereas the retail version contains both 32 and 64bit disk. You will be fine using the OEM version in your machine. Regards, Mike
Posted on Saturday 26th January 2013 at 15:32
I have two tower desktop PC's running XP. I would like to upgrade (clean install?) both to Wndows7 64 bit. I would like to network them both (using one for storage) with my Acer laptop running the same OS. I bought the Laptop and one of the towers from CCL. Is there a multi license version (do I need it?) of the OS.
Ray (Birtall West Yorks)
Posted on Saturday 26th January 2013 at 13:08
Posted on Monday 28th January 2013 at 10:02
Unfortunately, we do not have mutli-licence windows available, Usually, multi packs comes with a minimum of 3 and as you only need 2, it would be cheaper to buy 2 OEM versions than a multi-pack. Regards, Mike
Posted on Sunday 13th January 2013 at 22:09
I want to upgrade an old 32 bit XP machine. Does this disc also contain the 32 bit S/W? Does the license also work for 32 bit install? If not, do you sell a 32 bit Windows 7?
Posted on Monday 14th January 2013 at 10:16
This is the 64bit windows 7 and does not come with the 32bit version, that is available under SFT0067. Please run the Windows 7 Advisor from microsoft to make sure your old XP machine is compatible with windows 7. Regards, Mike
Posted on Wednesday 7th November 2012 at 11:15
Will this version of windows 7 work on a laptop, or do I have to purchase a different version?
Posted on Wednesday 7th November 2012 at 14:39
Yes, this will work fine on a laptop. -Danlevan
Posted on Wednesday 5th September 2012 at 21:47
Hi, I have a system which originally had Vista on and I did an upgrade to Windows 7 32bit. The upgrade package I have has a 64bit disc with it, is there anyway I can `upgrade` this version of Windows 7 to 64bit ? My system spec says that the PC is an ACPI x86-based PC. if not, is there any software that CCL offer to make this happen ?
Posted on Friday 7th September 2012 at 11:09
You can't upgrade a 32-bit installation to a 64-bit unfortunately. The license key will work for 64-bit, but this would need to be done as a clean installation, and not the upgrade from an existing 32-bit install. If your processor is x86, your system will not be able to run 64-bit Windows. -Danlevan
Posted on Monday 13th August 2012 at 12:09
does this OEM copy include the upgrade for windows 8 for £15 when it is available?
Posted on Monday 13th August 2012 at 12:13
Microsoft's offer is only for systems bought with Windows 7 preinstalled. If we sell you a computer with this copy of Windows installed, it will be elegible, but if you were buying this separately and installing it yourself would not. -Danlevan
Posted on Friday 20th July 2012 at 22:14
Does this copy of Windows 7 include a new usable Licence?
Posted on Saturday 21st July 2012 at 15:10
Yes, each copy of Windows comes with a full license. -Danlevan
Posted on Friday 6th July 2012 at 13:38
I have recently got a new motherboard for my computer along with processor and graphics card will i be able to use this to re-install windows as i have already used this to install windows once?
Posted on Friday 6th July 2012 at 13:54
This generally would have Windows recognise you as having a new computer so may not activate. You would need to contact Microsoft to see about reactivating it. -Danlevan
Posted on Wednesday 27th June 2012 at 22:51
Having purchased this OS for a complete system and 32Gb of memory, it only allows use of 16Gb. Is it true that the Home Premium 64-bit edition limits memory to 16Gb only. If this is the case, why is it not clearly stated anywhere on your website (eg. in the memory section)?
Posted on Thursday 26th July 2012 at 16:42
Having checked this out myself it is indeed true that Win 7 64-bit Home Edition will only see 16Gb or ram. To be able to use more than 16Gb you would need the Pro, Enterprise or Ultimate editions that allow up to 192Gb.
Posted on Sunday 24th June 2012 at 05:37
I am thinking of buying a new netbook which comes with home premium, Obviously it doe not have a dvd fitted. Can I use this new OS to upgrade my desktop computer which currently runs on XP or would i have to buy a seperate dvd version to upgrade my desktop computer? If this is not possible,would any work/files done on the netbook be a problem for the desk top running XP?.
