Reply to post: Re: Windows 7 isn't easy to purchase anymore, if at all.

The Windows 8 dilemma: Win 8 or wait for 9?

Peter Gathercole Silver badge

Re: Windows 7 isn't easy to purchase anymore, if at all.

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Read what I wrote.

Many system builders (like Dell) bought Windows 7 OEM licenses upfront (remember all those stories about MS claiming that Win 7 had a fast uptake rate because of counting these pre-purchases as shipped systems), so have a stock of licenses they can use to put on newly built machines. As I understand it, MS are no longer allowing OEM Win 7 licenses to be purchased, so they will run out at some point.

So you have one of those pre-bought licenses on your machine. The only reason you have to apologise is for not reading my post.

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