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Windows 7: Windows 7 Reinstall Question

17 Feb 2015   #1
tbeigle

7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 
Windows 7 Reinstall Question

Hi there, guys.....

I am going to re-install Win7. My question is...

Can I use my existing product key with the

new install?

Thanks, Tony


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17 Feb 2015   #2
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Microsoft Software Recovery type your product key in here and see if it creates a bootable ISO for you, if it does then just follow the instructions, the key you have should work forever, no matter how many re-installs you do.
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17 Feb 2015   #3
gregrocker

 

That link works for retail purchased Win7 only, including Builder's OEM.

For Factory OEM, read the options for obtaining media in Step 1 of Clean Reinstall Windows 7

Those steps will also help you get and keep a perfect reinstall.
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18 Feb 2015   #4
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
That link works for retail purchased Win7 only, including Builder's OEM.

For Factory OEM, read the options for obtaining media in Step 1 of Clean Reinstall Windows 7

Those steps will also help you get and keep a perfect reinstall.
Cheers for that Greg, you learn something new everyday
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