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Windows 7: Can i do this and how?

29 Apr 2011   #1
LostAndDamned

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
Can i do this and how?

I Have windows 7 home premium 64bit on my laptop i am building a custom pc first off will a Dell OEM install disc work on a custom built pc? and secondly can i create a Windows 7 install disc on my laptop and install on my custom built desktop using a newly purchased Product Key?


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29 Apr 2011   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You lost me - if you buy a new product key why not buy an installation disk. That has a lot of advantages down the road. But in principle you can install from any installation disk provided the new key is for the same edition.
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29 Apr 2011   #3
rap33042

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) installation disks are designed for a single machine. It checks for various signatures like parts ID numbers. If it doesn't see the right information, it won't work.

So the answer, is "no", it won't work.
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IMHO, WHS is "right on" regarding the second point.
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29 Apr 2011   #4
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

If you are a college student, Microsoft has some student deals available
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29 Apr 2011   #5
LostAndDamned

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Unfortunately no im not a student another year and i will be though
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29 Apr 2011   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rap33042 View Post
OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) installation disks are designed for a single machine. It checks for various signatures like parts ID numbers. If it doesn't see the right information, it won't work.

So the answer, is "no", it won't work.
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IMHO, WHS is "right on" regarding the second point.
Hmm, that is interesting regarding OEM disks. Did not know that. Thanks for correcting my mistake. I usually deal with purchased OEM installation disks - and they, of course, work.
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29 Apr 2011   #7
LostAndDamned

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for your help but im still slightly confused would this work on a custom built desktop with no OS?
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29 Apr 2011   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

School students count for the deal, as well as college students

Purchased oem (system builder ) discs are identical to the full retail dvd. Only the license key is different.

Oem disc that come with - or be run off from - an oem pre install - may be different in terms of being able to install/activate.

Depends on the oem.

I didn't have any trouble using a Dell supplied oem dvd on a non Dell pc - had to input a new product key is all.
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29 Apr 2011   #9
LostAndDamned

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

are you from america though? becuase im only 15
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29 Apr 2011   #10
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Im a bit confused now.
I think we may be getting the term OEM mixed up.


If Im not mistaken, We have 2 types of OEM.

OEM type discs that are purchased retail are 1 PC only, 1 install only.

OEM (as in disc from Dell, Compaq etc) I believe is what rap33042 was refering to.
These tend to only work or install on that particular machine it was meant for.



Or at least how I understood it.


--EDIT-- SIW2 beat me to the post, and cleared up my confusion
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