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Please help, I have a quick question about Premium for Refurbished PC's

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February 18, 2014 11:07:24 AM

As any buyer would i was looking for the cheapest OS i could find I ran across "Windows 7 Home Premium for Refurb PC's" and bought it. I asked the seller if it would work for the PC i am building and he said yes and assured me the key has not been used. It came with 2 discs a 32 and 64 bit. The disc package is definitely not opened. I guess I am just wondering if this WILL give me a OS to use for my recently built PC. It does have a 25 digit keycode as well on the official sticker. Thanks guys!
February 18, 2014 11:47:56 AM

Huh? You have the disk IN YOUR HANDS and your asking US if it works? Install it and find out. Sheesh.
February 18, 2014 11:50:13 AM

Deuce65 said:
Huh? You have the disk IN YOUR HANDS and your asking US if it works? Install it and find out. Sheesh.

Ok. Calm down first of all. Second of all I dont want to open and break the seal to find out I cant use it.
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February 18, 2014 1:12:41 PM

zfancy5 said:
Deuce65 said:
Huh? You have the disk IN YOUR HANDS and your asking US if it works? Install it and find out. Sheesh.

Ok. Calm down first of all. Second of all I dont want to open and break the seal to find out I cant use it.


Well I mean come on, what kind of a question is that? How the heck would we know if your CD works?
February 18, 2014 1:38:51 PM

Deuce65 said:
zfancy5 said:
Deuce65 said:
Huh? You have the disk IN YOUR HANDS and your asking US if it works? Install it and find out. Sheesh.

Ok. Calm down first of all. Second of all I dont want to open and break the seal to find out I cant use it.


Well I mean come on, what kind of a question is that? How the heck would we know if your CD works?


Dude read the question. I'm asking if a new unused for Refurbished Only Windows 7 will work for my OS. Im not asking about the disc itself. Man.

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February 18, 2014 4:03:06 PM
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As far as I am aware, Microsoft do not offer a specific license for Windows on refurbished PC's. This is just a term used by sellers of OEM to try and represent the software as a direct alternative to retail, which it is not. This is due to restrictions on its transferability, hence why OEM licenses are significantly cheaper than retail.

As long as you are happy with the restrictions an OEM license places on you and that the license key has not been used, then yes, you can use it for a self build PC.

Please note that once installed an OEM license is effectively bound to major components of the PC. If for example, your motherboard was to require replacement, you would be unable to activate your license upon reinstalling without calling Microsoft to explain the situation. It is then at their discretion whether to grant activation or not.

If this has been purchased in an "online auction", the only way to verify that the key has not previously been used is to contact Microsoft to verify this along with the license legitimacy. I would suggest you do this prior to opening the package.
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