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Old 01-26-2015, 05:17 PM
 
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Is this the same computer as last year?

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I just switched from Windows XP to a Refurbished Computer with Windows 7 Professional, ...
Was it purchased online or from some local private shop?

Manufacturer and model number?
If this is the same computer then the drive D: option is probably invalid.
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Old 01-26-2015, 06:06 PM
 
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Thank you for all the advice.
I will try what is suggested.

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Old 01-26-2015, 09:14 PM
 
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Don't know if this was mentioned. Not going to read it all again.

If you can find someone with a Win7 Pro disc your key code will work.
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Old 01-26-2015, 11:15 PM
 
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Don't know if this was mentioned. Not going to read it all again.

If you can find someone with a Win7 Pro disc your key code will work.
The links in my previous post are for iso files you burn to disk, they are full copies of windows 7 SP1.

They are 100% legitimate files, Google Digital River downloads for more info or other OS versions.
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Old 01-27-2015, 12:37 AM
 
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So i did miss it. Figures. Good links!
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Old 01-27-2015, 02:02 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Don't know if this was mentioned. Not going to read it all again.

If you can find someone with a Win7 Pro disc your key code will work.
A OEM home key will work with a Win 7 Pro retail disk?
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Old 01-27-2015, 11:08 AM
 
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Mine does.
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Old 01-27-2015, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Huh!

I was under the impression that a specific copy of the OS software was linked to a specific key, so you couldn't just use some downloaded version with a key that was for another copy, even if it's the same exact version of Windows...

Hey, OP, if that works, please post an update of what ya did.

I'm always trying to understand the particular of how this stuff operates.

It is correct though, is it not, that a key registers to your hardware configuration in such a way that if I were to rebuild the contents of my machine, I couldn't use the same copy of Windows for it anymore...right?

I know a lot more about the nuts and bolts than the software and such.
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Old 01-27-2015, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Huh!

I was under the impression that a specific copy of the OS software was linked to a specific key, so you couldn't just use some downloaded version with a key that was for another copy, even if it's the same exact version of Windows...
Keys are not tied to specific discs. Any Win7 Pro key will work with any Win7 Pro disc.
Home keys generally DON'T work with Pro discs.
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Old 01-27-2015, 04:56 PM
 
Location: NW Penna.
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iirc, there was some hack one could do to the Win 7 Ultimate iso from Digital River to make it a universal install disk for any of Home / Pro / Ultimate options. Also, I read someplace that the way Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade worked was that all of the Win 7 installations were essentially Windows 7 Ultimate, but the key code used doe Home or Pro would only enable the features included in Hone or Pro. If you buy the Anytime Upgrade, you are buying a key code that unlocks the features of Pro or Ultimate, but they were already installed on the PC or laptop.

Toshiba restore disks bought from Toshiba cost $30 shipped a couple of years ago. I bought a set for a used laptop that I got cheap on ebay because the hard drive had been wiped.
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