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Windows 7: Re-Installing Windows 7 using Family Pack

03 Jul 2010   #1
Reilly

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Re-Installing Windows 7 using Family Pack

Hello, im new to this, and my question is whether i can do a clean install of windows 7 using Home Premium Family Pack.
I have been having problems with Windows and i would like to do a clean install but i am worried that it would use a product key from my family pack, because i have used two out of the three chances and i have used one chance on this computer and i wonder if it would use a third chance if i do a clean install?

Thanks


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03 Jul 2010   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Maybe I do not understand, but if you have a key and for whatever reason you want to reinstall, you can use the same key number. The rule with all keys except OEM is you can install as many times as you like, but one computer at a time.
So, if you want to reinstall the same OS (even an upgrade) use the key that you have as long as the OS is not on another computer at the same time.

Yes, you can do a clean install, and even with an upgrade DVD.
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03 Jul 2010   #3
theog

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You can reinstall windows on the same PC, as many time as you like.

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03 Jul 2010   #4
Reilly

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Thanks , i meant to say that i have Family Pack and i wanted to Clean install without using another Key of the 3 i have been given
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03 Jul 2010   #5
richc46

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You can use any of the old keys, as long the key is used only on one computer at a time. Not one computer, but one computer at a time..
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03 Jul 2010   #6
Reilly

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Also, i do not want to start a new thread

If i use a clean install will i have to re install all drivers and will my graphics card driver automatically install?
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03 Jul 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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With windows 7, everything should reinstall. There may be one or two things that have to be installed, but probably not. I installed 7 from Vista and I was ready to go after the install.
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03 Jul 2010   #8
Reilly

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

And does that mean my Network Adapter as well and will i have to install windows 7 drivers for it?
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03 Jul 2010   #9
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I do not think that the adapter will be a problem. But do what I did be prepared for the worst.

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03 Jul 2010   #10
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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