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Windows 7: Can I re-install windows 7 OEM on the same computer?

09 Nov 2014   #1

windows 7 home premium x64
Can I re-install windows 7 OEM on the same computer?

I want to restore my computer and I want to make sure that I can reinstall windows on this same computer. I have the install cd and product code. Do I have to deactivate the windows or can I just go and directly reinstall the windows?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Nov 2014   #2

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

You can reinstall on the same PC, you don't need to deactivate first.
Here's a reinstall tutorial by gregrocker that is really good, lots of good info here:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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 Can I re-install windows 7 OEM on the same computer?

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