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 Post subject: Purchased OEM disc on Dell notebook?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:12 pm 
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Simple question: I have a Win7 Home Premium OEM disc I bought from newegg for my desktop. I need to reformat a laptop. Can I use the disc to install Windows, then activate with the key on the laptop's label? I'd assume it'd work since the Dell key would be an OEM key.


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 Post subject: Re: Purchased OEM disc on Dell notebook?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:39 am 
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I remember trying this with an XP install on an Emachines.
I needed to use the OEM disc's key, not the original Emachines key.


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 Post subject: Re: Purchased OEM disc on Dell notebook?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:34 pm 
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I ended up trying it anyway since I wasn't really risking anything. But it worked! I installed Windows with the OEM disc I bought, and just used the key on the bottom of the laptop. Activation succeeded with no problems.

Well, now we know. I guess any OEM version is fair game.


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 Post subject: Re: Purchased OEM disc on Dell notebook?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:49 pm 
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I'm very glad I was wrong. Nice work. :)


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