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I feel kind of stupid asking this, but what do I need to reinstall windows using the same cd-key? Do I need anything other than the key?
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You don't even need the key if it's already registered.

Pop the DVD in. Reboot (with your optical drive first on boot priority). Install.

Profit.


If for some strange reason it asks for a key, don't enter anything. Just click next.
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You don't even need the key if it's already registered.

Pop the DVD in. Reboot (with your optical drive first on boot priority). Install.

Profit.


If for some strange reason it asks for a key, don't enter anything. Just click next.
Really???? So just use the custom reinstall option and it will do everything for you?
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Yes and it will keep your files under C:\\Windows.old
So maybe you don`t want them and have to delete all the unneeded stuff.
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So what if I want to reformat the disk and change the partitioning?
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So what if I want to reformat the disk and change the partitioning?
Then you delete/format the partition when you go to install. But you will need your license key to reregister.

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I feel kind of stupid asking this, but what do I need to reinstall windows using the same cd-key? Do I need anything other than the key?
You'll need the product key and the installation media. If it's a Windows 7 upgrade and not a full retail product you might have to try the workarounds found here: http://www.winsupersite.com/article/...-upgrade-media.
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