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Windows 7: Can i do this and how?

29 Apr 2011   #11
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I would not buy any software disk from an Ebay "retailer".
We get people all the time with "why can't I activate my windows that I bought off Ebay ".

If you can't get a student version and have to buy it yourself buy it from a reputable retailer- online or local store.

My two cents.
Mike


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29 Apr 2011   #12
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LostAndDamned View Post
Thanks for your help but im still slightly confused would this work on a custom built desktop with no OS?
Hard to say - the Dell oem dvd that worked previously was a year or two ago - a Vista dvd.

They might have changed since then .

Also , not sure about this:

Quote:
The Product Key has been removed from a decommissioned PC.
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29 Apr 2011   #13
LostAndDamned

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

@SIW2
soooo it wont work?

---EDIT-- i may as well just buy a full ersion from a PC store then probably gonna be far easier
---EDIT EDIT--- on the system requirments for home premium it says "DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver" Is this Hardware within the Graphics card?
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29 Apr 2011   #14
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

You will be better off with a full version. Many OEM disks are limited versions and will not run properly except on the machine they were supplied with.

If you want to know if Windows 7 will run on your machine, then download this;

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Download - Microsoft Windows

Regards....Mike Connor
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29 Apr 2011   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
We have 2 types of OEM.
Actually it looks like we have 3 types of OEM

1. Those that you buy - e.g. from Newegg
2. Those that you can get from your PC manufacturer for a S&H charge when you have mucked up your system
3. Those that you burn from the recovery partition

From what I read, the stated restriction applies only to #3 - right?
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29 Apr 2011   #16
LostAndDamned

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Well i would use that checker but the machine components have not been bought assembled and will have no OS its being built from scratch but i know the parts will be supported by W7

---EDIT-- also as said above with option 3 can you not simply purchase a new Product Key and use the DVD/CD Rom burnt from the recovery partition to install?
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29 Apr 2011   #17
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You will probabaly be fine seeing if they have any deals on Amazon , for example - a new boxed version - upgrade version will be fine.

Having said that, pcworld seem to be offereing Home Premium for 74 and Pro for 93

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - 1 PC


Microsoft Windows 7 Professional - 1 PC
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29 Apr 2011   #18
LostAndDamned

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

But thats an upgrade? dont you have to have a lower version of windows to install this will have NO OS only the bios for OS install

for anyone interested these were the parts i was thinking of using as you can tell by my age im a rookie can anyone tell me of any better parts for the same price range or if any of the components are not compatible with eachother thanks,

GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H AMD 890GX ATX Motherboard - AM3 Socket
AMD Athlon II X2 260 Processor
SAPPHIRE ATI Radeon HD 5450 PCI-E Graphics Card - 1GB
INTEGRAL PC3-10600 DDR3 PC Memory - 4GB DIMM RAM

P.S another ram will be added but im selling my playstation to build this so im not loaded this is being done on a 400 budget this is including disk drives, hard drives and the OS aswell
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29 Apr 2011   #19
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
dont you have to have a lower version of windows to install
No, but you are supposed to have a qualifying version already to get the upgrade price.
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29 Apr 2011   #20
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote:
We have 2 types of OEM.
Actually it looks like we have 3 types of OEM

1. Those that you buy - e.g. from Newegg
2. Those that you can get from your PC manufacturer for a S&H charge when you have mucked up your system
3. Those that you burn from the recovery partition

From what I read, the stated restriction applies only to #3 - right?
Some OEM disks will ONLY run on the machine they were supplied with. If you try to boot them on another machine, you will get a blue screen. I have a couple of DELL OEM disks, among others, which cause an immediate blue screen when booted on another machine. Medion also does this, along with crippling the BIOS on the boards they use.

Some are also extremely restricted, with parts of the operating system missing. I have several XP-Professional DELL licences, where half the system utilities are missing. These are original DELL Disks with a full licence key, Microsoft logo etc etc. They will only work on the original DELL machines, ( they check various ID's on the machine), and even then are crippled.

If you buy a System Builder Disk, it should be a full version.

If you burn a disk from a recovery partition, this may also be restricted to the machine it was installed on, and the OS is also often crippled.

Regards....Mike Connor
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