Where can I purchase Windows 7 (safely)?
April 21, 2014 9:17 AM Subscribe
I am finally waking up, smelling the coffee ... and seeing that I must say goodbye to XP. My machines are old (but not ancient) ThinkPads - one T60 and three X60s maxed out on RAM (systems built 2006-2008). I'm looking for an honorable seller of Win 7.
posted by ferkit to Computers & Internet (13 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I would prefer to upgrade to Win 7 (32 bit, upgrade version) than to Win 8 with online upgrade to 8.1; I don't like Win 8 / 8.1, not sure it will run as well as Win 7 on these systems, and I resent Microsoft's practice of releasing things too quickly (arguably). With Vista, you could just stick with XP ... but now, you're pressed to upgrade for safety's sake. It was dumb of me to wait past the apparent on-the-shelf-life of Win 7. In this, I probably have quite a lot of company. I do not want new machines. I do not want a MacBook...yet.
So - I'm having a hard time finding new (and non-pirated) packages of what I'm looking for. Any leads?
I may install Ubuntu in dual boot mode, and keep XP for offline use. (I love Ubuntu, but I don't have the time or patience to deal with the learning curve of surprises and workarounds. It seems the only problem with Ubuntu is the hegemony of Microsoft, which becomes apparent when you're trying to collaborate on projects with others).
Thanks in advance!