Quote: Originally Posted by Plater
I have bought an online version of the upgrade kit using my student discount through MS's site. And i have also ordered the hard copy paying extra $20CAD.
It has been a month and a half and i still haven't received the hardcopy.
And here is where the problem is. My computer broke down last night (thus i can get my installation file that i downloaded) and it won't let me redownload because it has passed 30days of my purchase.
Here i have a friend where he has the same version of windows but just a FULL version instead of just an upgrade kit.
Will i be able to use that DVD to install windows 7 and use my own CD key to register/activate?
Thanks for all your help in this forum. Hope that i can find some answers.
Thank you again.
EDIT: i would like to also ask if anyone have purchased the windows 7 from the student discount site and have ordered their hardcopy of windows 7. If yes, how long did it take to receive your copy.
As long as you have a valid Vista or XP license, you were eligible for the upgrade.
The keys are not disc specific, but they are version specific (you cannot install from a Ultimate disc and activate with a home Premium key, for example). I really don't know if they are install type (upgrade x full) specific. Is the Full disc the same version as the upgrade you bought? That is the starting point.
I think that if you then try and it works you are OK, since you will have a valid install and a valid key and that is a legal situation in my opinion.
I only bought retail boxes so I can't answer your last question. But I would contact their customer service and ask them to reactivate your download, since it is taking forever for them to deliver your hard copy
Let me know if the key thing works, I would like a confirmation (or not) of that scenario