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Windows 7: Product activation question in windows install


27 Aug 2012   #1

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 
Product activation question in windows install

I few months ago I deleted my recovery partition (OOPS)
So I wanted to know
Could I use the product key that is on my laptop to legit actavate windows 7 home premium

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27 Aug 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by microbillgates View Post
I few months ago I deleted my recovery partition (OOPS)
So I wanted to know
Could I use the product key that is on my laptop to legit actavate windows 7 home premium
Yes.

Download the correct ISO from mydigitallife.info, burn it to a DVD, install, activate with your existing Product Key.
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27 Aug 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello mate.


Have a look through the information in this tutorial at the link below for some ideas and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key

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27 Aug 2012   #4

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 

So if i used the product key on another pc it wouldn't work?
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27 Aug 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

No.
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27 Aug 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Each "OEM" COA activation key it forever tied to a specific Motherboard.
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27 Aug 2012   #7

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 

Just to confirm the COA key is the machines product key?

So do I have to install 32bit home premium
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27 Aug 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have you not looked at the tutorial I linked?
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27 Aug 2012   #9

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by microbillgates View Post
Just to confirm the COA key is the machines product key?

So do I have to install 32bit home premium
The correct term is the Product Key.

It is found on the Certificate Of Authenticity (COA) sticker.

I am reasonably sure you can install and activate either 32 or 64, but you need to confirm your hardware will support 64 bit.

The Product Key will apply to only one "version"--e.g. Home Premium, Professional, whatever.
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27 Aug 2012   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

<pedant mode ON>
Version is Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 7 etc
Edition is Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate, etc.

COA Key is an accepted abbreviation for the 'Product Key printed on the MicrosoftCertificate of Authority attached to the sytem under consideration'

<pedant mode OFF>

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