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Windows 7: New Win7 Pro 64bit Product Key Question

30 Dec 2014   #1
fastfade

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
New Win7 Pro 64bit Product Key Question

In my household I have 4 different puters running Win7 Pro X64bit. I need another new Win7 Pro x64 Product Key to do a clean install on a new Puter I just built, but I need a version that will allow a Clean/Install whenever the need arises. I think not all versions (OEM, etc??) will allow me to do a clean/install when the need arises.

Amazon has a Win7 Pro version that I think will allow a clean/install for ~$138.00. This is acceptable but, I would like to know if there is another (Legal) version that might do the same but be less expensive.

Thank you for any comments/suggestions.


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30 Dec 2014   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Any legal key can be used for a clean install, limited by the original EULA. OEM, can only be use on one machine. Retail can be used on different putters but only one at a time. Be very careful with second hand, because there have been many cases of keys being sold that were already used. Your $138 sounds like a good price.
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30 Dec 2014   #3
fastfade

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

richc46... Thanks for the quick answer.
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30 Dec 2014   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It easier to make an image after the initial installation and fall back to that - beats reinstallations. And if you make more images periodically, you can chose the time to which you want to backpaddle. Else the rules that Rich pointed out apply.

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30 Dec 2014   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fastfade View Post
richc46... Thanks for the quick answer.
You are very welcome and a Happy New Year to you.
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30 Dec 2014   #6
fastfade

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
It easier to make an image after the initial installation and fall back to that - beats reinstallations. And if you make more images periodically, you can chose the time to which you want to backpaddle. Else the rules that Rich pointed out apply.

Imaging with free Macrium

whs... Thank you for the response & suggestion. Makes good sense & I'll proceed accordingly
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30 Dec 2014   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You are welcome. If you have any questions relating to my Macrium tutorial, post back. And download the recovery WinPE .iso fro my link (is in the tutorial). Else you have to download that terrible 1.7GB WAIK which takes 2 hours.
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