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Windows 7: Product Key Question


30 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Product Key Question

My hard drive got broken last week. Going to send it to Seagate sometime this week. I wasn't able to make any backup so I lost all of my files. I just want to know if I can still use the product key of my Windows 7 Home Premium after I get my hard drive back? My dad bought this PC in Greece from Plaisio and I think the OS was pre-installed. There's a sticker of it in my CPU with the product key in it.

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30 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crusher25 View Post
My hard drive got broken last week. Going to send it to Seagate sometime this week. I wasn't able to make any backup so I lost all of my files. I just want to know if I can still use the product key of my Windows 7 Home Premium after I get my hard drive back? My dad bought this PC in Greece from Plaisio and I think the OS was pre-installed. There's a sticker of it in my CPU with the product key in it.
Yes, you can use the product key on the side to reinstall Windows 7.
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30 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Check out this tutorial, which explains how to clean install Windows 7 using your COA product key.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

You need to make sure the ISO you download is the same version as that on your computer, which in your case is Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
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31 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Yes you can. You have brought the licence to use the Product Key on one Computer.

If you no longer have Restoration Partition or a Windows 7 Installation DVD then you can download a legal ISO image of Windows 7 from Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River My Digital Life, burn on a DVD and install Windows 7.

If your legit Product Key does not activate on the Net you simply phone Microsoft and they shall readily oblige in activating your OS.

Hopefully I have covered all the points.

PS: One point was left out. Please make sure that you download, if necessary, the ISO image for Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, the OS that you are using as per your specs.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crusher25 View Post
My hard drive got broken last week. Going to send it to Seagate sometime this week. I wasn't able to make any backup so I lost all of my files. I just want to know if I can still use the product key of my Windows 7 Home Premium after I get my hard drive back? My dad bought this PC in Greece from Plaisio and I think the OS was pre-installed. There's a sticker of it in my CPU with the product key in it.
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06 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the reply guys!
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06 Jun 2012   #6

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

As the round of thanks to everybody is now done with, the thread seems to be solved. If yes then kindly mark it so.
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06 Jun 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

Do you have Greek Windows 7?
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31 Jul 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Do you have Greek Windows 7?
I don't think the version installed before was Greek. I just downloaded an official ISO image of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit before.
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31 Jul 2012   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

Then it should work again with the Product Key on COA sticker.
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