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Windows 7: can you install win 7 home premium - then use a new oem key ?

11 Apr 2014   #1

Windows 10 Pro - 64 bit
can you install win 7 home premium - then use a new oem key ?

I have a downloaded version from digital river of Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit , can I install that then when my Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit OEM disc arrives , will that key work ? thanks

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11 Apr 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Possibly. It depends on where you purchased the OEM disc and if it is valid. If you have a problem you will be asked to download, run and post the results of MGADiag.exe.
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11 Apr 2014   #3

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

So long as the OEM package you have is both new and genuine, there should be no problem with doing as you suggest - make sure that the edition you downloaded/installed is the same as the packeage, though
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11 Apr 2014   #4

Windows 10 Pro - 64 bit

thanks - it is new and genuine :)
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