Windows Activation Question

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  1. badrobot

    badrobot Senior Member

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    Quick question:

    Is there a limit on how many times you can use an OEM product key to activate a clean installed windows OS on the same machine it was originally pre-installed on?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. badrobot

    badrobot Senior Member

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    Thanks Bass. I think the time interval thing makes sense rather than the number of times you do it. Just having an issue right now with my windows 7 installation and I had to do it twice and activate it twice within 24hrs as the first installation was very unstable and I don't know why. But both got activated successfully. I am getting a lot of program stoppage notifications. Could be the chipset driver. Not sure.
     
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    Is your BIOS updated and the latest chipset driver installed?
     
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    BIOS is updated. I just need to make sure I got the right driver for the chipset. I will look at the manufacturer's website (HP).
     
  6. Pauli

    Pauli Extraordinary Member
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    Microsoft licenses are, to say the least, somewhat dubious. I would imagine OEM are timeless, limited only by the lifespan of the OS. The thing is, if you install Windows on a "new computer", which practically means a new mobo - new memories are of no concern, neither a new CPU or GPU, or these combined.

    In full versions, like I have 7 Pro, they give 20 downloads. Then again, having stopped the sell of Win 7, what does it mean?

    All definite seems to be so very relative?
     

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