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Windows 7: Can You Install OEM Windows 7 and use Retail Product Key

16 Nov 2015   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
Can You Install OEM Windows 7 and use Retail Product Key

Hi Forum !

I ordered a Retail copy of Microsoft Windows 7 Professional x64. I downloaded from the internet and installed on my computer an OEM copy of windows (System Builder) and was wondering if I enter the Retail product key into my OEM copy, will it activate successfully ? Or will it fail ? Or do I have to do some extra steps in order for it to activate successfully ?

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16 Nov 2015   #2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

Yes, if you installed Pro and you have a Pro key.
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