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Windows 7: Win 7 OEM or Retail

08 May 2013   #1
nevadaoutlaw

Windows 7 professional 32 bit
 
 
Win 7 OEM or Retail

I bought a used computer with Win 7 Pro installed. I had to change mother boards. After that I kept getting message that my Win 7 was unauthorized, or something like that. I screwed the program up so bad I can't even use my printer. Can't get it designated as default printer, error 0x00000709. I had some dll lines deleted by my grandchild by mistake.
My question is, what Win 7 pro program can I install over what I have in there now? OEM or full blown retail. Cheaper is better. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.


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08 May 2013   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Cheaper isn't always better. Strictly speaking, an OEM can be installed only on the original MOBO. Once installed, you can't uninstall it and reinstall it on another MOBO. In the past, many people have been able to sweet talk M$ into letting them do it anyway (generally, by claiming they were repairing the same computer by replacing a bad MOBO) but I've read that M$ has been tightening up on that. At best, it's a crapshoot.

Retail, on the other hand, can be uninstalled from one MOBO and reinstalled on another as many times as you want (as long as you don't get carried away) without any arguments from M$.
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08 May 2013   #3
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nevadaoutlaw View Post
I bought a used computer with Win 7 Pro installed. I had to change mother boards. After that I kept getting message that my Win 7 was unauthorized, or something like that. I screwed the program up so bad I can't even use my printer. Can't get it designated as default printer, error 0x00000709. I had some dll lines deleted by my grandchild by mistake.
My question is, what Win 7 pro program can I install over what I have in there now? OEM or full blown retail. Cheaper is better. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
You still have the original OEM product key?
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08 May 2013   #4
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nevadaoutlaw View Post
I bought a used computer with Win 7 Pro installed. I had to change mother boards. After that I kept getting message that my Win 7 was unauthorized, or something like that. I screwed the program up so bad I can't even use my printer. Can't get it designated as default printer, error 0x00000709. I had some dll lines deleted by my grandchild by mistake.
My question is, what Win 7 pro program can I install over what I have in there now? OEM or full blown retail. Cheaper is better. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
to solve 0x00000709 https://exploreb2b.com/articles/solv...rinter-problem

After swapping motherboards you have to reactivate. But just swapping motherboards most of the time will end in unbootable system and errors. Do this https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ogvkez2hnab1isv/GMh6pwmwcP after swapping motherboard. But you system booted succesfully? if so check device manager for errors and "other devices"
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08 May 2013   #5
nevadaoutlaw

Windows 7 professional 32 bit
 
 
Win 7

I did not receive the product key when I bought it.
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08 May 2013   #6
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nevadaoutlaw View Post
I did not receive the product key when I bought it.
Look for a COA sticker on machine (Certificate Of Authority). Maybe under battery (in case of laptop)

https://www.google.nl/search?q=win7+...w=1366&bih=597
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08 May 2013   #7
nevadaoutlaw

Windows 7 professional 32 bit
 
 

Its not there, I had a pro install the new mother board
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08 May 2013   #8
nevadaoutlaw

Windows 7 professional 32 bit
 
 

How about the Win 7 I see on ebay that are put out by Dell. It says they will work on any computer, and are a lot cheaper?
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08 May 2013   #9
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nevadaoutlaw View Post
Its not there, I had a pro install the new mother board
So you bougth a new win7 pro computer? And no product key anywhere???

Even this is possible OptiPlex 780 USFF has COA sticker hidden on pull-out tab | The Angry Technician
So look everywhere!

Give me a link to that ebay
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08 May 2013   #10
nevadaoutlaw

Windows 7 professional 32 bit
 
 

Thanks for the help.
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