Re-use Product Key

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by PcBoyGeorge, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. PcBoyGeorge

    PcBoyGeorge Senior Member

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    Hey,

    Im buying Windows 7 Home Premium E to clean install over my vista. But if i wanted to go back to vista for a while by using the factory reset on my laptop could i reinstall 7 again.

    So like i install 7 once. Reinstall vista over that. Then install 7 again. Will the product key still work or do i need a new licence since they key has been used. Will it activate since its the same pc or will it not.

    Please i want to know before pre-ordering.

    Thank you,
     
  2. SIW2

    SIW2 New Member

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    It will activate again on the same PC.
     
  3. PcBoyGeorge

    PcBoyGeorge Senior Member

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    Can i just ask how come. Is the product key linked to my whole computer?
     
  4. loathe

    loathe New Member

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    It may not. I know with Vista if you had this problem you just have to use the automated phone system. Its quick and easy. I only assume this will be the same for 7.
     
  5. dprozzo

    dprozzo New Member

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    I've used the same product key for Win 7 RC on two different PCs and both activated. No problem.
     
  6. cybercore

    cybercore New Member

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    Hmm ... why going around in circles like that, what for? If your 7 doesn't reactivate online, you can use phone.
     
  7. loathe

    loathe New Member

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    Thats the idea with the free RC keys. You will not be able to do this with retail keys.
     

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