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Windows 7 OEM Builder Edition

Last response: in Windows 7
March 4, 2011 7:37:02 PM

I have a laptop that once contained Vista on it. The hard drive was broke and is being replaced. If I purchase a system builder edition of Windows 7, will it install and work correctly? I read something about Vista being bonded to the motherboard.
March 4, 2011 8:20:40 PM

No it will work fine. The copy of vista that came with your laptop key is tied to your motherboard.
March 4, 2011 8:42:42 PM

Christop is correct, your Vista copy is linked to your laptop...

BUT, while your updating :

Win 7 32 bit version should work just fine (you might need to hunt around for some drivers if you system is old...)

But if you want lots of RAM:

Do a bit of research on your laptop. Will it support 64 bit version of Win 7 ? Hey, a 32 bit OS can only support 3.25 Gb of RAM so, if you want to take full advantage of RAM I'd go with the 64 bit version if you can.