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Windows 7: Can I provide Win7 DVD to customer if I use OEM?

07 Jan 2013   #1

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Can I provide Win7 DVD to customer if I use OEM?

I've built a dozen PCs for myself and family members, but now I have a paying customer that wants a new PC with Windows-7 installed.

I have my OEM copy and can easily install & register it for them, but I'd like to provide them with their own copy of Windows 7 on DVD. My OEM copy is too big to fit on a normal DVD and I'd rather not give them an OEM disc anyway.

Is there a way to provide them with a DVD of Windows-7 after I install my OEM copy, or must I purchase the "full" version for $125 just so they have a physical copy?

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07 Jan 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

If the customer is paying you to install Windows 7 with their own DVD copy, then they should pay for it.
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07 Jan 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Mugsy,

Your OEM copy and key number will not work on their computer. Is that what you are trying to do?

If you like, you could download an official Windows 7 ISO file at the Dell link below to burn to a DVD for them. They will just need to enter a product key number that they purchased to activate it.

Dell Community

If they do not have a legally purchased key number already, then yes, you or they must purchase a physical copy of Windows 7.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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07 Jan 2013   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

^+1 Brink
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07 Jan 2013   #5

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Your OEM copy and key number will not work on their computer. Is that what you are trying to do?
Hi Shaun, thanks for the reply.

No, I'm not trying to install using my own key. This is straight legit.

Basically, I want to provide them with a Recovery CD (just for Windows, sans extra software).
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07 Jan 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Using a DVD created with the ISO at the link I posted above should work nicely then.
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07 Jan 2013   #7

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Using a DVD created with the ISO at the link I posted above should work nicely then.
Thx. I'm assuming I must then use that copy to install Windows 7?
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07 Jan 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You can use a retail Windows 7 installation disc to install Windows 7 on any computer.

What matters is that the Windows 7 installation disc must be the same edition that the product key is for.

For example, you obviously can't activate an installed Windows 7 Ultimate with a Windows 7 Home Premium product key.
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08 Jan 2013   #9

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

I just made Two All-In-One SP1 DVD's ( a 64 bit & a 32 bit) . That way you just have to have a valid Key Code for the version being installed






Link Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create
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08 Jan 2013   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

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