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Is this my install disk?

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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  1. 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!!!
  2. 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?
  3. So, how could I get and retain the Vista license?
    Is this stored somewhere?
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    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...
  5. Its on the side of the PC case.
  6. Best answer selected by garfox.
  7. 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.
  8. Thanks for the vote garfox : ) Don't forget to come back if u gonna need more answers!
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