Does the Key go with the Disc?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Installation' started by wellsgt, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. wellsgt

    wellsgt Senior Member

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    I bought a laptop with home premium that has the key sticker on the bottom. The laptop is loaded with bloatware. I would like to do a clean install of just Win 7. I also have home premium on my desktop. Could I use the disc I got for my desktop and install it onto my laptop and use the laptop key to activate it? Thanks.
     
  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    I just tried to do the same thing you want to do, but I was using XP. My laptop (Dell) has the WinXP key on the bottom. I tried to use my upgrade version of XP to reinstall, and it said that the OEM key was not valid.

    I do not know how the OEM install works and there were some other things going on, like a replaced motherboard, so my situation may be different from yours.
     
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