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Windows 7: BSOD Windows 7

30 Sep 2015   #11
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

No sorry mate that copy if it is an OEM is tied forever to the original board. If it is a retail copy then it can be used again provided it is only used on one machine at a time and then once you have used it for more than say four machines they might just come back at you and ask what is going on.

Now one option is of course to phone Microsoft and explain the original board has gone bad and can you use the OEM copy for the new board. They are usually fairly accommodating but don't try this more than once eh? You will of course need to know the activation code usually on the machine sticker or find it using this first Product Key Number for Windows 7 - Find and See use option 2. If you do contact Microsoft because of that discrepancy in the build they might even say it is not a genuine copy and then we are stuck with getting a new copy which is easier said than done because of finding an OEM - DON'T use EBay mate in any case.

One last option is this Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 - you can use any Windows 7 DVD (say a friends disk) as they have all versions on the disk and you need to use the ei.cfg removal tool to unlock the version you have a valid code for.

I am offline now for a while but post back and let me know what is happening.


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30 Sep 2015   #12
CNA

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

I f your Copy is retail one you can do a clean install , but if it is an OEM , you can't .
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01 Oct 2015   #13
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CNA View Post
I f your Copy is retail one you can do a clean install , but if it is an OEM , you can't .
Yep CNA I did say that already and while you are right I thought a little explanation was in order to make the point of the difference. Plus you can see there is also an option in that tutorial I posted.
between retail and OEM and the uses that a retail copy can be put to.

What I didn't want was the OP to do is go buy another copy that is not genuine as I think the original one probably was and unbeknown to the OP.
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01 Oct 2015   #14
kieron22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Thank you all soo much again. A BSOD hasn't occurred since yesterday so I'll monitor it, if I does occur I have a retail copy of windows 8 as well so I might upgrade to that since the Windows 7 that I have is an OEM one.
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01 Oct 2015   #15
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok Keiron but personally I tried 8 and it really is not my cup of tea and nor is 10 for that matter.

You could try phoning Microsoft like I said and yes they can be quite accommodating mate if you explain the old MB died on you.
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02 Oct 2015   #16
kieron22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

I know its the same for me too, windows 7 is just nice and simple but seeing that it might not be a genuine copy I think I'll have to replace it. It's still acting up btw so I'm getting ready to do it over.
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03 Oct 2015   #17
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Kieron mate just try this once more just to be sure the copy is not genuine I am only assuming it is because of that reference to the 7600 build. Now when I first installed 7 a long time ago it did come as 7600 but it wasn't long before they fixed the problems with the SP1 and the new copies came as 7601.

So have a loo it costs nothing to do.

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03 Oct 2015   #18
kieron22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Thanks for all the help but the check came up as not validated,
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04 Oct 2015   #19
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok mate thought it worth a try now it is a matter of finding a copy or being able to purchase a key then you could use the tutorial I mentioned in a previous post using a friends DVD.

Now it always seems to me that every time this happens that the version is almost invariably the Ultimate version that is involved and I am guessing that the unscrupulous play on people desire to have the best do so by selling the "Ultimate" version.
In my opinion the Home version just about covers the lot the Pro and Ultimate are just not really needed for general work.
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04 Oct 2015   #20
kieron22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

hmm thats interesting... I just did the install of windows 8, will try it out and see if any problems occur and I'll let you know whats happening, thanks again.
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