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Windows 7: OEM Windows 7 Home Premium x64 act on 1 PC, use for old x32 vista too?

16 Jul 2010   #11
Microsoft MVP


From what we are seeing, it is NOT safe to buy Win7 on eBay. I hope you used their most Trusted Seller and PayPal.

Check here first: If in question, you can validate your key by calling MS Customer service to find out for sure, hopefully in time to get your money back if necessary.

Irony is that you paid about what fully legit retail outlets like and NewEgg want for OEM.

Do yourself a favor and do not tweak Win7. Many of us who beta tested it for more than a year learned the hard way that it needs no tweaking beyond normal settings.

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16 Jul 2010   #12

Mc Donald OS Version Beta

Where did you get that OEM disc?
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16 Jul 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

the computer I bought and installed the OEM on, my lenova. I already Activated it about a week ago from the OEM key. So I must have been lucky with ebay. I do only use top sellers and paypal. but like you said. if you haven't got it from ebay yet, don't. Also I'll note that my Lenova that i use daily, had vista on it too before windows 7. but I wiped it super clean before I used the OEM because I heard somewhere, if you try and do a dual boot from an OEM, it'll then know that it is not a new computer, and you aren't a retailer. So that's my theory on how it worked perfect for me. $100 on ebay. I still feel lucky. Sorry for getting of topic.
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 OEM Windows 7 Home Premium x64 act on 1 PC, use for old x32 vista too?

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