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    Annoyed with computer manufacturers.

    I have this laptop, right? It's an HP... came preloaded with all of their typical trial crap on it, some which it wouldn't let me remove easily. I need to reformat the thing, but of course they don't give you the damn Windows disc with the damn thing.

    I'm leery of downloading a copy from bittorent. Anyone know of a way to get a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit? I've got the product key and everything so I'd like to do it legitimately.

    Hell, they don't even give driver discs anymore.

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    HPs come with a utility to make a new Windows install disc. You should be able to burn it, unless your disc is already fubarred somehow.

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    If the computer comes with a legitimate Windows license, can you not call HP or Microsoft to get a disc?

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    Yeah, if you call and ask for a disc, they must give you one by law. If you got the laptop new and it came with Windows, part of the price you paid was for your own copy of Windows. I had a hard drive failure on my old Dell and needed to reinstall Windows. The machine was even out of warranty, but they still had to give me my disc.
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    technically, you paid for an OEM license of windows, which is up to their discretion as wether or not all that shits included :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by darren View Post
    If the computer comes with a legitimate Windows license, can you not call HP or Microsoft to get a disc?
    MS won't give you a license, and if you order disks from HP, all they'll sell you for like $20 is the recover disks with all of the same shit on it, not a barebones Windows 7 install.

    This is the lovely nature of Windows machines.
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    Yeah, this is a major annoyance...

    If you have the license and just want to torrent the media then there is no real problem that I can see with that. I've done it before in a pinch with no issues.

    What problems are you having getting rid of the preinstalled nonsense? Have you tried booting into safemode?
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    Official links used for sites that sell only licenses, with no discs.

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