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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7


07 Oct 2012   #1

Window 7 Home Premium
 
 
Installing Windows 7

I want to put Win 7 on a pc I am now using Win XP. Can I install a OEM copy on the pc after reformating the drive and activate the software?

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07 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Sure, as long as you have the activatiton key.
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07 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello Jackman33,

Here is a good tutorial on how to install Windows 7.

Clean install Windows 7.
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07 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jackman33 View Post
I want to put Win 7 on a pc I am now using Win XP. Can I install a OEM copy on the pc after reformating the drive and activate the software?
It must be the Win 7 activation key, not the XP key that was used before.
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07 Oct 2012   #5

7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jackman33 View Post
I want to put Win 7 on a pc I am now using Win XP. Can I install a OEM copy on the pc after reformating the drive and activate the software?
If the OEM version is an Over the counter type, system builder type, and you have a License key for it yes you can.

If the OEM version you have is a Branded version from makers like Dell or HP then no you can't even if you have a License key for it. Those types of OEM version are for reinstalling the OS on a computer made by that maker and that came with that version of Windows preinstalled.
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08 Oct 2012   #6

Window 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks for all of the help!!!!
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