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Windows 7: Reusing the installation DVD/ISO

15 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 Starter SP1
Reusing the installation DVD/ISO

I'm going to install Windows 7 to one of my friends PC, using my ISO image. Since I cannot use my DVD-KEY can I use a new KEY?
Should we get a new key, or better I have to download a new image?
My internet connection is slow.

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16 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Just go to the download site at microsoft, enter his email or a new one, get a new key and install off that iso/disc/image.

Unless you think he/she wants a newer version , I don't see why you couldn't just use the same copy.
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16 Jul 2009   #3

Win7 Ultimate, x64

There is no reason not to use the same disk and the same Prod Key. There a limited number of these keys released for all the millions of folks to use. I've used the same key to install a number of different builds on a three different computers in just my household. The odds are better than even that someone on your block (in your neighborhood) has installed Win7 using the same key you are using.
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16 Jul 2009   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

Yep - I have been using exactly the same key all along - numerous installs and different builds.

There were only 10 Beta keys - they all work fine on all builds and bit versions.
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17 Jul 2009   #5

Win7 Ultimate, x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Yep - I have been using exactly the same key all along - numerous installs and different builds.

There were only 10 Beta keys - they all work fine on all builds and bit versions.
Well ... up through, but no including, Build 7264 anyway.
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