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Windows 7: installing OEM W7, do i need "OEM Preinstallation Kit"

26 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
installing OEM W7, do i need "OEM Preinstallation Kit"

I built a new computer.

Bought the OEM Windows 7 64-bit disc. (from for $99)

Just got my package today.
On my Windows 7 OEM dvd case, it is sealed up and on the outside it says:

-If the individual software lic is for a desktop OS or application software, it must be preinstalled on the hard drive of the fully assembled computer system, using the OEM Preinstallation Kit (OPK)

-For information about using OPK, and how to obtain the OPK, see Microsoft OEM Partner Center

Do i need this OPK? Or any other program/lic/key (that is not included in my OEM DVD case) to get W7 installed on my new computer.

Or can I just boot from the DVD tray and install with out any hassle?

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26 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Install the OS like you would install any other OS.
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17 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64

This IS a good question since it says right on the OEM package you need to use it.

Is it OK to use OEM Windows on your own PC? Don't ask Microsoft | Ed Bott’s Microsoft Report |
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