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Windows 7: Windows 7 re-install limit

21 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Windows 7 re-install limit

How do I know how many re-installs I can do with my Windows 7 x64 disk. I plan on purchasing an SSD drive. I know I have the option of moving the current install to the new drive, but have no clue how. Ideally I'd like to reformat and re-install, because, a lot of files where misplace.renamed as I was in the process of learning the new OS.

Any and all help is appreciated

thank you

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22 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional x32
 
 

As far i know there is no limit till your dvd crash
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22 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GRB70 View Post
How do I know how many re-installs I can do with my Windows 7 x64 disk. I plan on purchasing an SSD drive. I know I have the option of moving the current install to the new drive, but have no clue how. Ideally I'd like to reformat and re-install, because, a lot of files where misplace.renamed as I was in the process of learning the new OS.

Any and all help is appreciated

thank you
I do clean installs all the time....I can't even speculate how many times I've used the same DVD and USB installers! Don't worry about it.
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22 Dec 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Until your Hard Drive fails, Disk Drive fails, or your Activation Key Expires.
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22 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faceofjoe421 View Post
Until your Hard Drive fails, Disk Drive fails, or your Activation Key Expires.
Expires? I've never had one expire.....
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22 Dec 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

You own a retail Windows 7 OS for life to reinstall as many times as you like and move to whatever machine you wish - except for OEM which is locked to the first mobo.

Back up the Product Key permanently, extract the DVD ISO using ImgBurn and back it up with Downloads.
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22 Dec 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

thank you all, apparently someone was talking out their arse.

@gregrocker, you mean OEM versions can be reinstalled as long as it's the same mobo?

ty all
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22 Dec 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

Yes, retail and factory OEM are locked to first mobo installed but can be reinstalled as often as you want and using a Windows 7 retail installation DVD even if your OEM didn't give you one.

Here are tips for getting a perfect reinstall of factory OEM: Reinstalling Windows 7
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27 Dec 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

@gregrock

I'm not quite sure of how many things on this link work Reinstalling Windows 7? Before I post anything specific, I wanted to make sure with you?

thanks
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27 Dec 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

Yes they've worked for tens of thousands of users who have used the mini-tutorial.

Do you have any specific questions rather than just asking if my steps for clean reinstall work?
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