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Windows 7: Possible Product Key Mess

21 Jan 2014   #1
qurious

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 
Possible Product Key Mess

I have downloaded and installed Windows 7 Home. This was downloaded from Microsoft. Stupidly, meanwhile I bought Windows 7 Home so I have a Product Key. However, the copy I have bought is Windows 7 with Service Pack 1. Can I use this key for my non-Service Pack 1 installation. Really don't want to do it all again?


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21 Jan 2014   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

If its a genuine retail licence to be used on the same computer, yes, no problem.
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21 Jan 2014   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Why do you want this new Product key at all. Does your current installation come without a key ?

If yes, just update your current installation to SP1 - just to be sure and because you should be up-to-date anyhow. But the OEM key should work either way.
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21 Jan 2014   #4
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Why do you want this new Product key at all. Does your current installation come without a key ?

If yes, just update your current installation to SP1 - just to be sure and because you should be up-to-date anyhow. But the OEM key should work either way.
It's probably for this downgrade in their other thread.

http://www.sevenforums.com/drivers/3...er-driver.html
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21 Jan 2014   #5
qurious

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

Thank you all for the prompt replies. Appreciated!
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