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Reinstall Windows 7 OEM

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February 9, 2012 5:30:21 PM

Hello, I'm getting a new MoBo and I want to wipe my HDD and reinstall Windows 7.
Problem is, I have an OEM disk.
Would I be able to reinstall Windows 7 from that since its still my system I want to put it back on?

Thanks

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February 9, 2012 6:09:04 PM

Do you still have the key for the oem disc? Is it your own? If so it should be no problem. If it can't activate - you might have to contact Microsoft and just tell them you are doing a hardware change (mobo).

To find out what kind of license you have type this in the CMD prompt running admin privliges:

slmgr /dlv


If it says OEM_COA_NSLP you should be good to go (non system locked) if it says OEM_COA_SLP (system locked) you might have to give Microsoft a call to activate it.

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