Solved Vista to Windows 7

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punkybunge

Nola
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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5750 @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4085 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 448 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 217 GB (107 GB Free); D: 15 GB (5 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gateway,
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

I need to get something on this laptop that will update. Vista will not, so I want to try to put Windows 7 on here. Does anyone know where I can download Windows 7 so I can burn it onto a DVD? I did that with Windows 8.1 and have it but I don't think this pc can do 8.1. Can someone tell me where I should start? Will I need to uninstall Vista and how do I do that? (n)(n)
 

TerryNet

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Does anyone know where I can download Windows 7
No genuine legitimate Windows 7 can be downloaded. Any version that can be is pirated, and as I'm sure you know we do not help with that.


Can someone tell me where I should start?
It's extremely unlikely that you will be able to find a legal copy of Windows 7. It would have to be a retail version that is no longer used or an "update" version that was never used.
 

flavallee

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Nola:

We've had a discussion before about that 10-year old Gateway M-6848 laptop.
https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cannot-update.1212613/

That laptop isn't worth investing any money into, and a legitimate copy of Windows 7 SP1(if you can find it) or Windows 10 will cost more than what it's worth.

You really should move to a newer and faster refurbished one which comes with one of those operating systems already installed.

Frank

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