Give me reasons to buy orginal windows 7!

NiGHtfUrY

Journeyman
Moderators please note,it is not my intention to promote piracy in anyway through this thread,my intention is completely opposite,to curb piracy and to find reasons to promote buying original softwares.


Title says it.

Obviously other than the most fundamental reason PIRACY IS A CRIME.

But that reason is not enough convince my dad to spend Rs.7000 on a Cd that any "Computer Wala" can get for rs 200.

I am sure that many members must have faced this Dilemma.

All I need are for the more educated members to give me reasons to buy orginal windows so i can convince my dad to do so.
P.s - No need to state the Microsoft essential security reason,already tried that bought a norton cd key from office.
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Which windows to buy?
I have decided on windows 7 64 bit.
This PC is strictly for gaming,so should i go with home,professional,ultimate?

And also where to buy the windows from? Is online cheaper?

Also if its any help then i have an original windows 98 cd key :p
 

Vyom

The Power of x480
Staff member
Admin
I am using Windows Server 2008 R2 from Dreamspark.

One thing which you get from having a genuine windows is "peace of mind". I don't have to disable windows updates. And I don't have to "think" about which updates "not" to install. Installing the updates as its released means your windows gets patched against bugs and security holes as soon as possible. Which translates to a secure and stable OS.

Another advantage is that you can use tools which require a "genuine windows advantage". For eg, Windows Movie maker, and other tools which I don't recall right now.
 

moniker

Broken In
You won't get the regular updates, patches, fixes etc? And you might have to deal with the dreaded "windows is not genuine" notification that may come up and spit at you every now and then like a pesky house owner asking for rent. ;)
 

ratul

█████████████████
Seriously speaking, there are methods (loader etc) loaded into pirated windows, which would not only bypass WGA, but you can peacefully update windows anytime without any nags from M$...
And sorry to say, but it's hard to convince your dad to not buy the pirated windows, been there done that, we are surrounded by people where almost none buys windows unless it comes preloaded with your computer (laptop OEM disks), so of course if your dad is a common man like ours, he would only take the cheaper option (who won't.. :p), but if he understands, well and good, it'd help some really good causes as mentioned in previous posts.. :)
 
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NiGHtfUrY

NiGHtfUrY

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tell your father that money spent in buying original software supports software programmers not to mention Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation charity spend more money than our Indian govt in tackling many health issues.

Okay so you mean to say that i can get an almost similar (if not better) version of windows for free from microsoft?

It would be really helpful if you or some other members elaborate on this. :)


If you can pay tax to help the country, you can also pay for software to help devs.

I know this man,you missed the point,my father does not care about software devs :p
I am using Windows Server 2008 R2 from Dreamspark.

One thing which you get from having a genuine windows is "peace of mind". I don't have to disable windows updates. And I don't have to "think" about which updates "not" to install. Installing the updates as its released means your windows gets patched against bugs and security holes as soon as possible. Which translates to a secure and stable OS.

Another advantage is that you can use tools which require a "genuine windows advantage". For eg, Windows Movie maker, and other tools which I don't recall right now.

Yes,stability is a strong point that i can raise. Thankyou :)

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there are some methods to get 'genuine windows experience' without paying :wink:

I would love to know about them.

You won't get the regular updates, patches, fixes etc? And you might have to deal with the dreaded "windows is not genuine" notification that may come up and spit at you every now and then like a pesky house owner asking for rent. ;)

Yes,that windows not genuine notification annoys my father also :p
Seriously speaking, there are methods (loader etc) loaded into pirated windows, which would not only bypass WGA, but you can peacefully update windows anytime without any nags from M$...
And sorry to say, but it's hard to convince your dad to not buy the pirated windows, been there done that, we are surrounded by people where almost none buys windows unless it comes preloaded with your computer (laptop OEM disks), so of course if your dad is a common man like ours, he would only take the cheaper option (who won't.. :p), but if he understands, well and good, it'd help some really good causes as mentioned in previous posts.. :)


Seeing as you are an IT Security Enthusiast, I must believe that people like you over at microsoft must have found some ways to see through it :p

Yes,gonna use them now. :p

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Also please answer to the second part i.e -

 

snap

Lurker
The "not genuine windows notification" only pops up if you buy from those shopkeepers who sell pirated software or if you download some shady cracked windows version. look at ratul's post :razz:
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
if you want to buy then best option is following techenclave thread to get multiple windows keys for cheap.just go through some of the last pages of that thread & you can also ask others there who have already bought using this offer.
 
OP
NiGHtfUrY

NiGHtfUrY

Journeyman
if you want to buy then best option is following techenclave thread to get multiple windows keys for cheap.just go through some of the last pages of that thread & you can also ask others there who have already bought using this offer.

Yes,one member has contacted me,he wants to sell the key he got from dreamspark. :)
What should i do after i get the key?
I dont know anything about that :(

Also Which windows to buy?
I have decided on windows 7 64 bit.
This PC is strictly for gaming,so should i go with home,professional,ultimate?

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The "not genuine windows notification" only pops up if you buy from those shopkeepers who sell pirated software or if you download some shady cracked windows version. look at ratul's post :razz:

I dont know crap about loaders and windows :p
Guide me ,master?
Show me some links :p
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
do some background check on the member like his no. of posts,replies in that thread etc to make sure he is not some 4-5 post new member.also the dreamspark account in that thread gives win 7 pro keys so you don't have any choice but keys are universal & works for both 32bit & 64bit.win 7 pro is more than enough for a typical user & 64bit is must if your pc has 4gb or more ram so go with 64bit as many games now-a-days demand lots of system ram besides graphics card ram.after getting the key all you have to do is use it after installing windows & then use activation wizard(just type activation in start menu search box).
 

gopi_vbboy

Cyborg Agent
If you can afford buy.Its difficult to give reasons to buy it.

You can invest 7k in extra hardware or save money .
 

Zangetsu

I am the master of my Fate.
@OP: u won't be able to convince your dad for windows 7
and u know that its a human tendency to go towards cheap.

once u start earning (if u r not employed now) then u can buy it without asking for a permission from dad...
 
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