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Windows 7: Can my friend use my Windows 7 CD to install in his system?

08 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Can my friend use my Windows 7 CD to install in his system?

My friend needs to install Windows 7 and wanted to know if he can use mine or copy it for his system. I am not sure if this is legal or if will even work. Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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08 Jan 2011   #2

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

No, that is illegal and you can get into considerable trouble by doing it. Also, if the key is used on several computers it will be deactivated.

Regards....Mike Connor
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08 Jan 2011   #3
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If he has his own product key, he can. Else it is what Mike said.
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08 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Thanks. That is what I thought.
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08 Jan 2011   #5

windows 7
 
 

MY friend had a windows 7 home premium genuine version but after he install the ubuntu on his lap he can not recovery windows it say the recovery partition is missing if there a way to install windows 7 home premium using ultimate disk so he has a own genuine home premium key
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08 Jan 2011   #6

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

If he has a valid key that will work.

Regards....Mike Connor
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09 Jan 2011   #7
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You can borrow a Windows 7 DVD, extract the ISO (image file) using ImgBurn, then run the ei.cfg Removal Tool to unlock all versions: Ei.cfg Removal Utility Lets You Use Any Product Key With Your Windows 7 Disc

Now use ImgBurn at 4x speed to burn to DVD an all-versions installer to install with the Product Key on COA sticker. http://download.cnet.com/ImgBurn/300...-10847481.html

Here are tips for getting a purrfect factory-OEM clean reinstall: re-install windows 7

This is absolutely legal since Windows 7 and your computer are your property and you have the right to the cleanest possible install of the best OS ever. Manufacturers no longer provide a clean-copy Install DVD to enforce the sponsor's bloatware which provides their profit margin but impinges on Windows 7 performance. Here are tips to clean up a factory bloatware install until you can clean reinstall: HP laptop has used up all four primary partitions
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09 Jan 2011   #8

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
This is absolutely legal since Windows 7 and your computer are your property
Hmmm...that is not the case, you don't own windows 7, you have merely paid for a licence to use it.

I don't suppose it will cause a problem as long as you use legal discs and keys, but it is a shaky argument legally.

Regards....Mike Connor
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09 Jan 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Not really.
If you have a legitimate key to activate with ..
You can borrow anyones DVD to install the OS. So long as you you have a legit Key, thats all that matters.


They only thing you must be mindful of, is your key must match the type installed, Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate etc.

If it doesn't, follow Gregs tip & install the one you want.
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09 Jan 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

he can use it, but will need a product key or "loader" to activate, so in simple terms just with your disc no.
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