Solved Deactivate OEM Key Tags: Windows 7 Computers Oem Last response: February 10, 2010 2:52 AM in Windows 7 Share rider_eragon February 3, 2010 9:19:45 AM Hi, I've recently built my own computer, and have been able to bundle a copy of OEM Windows 7 Home Premium x64 with it, because I met all of MS's requirements for OEM. However, I forgot to image my OS before I installed stuff. Say a major problem arises a year or so down the track which forces me to wipe my HDD, will I be able to deactivate Windows so that I can reinstall it, or will I need to buy another copy? Cheers, rider_eragon More about : deactivate oem key | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Best solution fjiekie February 3, 2010 10:09:56 AM if you dont change your hardware you can call to microsoft so that they can reactivate it. if they ask for a reason, you needed to format your HDD... | Report abuse rider_eragon February 10, 2010 2:52:58 AM Best answer selected by rider_eragon. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Windows 7>Deactivate OEM Key> Related ressources: ForumDeactivate windows 7 upgrade product key ? ForumCan i deactivate my old Windows 7 and use it on my new build? ForumHow to deactivate Windows 7? ForumCan I upgrade mobo, or is OEM win7 locked? ForumChanging Motherboards OEM W7 ForumHow many installs on OEM Windows 7 disc? ForumWhat are the diffences? oem and Retail? drm / eula? ForumMove OEM Windows 7 from one Macbook Pro (Boot Camp) to another MacBook Pro ForumMicrosoft Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-bit - OEM On Sale ForumDeactivate Product key windows 7 34-bit ForumCan i reinstall windows vista using product key on sticker ? ForumWhat happens with XP OEM if I replace mobo to solve memory probs? ForumIs it possible to deactivate windows 7 ???? ForumRe-Activation of OEM Windows XP Home Edition ForumCan you deactivate oem windows to transfer to new computer? ForumWindows 8 Pro OEM or Windows 7 Pro OEM ForumDeactivating Windows? ForumDell's Windows OEM version works on all Dell Systems? ForumWhy did Bill Gates invent Windows? Forum[Solved] I can't install my OEM copy of Windows 7, it hangs... More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !