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Reformat using legit CD Key

  • Windows 7
  • CD-Rom
Last response: in Windows 7
September 30, 2012 7:43:28 PM

So I am about to sell my laptop which has a legit Windows 7 Home Premium.

I was planning to use WipeDrive (If someone knows a better program for this tell me) to wipe the entire HDD clean. Then I was going to install Windows 7 that I downloaded from Digital River and use that to install Windows.

If I do this process, it will ask me for a CD key correct? Then if I input the legit key I have right now will it work? Or will Windows say "This key is already in use" or something like that.

Please help ASAP so I can sell it, thanks!

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a b $ Windows 7
September 30, 2012 8:35:06 PM

Hi :) 

As said it will work BUT....

You will ALSO have to install ALL the laptop drivers and extra software from the manufacturers site...

All the best Brett :) 
a b $ Windows 7
September 30, 2012 9:05:23 PM

can you not use the recovery mechanism on the laptop to re install everything?