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Windows 7: Win 7 retail version

23 Jun 2011   #1
Hewjr100

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Win 7 retail version

Can I install win 7 full version, on a oem laptop I purchased. I have a compaq cq56-115dx

Henry


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23 Jun 2011   #2
theog

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As you have Windows 7 install, Why you need to reinstall ?
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23 Jun 2011   #3
Hewjr100

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

To much crap on oem version, and it's easier to reinstall retail version, than it is to use system recovery dvd's.

Henry
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23 Jun 2011   #4
theog

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23 Jun 2011   #5
Hewjr100

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Gotcha, my main concern was with activation. As far as the drivers go, I'm hoping that if I download hp update (hp support) should do the rest?

Henry
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23 Jun 2011   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You achieve the same effect (no crap) with an OEM version which is only $99 ($84 two weeks ago at Newegg). But HP update will not be available from any one of them. But else, there is no problem.
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23 Jun 2011   #7
theog

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Is your Retail DVD the same version?
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23 Jun 2011   #8
Hewjr100

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Yes oem version and retail are the same version

Henry
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23 Jun 2011   #9
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
You achieve the same effect (no crap) with an OEM version which is only $99 ($84 two weeks ago at Newegg). But HP update will not be available from any one of them. But else, there is no problem.
I can see the HP updater app no working.
All the OEM's updater app's work for me.
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23 Jun 2011   #10
gregrocker

 

Why would you buy a new copy of Win7 OS when you paid for one with your laptop? You own a MS Win7 license, not a crapified version of it your OEM says you must have so they can wring extra profit out of the sponsors' bloatware.

Many if not most tech enthusiasts clean reinstall using a Win7 installation DVD they find, borrrow or download from the web to activate with the Product key on COA sticker.

Here's how to get a perfect CLEAN reinstall of Win7 factory OEM based on hundreds done here: Reinstalling Windows 7
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