Posted on Monday 25th June 2012 at 14:07
The software licence on the netbook would be none transferable and you would be required to buy a new copy of windows to upgrade your current system. However upgrading from xp to windows 7 will not retain any of your existing files or programs as it will need a clean install. Any files or folders created in xp will work on windows 7 and visa versa.
Posted on Wednesday 30th May 2012 at 16:02
Hi, I have a computer using a AMD Athlon™ 64 X2
Dual-Core Processor, can I use this 64 bit operating system on it. I assume with 64 in the title it would but I wanted to be sure.
Posted on Wednesday 30th May 2012 at 16:49
That is indeed correct, the Athlon 64 is a 64-bit processor so will work fine with 64-bit Windows. -Danlevan
Posted on Friday 6th April 2012 at 14:43
For budgetary reasons I need to rebuild my PC in steps rather than all at once. My preference is to get an SSD and install Windows 7 64-bit on that as a first stage, then in a month or two get new motherboard and CPU so I can have more memory.
Will the OEM licence allow that?
Posted on Friday 6th April 2012 at 15:27
I would not recommend doing it this way around, as the OEM license will recognise the new motherboard and processor as being installed on a new system, and likely not allow you to reactivate. This can also cause issues with Windows when massively changing hardware and a clean install on the new equipment is always recommended. -Danlevan
Posted on Friday 6th April 2012 at 10:10
Hi- I have an Acer Aspire 5535 laptop with a AMD Turion x2 64 processor in it, would this 64 bit version work on it? I am looking to upgrade from Vista but want the full version not the upgrade. Thanks
Posted on Friday 6th April 2012 at 10:55
Yes, this version of Windows should run fine on your laptop. -Danlevan
Posted on Monday 2nd April 2012 at 12:52
Hello does this W7 O/S come with a COA sticker
Posted on Monday 2nd April 2012 at 18:23
Yes a COA sticker is provided with this copy of windows. Usually found on the plastic CD/dvd case.
Posted on Sunday 11th March 2012 at 16:38
Hi there i have an iMac mid 2011 i don't know whether to buy the 64bit or 32bit version, or does only one version work on a mac,
Posted on Monday 12th March 2012 at 10:38
The mid 2011 iMac uses a 64 bit processor, so both will work though I would recommend 64 bit so that it can take full use of the memory. -Danlevan
Posted on Friday 17th February 2012 at 16:19
if you upgrade the motherboard after installing this item, it will require a re-install of Windows.
Posted on Wednesday 18th January 2012 at 08:52
Posted on Wednesday 18th January 2012 at 13:42
Yes if the computer does not have windows already installed just put the disc in the drive and follow the on screen instructions. If you already have windows installed then you just need to make sure that your optical drive is first in your boot options, you will need to check your bios for this.
Posted on Saturday 7th January 2012 at 18:45
With the above installed, if I upgrade at a later date [graphic card, memory, etc] will the OEM version allow me to do this?
Posted on Tuesday 17th January 2012 at 13:13
Yes, you will be able to upgrade your computer with this version of Windows.
Posted on Friday 16th December 2011 at 09:09
Guys, is this a full version and not an upgrade version? Just bout a new build pc with no operating system and will need one ( thought I could buy one cheaper as a student) but only upgrade versions are available
Posted on Friday 16th December 2011 at 09:35
This is a full version of Windows. It is supplied OEM, so without retail packaging or instructions, but comes with a DVD and license key.
Posted on Thursday 8th December 2011 at 20:38
Am I aloud to use this if i am just building one PC for myself or will I need to buy a non-OEM version?
Posted on Friday 9th December 2011 at 13:37
You are fine to use the OEM License for Windows.
Posted on Monday 5th December 2011 at 16:55
Hello hope you can help have windows7 32bit installed would like to install windows7 64 bit for running fsx .Which package to I buy, and will I lose all my stuff/files
Posted on Tuesday 6th December 2011 at 10:47
You will need to purchase a new copy of windows that is 64bit and perform a new install of windows as you cannot upgrade an existing windows install from 32bit to 64bit or visa versa. As you will be doing a new install you will need to backup any data that you need as it will be lost.