Will this be OK?


  1. Posts : 87
    home premium 32 bit
       #1

    Will this be OK?


    A question from a novice if I may. Owing to a total lack of installation disks - I downloaded windows 7 64 Pro from the net (and obtained the motherboard drivers etc from another source.

    This is now all up and running, but obviously needs a product key to activate etc.
    If I get a windows 7 64 bit pro disk from ebay (many advertised) and use that key number from the purchased disk - will this save me having to go through installation once again. My limited knowledge says YES, but wanted to make sure.
    If any one knows of a good/cheap legal windows 7 disk source - please let me know thanks guys, I await your comments etc.
    Thanks in advance
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  2. Posts : 708
    Windows 7 x64
       #2

    It is best NOT to BUY Online from unknown source.
    Someone did bought one from eBay, and end up with a fake /illegal Windows 7 Product Key.

    You still required to do the installation from the beginning.

    Others may able to guide you to a better source, other than Microsoft.

    Edit:
    Re-read the post.
    No re-installation is required.
    Do ensure it is the correct version.
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  3. Posts : 6,996
    W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
       #3

    Hi Purgatory,

    NO re-install will be required, as long as its the same version (home-home, pro-pro etc)
    All you need to do
    Control panel >> System >> change product key.

    The bigger problem
    GETTING a genuine key, not many around, if its less than 100 FORGET it.
    You will need either a Retail or System builder key, (same key can be used for either 32/64 install).
    There are only a few reputable sellers, try a local computer specialised builders company they might sell you one.

    Roy
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  4. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #4

    Hi,
    You don't show which region you live so it's tough to say where to get a good copy of win-7
    This is about the only place I would trust
    Sold and shipped by Newegg
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems - Newegg.com
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  5. Posts : 708
    Windows 7 x64
       #5

    I am not sure on this.

    It look like Amazon do have Window 7 available.

    Anyone doubt this is genuine or not.
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  6. Posts : 6,996
    W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
       #6

    Amazon YES,
    Amazon marketplace NO (same as Ebay).
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  7. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #7

    Hi,
    Well Amazon does have a good policy
    There is this top one that says Amazon as the seller
    Second one also is fulfillment by Amazon not quite the same
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-list...&condition=new
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