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Get Win 7 On Laptop As A Replacement


I really need to get windows 7. I cant afford it and my computers a slug without it. Xp would render most of my hardware useless. I got my laptop as a replacement in january. I wanted to know if anyway possible for me to get home premium replacement of vista home premium. I know new pcs get it free but i know mines just 6 months before that. I wanted to know if i could get windows 7 as like a replacement of a lemoned vista. Not only will it not update, but also stops ie8 from starting sometimes. Plz tell me there is a free solution.

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Posted On: 2010-03-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-23 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-11 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-16 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-09 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-30 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-11-18 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-08 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-11-15 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-19 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .