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Windows 7: OEM to Full Version W7

07 Jan 2018   #1
DogT

W7 64bit Home Premium OEM
 
 
OEM to Full Version W7

So I've been playing around with this old AMD dual core for years now and I started getting USB issues besides the 1/18 security update. What I was wondering is if I can just update from this OEM version of W7 Home Premium to either Full Version W7 Home Premium or Pro version? I see these W7 disks and keys on ebay for $30. Are they legit? It's just that if I want to install a new MB I'll have to get rid of my OEM version. Don't really want W10, too many issues there with some old hardware I still use.


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08 Jan 2018   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Dogt,

Wouldn't touch it with a bargepole.

There are i believe only a couple of good suppliers your side of the pond, Newegg for one,
Its likely only to be Pro $100+.


Roy
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08 Jan 2018   #3
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Do you have the OEM version of W7 Home Premium disk and the license key?

As it is an old computer and has a lot of trash all over, the best thing to do is a Clean Install Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums. As it will format the drive, you must backup your data to a external disk.

You can also do a Repair install. It will reinstall Win 7, keeping all programs and data (and all the trash). Repair Install - Windows 7 Help Forums

For the updates, set WU to manual on Services and never check on WU page. Use the offline updates (SP2 and Security ONLY updates) MS releases SP2 for Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums
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08 Jan 2018   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

If you can find a legal copy of Windows 7 it will be Windows 7 Pro/64 SP-1.
The last two I bought were legal from a local dealer and cost $140.00 each.

Windows 7 can be downloaded legal online. The matching COA key is the problem.
The Windows 7 disk is worth little BUT the matching COA key is worth $140.00.

I like Roy would not touch Ebay for Windows 7. They don't make a pole long enough.
I'm not sure what you mean by Windows 7 "Full Version"

The good news is if you have the COA key from your system you can do a Clean Install or a Repair Install with that COA key. Their is no cost other than your time doing either one.

It looks something like this.

OEM to Full Version W7-coa-sticker.gif


Jack


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08 Jan 2018   #5
DogT

W7 64bit Home Premium OEM
 
 

Yeah, I've got the W7 OEM System Builder Pack I bought years ago and have the key on the computer and the box too. What I was worried about is if this MB crashes (AMD Dual Core Athlon MSI MB) I supposedly can't use this OEM disk on a new MB although I've heard some manage to do it. My peripherals are in pretty good shape for what I need and have been upgraded since the MB was installed.

I've done clean installs and think about doing that with this AMD, but that's probably a day or 2 to reinstall everything and get it set up again. All my docs and the like are on a slaved F drive plus a B/U drive with disk image and backups. There are a few programs that need to be installed (with data) on the C drive but they are replaceable. I'm not sure it's worth doing a 'repair install'.

What would these ebay items be? Leftover disks from old systems or what? And why stay away if they register correctly? For example Microsoft Windows 7 home premium 32 64 Bit Full Version SP1 + Product Key | eBay

From what I read there are OEM versions which are locked to the MB and 'Full Version' which is transferable on any single built computer.
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08 Jan 2018   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

If you have a OEM key and you have changed the motherboard you need to buy Windows 7 again.
Your OEM COA key will only work legally on the original motherboard it was first activated on.

A "Retail" Windows 7 COA key can be transferred legally to another computer as long as it is only on one computer at a time.


Jack
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09 Jan 2018   #7
DogT

W7 64bit Home Premium OEM
 
 

No one has answered my question about the ebay W7 disk and key. Are they legit or not, or is it just a matter of not liking ebay?
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09 Jan 2018   #8
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Most ebay W7 disk and key are Pirate copies but they may work and activate. We can't be sure if it's legit or Pirate.
Try it and tell us if it has activated.
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09 Jan 2018   #9
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Dogt,

did you read the full description - dont think so

1) 32 and 64 bit installations are different - so there on 2 seperate discs NOT 1
2) He plainly states in 2 places these are repair/recovery discs - legitimate ones are only issued by OEM's
(1st disk is the OS 2nd has the drivers)
3) He also says they are COPIED, i know of a number of sites where i can get these.
4) Any product key will be valid for a period of 30 days, a trial period, before turning non-genuine.
(by which time the sellers money back guarentee period has most likely expired)
5) Retail and System Builder versions are the only versions that can be sold - SO ASK him
(OEM versions are tied to the original motherboard)

So its not we dont like Ebay -
if it sounds to good to be true, then it probobly isnt
by the way W7 is the most counterfieted item ever

Roy

Roy
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09 Jan 2018   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

I don't know how many ways well can say it.
Don't Buy any Microsoft Operating System or Microsoft Office off of ebay.
We can do a lot of things on the internet but we can't check what you buy and install Windows 7 and then post the log.

Roy reads said logs very well.

Jack
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