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installing Windows 7 ultimate 62 bit OEM

I recently installed a Windows 7 ultimate OS on a new hard drive. Six weeks later Microsoft notified me that my key was fraudulent. I would like to now buy a legitimate Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit OEM disk from New egg and use the new legitimate key from this purchase on my current hard drive with Windows Ultimate to activate the OS. Can I do this?
Thanks for help in advance.
Mike
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  1. Yes. You should be able to do it without reinstalling Windows, but I'm not sure. Worst case you need to format it.
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    It should work. Make sure you get an Ultimate key.
    You can also contact MS and buy a key.
    Happy Computing! :)

    Worst case you will have reinstall Windows.
  3. Nathan Willis said:
    It should work. Make sure you get an Ultimate key.
    You can also contact MS and buy a key.
    Happy Computing! :)

    Worst case you will have reinstall Windows.


    Thanks for your answer. I have contacted Microsoft and they are not selling Windows 7 anymore.
    Mike
  4. mkschneck said:
    Nathan Willis said:
    It should work. Make sure you get an Ultimate key.
    You can also contact MS and buy a key.
    Happy Computing! :)

    Worst case you will have reinstall Windows.


    Thanks for your answer. I have contacted Microsoft and they are not selling Windows 7 anymore.
    Mike



    Sure! You will have to purchase a copy then. Disks and all.
    It is nice to have your own copy though.
  5. Newegg, Amazon, and a pile of others will sell it.

    If you reinstall, then you can install standard Home Premium. You'd need an Ultimate key if you wanted to validate the existing install, though.
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