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Windows 7: Computer not booting, startup repair won't work

11 Nov 2011   #41

Windows 10 Home 64-bit

@Jonathan_King I'm also glad my serial key worked! I just used the one on the sticker underneath my laptop and strangely it worked! I didn't think you could activate windows with an OEM key? Maybe Microsoft lets you now... Is it called an OEM key if your compy is preinnstalled?

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11 Nov 2011   #42

Windows 7 Professional x64

Yes, OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) is what companies like Dell and Toshiba are. They install the OEM version of Windows on their systems, and include the OEM product key on the bottom. That's why they include the sticker - so you can reinstall if need be.
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11 Nov 2011   #43
Microsoft MVP


I gave you the steps which explain how to do this three weeks ago. Did you even bother to read them? THe link explains how to reinstall with Product Key on COA sticker.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
find any Win7 retail installation DVD to clean reinstall Win7 from boot following these steps to get a perfect Reinstall: Reinstalling Windows 7
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11 Nov 2011   #44

Windows 10 Home 64-bit

@gregrocker At the time I was very flustered about what was happening to my comp, so I probably wasn't paying attention to your steps, sorry. But it's all better now :)
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