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March 17, 2014 7:35:35 AM

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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March 17, 2014 7:43:11 AM

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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March 17, 2014 7:44:39 AM

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.
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March 17, 2014 8:11:20 AM

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

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March 17, 2014 8:14:17 AM

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.
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March 17, 2014 8:29:03 AM

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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March 18, 2014 2:15:21 PM

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