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Win7 factory disc only or not...

Hi,

I have a question about Win7 install disc and its licence.

For example if u just bought a PC, lets say its Dell, comes with Win7 Home Premium and u loose the disc or don't wan't to deal with all the crapware on it,

Can I just download fresh copy free of everything that Dell put on it and use that serial number that came with Dell?

I thing I cant use it, but maybe I am wrong.

It probably would be OEM. So whats the deal.

Thanx
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  1. Best answer
    you can use any Win7 Home Premium that matches the version on the sticker.

    a 32-bit key will not work on a 64-bit version of Win7
  2. OK, if its Win7 Home Premium x64 modified by Dell

    Can I just download fresh copy free of everything that Dell put on it and use that serial number that came with Dell? Are u sure Emerald, that we understand each other?
  3. I would expect the Dell license to be OEM and thus not work on a retail copy????
  4. I have not tried it with WIN7 but I have done it with XP and Vista
  5. So, ...would expect the Dell license to be OEM and thus not work on a retail copy...What about an OEM copy?. Would it work than?

    Not my case, but hypothetically...

    Thanx
  6. Emerald said:
    I have not tried it with WIN7 but I have done it with XP and Vista


    Than it was an OEM licence serial, right?
  7. I used retail and OEM cds with OEM keys
  8. Emerald said:
    I used retail and OEM cds with OEM keys



    Thanx, maybe it will work with Win7 too.
  9. Best answer selected by nikorr.
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