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Windows 7: Will a Windows 7 Product key work with different disk of same version

10 Oct 2012   #1
ddsloan96

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Will a Windows 7 Product key work with different disk of same version

Hi,

I had a scare with my computer yesterday and almost had to reinstall but realized that my install disk seems to be missing. I was wondering if I borrowed a windows 7 home premium install disc from my friend would I be able to use my product key (On bottom of laptop) to install correctly using their disc.
Any help is appreciated

-Danny


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10 Oct 2012   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

If the disk you use in the exact same system as your COA yes you can.
Example: Windows 7 Home Premium/64 disk and a COA key that reads the same Windows 7 Home Premium/64. When you buy Windows operating system the COA is what you are really paying for. That gives you the right to use the operating system on the disc where/wheir ever it came from. This will also be of great help.
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10 Oct 2012   #3
ddsloan96

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

The X****** number for mine is X16-96072, Can I just download the X17 version of windows 7?
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10 Oct 2012   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ddsloan96 View Post
The X****** number for mine is X16-96072, Can I just download the X17 version of windows 7?
Not sure what you mean by "The X***** number for mine is X17-96072".

Your system specs say you have Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

The English version of that is X17-58997.iso.

You need to download whatever version matches your product key. No more, no less.
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10 Oct 2012   #5
ddsloan96

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

alright, on the COA there is a number that looks like the ones on the digital river site. I thought that might mean something
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10 Oct 2012   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

The number you are concerned with are 5 groups of 5 letters and or numbers each.
DO NOT post them on line.
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10 Oct 2012   #7
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Use the latest official installer for your licensed version in the correct bit version, as provided in Step 1 of the reinstall tutorial. Keep with the steps in tutorial to achieve a perfect reinstall.

If you need help with other problems here are Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

and everything that can be done Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot
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