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New laptop, turns out it cant use windows 7
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So new laptop had free trial of windows 10, worked well, just assumed I could use my old win7 disk when trial ran out. Turns out it can only use win8 or 10. Now Im not using win8, so I guess I will have to use win10, but win10 costs £100 and fuck that. Can anyone help me with torrenting and installing win10? Can It be done from a USB like Linux can be?
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post in >>>/sqt/
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>download windows 10
>install windows 10
>never activate it
>enjoy your free copy of windows 10
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>>52421107
???
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>>52421122
You definitely belong there
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>>52421118
Wait, does this really work? And if so, how would I get the copy onto the laptop now it has no OS? Download to memory stick and boot from there?
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>linux user
>can't even pirate windows

top jej
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>>52421097

Which laptop did you buy??
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>>52421097
buy a 7 code from ebay. use it to install w10.
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>>52421186
I cant install 7 on the laptop. I have a 7 disk, so if I could even install it for a minute, I could get 10, but I cant
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>>52421161
https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/optimusVII-15/

With some slight modification ( 8gb RAM, etc)
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>>52421213
>I cant
That doesn't really tell us much.
Why not?
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>>52421145
just download the official windows 10 64bit ISO from microsofts website to an usb stick and boot it from their
in the installation it will ask you to activate your windows key, just press "activate later" or something like that and you are good to go
your trial is basically permanent, you just have some little limitations like no customizability(which can be bypassed with some tricks) and a watermark in the bottom right of your screen
if you can't live with that, try to get your windows 7 installation to work
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>>52421244
Im honestly not sure. Trying F2, DEL, F12, bunch of other buttons would access BIOS to let me boot from disc, so I contacted the manufacturer, and their response was that I could not install win7 and had to install either 8 or 10. But desu if I could even try to install 7 now I would not want to for fear of fucking it up
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>>52421244
>>52421283
Probably because the laptop supports UEFI booting only.
Google one of the million guides on how to install Windows 7 on a UEFI system.
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OP, did you buy the laptop with a windows licence or not

also
>not buying ms keys for a tenner each

neck yourself
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>>52421227
lol
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>>52423086
???
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>>52423557
read the "Specification Snapshot", it's filled with buzzword bullshit normies find impressive.
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>>52423611
oh, of course. I just needed a laptop, and this was the best specs I could find for the price, so I bought it. If it was a PC I would build it myself but fuck messing about with a laptop
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>>52423708
for next time just go with an integrated gpu if it's a laptop and keep the money for a gpu upgrade on your desktop.
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