So a few years ago I made the stupid move of buying an iBuyPower PC. It was horrid, and I returned it but kept the Windows 7 CD on accident. A few weeks ago I completed my first build. But didn't have enough by the end of it to afford windows so I figured I'd just use that disc and see if I can re-activate it by phone or something.
I've since installed it, but it will expire soon. I've since purchased a new copy from amazon. Will I have to re-install Windows? Or can I just enter the new product-id and key from the new box.
Currently when I go to computer properties, there's an IBuyPower logo. Will I be able to change that? I want to rid their name from my build.
It's not a huge problem if I have to wait, but I'd like to start installing things now.
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That is a kinda odd scenario - yes, it's possible to do it with registry hacks (I've even seen a program that does it for you, somewhere), but I'd just do a clean install, myself. It's guaranteed to lead to fewer issues down the road.