Can you install Windows 7 on a stock Ubuntu machine?

Discussion in 'Dell Latitude, Vostro, and Precision' started by LoneRonin, Mar 15, 2012.

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  1. LoneRonin

    LoneRonin Notebook Enthusiast

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    Looking to get a Vostro 1540 for my mom's business. For the same specs the one loaded with Ubuntu is 30 bucks less than the Windows 7 home premium.
    I have a copy of Win 7 Ultimate and will be clean installing that either way, so looking to save a bit of money there...Does anyone know if it will be hassle free or will there be any problems or bios issues or anything like that?
     
  2. Commander Wolf

    Commander Wolf can i haz broadwell?

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    If you have your own key and everything there shouldn't be a problem.
     
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    LoneRonin Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have a legit copy, but now I have another question, can I install it on multiple computers using the same key?
     
  4. Thaenatos

    Thaenatos Zero Cool

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    No, you can only legally use a windows key on one computer at a time.
     
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    millermagic Rockin the pinktop

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    Its a much more cost effective method to buy them with Windows on them, provided they come with the version you plan on running.
     
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    DimaV83 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Small remark. This just means, that Windows 7 OEM is cheaper compared to Windows 7 Retail. (but in many cases you can buy OEM version of Windows for existing machine with some hardware, e.g. HDD/SDD)
     
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