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Windows 7: Refurbished Dell with Windows 7 COA but no software.

15 Feb 2016   #1
brown65432

Windows Vista 64 bit
 
 
Refurbished Dell with Windows 7 COA but no software.

I bought a used Dell Desktop computer from Dell a few years back. As advertized, it did not come with any software/OS installed or OS disc and I was fine with that because I had a copy of Vista I previously purchased. However when I received it, it had a Windows 7 COA stuck to it. Fast forward to today, I would like to put Windows 7 on the computer. Trying to understand what, if any, rights I have to use the license key.

It's an unusual situation and I can't seem to find a straight answer. Don't know that I will, but thought to put it out there to see if anyone had any thoughts/ideas.

Thanks.


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15 Feb 2016   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

A Windows 7 COA gives you the activation key for exactly the copy of Windows 7 as specified on the sticker.
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15 Feb 2016   #3
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

That key is licensed for that machine so I see no problem in you using it
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15 Feb 2016   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Let us know if you need to download an iso file of Windows 7
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