I agree, and I assume at this point most of us have a copy of Win7. Remember when it first came out and cost about 30 bucks for a license? I have at least 2 of those laying around.
I think it was Tolgamamus who started a thread on these earlier and got me thinking this might be a good route to go.
Surprisingly (to me), I've never owned a copy of 7. 3/3.1, 95/nt3.51 nt4/w2k, xp pro/media, 8/8.1 but no windows 7. It was just the particular hardware progression I've made, since my computers usually run for about a decade and the w7 bubble was born, matured, and was over before I considered upgrading the XP machine.
- which is still going strong - knock on wood - until I find a month or so for hair pulling to rebuild my workstation environment on a new machine to bring it up to my working standard for the primary of "this thing can do anything", ie, engineering, art, music, programming, etc. etc, something I realize that occasionally needs be done, but I avoid as much as humanly possible short of joining the church of the luddite. Used to be I had plenty of time for administering computers, now not so much time. And the process is far more complex as my tool set has grown and broadened in scope over the years.
But your point is well taken.