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Quick WIN7 OEM question

Last response: in Windows 7
May 15, 2010 3:20:36 AM

hi i installed win7 oem version on this computer.

I want to reformat so i need to reinstall win7.

Does the win7 OEM let me reinstall it on the same computer that i first installed it on?
May 15, 2010 3:27:59 AM


After hardware changes, you may need to call MS to activate...
a c 215 $ Windows 7
May 15, 2010 3:31:39 AM

Yes. You can reinstall the OEM copy on the original system it came with as many times as you want to or need to. As r-sky said though, the online activation may not work, and you would have to call Microsoft. The phone activation process is really easy, completely automated (unless there is a problem with the info you provide the system), and only takes about 5-6 minutes.
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May 15, 2010 1:17:12 PM

You may need to call them up a couple of times to get through to a real person though, when I've had to call them in the past it has a habit of hanging up on you before getting to that point.
a c 215 $ Windows 7
May 15, 2010 6:31:20 PM

You don't need to talk to a real person in this situation. The automated system works very well.