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a b $ Windows 7
January 24, 2012 3:58:00 AM

U can use it, but only for the 30-90days.

U need to get a new licence #, but u can use it to install or repair.

If u would try it to activate, your dads PC would tell him that he is using not genuine copy and would stop working. I think he would not like u at the moment : )

If u want to install, do not use any number, skip that during the install.
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January 24, 2012 4:28:26 AM

instal that buy another licence from microsoft.com to activate.
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January 24, 2012 4:29:33 AM

How much is a license?
Edit: Just remembered the cd he has comes with both 32 and 64 bit versions. Will this make a difference?
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a b $ Windows 7
January 24, 2012 9:20:32 AM

$99.99
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a b $ Windows 7
January 24, 2012 10:21:37 AM

(you can only use the cd key once on either x86(32bit) or x64(64 bit) versions)

best to get the 64bit version


wrong its cheaper if your a student



you can buy a copy of windows 7 for £40 http://www.software4students.co.uk/Microsoft_Windows_7_...

if you live in uk



go to microsoft's website here if your a student to get it cheap

http://www.microsoft.com/uk/education/studentoffer/



i dont know the link for us, but aprently if your in certain colleges/schools whatever then you can get it cheap


http://m.microsoft.com/student/discounts/default.mspx
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January 24, 2012 4:41:41 PM

My dad's cd also has win 7
Pro along with home premium. This might be a silly question, but could I use that? Dad only has home premium installed.
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a b $ Windows 7
January 24, 2012 4:46:46 PM

fire r a g e said:
My dad's cd also has win 7
Pro along with home premium. This might be a silly question, but could I use that? Dad only has home premium installed.

What matters is what licence # u will buy for yourself.

What windows do want to own?

x64bit Home Premium is most suited for any ones use.
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a b $ Windows 7
January 24, 2012 4:48:56 PM

The licence # u get, will unlock that version.

So, if u will install Win 7 Pro, but u will purchase Home Premium licence #, it will degrade to Home Premium.
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January 24, 2012 5:37:49 PM

He just bought the disc and did not purchase a license.
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a b $ Windows 7
January 24, 2012 5:44:59 PM

Hows that?
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January 24, 2012 6:00:00 PM

Not sure, but I believe that's the case. The cd also has ultimate, home basic, and business. Does this mean I can't use any of them?
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a b $ Windows 7
January 24, 2012 6:03:55 PM

How does it look?
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January 24, 2012 6:11:44 PM

I've never heard of a Windows 7 installation disc with all of those options. Just go buy your own Win 7 Home Prem. before your dad finds out. Actual purchase of a Win 7 disc implies that a license is valid, depending on which version you buy.
It's not a matter of the physical disc, it's the registration code which comes with it that counts.
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January 24, 2012 6:15:03 PM

The label says Win 7 32/64.
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a b $ Windows 7
January 24, 2012 6:19:27 PM

fire r a g e said:
The label says Win 7 32/64.

Is it hand written?
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a b $ Windows 7
January 24, 2012 6:20:00 PM

DelroyMonjo said:
I've never heard of a Windows 7 installation disc with all of those options. Just go buy your own Win 7 Home Prem. before your dad finds out. Actual purchase of a Win 7 disc implies that a license is valid, depending on which version you buy.
It's not a matter of the physical disc, it's the registration code which comes with it that counts.

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January 24, 2012 6:36:27 PM

He installed it on a computer and didn't have to enter a product key.
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a b $ Windows 7
January 24, 2012 6:37:35 PM

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