Reformat using legit CD Key

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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  1. http://www.dban.org/

    Wipe drive then reinstall.As long as key is legit you should be ok.
  2. 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 :)
  3. can you not use the recovery mechanism on the laptop to re install everything?
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