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May 13, 2014 3:36:08 PM

hey my question is can i use the windows bootable usb dvd thing and use an oem key with it i have an oem key for windows proff

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a b $ Windows 7
May 13, 2014 3:38:57 PM

You cannot create a Windows bootable usb drive without a Windows 7/8/8.1 ISO.

OEM keys will not register on non-OEM versions of Windows. What is the make of your computer. You might also be able to find an image on digitalriver.
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a b $ Windows 7
May 13, 2014 3:39:06 PM

You still need the original disk/ISO to put onto the USB drive.
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a b $ Windows 7
May 13, 2014 3:51:59 PM

OEM keys work fine on non OEM disks. They are the same.

Go here and download the OFFICIAL iso that matches your license.
www.w7forums.com/threads/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-ima...

Use the windows USB tool or burn to DVD. Do a clean install and don't enter your license key. its not required yet. Once install go to activate online, enter your key and it should activate with no problem.

This ASSUMES you really have a valid license and key. Obviously if you don't this won't work and it will just end up saying its not genuine.
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