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Windows 7: questions regarding different discs and activation

21 Feb 2014   #1
Alduins Khajiit

Windows 7 x86
 
 
questions regarding different discs and activation

I broke my Windows 7 Ultimate disc so I had a friend burn me a copy of his but I wrote down my activation info code and stuff. if I were to have to reinstall Windows 7, would I be able to use that burnt disc using my info and it still be activated and genuine?


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21 Feb 2014   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Alduins,

Yes. What matters is the product key. You can install with any Windows installation media for the edition (ex: Ultimate) that your product key is for, and activate with your key.
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21 Feb 2014   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If your friends disc does not work, burn your own from here - just make sure it matches your product key.

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