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Windows 7: Product Key Question


14 Aug 2009   #1

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 
Product Key Question

On the back of my computer there is a sticker with the Microsoft Product Key. On the Windows Experience Index Page there is an OEM product number
xxxxx-oem-xxxxxxx-xxxxx.

Will any of these numbers be required when I clean install with Windows 7 upgrade disc, in Oct?

Based upon what I know, I think that the only number that I will need is the key number of the upgrade disc.

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14 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No, you old numbers won't be required. You will be required to have your old operating system installed and activated. Once you purchase or receive your Windows 7 disc, you will get a new product key that you will use during the new install.
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14 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Retail RTM, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

You would only need that number if you uninstalled win 7 and wanted to install your previous OS

sry, for the repeat answer
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14 Aug 2009   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Thanks, both, for your help. Each answer provided needed information.
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