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Is this my install disk?

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December 13, 2011 11:03:17 PM

In 2009 we bought an HP desktop that had vista preloaded on it.
Windows disk were not included but it did have a recovery partition.
When Windows 7 was released, HP gave us a free upgrade disk to go from Vista to Windows 7 Home Premium.
My Question is this: Would this disk be our "windows installation disk"?
It has a "repair" option - so I assume it is a OEM installation disk.
Only reason I ask is to know I have a way to re-install Windows 7 in the event I need it.
Thanks

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December 14, 2011 1:26:12 AM

garfox said:
In 2009 we bought an HP desktop that had vista preloaded on it.
Windows disk were not included but it did have a recovery partition.
When Windows 7 was released, HP gave us a free upgrade disk to go from Vista to Windows 7 Home Premium.
My Question is this: Would this disk be our "windows installation disk"?
It has a "repair" option - so I assume it is a OEM installation disk.
Only reason I ask is to know I have a way to re-install Windows 7 in the event I need it.
Thanks

Yes it is!, but do not loose the Vista licence #!

Without the Vista licence its useless.

U still need the Vista licence to do any new install!!!
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December 14, 2011 1:47:16 AM

nikorr said:
Yes it is!, but do not loose the Vista licence #!

Without the Vista licence its useless.

U still need the Vista licence to do any new install!!!


I understand - so if I had to reformat the hard drive - the Vista license could not be recovered?
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December 14, 2011 1:49:27 AM

So, how could I get and retain the Vista license?
Is this stored somewhere?
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December 14, 2011 1:55:14 AM

I understand - so if I had to reformat the hard drive - the Vista license could not be recovered?

Correct. U need to keep the serial from Vista to do new install, write it down or keep the sticker with serial on it.

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This is the sticker look...
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December 14, 2011 1:55:58 AM

Its on the side of the PC case.
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December 14, 2011 2:01:54 AM

Best answer selected by garfox.
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December 14, 2011 2:03:37 AM

nikorr said:
I understand - so if I had to reformat the hard drive - the Vista license could not be recovered?

Correct. U need to keep the serial from Vista to do new install, write it down or keep the sticker with serial on it.

Clean Install Windows 7 With Upgrade Media

This is the sticker look...
http://www.technibble.com/articlecontent/2007/11/cod-sticker.jpg


Thanks gets best answer - i understand now - thanks a bunch - needed to know because i have some issues that may require serious repairs later on.
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December 14, 2011 2:08:02 AM

Thanks for the vote garfox : ) Don't forget to come back if u gonna need more answers!
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December 14, 2011 2:08:20 AM

This topic has been closed by Nikorr.
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