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12 Sep 2010   #1

windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 
Resintall Windows 7

Hey, I got a copy of Windows 7 x64 Professional from my university's MSDN website a while back. We only get one CD key for windows 7. And my windows 7 now crashed. I was wondering if I can do a clean install and use the same CD key again. or is that CD key done forever?

Thanks.

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12 Sep 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

If an oem key (the letters oem will appear in the key number)
You must install on the same computer

If full retail or upgrade it can be used again. You can use it as many times as you like. But one computer at a time.
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12 Sep 2010   #3

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

As long as it is the same version, you should be able to use it again. Have you tried a repair install first ? Any details on the crash that we may help with ?
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12 Sep 2010   #4

windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

So pretty much, I can just do a reinstall from scratch, and put in the same CD key again and it should accept it.

(My serial key does not have the characters 'oem' in it)
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12 Sep 2010   #5

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It should be done like this, if an upgrade DVD
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version[2]=General Tips
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12 Sep 2010   #6

windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
As long as it is the same version, you should be able to use it again. Have you tried a repair install first ? Any details on the crash that we may help with ?

Well, one night i gave my laptop to my roomates to watch a movie, and in the morning it wouldn't start up. It just goes into the windows loading screen and then resets. Since I didn't want to lose my school files or try repair at the time (exam time), I just set up a dual boot with Ubuntu. And now that I'm out of school, I have backed up all my data to an external drive, and I'd like to go back to using Windows 7, so I figured I reinstall it from scratch, thus getting rid of Ubuntu. But if I can do a repair install, that would be fantastic. How would i approach that? Just boot from the Win 7 cd and follow instructions?
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12 Sep 2010   #7

windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
It should be done like this, if an upgrade DVD
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version[2]=General Tips

The title says "Windows 7 Professional (x64) - DVD (English)", I'm not sure if that's an upgrade or a full install.
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12 Sep 2010   #8

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

It is probably a full retail if from your student MSDNAA
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12 Sep 2010   #9

windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
It is probably a full retail if from your student MSDNAA

Thanks,

So I can just wipe my HDD and do a clean install? and it should accept the serial key?
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12 Sep 2010   #10

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