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Windows 7: Can I reinstall windows and use the same Key

12 Mar 2012   #1
vidya

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Can I reinstall windows and use the same Key

Hey I activated windows 7 home premium on my computer but I want to reformat that same hdd then re install windows on it again, will it let me use the same key or have I already used it once?


Please don't suggest not reformatting my HDD since I need to


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12 Mar 2012   #2
w1dpc

windows 7 x64 pro sp1
 
 

yes you can
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12 Mar 2012   #3
vidya

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by w1dpc View Post
yes you can
is there any catches
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12 Mar 2012   #4
ripbox

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

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yes you can
is there any catches
not really, though sometime you may be required to phone Microsoft to activate if online activation is refused. (usually automated)
this can sometimes happen if you have change some hardware or activate your system several times within a short period
Just remember you will need all the chip set, audio and other drivers after performing a clean install
check out the tutorial below Clean Install Windows 7
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