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Windows 7: General Questions

04 Jun 2011   #1
CD82

windows 7 64 bit ultimate oem
 
 
General Questions

i have a couple of general questions concerning my oem copy of windows 7 ultimate 64bit.

i bought an oem copy last year on newegg for a build i had done. well im fixen to build another system here soon and was wondering. if i can used the same copy on a new build or will it result in problems and issues? will my key allow me to do this

why im asking is ive been told i can and ive also been told i cant


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04 Jun 2011   #2
cmd187

Debian Squeeze Stable 64-bit
 
 

No. Your OEM key is irrevocably tied to your motherboard and cannot be separated. Ever. If your first motherboard dies then you can try Microsoft and have them give you a new key for your second build, but otherwise no. One system, one key.
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04 Jun 2011   #3
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

You can use your install Disc, but you would have to purchase a New, different, valid Key Code.
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04 Jun 2011   #4
CD82

windows 7 64 bit ultimate oem
 
 

thanks for the info ill just buy a new copy then. trying to decide if i want to go with pro or with ultimate again.
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04 Jun 2011   #5
cmd187

Debian Squeeze Stable 64-bit
 
 

You may as well go with Ultimate, but with this new system, do you require another Windows OS?
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04 Jun 2011   #6
CD82

windows 7 64 bit ultimate oem
 
 

yeah because i still use the system im on and it will be a backup system. used for downloading and putting my pictures an such.
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04 Jun 2011   #7
cmd187

Debian Squeeze Stable 64-bit
 
 

You don't need Windows for a basic browsing/daily work system.
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04 Jun 2011   #8
CD82

windows 7 64 bit ultimate oem
 
 

im aware of this yes there are tons of free versions of linux out there. ive used ubuntu before i liked it

thanks for the anser i think ill just grab another oem copy.
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