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July 23, 2011 8:56:24 PM

I just removed vista 64 from my laptop and installed win 7 pro, it says it will activate in 3 days automatically, AM I godd for updates

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a b $ Windows 7
July 23, 2011 9:08:32 PM

Yes it will update. If however Win 7 does not validate after the time allocated then certain updates will not work. 3 days is unusual. I assume you mean 30 days?
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July 23, 2011 9:09:00 PM

jijoslin said:
I just removed vista 64 from my laptop and installed win 7 pro, it says it will activate in 3 days automatically, AM I godd for updates

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July 23, 2011 9:19:18 PM

You can go into your control panel and select system then scroll down to the bottom and you can click to activate windows now.
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July 23, 2011 9:29:11 PM

I already went to activate online and by phone and it says key is not valid,however I;m up and running win 7 pro, however this is a system builders disk used on several systems
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a b $ Windows 7
July 23, 2011 9:31:58 PM

how many licenses were allocated to the disc? they do run out you know
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a c 411 $ Windows 7
July 23, 2011 9:41:22 PM

This will not activate,because it is probably only good for 1 computer build!

You will need to buy a new license!
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July 23, 2011 9:43:57 PM

jijoslin said:
... however this is a system builders disk used on several systems


That's your issue.

Each Windows 7 install disc can only be used to install Windows 7 on a single computer. If you have multiple computers, then you need to purchase multiple install disc whether they be OEM (System Builder) or Retail.

If Windows 7 is validated on all those other computer using the same install disc, then i don't know how you managed to do that.
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a c 411 $ Windows 7
July 23, 2011 9:46:29 PM

What is the difference between the OEM, and the Retail version of Windows 7?

There are 3 major differences between these 2 items. The physical DVD disks themselves contain exactly the same content.

1. OEM copies of Windows 7 come in either 32, or 64 bit flavors. You must decide which version you want, and make sure you purchase that copy. With a retail copy, you get both 32 and 64 bit Windows 7 DVD’s in the same box.

2. OEM copies cannot be transferred from one PC to another. Once you install an OEM copy of Windows 7 on a PC it must remain with that PC forever, unless upgraded to a newer version of Windows in the future. Retail versions can be moved from PC to PC, but your retail copy of Windows 7 cannot be installed on more than one PC at any given time.

3. OEM copies do not come with any support from Microsoft. If you need to call Microsoft for support with Windows 7, you must pay a fee to do so. Retail copies come with a phone support incident included in the price.


The Prophecy!


This is what you have , it 's good for only one computer!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 23, 2011 10:54:42 PM

okay this is to everyone from the novist to the seasoned pro, I've used this same disk on 4 computers without issue {successful activation} on them all, windows allows you some margin of error on system builders disks for faulty hard drive etc.......
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July 24, 2011 2:57:40 AM

Obviously you didn't read the license agreement that you accepted when installing.

It clearly states: "One Copy per Computer. The software license is permanently assigned to the computer with which the software is distributed. That computer is the “licensed computer.” followed by "you may not use the software on any other computer."
http://download.microsoft.com/Documents/UseTerms/Window...
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July 24, 2011 3:04:34 AM

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July 24, 2011 3:04:57 AM

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