re-installation...

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Installation' started by Eyek, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. Eyek

    Eyek Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2011
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    So, for performance reasons I need to wipe and reinstall windows on my laptop. Do I need to buy a new registration code [$$ :(] or will windows recognize that the computer is the same and let me use the same key??
     
  2. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2009
    Messages:
    3,785
    Likes Received:
    113
    It depends on what you are reinstalling it with. The factory restore option or a genuine Windows disk of some type. Was this an upgrade? A little more info please.
    Joe
     
  3. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
    Microsoft Community Contributor

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Messages:
    15,157
    Likes Received:
    393
    We had a thread on this the other day but I can't find it. Basically you can reinstall an upgrade version on a clean drive if it has been installed and activated earlier. You will have to call them and your computer will print out a list of numbers which you read to them and they will read you some numbers back.

    If it is not an upgrade version but a full retail, you can install it again with not problems, as long as you only have it installed on one computer.
     

Share This Page

Loading...