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Windows 7: Alienware windows 7 on a normal PC

15 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Alienware windows 7 on a normal PC

Hey guys,

I want to install windows 7 on my pc, now i got a windows 7 install disk but itīs from alienware.
Now my question is will this work on a normal pc NOT an alienware?
I got my doubts about this, but if you know please let me know =D

Peace, SilentSunday

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15 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

1) If you are talking about an alienware recovery disk/restore disk, that can only be used to reinstall Windows 7 on an alienware computer that came preinstalled with that particular version of Windows 7. Its illegal to try install it elsewhere since OEM licenses are tied to the computer they came with.

2) As for possibilities, no, it wont work normally on any other computer. For one, it will install alienware specific drivers, logos etc. which wouldnt work on any other computer. Secondly, Windows 7 will not activate.
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17 Nov 2010   #3

Windows Xp with Windows 7 theme = Win

I think your referring to an alienware recovery disk, if so, no. It's designed to only work on that particular model, only your computer. You will need to buy windows 7 which is an expensive upgrade.
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18 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Guys I don't think it's a recovery disc, Alienware lappies ship with 'Alienware-branded' Windows 7 INSTALLATION discs.
If this is indeed the case with your disc, it WILL install, you may still need to download additional/better drivers though
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18 Nov 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP


Post back a screenshot of the contents of the DVD, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu.

If it says Windows 7 Installation DVD, it is often just that.

How do you plan to activate it if it installs correctly?
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