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Windows 7: Deciding what version of windows to install?

04 Sep 2014   #11
realflow100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

buying windows twice for the same computer just because of a reinstall? that's ridiculous imo guess i'll be forever not genuine because all the tools says OEM key not found in firmware


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04 Sep 2014   #12
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by realflow100 View Post
buying windows twice for the same computer just because of a reinstall? that's ridiculous imo guess i'll be forever not genuine because all the tools says OEM key not found in firmware
If you bought the computer with Windows 8 on it then it is licensed to run Windows 8. If you want to change the Operating System to Windows 7, then you must use a licensed copy of Windows 7. If you don't have Windows 7 you will have to buy it.

You need to look at this from the point of view of buying a car. If you want to change the engine that came with the car then you have to buy a new engine. The computer Operating System is virtually the engine of a computer.
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04 Sep 2014   #13
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by realflow100 View Post
buying windows twice for the same computer just because of a reinstall? that's ridiculous imo guess i'll be forever not genuine because all the tools says OEM key not found in firmware
Did you read what I just Wrote about Windows 8 Reactivation? Why are you going on about buying it again?

I also just said if you have a Win7 Product Key you can use that. So why would you need to buy it again if you already had it installed?

How exactly was Win7 Ultimate activated on there?
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05 Sep 2014   #14
realflow100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

my friend put windows 7 on for me so they must of used a key but i dont know where it is anymore so am i out of luck? do i have to do activate by phone? would that work for activating windows?
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05 Sep 2014   #15
sfmudd78

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

what version of windows came preinstalled from Walmart???? That is what you need to get and install. If it was 7 then you can install from a iso download and call microsoft on a robocall. If it was 8 then it might activate itself. You should have run Belarc Advisor beforehand to get the OEM batch product key....
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05 Sep 2014   #16
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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05 Sep 2014   #17
gregrocker

 

Install MGADiag.exe and let it create a report. Copy and paste the report into the code box obtained by clicking on the # icon in reply box here.

This will tell us if the activation is genuine so that if so you can use the Product Key it generates. Be sure to copy down and then delete that Product Key (but not the Product ID) before posting it back.
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05 Sep 2014   #18
realflow100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The link you sent me won't load. white blank space every time. tried on a different browser still same?
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