1. sergedeb's Avatar
    I live in rural Thailand and after a computer crash, the only choice the local IT shop were offering was to install windows 7. So I did it. But now I have a copy on windows 7.

    The computer was bought in France and I live in Thailand. So I can't go to the reseller.Computer is a packard bell, fitted with windows 8 from the factory I think. There is a sticker under the laptop.

    How can I become legal again ?

    Thanks
    05-09-2016 10:39 AM
  2. charlatan1978's Avatar
    Can you obtain Windows 8 media for your computer? (From HP site, etc)
    If so, as long as your previous Windows 8 install was activated, you can install Windows 8 again and it should activate again.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    05-09-2016 11:07 AM
  3. charlatan1978's Avatar
    How is the version of Windows 7 fake?
    Did the IT shop not provide a Windows 7 key?
    05-09-2016 11:09 AM
  4. RumoredNow's Avatar
    There is a sticker under the laptop.
    If that sticker contains a key, download Windows 8 and install it using the key provided.

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=05bnbmVw
    05-09-2016 02:01 PM
  5. eusty's Avatar
    The link seems to be broken, use this one.

    Windows 8

    EDIT: It's the stupid ad tracker which breaks it

    Try typing "www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8"
    RumoredNow likes this.
    05-09-2016 02:10 PM
  6. RumoredNow's Avatar
    EDIT: It's the stupid ad tracker which breaks it
    Broke your too... It seems to be truncating the lead part of the link. I'm reporting it on our Tech Problem site.

    Meanwhile, for Windows 8 click only on an official Microsoft page in these search results: download windows 8 - Bing
    05-09-2016 02:25 PM

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