Question on Reinstallation

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by flexbuffchest, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. flexbuffchest

    flexbuffchest New Member

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    Hey guys,

    I currently have Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
    installed and I have to reinstall Win7 due to a dying hard drive. Because of this I plan on buying some new RAM and a new hard drive (an SSD if it matters.) My only concern is that I would be forced to buy a new key for Windows 7 Professional.

    It's been a couple years since I've installed Win7 and I still have my CD key. Aside from upgrading the RAM and a new HDD all the other hardware is the same. I would hope that reinstalling with the same CD key would be no issue but I am not certain. I would really hate it if I was forced to buy a new copy of Win7 Professional as those are quite expensive.

    Another issue is that I bought Office 2010 and apparently I deleted the email that contained my receipt/key for the program. Is there any way through Microsoft to get this back?

    Thank you.
     
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    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    mdnafeesqamar New Member

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    Hi,

    Go to Run and type appdata and you will be able to see outlook in that you have the .pst folder.Import the e-mails from there and there are chances to retrieve the previous mails.But no assurance.
     
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    flexbuffchest New Member

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    Thanks for the links. I do not know what question specifically you linked to in the second link as that went to a general FAQ, but it is helpful.

    I'm 99.9% sure that this is an OEM copy. I bet im going to have to call to get it reactivated, I hope they understand.
     
  6. patcooke

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    I've found them very helpful on the odd occasion I've needed to do it - there was no "third degree" and they seem to assume your intentions are honourable unless they have good reason to suspect otherwise.
     

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