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Windows 7: Windows 7 32/64 bit and oem question

31 Jan 2010   #31
zhuki

Windows 7
 
 

well theres lots of "preactivated" downloads around, but i dont trust those and by untouched i mean the clean DVD that is sold by microsoft, not edited by anyone (those can be downloaded when purchased from micrsoft , but theres other places to download those and use your own purchased key with them)

Are you sure my licence will work on one of those discs tho, thats what im really wondering about, or does it have to be a disc offered by the manufacturer.

thanks.


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31 Jan 2010   #32
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zhuki View Post
well theres lots of "preactivated" downloads around, but i dont trust those and by untouched i mean the clean DVD that is sold by microsoft, not edited by anyone (those can be downloaded when purchased from micrsoft , but theres other places to download those and use your own purchased key with them)

Are you sure my licence will work on one of those discs tho, thats what im really wondering about, or does it have to be a disc offered by the manufacturer.

thanks.
your key will work with home premium 64bit or 32 bit
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31 Jan 2010   #33
zhuki

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
your key will work with home premium 64bit or 32 bit
lol thank you! if you go back to my original post thats what i really asked for in the first place but you said it wasnt possible.
Ok well i guess ill have to download windows 7 home premium (or ultimate and modify the iso to enable all versions) and give it a try.

cheers and thanks a lot! =)
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31 Jan 2010   #34
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zhuki View Post

Are you sure my licence will work on one of those discs tho, thats what im really wondering about, or does it have to be a disc offered by the manufacturer.

thanks.
The Retail and OEM installer in Win7 are the same.

If you have any problem activating after installing 64 bit Home Premium over the internet or if elevated to robocall, then speak with a MS agent and tell them you reinstalled 64 bit to use all of your RAM. This is why they allow either 32 or 64 bit with each Win7 license.

The only difference in the manufacturer's Recovey Disks nowadays is they have all of the bloatware whereas the clean-copy installer doesn't.
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31 Jan 2010   #35
zhuki

Windows 7
 
 

cool, cus as far as i remember on windows XP it was different, the OEM and regular XP versions.
And true, i dont want all that software junk installed either on my pc.

Cheers and thank all for your quick help. I may stick around more here, this place is quite nice.
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31 Jan 2010   #36
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zhuki View Post
cool, cus as far as i remember on windows XP it was different, the OEM and regular XP versions.
And true, i dont want all that software junk installed either on my pc.

Cheers and thank all for your quick help. I may stick around more here, this place is quite nice.
It is a LAPTOP. Some of that "software junk" will include the power-saving features, function key drivers, etc, etc. Best check for exactly which junk software you have installed now and whether it is available as a download for re-install if needed.
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31 Jan 2010   #37
zhuki

Windows 7
 
 

i made a backup of all that software and drivers in a system software backup. Next time when i install it it will ask me what i want to install.
cheers
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01 Feb 2010   #38
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

I am a PC technician and my advice is , Don`t change anything on your laptop! You will gain nothing! And are you prepared to download every driver you need and any software you have installed now ? Not to mention if you have a warranty it will be voided.
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01 Feb 2010   #39
zhuki

Windows 7
 
 

I managed to install windows home premium with my OEM key that i got, and it wasnt like you said, i could just use the retail dvd to do so, i had to recompile it after changing the .cfg file where i had to change the 'channel' from retail to OEM for the key to work. As for my drivers and software, i had them all backed up with the backup app and reinstalled everything neccesary to operate (and no i didnt install everything it had, i dont want every software that there was, lots of trial apps, cyberlink? or an antivirus that i dont want, i installed those on my own). After the installation the activation worked like a charm
and @ Zomby88, why would it void my warranty when i didnt touch any of the hardware or didnt remove the recovery part of the hdd, i just reformatted the partitioned parts. :S

well i finally got it the way i wanted it to be at least.
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01 Feb 2010   #40
gregrocker

 

Good for you, Zhuki. Nice work.

A true tech enthusiast differs from the average user in their eagerness to shed bloatware, clean install the OS they own on the machine they own to configure it the way they want.

The only question I have is the extra step you said you needed besides deleting ei.cfg to unlock all versions in the installer:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zhuki View Post
i had to change the 'channel' from retail to OEM for the key to work.
I've never heard of this except in XP and wonder if I am misreading what you are saying. There is no extra step to use the Win7 retail installer to install OEM as they are the same installer, as has been the case since XP.
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