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Windows 7: Toshiba sent me 2 upgrade discs ?

15 Jan 2010   #1
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Windows 7 Pro - 64 bit
 
 
Toshiba sent me 2 upgrade discs ?

I used one on my Toshiba laptop and now a month later , the sent me another dvd with a product key . Can I use it on my old xp computer or any ideas ??

I attached a pic of what is on the dvd ..




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15 Jan 2010   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Is it a Windows 7 install disk??

Maybe it is just a driver's disc they forgot to send you.

Does its contents match your Windows 7 install disc? If not, it is probably a support disc.

Keep it and use it, whatever it is.
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15 Jan 2010   #3
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Is the disk labeled as a Toshiba OEM Upgrade Disc ?
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15 Jan 2010   #4
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Windows 7 Pro - 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Is it a Windows 7 install disk??

Maybe it is just a driver's disc they forgot to send you.

Does its contents match your Windows 7 install disc? If not, it is probably a support disc.

Keep it and use it, whatever it is.
It has its own product key and everything ..
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15 Jan 2010   #5
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

It looks like it has both versions of Win 7, but I must assume it is an OEM version. If that is the case, then it may not work on the OLD XP machine, or I guess I should say not activate.

Have you checked to see if the key is the same as the one on your laptop?
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15 Jan 2010   #6
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Windows 7 Pro - 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Is the disk labeled as a Toshiba OEM Upgrade Disc ?
it Says "Windows 7 upgrade media "
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15 Jan 2010   #7
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

What are the specs on the XP computer you want to try it on ?
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15 Jan 2010   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Try booting it to install to a second partition you create on your XP computer. Wait to use Win7 DVD Custom Drive Tools to format the partition. This will allow you to use Upgrade key if it is generic, but it may already be locked to the machine it is intended.

I'd check first to see if it has the same key as your previous Upgrade, as you don't want to deactivate it on your Toshiba if it is willing to activate on your XP machine.
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15 Jan 2010   #9
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

If it is a clerical error of some kind where they sent you 2 Win 7 install discs when you were only entitled to one, it is their error and your windfall. If it has a separate key, you are in. If it has the same key, consider it a free backup to the earlier disc.
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15 Jan 2010   #10
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Windows 7 Pro - 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
It looks like it has both versions of Win 7, but I must assume it is an OEM version. If that is the case, then it may not work on the OLD XP machine, or I guess I should say not activate.

Have you checked to see if the key is the same as the one on your laptop?
Different product key ..
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