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Windows 7: Windows 7 OEM /// Clean Install

06 Feb 2011   #11
Windows7 user007

Windows 7

And last question is :

I have no DVD Writer or USB Stick. I have 90 GB Free partition on my hard drive.

So can i install Windows 7 by extract ISO there n run setup.exe on that partition ???

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06 Feb 2011   #12
Windows7 user007

Windows 7

Guys look for it :

Can I use an OEM key to activate a retail copy of Win7?

They said u can not activate OEM licence on Retail Windows 7 installition. You said yes ??
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06 Feb 2011   #13

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

If you use the key off the sticker - it will work fine.

If you use the key off the HD - it won't ( unless you know how to back up and restore the oem cert as well ).
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06 Feb 2011   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM --> RTM clean install

As I understand it, an OEM key is locked to the motherboard. It doesn't matter whether your copy of Windows 7 is preinstalled by the Original Equipment Manufacturer, or a RTM release put on by yourself.

The only thing to note is a key for Home Premium will only activate Home Premium, Pro for Pro, etc. Also note that the OEM key is good for either x86 or x64.

As for your post #12 - I can only say that I have done this and it works, OEM --> RTM & Spanish --> English. Be advised you do not need to do the ei.cfg tool thing if you are downloading your own version of Windows - this is for unlocking all image versions of Windows 7 from the install ISO.

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